Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Change


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I have been editing some of Baby Glitter's photographs for our family album and I couldn't help but share one of them.

Darcy is like a tonic. No matter what's happened in the day or how tired I feel, the little cherub always puts a bit of pep in my step and warmth in my heart.



It's true what they say, Motherhood will change your life.

Not for better or for worse*, just for different. I miss having free time and lay ins. I miss having space in my house that isn't filled with plastic toys and equipment and I miss not being able to gallivant about as easily seeing friends. You swap nights out for dinners in and find that some chums will embrace this and others will leave you behind.

You think about all this and wonder if you'll ever have those experiences again. And then you see your child discovering something new with absolute wonderment or laughing at the most innocent of amusements and your heart just melts. Nights out in grotty clubs and crashing on friend's floors suddenly becomes the last the thing in the world you want to do.

For a fleeting moment you can see the world their through pure, blissful eyes and everywhere looks incredible. All that matters is family and kind people and playing together and eating your yogurt. Those are a child's eyes but maybe it would do us good to look through them every now and again too.

Motherhood has changed my life.


Mummypip

xx

*Obviously she has made my life amazing but I was super happy before and am still as happy now. Just to clear that up before there is a blogland uproar hahaha.  

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86 comments:

  1. Aw Darcy is so cute!! :D Love this post, you're such an inspiration :) I would not be able to raise a kid at your age, I bet you're an incredible mother! xx

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  2. Such a lovely post, Darcy is an absolute darling. And always seems so happy in your videos - so no doubt in my mind you love being a mum, and Darcy definitely loves her mum.
    x

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  3. aaw this was lovely to read :)

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    Abbie xx

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  4. She is such a cutie, what a lovely post! I'm 23 weeks pregnant at the moment & you've made me extra excited :-) x

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  5. I love Darcy so much. I am sure you and Darcy are a massive inspiration to the nation (see the rhyming there? ) hehe. Love your blog so much Louise :)

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  6. This is such a lovely post Louise and so true. I thought I had motherhood sussed until my little lady came into the world. And no one can explain to you what it's like. It's so many different emotions rolled into one! It's pretty darn amazing though! xxx

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  7. What a nice read, that picture is priceless! x

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  8. This is such an adorable post, I can't wait until the day I'm a mother! xx

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  9. Aww she's such a gorgeous girly. Lovely little smile on her. Just like her mummy! Lovely little post! :)

    Pipp x
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  10. I so understand. I do miss my night outs and such (I still get them but they are far and few inbetween) but my sons smile and hugs all make up for it. :)
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  11. Beautiful xx

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  12. Aw your little girl looks like you. She is looking too cute in this pic!
    I completely agree with everything you've written. Motherhood has certainly changed my life. I almost forgotten how nights out were like as most nights are now spent cooking and feeding the little one, tidying toys, bedtime stories and cuddles with the night ending with 'good night mummy, I love you' :)

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  13. This is such a lovely post, it honestly bought a tear to my eye :) You're such a good mother Louise, Darcy is just the most adorable little treasure i've ever seen! Seeing you two laughing and smiling together in your videos never fails to brighten my day :)

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    xx

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  14. such a lovely post!! Darcy is such a gorgeous little girl :) xx

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  15. Darcy is beautiful & this is such a beautiful post. You're an amazing mother to Darcy. You really are inspiring! x

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  16. you are so cute Louise, so much love!

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  17. Such a lovely, sweet post. Darcy is the spitting image of you, she's so pretty! xxx

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  18. Love this post, Louise. I'm not a mother yet but I can't wait to be at some point in m life <3
    You're such an inspiration to me.

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  19. She's so beautiful. She'll be a little heart breaker!

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  20. When I read this I felt as if you've read my mind. I feel exactly the same since I gave birth to Maure.
    I absolutely love your blog, you're absolute an inspiration!

    x N
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  21. I think you possibly have the cutest child in the world :)

    One of my best friends told me she is pregnant today for the second time (her first baby passed away at 11 days old) and I am SO excited and happy for her! I can't wait to see her have her own little one finally and seeing your posts about baby glitter just makes me so excited for her! :) xxx

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  22. You are such a good mother Louise! And your positive outlook is very infectious as usual :) Darcy is so lucky to have a mother that loves and cares about her so much.

