I turned 20 weeks pregnant last Friday and yesterday we went for our 20 week scan at the hospital. It actually came around pretty quick but I'm assuming that's because we already found out the gender at a private scan four weeks previously. I can imagine that if we hadn't booked an early scan then the weeks would have been dragging and I would have been getting more and more impatient so I'm glad that we did. 

We arrived at the antenatal ward for our appointment at 9am and were made to wait for the screening room to become unoccupied. Whilst waiting I got that nerve-racking feeling of something being wrong. I don't know why, we saw our baby boy just four weeks ago and everything looked fine. I had also been feeling movement from around 16 weeks and regular kicks every day from about 17 weeks so why would there be any reason for concern. But I guess when you've had things go wrong with previous pregnancies it makes you so much more paranoid.



Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend! I'm back for another baby haul, this time for nursery items and electronics. You can see what we've already bought for baby boy here and here. With Christmas on the way I want to make sure we have everything we need for his arrival. I'd much rather enjoy Christmas stuffing my face with turkey dinners and chocolate than stressing over what else we have to buy.



Ever since I first found out about the Baby and Toddler Show I have always wanted to go but we don't have one close to us. London is a bit too far to travel on my own with a baby and Manchester always seemed a bit too far however this year I've decided to take the plunge and attend, and with baby boy due in January I thought it would be perfect timing to pick up some baby bits.

The Baby & Toddler Show is one of the most popular events in the UK amongst parents. With over 150 top brands and unique products at the best prices alongside expert advice to give new and expectant parents in the North West everything they need to give their baby the best start. With the Manchester show (26th to 28th September) only weeks away we are excited to have teamed up with the Baby & Toddler Show to offer you the chance to win a pair of complimentary tickets worth £30 to attend!



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Here are some of the things I have been loving and wanting to buy recently so I thought I would compile them into a birthday wish list seeing as it's my birthday soon. *Hint Hint Andy* 

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We recently picked up the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Perfect Prep machine in the Asda Baby & Toddler Event. Having never actually made a bottle of formula in my life as Amelia was breastfed from birth I have nothing to compare it to however I decided to see how it worked and I'm extremely impressed! The instructions were easy to read and I had it all set up and ready to go within 10-15 minutes. You need to follow the instructions and run some water through the machine before the first use. 

To pepare a bottle it is recommended to pre-boil the kettle, fill a sterilised bottle with freshly boiled water up to your required level, bring it back down to body temperature and then add in your formula powder. I can imagine that this would be pretty time consuming and annoying especially with a baby screaming down your ear for food who isn't very patient.