Baby No.2

The Third Trimester Fog…

Last night I went to bed at 9.30pm. I don’t remember the last time I went to bed that early. Probably in my first trimester. After having my whooping cough injection yesterday afternoon, come early evening I was feeling like I’d been hit like a bus, physically unable to keep my eyelids open by the time 9pm rolled round. A coincidence or a side effect of the jab, who knows. But waking up this morning I felt like sleeping beauty…

Lifestyle

April Favourites

April has been a bit of a month for beauty and well-being with three out of four of my favourites being focused on body and mind. As I get nearer to the end of this pregnancy I am definitely starting to feel like I need to get prepared which I think is reflected in this months finds. 1. Mindful Hypnobirthing Book The closer we’ve gotten to our due date, the more I’ve started to feel like I need to start…

Baby No.2

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 29 – 31

Symptoms Almost as soon as I went into the third trimester I noticed that my energy levels started to dip again. Just like the first trimester, I’ve started to feel quite tired and fatigued and have felt like I’ve been dragging myself around just trying to get through the days. I’m really hoping this is a temporary dip as opposed to what’s in store over the next 10 weeks. However, what has been quite exciting, although very uncomfortable, is the…

Blogging

Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Tag

I don’t usually tend to do many of these types posts, or havent done for a year or two at least, having really been focused on writing posts about our general every day life and fewer posts on blogging and the blogging community. Plus, I don’t seem to be organised enough to be able to fit them in alongside everything else that I want to write about, even with the best efforts and intentions. But I do think some of…

Baby No.2

15 Ways Pregnancy Is Different Second Time Round!

They say no two pregnancies are the same, and I’ve definitely noticed that the second time around. There are some similarities of course, like the first trimester nausea and fatigue but there are also lots of differences. Not just physically, but in the way that you approach, think and feel about a subsequent pregnancy after having already been through the journey a first time and birthed a baby. Reflecting on this recently, I thought it would be nice to share…

Baby No.2

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 26 – 28

Symptoms Thankfully I’ve been feeling ok over the last week and most importantly the long Easter weekend, but I managed to catch a horrible cold and cough that had been doing the rounds two weeks ago. I don’t know whether it was because I’m pregnant that it felt really severe and prolonged, but I ended up having it for about a week and a half which is a lot longer than it would usually take me to get over a…

Baby No.2

A Very Special Easter Egg Hunt & Surprise …

At last, after what has probably been the longest and most drawn out gender reveal, we can finally share our little video with you all! We shot it over the Easter bank holiday weekend in what I had anticipated and hoped would be the perfect reveal after 8 long weeks of trying to come up with a concept (I know, I can’t believe it’s been that long either!). I can’t remember a time when I have felt more frustrated or…

Lifestyle

March Favourites

March has been a pretty good month for new finds and buys, more so than usual it feels like. Which got me thinking about starting a new monthly feature of my favourite buys for each month, because there are just some things that are too lovely not to share. These might be big things or small things, things for me or the house, the husband, the little lady or bump. I think it’ll be nice to show another dimension of…

Baby No.2

Baby No.2 Wish List

4Moms Baby Rocker | Bloom Fresco Baby Chair | Ollie Ella Moma Nursing Chair | SnuzPod | Snuz Designz | Mamas & Papas Muslins | Medela Swing  | Groswaddle The great thing about having a baby second, third or even forth time round, is that you have most or at least some of the things that you already need. Luckily, we kept most of our baby things after having the little lady as we knew we would like at least…

Baby No.2

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 23 – 25

Symptoms Exhausted most definitely sums how I have felt over the last few weeks. Work is relentless and has been since January, and life is generally pretty busy. I definitely get the sense that I need to slow down and my body is starting to tell me that every morning when I wake up. It’s such an effort to drag myself out of bed and get through each day at the moment. Whats worse is that we ended up in…

Parenting

This Girl is My Heart

Two years, seven months and fourteen days. 959 days. 137 weeks. 23,016 hours. 1,380,960 minutes. Three Christmases, two birthdays and now three mothers days with this little girl who captured my heart from the moment she was born. Like any other mother and parent, words can’t even begin to describe just how special she is to me. There is no rule book for being a mother or being a parent. We are all making it up as we go along.…

#BreastfeedingStories

#BreastfeedingStories Featuring Agent Spitback

As Parents There Is Nothing More Powerful Than The Stories We Share.. Welcome back to the #BreastfeedingStories guest post series, an opportunity to bring together stories from other mums who have breastfeeding experiences that they would like to share. This weeks guest post features El from Agent Spitback who in true Spitback style shares her story with a twist on the original format. Whilst being rather witty and engaging, it more importantly highlights how good support, equipment and an understanding…

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You Guys Make Mondays Marvellous!

Welcome back to Marvellous Mondays! I am loving how quickly the weeks are starting to fly by as I start to count down to the start of maternity leave, phew. Its been an exciting week in the land of blog, with the announcement of the Mad Blog Award finalists. Congrats to all those that made the shortlist, its great to see so many lovely bloggers and blogs listed! Good luck to everyone ahead of the Brilliance in Blogging announcements next…

#BreastfeedingStories

#BreastfeedingStories Featuring Beauty Baby and Me

As Parents There Is Nothing More Powerful Than The Stories We Share.. Welcome back to the #BreastfeedingStories guest post series, an opportunity to bring together stories from other mums who have breastfeeding experiences that they would like to share. This weeks guest post features Fi from Beauty Baby and Me who shares her story about the reality breastfeeding and how important it is to remove the rose tinted glasses. So, breastfeeding. Everyone’s favourite controversial subject! Every one of us mummies…