Billi Mucklow’s EXCLUSIVE baby blog: ‘Arlo’s a natural at yoga – just like his mum!’

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Billi Mucklow and her footballer fiancé Andy Carroll welcomed their first child together in June. In her exclusive blog for Closer Online, Billi, 27, invites you to share first time motherhood with her – the ups and downs, the highs and the lows and, most importantly, getting to know her little boy.


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‘This week I took Arlo to his first West Ham premier league game and he smiled the whole way through. I can't wait until Andy's back on the pitch so we can both cheer him on.

Arlo hasn't stopped smiling since he discovered that he could, and it makes me so happy just watching him.

Just like daddy – Billi can't wait to take Arlo to watch Andy play football
Just like daddy – Billi can't wait to take Arlo to watch Andy play football

Another first for Arlo this week was that he took part in a Baby yoga and massage session at Bababoom in Loughton, Essex - Arlo was a natural like his mum!

The baby yoga helps to soothe and calm the babies and teaches you how to manage aliments such as colic and digestion issues. The class was really fun and I made some new mummy friends from my area which is always good.

One of the main topics of convo between the mum's was stretch marks which a lot of expectant mums also ask me about.

Relaxing – as well as baby yoga, Arlo got a massage this week!

I'm so fortunate that I didn't have any when pregnant or after and I'm preventing any from appearing by continuing to use the cream that I used throughout pregnancy - Mamma mio tummy rub oil.

I can't believe how rapidly Arlo is growing – he's definitely had a growth spurt in the last week and has grown out of most of his clothes and so I'm having to buy him all new.

Thankfully I'm not in short supply as My 1st Years often send him cute personalised baby grows and hats.

Hanging out with nanny – Billi's mum took over baby duties to give Billi and Andy a rare break

The length of sleep that Arlo gets each night is still unpredictable but since we got the Sleepyhead mattress we've found that he's really comfy and sleeping for longer periods.

Early morning feeds together with early morning starts to go and teach bikram yoga are tough but I wouldn't change it for the world. I know he'll sleep well tonight though as we're having a big family meal with all the grandparents and great grandparents so he will be all cuddled out!

My mum loves babysitting and this week Andy and I went for a relaxing spa day at the Corinthia spa and caught a performance of The Book of Mormon so mum could have plenty of time alone with Arlo.

Until next week, Billi x’

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