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Louise Valenti

• HELLO POSTMAN • 
LOTS of deliveries for the Baby Shower this morning... but I can't show you because it's a surprise! 🙊 
I'm loving these personalised Christmas Tree decorations from <a href='/thecraftygiraffe' target='_blank'>@thecraftygiraffe</a> 🎄 
When baby arrives I won't have time or energy to put into Christmas so I'm trying to do it all now so it is still special for the little people 🎅🏻🤶🏻
Lots of you have been saying I should do a competition to see who can guess Baby B's name and I think it's a great idea 💡 and the winner wins a prize!! What would your guess be?

• HELLO POSTMAN • LOTS of deliveries for the Baby Shower this morning... but I can't show you because it's a surprise! 🙊 I'm loving these personalised Christmas Tree decorations from @thecraftygiraffe 🎄 When baby arrives I won't have time or energy to put into Christmas so I'm trying to do it all now so it is still special for the little people 🎅🏻🤶🏻 Lots of you have been saying I should do a competition to see who can guess Baby B's name and I think it's a great idea 💡 and the winner wins a prize!! What would your guess be?
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    • ROLE PLAY • Playing hairdressers is so much fun. Unless you are shedding massive clumps of hair after having a baby, and the brush is a remote control 😖 #ouch

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    • FRIDAY THOUGHTS •

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    • NEW TOY • And just like magic after my breastfeeding post this arrived this morning ❤️ Thank you @haakaauk for the speedy delivery! Can’t wait to try it, I’ll write a review ASAP! Bodhi isn’t too sure! 😍 #breastfeeding #breastpump

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    •BODHI & THE BREAST• I get so many messages asking me about breastfeeding & it’s astounding how little support there is available. Something I’d like to discuss today: how hardly any women’s clothes shops have nowhere to feed, and I don’t mean a room. Even just a chair in a corner would be fine for me personally. However the choices are sit in a changing room whilst pretending to try on clothes 🙄 Pay 20p to use the shopping centre toilets 🚽💩 or find a cafe to spend £8 on a latte and a cake so you can sit in and feed. So far the only feeding-friendly shops I’ve found are M&S and John Lewis. And of course Baby shops have them but I can’t buy my clothes from there. It’s 2018... a woman’s clothes shop will always have women in it. Surely the target market for @topshop, @zara, @hm etc are women aged 20-40 and lots of us have babies. The ones who do have babies, a lot of us are breastfeeding. So whilst shopping if our babies happen to scream for milk... what do we do? Sit on the floor and pull a boob out?! I would love to see a change in the law to stipulate any shop selling clothes for women to have a little space to feed in peace 🤱🏻A tiny little cupboard room with a comfy chair & somewhere to change would be just perfect! It is hard enough having to feed a baby every 2 hours without the panic of having to find somewhere should the ticking timebomb explode earlier than planned whilst out in public 😥 I must say my favourite place to feed is my local @costacoffee ❤️ The lovely staff have been known to give me free chocolate to “keep mummies sugar levels up” which is the most heartwarming experience & now I would never use another coffee house! Do you agree with me Mummas? Do you do all your shopping online to avoid such calamities? Share your thoughts with me 💭👶🏼 PS. The way he looks at me when we feed makes my heart sing 💙 #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #breastfed #baby #newbaby #newmum #proud #magicmilk #empowerment #empoweringwomen #ramones #iwannabesedated #tiredmum

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    • GORGEOUS IN GREEN • Turns out he doesn’t like this hat, or the fact that he seems to have lost a foot! #bodhiwright #12weeksold

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    • CLINK CLINK • 🥂

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    • MUM LIFE • Daddy gone to the studio, Toddler in bed, Baby asleep on the couch. In the night Garden goes OFF, Champagne and chocolate come out to play, Sex and the City ON... and relax Mama, you deserve it! 🙋🏻‍♀️ #treatyoself #superwoman #mummylife #stepmumlife #whowillcryfirst #childroulette

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    • TRASHY TOY • I have no idea why I bought this, but whoever invented it can go and jump off a cliff. Straight back in the box and to the charity shop me thinks! #ballache #worsttoy

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    • MUMMY & SON • This poor little toot has had hiccups for 2.5 hours! 🙄 They have interrupted 2 of his naps which he should have had by now! Any remedies? 😍❤️ Also on Christmas Day daddy and I both handed each other a present to open, and we had bought each other this exact same hat! It’s a good job we like twinning 😍 Where can I get one to fit B so we can triplet? #bodhiwright #mummy #son #mybaby #babyboy #instamum #igmums #vans

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    • THE ONE • To you this may just look like a cup of tea but it’s more than that. My lovely other half made a promise to me when we first met that he would bring me tea in bed every day of our lives ☕️ Sometimes it isn’t always possible like when we’re on holiday or in someone else’s house & he’s too embarrassed to go to their kitchen and help himself. But at home, every day, I have a cup of tea waiting for me. This has been sitting here for 2 hours so it’s stone cold ❄️ but to me, it’s so romantic because I know the gesture behind it. In life it’s the little things that count, because one day you’ll realise they really were the big things. Now I’m off to remake this tea and think about my kind thoughtful man while I enjoy a freshly brewed up & some cookies 🍪 #goodmorning #love #bestdaysofmylife #littlethings #tea #yorkshiretea #romanceisntdead #BW #DW #LW!? 😍

