Changing lives…

People always tell you that having a baby will change your life and as a new mum-to-be, I believed them but never really understood just how much.

10 days on and we’re still completely besotted with our little boy. He’s just the most perfect little man. He sleeps really well, feeds until he’s sleepy and is learning to let us know when he’s got a wet nappy (he was happily sleeping through with a dirty nappy in the early days, eugh!)


My hormones seem to be settling down a little, last week they were completely all over the place. I was crying at all sorts (apparently this is perfectly normal!) and openly sobbed at the midwife when she came to visit when she asked me how I was. It’s definitely not baby blues, and actually I have an issue with ‘people’ calling it that because I’m not feeling blue (sad, depressed or detached) I’m actually feeling completely overwhelmed and so in love with my little boy it makes my heart ache. Added to that is the additional love I’m feeling for my hubby who has been an absolute star. He’s been amazing with our son (which I knew he would be) and he’s been my rock supporting me every step of the way and I’m so grateful for that. I love the fact that we’re doing this together, both learning and finding our way through the long nights and deciphering what our son needs. I’m a very happy Mummy and feeling incredibly blessed.

I’ll be writing up my birth story over the next week or so. It’s fair to say that I found the whole experience quite traumatic but I’m hoping that writing it up will be therapeutic for me. It’s definitely an experience that has changed my life completely and definitely for the better.

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 21/02/2013 / 11:26 am

    Gorgeous photos – you sound so happy! xx

    • mrsshilts
      21/02/2013 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks Linz x

  2. 21/02/2013 / 1:33 pm

    He’s absolutely stunning – could not be more pleased for you! xxxx

    • mrsshilts
      21/02/2013 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks Lauren x

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