Tigerlilly Quinn: washing baby clothes and remembering pregnancy

Thursday, 21 August 2014

washing baby clothes and remembering pregnancy

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone
Wilf at 6 months

Can we just take a second to appreciate that cuteness? oh my ovaries! A post about washing tiny baby clothes, baby bumps, Tommy's charity and maybe a little bit of broodiness.

I have an app on my phone that alerts me every morning to the pictures I posted that same day last year, two years ago and so on (for me it only goes back five years as I didn't have any social media before that). I love reminding myself daily about what we were up to, how I was feeling and mostly just seeing Wilf as a one year old or few month old and even as a bump. I'm not going to lie it's making me a tad broody.

Wilf at 18m

For those of you that have read my blog for a while will know that Wilf was a much wanted and planned for baby. I suffered a miscarriage at two & a half months a few months prior to my pregnancy with Wilf and the experience certainly made me more nervous throughout my pregnancy. Knowing that one in four pregnancies result in miscarriage meant that for me there was no answers to why my seemingly healthy baby (I had already had one scan with a healthy heartbeat before our loss) had suddenly stopped being just a few weeks later. In fact you need to have three miscarriages before any investigations might take place to the cause of them. Often times it is just put down to 'one of those things' not something that proves a comfort when you are in the midst of such grief. It's something that makes me anxious about being pregnant again if I'm honest.

Tommy's charity is an organisation that does research into miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. You can read more about the work they do into miscarriage here. I consider myself beyond lucky to have never had to experience the later two and my heart goes out to any parent that has had to deal with such heartbreak. Persil non-bio and Comfort pure sponsor Tommy's charity and the important work they are doing, and are donating a total of £100,000 to Tommy’s Persil non-bio and Comfort pure will donate a total of £100,000 to Tommy’s.

30 weeks pregnant

I took maternity leave at around 34 weeks pregnant. I found by this point I was struggling to climb the three stories to my office and sitting at a desk all day was making me feel pretty awful (I mean look at me at 30 weeks, I was huge!). Plus I knew this was probably going to be the last time I would be able to be truly lazy and indulge in box sets (I miss you Grey's Anatomy).

One of the things I loved doing in those finally weeks before Wilf arrived was washing baby clothes, folding laundry and putting them away in his drawers. Those teeny tiny newborn outfits that my 9lb,4 baby was already too big for when he was born. Persil Comfort Care are the leading fabric softener for sensitive skin something thats important for pregnant mums and little ones alike. Any parent will know just how much washing gets done in those first few months (and actually I'm not sure I've ever had an empty laundry basket since). Add to that cloth nappies and our washing machine and line were almost never empty. 


Persil Comfort Care is different to many detergents in that it doesn't contain enzymes and instead uses surfactants in the cleaning process making it kinder to your skin, it also has a much lighter fragrance. 


oh gosh I can't stand it! those baby days *sigh*

You can look out for special signage pairing Persil non-bio 25w/ Comfort Pure 42w products at their local ASDA stores beginning on August 23

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.


15 comments:

kathrynsharman said...

Oh the broodiness, it starts to kick in badly eh? Watch out Fritha, that's how I ended up with 3 :) Lovely to see some of your earlier photos and cute baby Wilf. The TimeHop app is brill isn't it!? P.S. I think it's the tiny baby clothes I miss the most ha ha!

Wild & Grizzly said...

Oh my what a cutie! Ovaries behave indeed ;) It's so great that there are charities set up to investigate miscarriages, after having two myself I know how heartbreaking it can be. x

Eleanor Willock said...

I just have one thing to say - YOUR HAIR! I kind of like it long! Do it again! Maybe with baby two that this broodiness talks of??? Anyway, Tommy's is an amazing cause, so this link up with Persil is a good one. Tommy's has helped a lot of folk I know.

Donna Wishart said...

He is such a cute little dude! Gorgeous baby and you look awesome at 30 weeks x

Alison Perry said...

Timehop is one of my favourite apps too. Love it. Sometimes my old tweets make me cringe though! Wilf was such a cute baby. Love that Persil and Comfort are teaming up with such a worthwhile charity.

laura redburn said...

i cannot even DEAL with all this cute!!

Laura Rocksteady said...

It's amazing how parenthood suddenly changes us forever - I love all these super cute photos and Wilf and you look amazing 30 weeks pregnant by the way - really glowing


Laura x

Sunae @ Little Foal said...

Wilf was such an incredibly cute baby and has grown into just as cute a kid! xx

fritha strickland said...

aww thank you! x

fritha strickland said...

I haven't set it up with my twitter, I'm too scared! x

fritha strickland said...

thanks so much! I miss pregnancy looking at these pics! x

fritha strickland said...

oh I know! I'm kinda regretting cutting it all off but it was mainly just tied back all the time. I'm a bit lucky that my hair grows super quick though so maybe after the wedding I will! x

fritha strickland said...

it really does make it suddenly become real doesn't it! Thanks for your lovely words and how exciting about your soon to be arrival! xx

fritha strickland said...

haha we've always said we wanted three! xx

CynGagen said...

Just adorable! I remember those teeny tiny baby clothes so well too - just loved getting them all washed and ready before my daughter was born. #client

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