You are all so bloomin' lovely! Seriously, this little blogging world is so beautiful. Your well wishes and little notes have been so encouraging, both before and after my surgery.
Good news is, it was all successful! I now just have to play the waiting game, a bit of physio and hopefully I can start running again. It's been so lovely, if not challenging, the last week. I've been at my parents to have help with Judah Wild, he has loved all the attention and I have loved the time to rest - although I get so bored so easily so I am somewhat having to force myself to stay in bed and rest my knee!
Perfectly timed I received a beautiful Mama & Baby box from Lotus & The Lily. Seriously, so perfectly timed, I woke up this morning feeling so groggy and super sorry for myself, wishing myself back to full health and getting so frustrated that I couldn't even look after my little boy properly, only then to get a knock on my door from Mr Postman, who delivered this beautiful box.
I know it's silly, but it almost bought me to tears. I was able to give Judah Wild some new toys, a beautiful cuddly rattle and a teething ring, without having to step out of my door and think about it and just when I was feeling so useless.
I also got a treat of a candle for me, which tonight I shall burn whilst laying in a deep bubbly bath and listening to calming music (with my knee stuck out the side, cause I can't get my stitches wet..ha).
If you didn't know, Lotus & The Lily make beautiful gender neutral gift boxes for Mama & Baby. I love this, when a baby is born they (rightfully so) get all the attention and gifts, but, guys, that Mama has JUST given birth - she deserves all the treats too! I love that this Mama didn't forget the Mama's in her business, and has committed to treating them as well as the bubbas. Everything is handmade by some of the UK's most talented makers, so in shopping your supporting small businesses and mama's working hard to support there families. Shakira, owner of Lotus & Lily, has two mini humans herself, so knows the importance of treating yourself once in a while - so don't feel guilty by buying a special little box for yourself sometimes, I mean, it's half for your little one anyway.
Now it's November, I can confidently say it's a great idea for a Christmas gift too, a thoughtful gift, someone else has put together, your friend can enjoy, and you look super thoughtful. Perfect! And even better, I have a discount code for you, to help with all that Christmas shopping! Head to Lotus & the Lily - find the box you want (for yourself or a loved one), pop in the basket, enter this code JUDAH15 and checkout - voila! Perfect gift with 15% off - don't say we don't think about you!
Mama's, remember, you can do this, just keep on going, keep on loving and keep on dreaming.
All the love, Jess & Judah Wild x