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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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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Pregnancy Reviews

Natal Hypnotherapy

1st February 2016

Generally speaking, fear of the unknown is much worse than the unknown itself. That goes for most things; except for childbirth. Once you’ve birthed your first child, you know exactly what to expect the second time around and that fear is mostly definitely well founded. I’ve briefly touched upon my birth with Nora in a previous post and I will get around to uploading my full birth story but here is a brief low down on how Nora Noodle entered the…

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Lifestyle Reviews

#ConnectaMoments: The Connecta Carrier

30th January 2016

I don’t think you ever truly know what kind of parent you’re going to be until the day someone pops a brand new, squirming baby onto your chest and you think, oh my good god – that’s mine! We all have an idea of how we would like to parent, whether it be with a tough love and routine approach, a mother earth type mama or anything in between, but rarely do things pan out how you expected them to.…

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Inspiration Lifestyle

House Renovation: Kitchen Inspo

22nd January 2016

When we bought our house four years ago it had been fully renovated by its current owners and although on the surface everything appeared shiny and new (beware!) it turned out to be the real life house that Jack built. My all time fave house disaster was when a piece of coving spontaneously fell from the ceiling and smashed the telly… Luckily for us, we had always had big plans for our traditional three bed 1920’s semi and what better time to carry…

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