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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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Our early scan at 8 weeks – Review of The Scan Room, Huddersfield

Our early scan at 8 weeks – Review of The Scan Room, Huddersfield

For some reason, this pregnancy has by far been my most anxious one. I don’t know if it’s the fact I’m maybe not quite so naive this time around, or that in my odd head, the fact I’ve had 2 straightforward pregnancies means I’m almost expecting something to go wrong this time around. I find out I was pregnant just before I was 4 weeks this time, so I knew from very early on. I touched on it in my…

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10 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

10 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

How far along are you? 10 weeks and 5 days today Due date? 21st August 2018 (feels like forever away!) How is baby doing? Little baby is the size of a green olive now (yuk, I am not a fan of olives!). His/her tiny fingers have nails, and their arms and legs can rotate at the shoulder and hip joints! I cannot wait to see those limbs moving about at our next scan. Symptoms? I totally feel like my tummy…

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9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

9 whole weeks. I’ve had a good week, the pregnancy nausea has definitely lessened, which I have been so pleased about! I’m now patiently waiting my letter for my dating scan, it can’t come soon enough! How far along? 9 weeks and 2 days (according to my last period!) Due date? Still the 21st August 2018 How is baby doing? Baby is now the size of a grape (mmm grapes haha! Now getting hungry!). So around 2.3cm. The most amazing…

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