Baby O’s Birth Story

Baby O’s Birth Story

My due date came and went. I refused one stretch and sweep at 40+2 but accepted one 5 days after my due date. I’d been having annoying painful Braxton hicks at night, and baby felt so low, I was sure my body was getting ready for the big day, and was curious to see how things were going. ‘I’ve been able to do a really good sweep there, you’re around 1-2cm dilated and very stretchy’ my midwife remarked. Although this…

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Preparing For a New Baby on a Budget

Preparing For a New Baby on a Budget

Did you know the average family spend around £3000 in preparation for a new baby?! That’s no small sum of money, and obviously an amount of money that isn’t always readily available to most people. With baby number 3 arriving, we’ve been trying to save money as much as possible. When our first was born, we lived in a small 2 bedroom flat on not much income at all. Ever since then, we’ve learnt that preparing for a new baby…

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Saving money with www.latestdeals.co.uk

Saving money with www.latestdeals.co.uk

Obviously with baby 3 here, even more so than ever we’re trying to save money where we can. One of the main ways we do this is always making sure we’re getting the best price possible for whatever it is we’re buying. The Latest Deals website is a brilliant way to find the best deals possible, meaning you can save your pennies for all those nappies and wipes you’re going to need! There are loads of different parts to the…

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Ottilie Wren

Ottilie Wren

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you may not have seen our exciting news. Baby Ottilie Wren made her quick entrance into the world on the 3rd September 2018 at 03:09am, weighing a dinky (for me!) 8lb 5oz. I’ll be writing up her full birth story, with all the details, at some point soon. To say I was so sure I would be having a huge boy, we were shocked to say the very least. Unfortunately little Ottie has…

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5 Newborn Items You Don’t Need

5 Newborn Items You Don’t Need

Being pregnant with Baby number three is a whole different world to being pregnant with my first. I like to think I’ve got enough experience of newborns now, to know what works for us, and what doesn’t. The baby market is a very full one, and it is so easy to get swayed into thinking you need every little thing for your baby, and to feel like a bad parent if you don’t buy everything! Because of this, I decided…

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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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How To Save Money in Pregnancy

How To Save Money in Pregnancy

So, you’re pregnant! It can easy to get caught up in thinking you need to buy anything and everything to do with pregnancy. Now on my third pregnancy, I’ve learnt where to spend money, and where not to. Today’s post is all on how to save money in pregnancy, and make sure you save it for the important things. Don’t buy all the maternity clothes. I must admit, in my first pregnancy, as soon as my normal jeans started to…

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