My name is Becky and I’m an Instagram Addict!
Although I only started Little, Big and Me recently, I have blogged for a couple of years. I have always been a very occasional blogger and have tended to pick it up and put it down as I felt motivated. But, the one thing I’ve always kept up with is Instagram.
I spend far too much time scrolling through people’s pages, liking and commenting on photos and replying to comments on my photos. I find I can get lost in those little squares sometimes and I have my phone in my hand more than I should some days! Although its not all bad, Instagram is a form of social media that I find really positive (most of the time!)
There is a fantastic community of people on there who share stories, experiences and their lives. I first met an amazing community of women who were going through fertility issues. I was able to share my diary of my fertility treatment with a group of people who really understood. The support was invaluable, especially when people around me in ‘real life’ couldn’t understand. Many of those on the fertility journey have now become part of this fantastic community of parents that exists in Instagram too. Again it has become a place to discuss all things mum and see snapshots of life from some beautiful babies as they grow and develop.
I love to share parts of daily life and the fact that its so instant really helps. Unlike blog posts that need writing, editing, and links adding, among other things. I also really enjoy the comments and likes (I’m a bit of a like whore) from such a wide range of people. It enables conversations to open with people around the world, and closer to home too.
I’m lucky enough that I’ve actually met some lovely people through Instagram that I would call my friends. I’ve been able to connect with people in real life, through friendships made in squares of photos online!
So yes I’m an Instagram Addict, but it’s had a great affect on my life so far.
Here are some of my favourite Instgram photos I’ve posted:
A year ago today, after countless tests, procedures, failed fertility meds and lots of injections, we had this embryo transferred in the hope it would stick around and make us a baby. As it turns out it grew into one impatient little lady but after a roller coaster of a year we couldn't be happier. Although we could have more sleep and a little less crying! Barry the Blastocyst, as @stewie2805 named it, is the very first picture we have of Ivy. Isn't science amazing! #icsibaby #ivfsuccess #ivfbaby #webeatinfertility #instababy #instamum #newmum #mumlife
WE'RE HOME!!! Our gorgeous girly has graduated from neonatal care and spent the night at home with us. We are now snuggled on the sofa and I can't get over how lucky I am to have such a beautiful little girl in my arms. She is now 4lb and starting to grow out of her special prem clothes but still rocking the size zero nappies 💕 #preemie #preterm #prem #icsipregnancy #ivfsuccess #ivfcommunity #35weeks6days #6weeks5days #duemay2016 #newborn #newmummy #newdaddy #instababy #babiesofinstagram #parentlife #kiddicare
As you can see, there is a bit of a theme! Well it is all about Little, Big and Me after all!
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