This Mother’s Day I’ll be almost eight months pregnant, and just weeks away from welcoming our first baby into the world.
Despite having carried our baby boy for what seems like forever, the lines are blurred as to whether I’m considered a mother yet. A quick browse of the internet and it’s clear that opinion is divided as to whether women who are expecting should have any expectations when it comes to Mother’s Day.
Personally, I’m certain this Mother’s Day is bound to feel different. Our lives are about to be turned up-side-down by a tiny person and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether the world agrees I should be celebrating or not, I will be in my own way.
Without a doubt, I’m a bath person, and while there are so many things I’m looking forward to when baby arrives, the diminished chance of a long hot undisturbed bubble baths is going to be a struggle for me.
With that in mind, in the run up to our baby being born and to celebrate Mother’s Day in my own way, I’m going add a touch of luxury to my bath. Helping me in my quest, Homesense sent me a voucher to spend, finding the ingredients for the perfect bath in their Manchester Trafford Centre Store.
Having attended the #LoveFromFirstFind event this time last year, I knew I’d be spoilt for choice.
Starting out as any good bath should, it seemed like fate finding Mum-To-Be bubble bath. It’s almost as if it was there just waiting for me. Scented with lavender and rose hip, it’s the perfect combination for a relaxing bath, hopefully setting me up for a good night’s sleep.
Paired with cute little bath-melts in the shape of cupcakes, they almost look too good to use.
It wouldn’t be bath perfection without softly flickering candle-light, and it’s safe to say Homesense is the perfect place for stocking up on candles. I had hundreds to choose from, and eventually opted for this lavender and thyme scented candle from Love & Hope.
In just one stop I’d found everything I needed, and headed home happy…exactly what you want when being on your feet isn’t quite so fun anymore.
Mother’s days in future are bound to be entirely different, so this year I’m taking the chance to enjoy time to myself and plenty of rest, as so many of my mummy friends have advised me to.
For more Mother’s Day ideas, have a look at my gift guide from last year. Just as useful twelve months later, you’ll be sure to find some handy ideas if you’re struggling for inspiration.