Meet this special little lady; Emily Sofia Marshall. And let me tell you something else – her mummy is pretty special too.
As sweet little Emily turns one, just three weeks ahead of Lex, it’s inevitable that I reflect on what a monumental year it’s been.
Looking back, that night feels like an age ago, and so much has happened since then. There were eight of us mums in total; a perfect team right there, and we’ve held each other’s hand and played ball through the steepest learning curve we’ll ever face. Let me tell you ladies, motherhood…it ain’t easy!
Everyday I’m winging it, but by my side I have my fellow mums, including Helen. Helen is a strong, independent, no-fuss kinda girl. She is honest, researches everything and anything (so you don’t have to), and is fiercely loyal. She’s also super scatty which I initially put down to baby brain, but no, that’s just Helen. Every mama needs a friend like Helen.
She’s been my rock, my counsel, shared my victories and triumphs and cried with me on my lows. We share a passion for interiors, Annie Sloane paint and dressing our babies with so much fuss it’s borderline inappropriate (I speak for myself there), but being a mummy has been a dream for us, and that’s just the way we roll. It’s great to have a like-minded mama to share these moments with.
I know that this is only the beginning. That in years to come we’ll have plenty more memories to share together. But once you’ve survived the first year, you’ll find there’s a huge camaraderie among mums; you form a sisterhood. I call it my “Mum Squad” (yeh, I’m as cool as Taylor Swift!), and boy are we ready for combat! While we may individually have our wobbles, en masse we are a force to be reckoned with. I’m telling you, every mum wants Helen Marshall on their Mum Squad and I’m so blessed that she’s on mine.