Hi, I'm a Mummy now - Tara Hammett

Hi, I’m a Mummy now


Long time no email!

Well, the last email I sent was on the 12th January.

41 weeks pregnant, tired and it was the first day that I was to spend on my own, relaxing, for a long long time.

…..it was also my last.
The last few weeks of my pregnancy were hectic.

Each day we had a Plumber, Carpenter, Painter, Carpet fitter, Electrician, Visitors at our home
and I was chief coffee maker

We wanted to try and get as much done in our home as possible before our arrival and on the 12th I wanted to have a complete day of rest to myself, after that, I told my friends and family – I was officially ready.

What a good boy Baby Deaks was.

He gave me that day of rest, then showed up.

OMG – I totally LOVE Friday the 13th now.

SO I woke up with an ache, no pain but I knew something was starting.

I had a bath, fell back asleep until 11:45am,
had food (Cold pizza & Yorkie buttons <<<< Classic! lol)

Watched TV, Fell back asleep,
Called my friend,
Lay on the sofa chatting to Deaks eating crisps and I thought at
about 5:30- 6pm the aches were coming back and a bit more regular.

Deaks was ready for the hospital there and then. I said no,
so decided to have a bath

After a half hour soak – it was action time.

No hanging around, the rest of the story kinda goes like this:

– Car – quick
– Assessment ward to be monitored & checked – FULLY DILATED


– Delivery room – quick
– Push!!!

Tara – “How much longer???”
Midwife – “He’s nearly here”

10:14PM Baby Deaks was born.

….and then those feelings


Our Baby Boy was here.

My life had now changed forever and it’s the best feeling in the world.

It’s so hard to put into words how I feel right now about my Baby Boy – Danny.

A little boy I never thought I’d have
He has completed my life
He has made us a family
So so precious I would sacrifice anything for him

Life in our little bubble has been perfect.

I’ve hardly slept
I’ve cried
I’ve been in pain
I feel weak
…but he’s worth it

On reflection I am so grateful for everything

My pregnancy was great. Yes, I HATED it.

Not being able to wear my clothes
to train
to eat the way I liked
I felt nauseous
I felt emotional
I had cravings

I couldn’t wait for it to be over….but it wasn’t bad.

My labour couldn’t have gone any better – I’m so so lucky.

Recover has been great, apart from my coccyx feeling bruised, I feel so good and breastfeeding
is going so well too.

The past 2 and a half weeks have felt like a dream come true.

In fact, it really is.

This time last year we talked about our future and
what we wanted.

Joked about living in a house (called it Deakinham Palace – lol)
and that we lived with our little boy called Danny.

It was a little dream world and the house we wanted came off the market.

Fast forward 5 months and I surprised Deaks on his birthday with the best present ever,
we were expecting a baby. I revealed the news with a Birthday Card from ‘Danny’.

Then we bought a house….the original house that came off the market came back on.
It was ours and now that dream world is our reality, we actually do live in Deakinham palace (lol again)
with Danny

So be careful what you wish for – ha!


Today I just wanted to say hello,
Let you know that I’m still very much staying in my bubble and
I’m going to continue to spend the majority of my days

Eating (<< I’m doing lots of this, tell you about it in the week)
Talking to visitors

I could do it for the rest of my days,
reality and routine will soon kick in though.

On that note though….expect to see me back in your inbox.

With the help of Louise, the TARAnsformer inspiration, motivation & encouragement is
coming back.

I hope you’ve had a fab January.

You may have started your health mission

You may have extended Christmas and finished off the family time & goodies

You may have been looking for the motivation, but haven’t found it yet.


Check your inbox tomorrow

I’m going back into Mummy mode now.

Have an awesome day
Tara xx

P.S I’m going to be sharing with you my experiences since pregnancy.

Why my weight loss is NOT as successful as many may think
What I’ve been eating
How I’m planning on getting back on the wagon
What I’m going to do to get back in shape

I hope you’ll join me!!!

P.P.S Just incase you didn’t know Deaks real name is Richard…. just incase you were wondering 😉

Tara Hammett