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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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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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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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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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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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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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