1.11.14

HALLOWEEN 2014


Wow, how is it November already?! This year has just flown by. I hope you've all had a great Halloween! We didn't do anything in particular this year and stayed at home dressing up, baking Halloween treats and doing some Halloween themed crafts. The morning started off by giving Amelia her Halloween themed hamper which you can read more about here, she loved digging into it and loved the books and colouring book the most. I love watching her little face light up when I do these holiday themed hampers for her and can't wait to continue to do them until she grows out of them. 

31.10.14

30 WEEK PREGNANCY UPDATE BABY #2


Just 10 more weeks to go (give or take). This pregnancy has literally flown by, I can't believe how fast it has gone! It only feels like yesterday that we found out we were expecting again. This week baby boy is the size of a cabbage or cucumber depending on which app I look at although I don't ever think I've seen a cabbage being the same size as a cucumber before? He now roughly weighs 2.75lb and is about 15.7 inches long.

There's a bit more to update you on this week compared to the last couple of months so let's get to it!

I finally had a midwifes appointment this week after not having one since 16 weeks which went well. I got to listen to babys heartbeat which was nice as I haven't used my doppler in months. He is measuring 3 weeks behind though which I was surprised about as I feel massive and am much bigger than I was with Amelia at this stage even though she was always measuring weeks ahead. I told her about my braxton hicks and have been told to drink more so I don't end up in hospital again for monitoring. 

I've put on a few more pounds and now weigh 8st 5lb, I hope I don't go over 9 stone as that will be the heaviest I've ever been! I didn't even weigh this much when pregnant with Amelia! Still no stretch marks to report and I'm still wearing my pre-pregnancy clothing although I am debating whether to buy a pair of skinny jeans as I'm sure you can see the ones I'm wearing above are getting a bit tight!

Sleep has been okay this week, although I'm still waking with cramps. I'm not been woken up to pee so that's good but I am always bursting when I wake up in the morning. It doesn't help that Amelia is waking up earlier either and sometimes still comes through during the night around 2/3am as that disturbs me and it does take a while to get back to sleep.

Baby boy has been very active these past few days and I have also been feeling him hiccuping which I don't remember feeling with Amelia until a bit later on. 

With just 10 weeks left I am starting to panic even though we've been through all of this before, I think it's more of a "are we ready" worry especially with Christmas just around the corner the next couple of months are going to fly by and then he'll be here before we know it! I still need to paint the nursery, at the moment it has different patches of tester paints on the walls as I can't decide on which shade of white to go for. I also want to finish off his wardrobe before Christmas too and have everything organised in it's place.

You can read all of my pregnancy updates here.

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30.10.14

PUMPKINS & HALLOWEEN DECOR


Happy Halloween Eve! You know me, I'm not one to let a holiday pass by and love celebrating them especially now that Amelia is getting older. We've been getting in the Halloween spirit this week and today we've been carving pumpkins. Our pumpkins aren't the best but I'm not very creative and didn't really have much time, but I guess they'll do. 


I also painted the bump as a pumpkin, I know I didn't do a very good job. It's pretty hard to do upside down ha ha! But I enjoyed doing it and it's great to have something to look back on. When I was pregnant with Amelia I didn't take many photo's at all and regret it. I remember seeing something similar when I was pregnant with Amelia as I was also pregnant during Halloween however didn't have the slightest bump so there wasn't much point at all. 

29.10.14

STAYING ORGANISED


I'm always receiving emails and messages from readers asking how I keep on top of everything with the blog and being a busy mum. I'll be honest, I'm not a very organised person. I like to think I am and do try to be but after a while I slack and everything gets on top of me. With a new baby on the way I've been trying to be more organised with everything so the transition runs smoothly and come January I will be starting to use my family organiser which I will share with you all soon.

Here are a few of the things that I like to do to help stay organised:

28.10.14

BED HABITS: HOW SLEEP PATTERNS ARE DISRUPTED BY SURPRISING BEDTIME HABITS

Do you have any interesting bedtime habits? Carpetright who are one of the UK's leading bed retailers have done a case study on the UK's bedtime habits and have some rather interesting results to share which you can view below. 

How many of these can you associate with? Do you have a partner who snores? Do you have to watch TV to fall asleep? There are so many bedtime habits that can disrupt your sleeping pattern and lifestyles. For me it's sleeping next to my phone and I usually have to play on it until I'm ready to fall to sleep. I'm also bad at pressing snooze far too many times especially now the mornings are darker I just don't want to get out of bed. 


Carpetright have also teamed up with Life With Munchers who are running a competition alongside the above infographic to give you the chance to win a double bed worth £299 to ensure the lucky winner gets a good night's sleep! Go on, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the blog and enter now for your chance to win this fantastic prize! 

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