Broodiness, Bonding and Brand New Babies

A couple of weeks ago I had a the pleasure of having a proper natter about all things newborn with my friend Lyndsay. We met through blogging before I had my children and she’s just had a baby of her own, though she was pregnant when we got together. I don’t think there are any more babies on the horizon…

Want to share this post?

A Letter to My Past Pregnant Self

Dear Past, Pregnant Me, Your life is about to change, in ways you’d find hard to believe. You spent so much time worrying about how this baby is going to actually appear that you’ve not really thought about what life will be like when you’re a mum, with a tiny little human completely dependent on you for everything! Here are…

Want to share this post?

Pregnancy: Project B Box – Arrive

    My final Project B Box arrived the day after Arlo did, perfect timing! The final box is full of things to help you get settled with your new arrival, hence the title! In it are a full size Seascape & Halos N Horns body lotions, both of which smell divine! Arlo is so small that a little goes…

Want to share this post?

A Natural Caesarean section birth story

Arlo’s Birth story – A natural Caesarean section. You can read why I chose to have a 2nd C section here.  After having our original C-section date postponed by four days (the longest days of my life, seemingly) we arrived at hospital at 7am only to be sat waiting until half past eight to be taken onto the ward to…

Want to share this post?

What’s in the hospital bag for baby!

  It’s much more fun packing the baby bag than the mama bag (but you can see what’s in my bag for a C section here) and I think I’ve re packed it about 3 times now! I’m using a lovely big Stokke nursing bag to fit it all in and am probably packing more than we’ll need but better to…

Want to share this post?

Pregnancy : Third trimester essentials and win 1of 3 Pregnancy pillow sets

Now I’m heading towards the end of my pregnancy (38 weeks today, hurrah!) I thought I’d put together a list of my third trimester pregnancy essentials for anyone heading in that direction A nice smelling bump oil & pampering goodies – Okay, the second part may not be an essential as such but definitely something nice to have! So many…

Want to share this post?

What’s in My hospital bag for a caesarean section

This is my second C-section so I have more of an idea of what to expect this time round, and to be honest there are only a few extra additions because I am having a C Section rather than a vaginal birth.   The caesarean section essentials: High rise cotton knickers & over the bump leggings for going home in. You…

Want to share this post?

Pregnancy: 37 weeks with baby number two

  The end is in sight, thankfully! Much as I don’t want this baby to arrive before he is fully ready and done growing I actually would be happy if we could just fast forward the next couple of weeks! I am so over not sleeping and having no energy. The bump is gigantic, my waddle is pronounced and my…

Want to share this post?