Looking After Yourself After Giving Birth

Looking After Yourself After Giving Birth

The day after giving birth to my second child, I insisted we ventured to the local soft play, baby’s very first outing. I was excited to show her off. I sat at a table there, almost crying with the afterpains I was having whilst breastfeeding. I almost cringe thinking about it. What on earth was I doing, leaving the house so early, and to soft play?! It didn’t stop there, I was in and out the hospital within hours after…

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5 ways to make school mornings easier

5 ways to make school mornings easier

So, we’re now 6 weeks into our new school morning routine. With a 4 year old, a 2.5 year old and a newborn, I’ve had to do as much as humanely possible to make sure our mornings go well. Disclaimer – This doesn’t always happen. There will always be mornings where one child is having a meltdown about socks, whilst another insists of playing with all the toys they own instead of getting ready, plus a baby that needs a…

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5 fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week

5 fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week

It’s been quite a while since I did one of these! I’d love to get back into sharing frugal things I’ve done during the week – even if it’s just to remind myself to try and not spend. So here are the things I’ve done this week to try and save myself some pennies. 1. Sold things on eBay – it had been quite a while since I sold anything on eBay – I just got out of the habit,…

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PFFD – let’s start at the beginning

PFFD – let’s start at the beginning

This time 3 weeks ago we were enjoying our last weekend as a family of 4. I was so ready to have this baby now I’d got to 41 weeks. Looking back now, I feel so silly for worrying about things like the tidiness of the house, and if all the washing was done. I guess I just wanted everything to be perfect, presuming that when baby arrived we would be straight home. On the Monday morning, 20 days ago,…

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Baby O’s Birth Story

Baby O’s Birth Story

My due date came and went. I denied 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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