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Introducing The Newest VIP

Hi VIPs! You may have noticed that this blog hasn’t been updated for a while. I’ve missed you lot and I hope you’ve missed me? I know I disappeared without any explanation and I’m sorry about that but I didn’t know what to write. For the past few weeks, I wasn’t living like a VIP. I was pregnant, hospitalised and terrified by the prospect of having a pre-term baby.

However, now I am happy to announce that baby Isabella has made a safe arrival into the world. She was born at 33 weeks and 5 days weighing a teeny 5lb 1oz, but she has a strong pair of lungs on her!
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Now that we’re both out of hospital, Isabella will be joining me in living the VIP lifestyle. You’re never too young or too old to live the best life possible.

While in hospital, I lost my mojo slightly as I felt tired, drained and guilty for having to part from my older son to give his sister the best start in life. In hindsight, I should have remembered that life is what we make it! I could totally have glammed up my hospital ward more and used the time to experiment with nail art and different hair up dos. But I did at least live like a VIP when it came to food, using Deliveroo to order in healthy meals rather than eat the hospital food. That helped me feel nourished from the inside, even though I was suffering on the outside. I look back on photos like this with my son where I look completely drained and feel a bit sorry for myself, but I’ve moved on now and I’m not going to dwell on things.

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If you really want to know what happened, google Placenta Abruption and Subchorionic Hematoma. It was messy! I was in for seven nights on complete bed rest and then a following nine nights until my baby and I were healthy enough to leave. But that’s in the past now. We’re out and I intend to make the most of life like never before. I’ve always lived my life to the max but now I appreciate things even more. Life is so short, we really need to enjoy as much of it as possible.

Since we’ve been out, we’ve enjoyed a pub lunch, I’ve had my nails done and we’ve received lots of presents from visitors while I’ve made up for lost time drinking Champagne. We’ve definitely started as we mean to go on…

I’ve also been amazed by all my friends’ generosity in terms of clothing and gifts – we had absolutely nothing prepared and all of her brothers’ sleepsuits would have been humongous on her. I didn’t expect to give birth so early so the sterilisers, cot and pram were still in the loft and I’d even forgotten how to use them. On our first trip out, I realised half way down the road that the hood of the new iCandy peach pram was on upside down. It still looked stylish though – I always feel proud when I’m pushing it and get so many compliments on its luxurious Butterscotch colour.

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My son went to his first showbiz event at 3 months old, so Isabella won’t have to wait long until we wheel her to a celeb party while she sleeps snugly in the iCandy. We’ll keep you posted on what we’re up to and give you all the behind the scenes goss.

We may take it easy over the next few days to recover from Isabella’s dramatic entrance into the world. She sure showed her diva credentials early. But we will have some goss by the end of the week – my mojo is back!

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Zoe Griffin
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