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  23. Aww Darcy is so adorable... Such a nice post!!

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  24. Darcy is the cutest child ever! You have such a beautiful relationship with her and I really admire you for that :) xx

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  25. You truly sound happy!
    I'm glad you are and your daughter looks amazing :)

    xx

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  26. This is such a heart warming post, Darcy is going to grow up to be an amazing person just like her mummy! What a little cutie! xo

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  27. I just read your blog and watched your new vlog, Louise overload, wahhhoo :)

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  28. What a cute photo. I think i've fallen in love with Darcy, i love the video where she gets the wooden make-up from Zoe! Adorable :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  29. she is beyond gorgeous!! Louise I can honestly say I think you make me a better person. Even in the worst of moods, after reading your posts like these or watching your delerious videos, i always find myself with a refreshing and optimistic outlook on life. and well done! now youve made a teenager broady!

    never stop posting! Thank you!

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  30. she is absolutely adorable! and you are such an amazing mother, shes so lucky to have you :)
    xx

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  31. Oh she's so adorable :) and you really are such an amazing mum!
    xx

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  32. This was so lovely :)

    Aimée xx
    dress-it-up-6.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. She just the cutest Louise!x

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  34. This post is so amazing wow <3
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  35. Awk, I just love you Louise :) You inspire me so much as a person and as a blogger :) XO.

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  36. This post was the cutest! Darcy always puts a smile on my face when I see her in a video or a post :) xx

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  37. Aw, this is such a beautiful post, and it comforts me in the idea that I really want to have kids and work with kids in the future. I'm only eighteen, but motherhood seems like such an amazing experience, I can really see myself having a small army of children in ten years or so haha !
    By the way Darcy is so cute :3 !
    Have a lovely day xxx

    Charlie.
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  38. Darcy is so adorable, brings a smile to my face whenever she's mentioned. This is such a cute post!

    I knoiw your love for pintrest, I just done a review of something called the Gawkerverse, which is based around the same thing, thought you may be interested. :)

    Amy xx

    http://linerlipsticklemonade.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/lets-talk-gawkerverse.html

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  39. Your baby is so precious.. Mamma Glitter is proud I am sure .... Love all the posts and your blog.. Check out mine @ The Rusty Pearl if you ever get a chance... HUGS ... LOVE her sunglasses ...too cute

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  40. Such a lovely post Louise, you're such a doting mum and I've said it before, it's such a privilege that we get to see you with her as she grows up :)

    Lynsey xx
    http://allsortsandanecdotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. Aw this is such a lovely post!
    Darcy is adorable!
    She's so lucky to have a mum like you Louise:)

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    Sophia xx

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  42. You have such a gorgeous little girl!!

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    xx

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  43. Wow this is such a beautiful post! I love how well you embrace motherhood & Darcy is the cutest little button! :)

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  44. Aw Louise your relationship with Darcy is so beautiful to see. Plus she is such a cutie!
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  45. Awe! Amaze! I am super jealous!!!

    Love always,
    Louise XoXo.

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  46. baby glitter is so precious!

    Sarah
    xoxo

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  47. darcy is so adroable and i love the posts you write about her and seeing her in your videos. love you both.
    xx

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  48. This is so cute!
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  49. darcy is adorable, I'm so happy for you :-)

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    x

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  50. Beautiful post :) I can't wait to meet my little girl in April x

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  51. Hi Louise, i can totally relate to this! My daughter is just turning 3 and I absolutely love being a mummy. The things you lose (lie ins and crazy nights out) pale in comparison to seeing your child grow and change into a little person. The first time my daughter said "mumma" was one of a hundred memories that I will cherish forever. Love your blogs and blogs, keep up the good work :) Sally x

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  52. Now I'm not always a fan of other people's children (bear with me here this is a positive comment if you stick with me!) I love the children who are family because obviously they are the most beautiful children in the world because they are your flesh and blood and you love them unconditionally. However, other people's children are never quite as cute as the ones you share a name with.....EXCEPT DARCY! She is without a doubt one of the cutest child I've ever seen in my life! It's her eyes that really do it she's just so adorable and she looks so much like you!

