{The Ordinary Moments} #25 - Zach & Theo

Sunday, September 13, 2015

It's funny when I sit and think about how much my life has changed since I was a teenager. I couldn't have predicted where I would be now, and although I've always wanted to be a mother, I didn't think it would happen when it did. I think though, that everything happens for a reason. It was meant to be.

I've spoken before about how I don't have many friends who are mothers 'in real life' because I had a baby when the majority of my friends are starting their careers or off travelling the world. Next month two of my closest friends are moving to Canada for two years and here I am being a mother to my baby boy! I wouldn't change it for the world but sometimes it feels like my life is so different to most of my friends'.

It just so happens though that one of my best friends from college had a baby just a few months before I had Zach. In fact, the day I found out I was pregnant we went shopping for baby things as Ellie was 20 weeks pregnant at the time! I didn't tell her, I hadn't even had time to talk to Jono about it properly. But I remember looking at all the tiny little clothes she bought and sitting in Starbucks with her chatting about her having a baby and thinking how lucky I was to have a friend having a baby too. Someone to share it with, and someone who I could ask a million and one questions and not feel stupid.

It's been over a year since that day, and now we both have little baby boys on our hands! We meet up once a fortnight, along with our other friend Ellie (yes, they're both called Ellie!!). It's been a little tradition that began just after Ellie's son Theo was born, and I love having lunch with my two Ellies and the two boys. It's been so great to watch them both grow. I can't believe that we began our Wednesday outings when Theo was a newborn and I was pregnant and now they're both sitting in highchairs eating our sweet potato fries!

I can't wait until they're a little older and they start playing together, because right now they're not all that interested in each other! I'm sure that in the coming months our meetings will move from Nandos to soft play and we'll be chasing after a pair of fiesty toddlers! Things are about to change anyway as our baby-less Ellie is off to uni in London, but really that just means trips there instead of to Cambridge!

This photo is from last week's little outing and the boys are in matching leggings! Ellie and I have a bit of a Zara baby obsession at the moment and even notify each other on Whatsapp when there's new things online. I'm pretty sure that they'll be in a few more matching outfits over the coming months! We've got some cool kids though, I must say!

Zach and Theo

And although this isn't the best quality, I just had to share this one from when they were tiny tots!

Zach and Theo Tiny

Linking up with Katie from Mummy Daddy Me for the Ordinary Moments.


  1. It must be so nice to have a friend that you see so often with a child of the same age as yours. Lovely photos! x

  2. Aw they are adorable together and how lovely to have a friend with a child of a similar age. I was the same as you and when I found out I was pregnant none of my oldest friends were even slightly ready to have a baby- although a few have had a couple now. I bet you treasure those days together. x

  3. Oh and PS I love Zara Kids too, it's one of my fave shops for the girls. x

  4. I get like you looking at life in comparison to other friends, sometimes I even wish for more adventure than mundane duties of motherhood. Yes I love it and yes its a huge blessing but maybe at times I look at other friends and see how different our lives are.

    I love you have a friend with a similar aged kid too and can see each other regularly, it makes it easier and fun doesnt it? I have my sister in laws and a couple of friends ive made, but to be honest I really struggle to make mum friends haha x

    1. I am a massive failure when it comes to making mum friends so I am so so happy that one of my existing friends has a baby a similar age haha!! I think we definitely have similar thoughts when it comes to parenting! xx

  5. It's so lovely that you have a friend with a child that is the same age, I don't have any 'real-life' Mummy friends myself, but I bet it's so lovely to be able to meet up and watch your children together. We love Zara too! xx


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