Mama, Senior Brand Manager at Sweaty Betty, currently enjoying mat leave life
Lenny 0.5 YRS
How have you managed to fit exercise into your life with Lenny?
It’s been hard - I haven't been able to do anywhere near as much exercise as I had hoped, but I am managing to squeeze it in where possible with baby friendly work out classes & the odd run! I think it’s important not to beat yourself up about it.
What's the best piece of advice you can give a new mama?
“NEVER compare yourself or your baby to any other Mums or babies.”
I did that way too much at the beginning & worried we didn't have the right routine, the right baby bath, the right buggy & that I wasn't doing things right, but every Mum and baby is so different & you just have to do what feels right for you.
Last time you had a full night's sleep (over 7hrs)
Probably when I was pregnant! But even then I slept badly....who knows! I can’t live with the YSL Touch Eclat Foundation!
Tired mama tip
Has mat leave lived up to your expectations?
Above and beyond. I’m loving every minute with Lenny as he changes & making memories we will treasure forever.
What's your go to baby shower gift?
“A lovely book with a handwritten heartfelt note & of course, BINIBAMBA.”
What do you wish you'd been told about motherhood?
It is definitely harder than I thought it would be.
“I wish I’d known how much I would question myself"
.... and stress about whether I am doing things right so that I could have been more prepared for the self-doubt. But in all honesty, nothing can prepare you for this amazing rollercoaster - you don't know what kind of birth you will have, how your baby will be or what sort of mother you will be.
Fleur + Lenny's BINIBAMBA pick…..our MILK Snuggler