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37 Week Pregnancy and Life Update

37 Week Pregnancy and Life Update

Eek, how has it been so long since I did one of these! So much for my grand plans of updating you all every 1-2 weeks. What can I say, life seems to have moved up a gear and got crazy busy! So here is a long overdue pregnancy and life update. What’s going on? We’re currently in the middle of renovating our bedroom, it hasn’t changed since we bought the house, purple walls, awful built-in wardrobes, floral curtains, you…

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When Your Child Refuses The Buggy – Microtrike Review

When Your Child Refuses The Buggy – Microtrike Review

My youngest little sprog is nearly 2 and a half. She’s a determined little thing, and has recently decided the pram is just not for her. Which wouldn’t be an issue if she would walk everywhere. But of course not, she gets tired and then insists on a carry. With a 34 week bump, this can be problematic! I usually last about 5 paces carrying her. So when Micro Scooters asked if they could send a Micro Trike, we jumped…

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How To Survive Pregnancy In Summer

How To Survive Pregnancy In Summer

You’re most probably sick of hearing about the weather at the moment, if you live in the UK. We’re currently experiencing a heat wave, the longest we’ve had for a while. I’m no good in the heat at the best of times, add into the mix that I’m currently 33 weeks pregnant, and things are extra tough! Here are my top tips on how to survive pregnancy in summer: Don’t do too much This is kind of an obvious one,…

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32 Week Pregnancy Update

32 Week Pregnancy Update

Honestly, I feel a fraud writing my 32 week pregnancy update. Surely I’m still about 20 weeks?! But no, after checking, and rechecking the calendar, I am indeed 32 weeks pregnant. 8 weeks until that hallowed due date. 8 weeks to get prepared. I have definitely been my most lax in this pregnancy and baby has a grand total of two vests, bought from H&M in a panic as I felt mean I’d not yet purchased the poor thing anything….

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The Scan Room Review – 3D/4D baby Scan

The Scan Room Review – 3D/4D baby Scan

If you’ve read my previous pregnancy updates, you’ll have seen we arranged to have a scan at around 8 weeks in this pregnancy. I was so anxious to know if the little bean in my tummy was looking okay. We were so pleased to have done it and it really put our minds to rest. Fast forward 5 months and here I am at 28 weeks, creeping out of my second trimester and hurtling towards my due date! We’re pretty…

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Second Trimester Update

Second Trimester Update

Firstly, an apology is needed. I did originally plan on carrying on my weekly pregnancy updates on the blog, but clearly from the title of this post, that hasn’t happened. Truth be told, there wasn’t enough changes in my pregnancy to warrant an update every week, even every 2 weeks. So here I am, with a second trimester update. Please forgive me! I do plan on doing more regular updates towards my due date, as I’m sure I’ll have more…

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GIVEAWAY – WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE LIVE SHOW

GIVEAWAY – WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE LIVE SHOW

If you have any little ones, I’m sure you’ll be very aware of a certain Peppa Pig. Along with ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, I’m pretty certain ‘Peppa’ was one of the first words both our children managed to master! If this is the case, then I’m sure they’d be very excited to hear that Peppa Pig and her gang are currently on tour in a brand new live show, ‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’, and I’ve got 4 tickets to give away to…

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5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

These weeks are absolutely flying by, and next week I’ll officially be in my 3rd trimester! I like to think I’m a pretty laid back, go with the flow sort of person. However, when it comes to giving birth, being as prepared as possible really helps me. I know it’s impossible to plan everything in this situation, but here are 5 ways to prepare for labour and birth: Mind Hypnobirthing preparation As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’ve invested…

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Hypnobirthing on a Budget

Hypnobirthing on a Budget

I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I thought now would be the perfect time. I’m past the halfway point in my pregnancy, and D Day seems to be fast approaching, I can’t quite believe it as it only feels like two minutes since I saw those fateful two lines on the pregnancy test I took. My first labour and birth was pretty straightforward. My waters went in bed at around 4am, contractions started fairly soon…

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Why we’re not finding out the sex of our baby

Why we’re not finding out the sex of our baby

It’s one of the very first questions you get asked when people find out you’re expecting. “Do you know what you’re having?” Young, old, family, not family, there are no discrepancies. Everybody wants to know what this little bump is going to be. With our first pregnancy, my husband was desperate to find out. I think he was struggling with imagining us actually having a baby, and needed to pin his expectations on something. I managed to talk him round,…

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