Baby Lighty, Week by Week

Something which Mrs Lighty really regrets is not taking regular bump photos whilst pregnant. Yes, I’ve got the odd bump photo here and there, as you’ve probably seen crop up on All Things Spliced, but nothing which really shows the progression of my pregnancy. So when Baby Lighty was born, something that I knew I… Continue reading Baby Lighty, Week by Week

On your First Birthday, I want you to Know…

So the day is finally here, you’ve been here one whole year! Baby Lighty, you’ll never know how much Mr Lighty and I longed for you, fought to get you, how we loved you from the very minute we found out you were on your way. It has been a love that has multiplied millions… Continue reading On your First Birthday, I want you to Know…

Due Dates

This time last year was a day that I’d been looking forward to for 40 weeks. A little over 9 months. In many respects, as our journey to have a baby wasn’t as simple as we may have liked, we’d been waiting for this date for longer than that even. You see, Tuesday 2nd June… Continue reading Due Dates

Motherhood: Who Needs an Endurance Race?!

A few months back, when one of Baby Lighty’s Godparents asked her if she’d like to take part in a local endurance and obstacle race, there was only one resounding answer: Nope, nope, no, no, no and more no. There wasn’t even any pretence of “oh well, you know, someone has to look after Baby… Continue reading Motherhood: Who Needs an Endurance Race?!

Time Flies

There once was a new mum called Mrs Lighty, who had no idea what she was doing and even less of an idea about how to feel about being a mum. Tired, hormonal, overwhelmed and anxious, this new mum would often think about the life she’d left behind her, a life whereby all she had… Continue reading Time Flies

My Happiness Non Negotiables

When the lovely Azaria from Being Mrs Lynch tagged me in the blog post challenge to share my happiness non negotiables, it really made me stop and think. Just what exactly would I include? What is it that makes me tick? Being a mum is wonderful, but even with the best of intentions and without… Continue reading My Happiness Non Negotiables

The Parenting Laws of Sod

There are very few things in life that are as uncertain as parenting. As a parent, you constantly find yourself second guessing – and often judging – yourself with every move. Should I really give Calpol for this ailment? Should I have given Calpol when I decided not to?! Have I over fed him today?… Continue reading The Parenting Laws of Sod

Why I’m So Pleased not to be in New York Five Lighty Years On

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, the late great John Lennon once said. It’s always been one of Mrs Lighty’s favourite sayings (and the fact that I heard it first uttered by the great influencer of our time, Carrie Bradshaw, has nothing to do with it at all!!). It sums up… Continue reading Why I’m So Pleased not to be in New York Five Lighty Years On

In Search of the Perfect Childcare

It was never going to be a happy new year when 2016 started with my quest to find the perfect childcare for Baby Lighty. As readers of my previous post will know, I’ve already been very emotional about the end of my maternity leave, but the closer to the end I got, the more I… Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Childcare

40 Weeks in, 40 Weeks out!

When Mr Lighty took a photo of a very pregnant Mrs Lighty on Baby Lighty’s due date, at 40 weeks pregnant, I was determined to remember to get a photo of Mrs Lighty and Baby Lighty once he reached 40 weeks old. And that day is now here! 40 weeks in, 40 weeks out…what’s the… Continue reading 40 Weeks in, 40 Weeks out!