Kipper is now two months old and I have no idea where the time has gone! This time round not only did I recover a lot quicker after the birth but everything got back to normal quickly as well. Probably to do with the fact that I have a four year old running around who hasn’t become any less demanding just because he has a baby brother. Throughout I have had one eye on how I’m feeling and coping with having the responsibility of another tiny human to looks after and protect. And how I feel about being on maternity leave – which don’t get me wrong I do love, however when you are use to juggling a career and child(ren) it can come as a bit of a shock to the system.
We all know we need to try to look after ourselves and have some ‘me time’ and also ‘couple time’ to keep our wellbeing in check . All very well said and done after the birth of a second child. However Hubby and I are very lucky and have ever supportive parents, which means that a couple of weeks ago we have managed to have a night out for ourselves for my Birthday! The only problem with planning a night out about 7 weeks after giving birth was a) what I am I going to do about feeding and b) what am I going to wear.
Well the feeding was easy thank you Medela for making such a wonderful efficient breast pump. We invited some close friends so I had company when I had to visit the loo to pump and dump! It broke my heart throwing it away especially after a couple of glasses of wine but Kipper was happily drinking milk at home that I had expressed earlier. So that only left – what am I going to wear? We all know that body confidence after a baby can take a bit of a hit. Lets face it really its not top on the list of priorities but that didn’t mean I didn’t want to look and feel good when we went out. Nothing makes me feel better than new shoes! So when I was approached by Lovethesales.com, I naturally said yes! After all being on maternity leave means they only way I can justify little luxuries for me is to buy them in the sales. Secondly it would mean I didn’t need to spend hours trawling the shops or retailer websites as they have multiple sales all in one place. Time is at a premium right now.
I do particularly like the website as you can filter by brand, item of clothing and discount. I always love a real bargain so opt for 50% +. There are a huge range of brands and you can set up your favourites to get alerts when certain brands go on sale. Lovethesales.com acts as a shop front so when you click on the item you go to the retailers website to make your purchase. As I was looking for glamour I opted to go for designer brands which I wouldn’t normally spend money on. However you can also search for your high street retailers which is what makes this website such a good find.
So the question is what did I buy? These gorgeous shoes from Ralph Lauren Sale – they were a complete bargain with 50% off. Completely impractical for pushing round a pram or running after a four year which made them all the better as this purchase was all about ‘me’. I would never be able to justify them full price. It was a great feeling when they arrived and I knew they hadn’t cost the earth. I will definitely be using the website again as I am hoping to reach my target weight by the time we go on holiday so will hopefully be after a new swimsuit..
So not only did I get to spend some quality time with Hubby, enjoy a lovely meal with some close friends, buy some drop dead gorgeous shoes (thank you lovethesales.com) I had great fun doing it. It was nice not to be mum for a few hours, to talk about things other than poo and behaviour -emotional wellbeing box ticked for the month. I can’t wait to wear them out again…
What did you do last time you got some ‘me’ time? Sometimes just grabbing half an hour reading a magazine, or soaking in the tub can give you some head space to be yourself. I would love to hear about it in the comments below.