Lifestyle Pregnancy

Welcome to the World

21st May 2016

At 9.05pm on Monday 18th April 2016, we welcomed our beautiful 9lb baby boy Woody John to the world following a really special water birth. Despite being induced, his birth was everything I’d hoped for and I’m actually super proud of myself (but I’ll go into further detail in his birth story post). Deep down I always knew it would be an induced birth and that we would need to forcibly evict him, just like his big sis. My uterus is clearly…

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Inspiration Pregnancy

A Letter To My Baby Girl

12th April 2016

To my baby girl, Nora Jane. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of our baby girl. Who would she look like? What will we name her? How could I love her as much as I love the dog?! Look at us now, almost four years down the line and we have you, Nora Noodle. Our opinionated, super beautiful, crazy, princess-loving babe. My absolute favourite little thing in the whole wide world. But soon, you…

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Pregnancy

Bump Update: 39 Weeks

6th April 2016

Happy April and happy baby month to us! Despite the fact I currently resemble a beached whale with ankles the size of eighty year old tree trunks, it still doesn’t at all seem real that we’ll have another baby within the next twelve days. It’s insane. How many weeks and due date? 39 weeks + 2 days pregnant. Baby is due 11th April 2016, only 5 days till due date! Symptoms? I am so bloody tired! I totally forgot how…

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Pregnancy Reviews

My Hospital Bag Essentials

16th March 2016

Midwives recommend that you have your hospital bag all packed and ready to go by 36 weeks just in case baby decides to make an early arrival. Today, at 36 + 2 I finally got around to packing it all up. I’ve gathered together all my fave bits and pieces (and of course the not so glamorous post birth essentials) and compiled a little list for both me and baby which hopefully other mums-to-be may find useful! For me during and after labour:…

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Pregnancy

Bump Update: 35 Weeks

10th March 2016

I can’t believe it’s March already! That means we’re officially having a baby next month! How on earth did that happen?! Even if he’s like his sister and decides to arrive fashionably late, he will 100% be here before April is through. I remember hitting this milestone with Nora and feeling so prepared. So not the case this time around! How many weeks and due date? 35 weeks + 2 days pregnant. Baby is due 11th April 2016, 5 weeks and…

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Lifestyle Pregnancy

My Surprise Baby Shower

5th March 2016

Late Thursday night, I was sat watching yet another murder documentary (Ste is obsessed with them, should I be worried?!) when I heard someone outside our front door. Assuming the worst I sent Ste to investigate. He didn’t find Burglar Bill, but he did find an invite to my surprise baby shower which my absolute sneak of a sister not so stealthily delivered. I was so excited and super nervous but totally over the moon! Em also threw a surprise baby…

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Lifestyle Travel

Our Perfect Holiday #MarkWarnerMum

19th February 2016

To me, holidays have always been a time for taking a step back from the every day hustle and bustle of life and from all the mundane stresses that come with it. They’re about taking the time to appreciate your surroundings and the people you’re experiencing them with. Holidays are and always have been, where my most treasured memories are made. Do you ever listen to a song or smell a scent that takes you right back to a specific moment?…

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Mini Fashion

Mini Fashion: Nora’s Valentine’s OOTD

18th February 2016

There’s nothing I love more than dressing Nora up; theres just something about tiny outfits that have always been a total weakness of mine! From those first baby grows and cardigan co-ords to the mini versions of outfits I wish I could wear right now, I’ve loved (and unfortunately hoarded) every last one of them. Nora is now totally developing a mind of her own and is starting to request and refuse certain outfits. This completely adorable Valentines outfit, however, was a total hit.…

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Inspiration Mini Fashion

Yes or No: Matching Sibling Outfits

13th February 2016

My sister and I were always dressed in matching outfits as kids. Usually Sweater Shop jumpers (what happened to the Sweater Shop?), double denim or some amazing floral Laura Ashley dresses. Wasn’t the 90’s the coolest?! I know some people think it’s totally gross and unacceptable but I’ve always imagined dressing my kids in matching outfits. When we found out baby number two was a boy, a tiny spanner was thrown in the works. I got my thinking cap (slash internet…

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Pregnancy

Bump Update: 30 Weeks

4th February 2016

I can’t believe we’ve hit the third trimester already! This pregnancy seems to be flying by, although in another way I do feel like I’ve been pregnant for an eternity. It’s a long wait when you find out you’re expecting at only four weeks. Although this is my first proper bump update, I have been taking regular bump pics throughout the last 30 weeks. Its so amazing how your body changes and grows to accommodate another little human! I actually…

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