Thursday, 8 August 2013

Cats about town #2

The Newest edition to the family.

It already seems so long ago that I took this photo. Its is crazy how before you meet your baby its hard to believe that there is a little person in your belly. I felt him move, kick and hiccup, but found it hard to make the connection with my bump and a baby! 

I loved being pregnant, the whole experience was amazing. Apart from morning sickness at the beginning, my pregnancy was problem free. I put on two stone and walked as much as I could all the way through, most days we would walk the four mile round trip too and from work, the pace definitely slowed as my bump got bigger but, surely the fitter I was, hopefully, the easier the birth would be.
There is no denying it , labour hurts! I got to have the water birth I had hoped for. I was only in the pool for just over an hour but it was so lovely to be submerged in water after almost 20 hours of contractions, and to be able to move around easily. 
After pushing for 11 minutes, our little boy was born! All 8lbs 12 of him. 

There are things I thought I would struggle with with haven't been too hard and other things I thought would be easy but have really struggled with. Breast feeding has been my biggest struggle by far. In all of the books, on the websites, during the classes and appointments, you are never told just how hard it is, and how much it hurts. They mention it might be uncomfortable when the milk comes in but thats about it. Thankfully, with the support of Marc and my mum, I persevered and after more pain, a couple of weeks and a couple of tearful breakdowns and feeling like a failure, we mastered it . Ozzie is growing so fast and is such a chubster.  It feels lovely knowing that the milk my body produces is responsible for his chubby legs and cheeks.

Ozzie is 16 weeks old today and is such a happy smiley little boy. Not just mine and Marc's, but our whole families lives have changed more than I could ever have imagined. I now see my dad more in one week than I saw him in a whole month before, he is unable to hide his love for Ozzie which is really lovely, at first it was a little strange to see as I don't remember him ever being affectionate growing up. 

Marc has been so supportive all the way through my pregnancy, was the perfect amount of attentive and supportive during the labour and has been amazing since we brought Ozzie home. I didn't doubt he would be great, but I really underestimated just how much I would need his support. 
Our little family is perfect.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Less than 5 weeks!

Never mind the baby bjorn couple, I want to be like this couple. 

Our little fella is due is less than five weeks, I think it is finally, slowly starting to sink in that we are going to be a little family and have a little person to look after (its only taken 35 weeks) . Washing all of his little clothes and having them dry around the house has definitely helped make it feel real.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Cats about town #1

Marc and myself love meeting different cats on our many walks. Some of them we see regularly on certain routes, but it is also lovely meeting new personalities on new walks. Some of the regulars we give nicknames. Some hang around to have a fuss and their photos taken while others watch us from a safe distance. 
I thought it would be fun to share the pictures of the cats we meet on our travels. This will hopefully be an ongoing thing so I will be doing posts in the future.

Monday, 8 October 2012

The London tattoo convention 2012

This year was our 5th year working at the London tattoo convention and it was our busiest year! The convention is always super busy, but I don't think any of us expected it to be even busier than normal. 
Our stall looked great ( if I may say so myself ) and all of the feedback was amazing. We sold out of most of our prints, all of our mugs and even sold a few originals and framed pieces. 

Here are two of the new originals from Kerry that were for sale at the convention

 Marc had some more done on his back at the convention by Chad Koeplinger. 

I love seeing it change with each session and am looking forward to seeing it all finished.


I came back from holiday to a super affectionate cat. Either she missed me and is still after almost a month glad I am home, or she can tell that there is a little person growing inside me.

I have heard and read about how cats can sense if you are pregnant, but I never thought Tilly would change her behaviour. If anything, I thought she might be even less affectionate and just stay out all of the time. So we are both very happy that she now sleeps on the bed all night with us often sneaking right up the bed and curling up by my tummy and will come and sit on our laps often a few times a day.


We went on a girls holiday to Greece.  
The weather was lovely! There was sun pretty much all day every day. The people were lovely and the apartment was perfect.