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Settings (It’s been a while, but this one deserves to have the settings with it) – IS0 12800, 24mm, f2.8, 1/80sec

I was in bed, and Matthew was about to climb in beside me, when I said I hadn’t taken a blog photo today…so off he went to get my camera and I snapped this photo of our little snuggle bug beside me. It really is wonderful having her so close.

Day 326|365

Day 326,.jpgFlorence got to meet her Grand Auntie Anne tonight, yay! She had to fend off these two munchkins to get a cuddle with her; they’re so obsessed! Asking for a cuddle the minute we arrive at the house, and complaining if the other got a longer cuddle than they did. They couldn’t comprehend why Anne was allowed such a long cuddle, because she lives in Glasgow and only gets to see Florie for a short while this evening, and they’ll get to see her loads and get loads of cuddles another time. I love how much they love her already!

Day 325|365

Day 325Pumping is hard work! I was reading that women express milk six to eight times a day if they’re not able to breastfeed…I’m not sure how they have time for that! When you add in actually feeding your baby, cuddling your baby, cleaning the pump equipment and doing any other daily tasks, how do they manage to pump so often?? I’ve only been managing three times a day, as we’ve been out and about most days, I live with my in-laws, and a lot of people have been coming up to meet Florence so finding the time/privacy to pump has been a little difficult. I really should be making it more of a priority, to make sure my milk supply stays high. Really hoping we can get back to breastfeeding soon, as they don’t need sanitised every time I feed!

Day 323|365

Day 323Well, it felt a bit odd driving to Inverness on a Sunday night! We’re so used to driving to Inverness once Matthew finishes work on Friday night, and heading back to Aberdeen on Sunday night. And there wasn’t a baby in the back seat! Boy, oh boy, how things have changed these last few months.

Thankfully something that hasn’t changed is Starbucks doing Gingerbread Lattes at Christmas! Woo!

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It was so wonderful being able to take Florence to our old flat today. So emotional! Our first home, where she spent the first 7 months growing inside of me. It felt so good snuggling her on the sofa…while Matthew packed up all the stuff in the kitchen…I wasn’t feeling well, you see, because of the antibiotics, so poor Matthew had to do all the hard work himself. Oops.

Day 320|365

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We’ve been keeping a secret from you all…

On October 25th, not only was I induced, but we got an offer on the flat! It was too low, so we said no, but the next day a higher one came in, again we said no…and then on the Monday they offered the value we said we’d accept if it came through. Woo!

Today we got the good news that their mortgage was approved and our flat is officially sold!! So, we celebrated the way we do on big occasions now…fish suppers and champagne! A tradition that began the night we got engaged, almost 3 years ago.

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Day 318I never thought I’d love seeing pink baby clothes hanging on the washing line so much! I was pretty nervous about the thought of having a girl, because of the inevitable onslaught of pink stuff, but I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I love it now it’s happening! I even chose to get her a pink mobile instead of a white mobile for her crib…what’s happening to me??