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    • FUNNY FACES • This gorgeous little toot woke up at 7am and I told him I wasn’t having it. So off he went back to sleep until 9am 😍 I’ve just lifted him from his bed and sat him on my knee for his morning chat time. He makes me heart sing with love 🎵 #bodhiwright #12weeksold #perfectbaby #babyboy #myson #goodmorning #happybaby

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    • FAVOURITE PLACE • My favourite spot in my house is right here on the mantel piece! Photos of us in Paris before we were Mum and Dad and we were just US 😍❤️ On this trip we decided we wanted to start a family and we very luckily conceived 6 weeks later 👶🏼 I think as a parent you can sometimes mourn the old life you used to live. Back when you had free time, more money, lots of sleep, no worries in the world. We had endless hours together completely uninterrupted ❤️ It’s so important that in the midst of hazy zombie parenthood (especially in the early weeks) to make time for each other. Make each other feel appreciated. Tell each other you love them 👫 Parenthood should be a Partnerhood. Equal in all areas. It’s easy to lose the old pre-children you, but I’m starting to figure out that that’s ok. Because the new me, the “mummy” me, is an even better person. I’ve got MUCH more love to give because I get to watch him be a daddy to my son 💙 I might be about 300% uglier but that’s ok. One day I’ll have time to do eyeliner again and wear cute clothes without being covered in baby sick and leaky boobie milk. But until then, he loves me regardless ☺️ #love #family #notjustamum #igmum #lifeoflou #lifestyleblogger

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    • LIFE CHANGED • My whole life changed this very second when my baby boy entered the world. He came straight out after 4 pushes, made a little squeal and just stared at me. He has the most intense stare and sometimes I’ll be watching tv and I’ll catch him just staring intently at me. There’s absolutely nothing like a baby boys love for his mummy. Nothing in the world. On 28th Feb 2017 I found out he was in my tummy and straight away I felt nothing but contentment. I was never scared or nervous about bonding because I already felt bonded instantly. No matter what anyone says, a mothers instincts are always right! I’ve found everyone has opinions on parenting & some are too eager to share them! I am the single best person on the planet to care for this baby. I settle him quickest, I keep him alive with my milk, and I’m his mummy! I’ve had comments such as “you hold him too much”, “you never put him down” and “you’ll have him spoiled”. Also “you don’t want a clingy baby!” 🙄 Thank you for your comments but I made him, I gave birth to him, and I will parent him exactly how I want! He is the happiest baby I’ve ever seen so I’m obviously doing something right 👶🏼💙 I get lots of messages asking how to deal with interfering parents and in laws and my advice is always the same: Don’t be scared to tell people to butt out and keep their opinions to themselves! If you are a parent, you KNOW what your baby needs & everyone else’s suggestions can be ignored if you choose! #yougotthis #mumandson #besties #bodhiwright #newborn #babyboy #newbaby #myson #precious

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    • OH HEY BLONDIE • The most beautiful boy 👶🏼💙 #bodhiwright #12weeksold

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    • SLEEPY B • This little monkey has slept all day, woke up between 3-4pm for a feed and a play and he’s off back to dreamland again 👶🏼 Why do babies smell SO good? When he takes a nap and his skin is all warm he literally smells amazing 😍 Baby smell is addictive! Wearing his B vest from @emma_j_horne 💙 #bodhiwright #12weeksold

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    • ANXIOUS IAN • Anxiety is kicking my butt today! I’ve even got heart palpitations 😩WHY-0H-WHY!? There’s actually no need for this! Bodhi has been napping since 10am and it’s almost 3pm 😴 Hurry up my little play buddy, one smile from him makes everything perfect again ❤️ Can’t wait for daddy to come home from studio for family snuggles on the couch! #postnatalanxiety #ihateyouian #youwontwin #itsoknottobeok #mentalhealthmatters

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    • JANUARY CLEANSE • Lots of people starting their 9 and 15 day cleanses this weekend! #youcandoit #weightmanagement #feelbetter #lookbetter #glowwithaloe

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    • HAPPY BABY • This boy makes himself laugh all day long 👶🏼 His new obsession is the shadow from the ceiling light! We were watching tv last night & we couldn’t hear the tele from him laughing 😂 This was him having his nappy changed tonight! Happiest boy 💙 #bodhiwright #12weeksold #happybaby #babyboy #myson

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    • SLUSH PUPPY • I’ve not shown daddy any love for a while so here’s one for him. When he tells you every day you are beautiful, When you wake up in the morning feeling/looking like a bag of dog turd & out of nowhere he tells you you are the woman of his dreams 😍 When he walks to the shops late at night in the freezing weather to get ingredients to cook you your favourite meal 🍝 When he checks on you 1000 times a day to see if there’s anything you need. When he waits on you and does everything and never complains ❤️ When he makes you laugh until you cry, and when you are crying because of anxiety he holds you and makes you feel at home in his arms 👫 I understand I’m one very spoiled lady and I’ll never ever take it for granted! He’s the best partner and the best daddy I could wish for my little boy 👶🏼 #passthesickbag #soznotsoz #love

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    • AFTERNOON NAP • Sitting waiting for my little cub to wake up from his nap 😴 he’s been skipping feeds for the last 3 nights so my boobies are massively engorged 🍈🍈 I’m trying to pump out the excess to freeze it but I just hate pumping! I feel like a cow 🐮 Breastfeeding mamas - when did your little one start dropping night feeds?! Surely it can’t be this soon, he’s only 12 weeks! 👶🏼💙 #breastfeeding #bodhiwright #snaps #naps