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The common denominator: a big bump

Have you ever been on a blind date with more than 17 participants? Well, I just came back from one. I was looking forward to this date with great anticipation, threw on my newest frock (Peggy ordered to buy one and off I went) and even applied some fake tanning lotion to my legs to look my best. Unfortunately, the self-tanning effect only kicked in a few hours after application, i.e. when lunch was served. I officially apologise to Being a Mummy to my left and Big M to my right for the biscuity smell that developed slowly but steadily from underneath the table during mealtime.

Meeting the other blogging mums offline felt to me like going on a blind date. You pour your heart out, you confess your struggle with breastfeeding, you basically strip down emotionally in front of complete strangers. And then you meet. Offline. In real life. Face to face. And even though we might have disagreed in the past about certain topics, I was very much looking forward to meet them all. And to find out how Maternal Tales shed those amazing 5 stone after two pregnancies…

My pregnancy came as a surprise to me. Of course, I know HOW I fell pregnant. I just didn’t think it would happen that fast. Especially not after my gynaecologist diagnosed me with PCOs and recommended to start taking hormones sooner rather than later. With these thoughts in mind, I quit my job to renovate our house and found out I was pregnant two weeks later. It almost knocked me off my feet. How did this happen? I wasn’t supposed to be fertile at all. I was supposed to spend a lot of time with Big M, go to places, and finally do a Madge. All of a sudden, I felt completely alone and overwhelmed by the situation I got myself into. So I started to look around to find other like-minded women.

Thanks to Susanna, I stumbled across British Mummy Bloggers. Just when I thought my life was over, and I would end up talking to the lilac painted walls in my freshly renovated home, I realised that there was a whole new world out there, waiting to be discovered.

I never aimed and still don’t expect to make any money from my blog. I just hope to have an outlet that will help me keep sane and maybe make a friend or two along the way. 

21 Comments

  1. Was fab to meet you. We’ll have to do it again soon – somewhere that has a bit more space!!! Loved the dress too and didn’t notice the biscuity smell!!! x

  2. Was lovely to meet you – and certainly no biscuity smell noticed (but then I wasn’t sitting next to you :¬) )

  3. Glad you had a good time. Just wish I wasn’t such a far-away British mummy Blogger. (sniff)

  4. I’m with expat mum on this one. I’m gutted to miss it. Also totally get where you are coming from with regards to making a few friends along the way with your blog.

    Glad you had such a lovely time. Hope more people will be blogging with tales of the get together.

  5. It’s a good job I didn’t smell biscuits, I was starving enough as it was. I’m sure we were asked to order starters…

  6. It was lovely to meet you, D. Didn’t notice the eau de biscuit smell either! Your bambino is adorable, loved her angelic ‘sleeping baby’ face.

  7. Great to meet you and to see lovely baby L. I didnt notice any smells, but then im immune to them living with 2 representatives of the male species 🙂

  8. Smell washed off with shower last night. Legs are nicely tanned by now. Just in time for the rain to come.
    How do I always seem to get the fake bake situation so wrong?

  9. Yippee I can comment on your blog again!! I have my old computer back it feels like being back to my old self!
    I loved meeting you, Little L and Big M you were all so lovely and you are truly stunning! 🙂
    Hope to see you all again soon xx

  10. @Iota: It’s a shame that you are so far away. I would have loved to meet you!

    @Joanne: Yes, I guess we all enjoyed the get together. Good to read that you have been cheered up at the weekend, too!

    @Surprise Mum: You have been sitting in the safe zone, i.e. more than half a metre away from me 😉

    @Peggy: Elle est de retour, hurrayyy!!! I am blushing. Thanks for the compliment, Miss Pretty!

  11. Am sitting in a corner with a big fat lip and am SULKING. Glad you had a fab time but harrumphing that us Midlanders couldn’t make it.
    You’ve hit the nail on the head with the whole BMB thing – such a brilliant support group!

  12. Great to meet you, albeit briefly. Little L is soo angelic, she made me feel quite broody!

    I hope to spend more time with you at the next meet-up…

  13. @Tara: We missed you, that’s for sure!

    @Part Mummy Part Me: Would have loved to talk to you longer, too. I am definitely for doing it all again. (Be careful what you wish for, angelic little L can be quite a handful at home…:-))

    @Peggy: I am touched. Honestly! This is the nicest award post I have ever read.

    @lulu: I always thought it looked like a huge egg. Fortunately I didn’t give birth to a chicken. Imagine the faces…

  14. Sounds like you all had a looovely time, shame it was too far for me this time as well.

    But seeing (ehm, reading) that it was such a success, the next one can’t be long off!

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