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  53. If I'm having a bad day I watch the videos of Darcy dancing. She makes me happy :)

    xxx

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  54. Louise, your blog is so lovely and I'm completely in envy of your beautiful little family.
    Good on you! You're an inspiration to so many girls, Darcy is incredible. The total definition of "bundle of fun"

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    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  55. What a gorgeous little girl you have Louise. I loved this post because it is beautiful, with such heart-felt words.

    You are a wonderful mummy and you should be so proud of yourself for that.

    Jess xx

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  56. I literally cannot wait to start my own family and experience this too! Well, I can. It's my dream but it would terrify me if I had a baby now.
    A really lovely post - so many people focus on the best bits and worst bits of being a mummy but I hope it's just like the picture you've painted :)

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  57. Darcy is so adorable. She truly is the cutest child i have ever seen. :)



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  58. Darcy is a gift, treasure her (as I know you do) she really is such a beautiful child :) It makes me happy to see her development. It's so nice she will have so many videos and photographs of herself to look back on when she is a little older.

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    x

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  59. This is a lovely post to read, Darcy is a real cutie! I agree mother hood does change your life, and no matter whats going on in the world or how upset you feel about something all you have to do is look at your child to make you smile and forget about the world x

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  60. This is one beautiful blog post, I can't wait to be a mother, even though I'm not planning on doing it anytime soon.. Darcy is the cutest xx

    elin
    http://elinlikes.blogspot.com

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  61. This was such a lovely, little post! My dreams for the future are definitley to have a sweet, tiny family on my own one day, and this got me even more excited for it.

    Have a nice day, Louise! <3

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  62. this is so lovely louise! (: darcy is the most adorable little girl!

    L x

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  63. She is so cute, and this is lovely! xxx

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  64. Darcy is so cute! What a lovely photo and post :) xx

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  65. What a lovely post - Darcy is just adorable!
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  66. So cute! :) xxx

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  67. You're such a wonderful Mum Louise, Darcy is the cutest little girl going! xxx

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  68. Aw Darcy is so adorable. And this is such a lovely post. Thank you for sharing. :)

    A Bite of Glamour

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  69. I have two young nieces and think the way that they view the world is absolutely wonderful, I long for the days when all was innocent and the simplest of things mattered the most! Lovely post!

    I would love it if you guys would come over and check some of my posts out! :D

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  70. Darcy is the cutest baby I have ever seen, absolutely adorable:) xx

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  71. Lovely post Louise, Darcy is such a beautiful little girl!

    I've just posted an OOTD on my blog if you'd like to take a look! Featuring some nice finds from H&M and Primark!

    Laura xx Black & Gold

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  72. You are an inspiring Mummy Louise!

    Darcy is wonderful, and a joy to read about!

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  73. I was just talking to my husband about this very thing the other night. I told him that the person I was prior to the birth of our daughter 10 months ago has sort of died and I'm a different person now. I sometimes miss the old me but I certainly love being a mom and the new and improved version of myself. Your post said it beautifully and it was as if you took the thoughts right from my own mind. You are magnificent!

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  74. This is so true... Darcy is beautiful, and as a Mummy myself.. they make your life so rich, and give you an amazing purpose :) xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  75. Such a lovely post and what a gorgeous photo! X

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  76. aww so so cute xxxx

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  77. What a lovely post!

    Darcy is gorgeous too!

    Kimberley x

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  78. such a beautiful post xx

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  79. Awwww I'm welling up here!! So lovely of you to post this, I've heard how having a child changes things, I've not had one yet but I can't wait to have one in the future and see them grow up and have them be your best friend. Darcy is a lovely name for a lovely little girl. You must be incredibly proud xo

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  80. what a beautiful post, so honest and open about not just the good changes but the bad changes you'd have to go through :) xx

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  81. What a beautiful post Louise, I love your blogs ever so much, I am definitely a sprinklerino!! I watch and love and subscribe to your channel and videos!! X

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  82. I think Baby Glitter is the most adorable little thing! So cute! <3

    Lauren
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