And it bloody sucks right? I was 0.5 over the BMI threshold for even being tested for gestational diabetes. I nearly declined the test (which was offered to me at 27 weeks), thinking it was pointless. Good job I didn’t eh? Gestational diabetes is, put simply: ‘high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears… Read More So you’ve got gestational diabetes…
By ‘Big Baby Buys’ I just want to clarify that I don’t mean, stuff you have to get if you birth a giant baby. I just mean the expensive stuff, the big ticket items. The stuff that you spend ages researching because it’s so pricey you don’t want to get it wrong! So we’re talking:… Read More Those Big Baby Buys
Ten years of adult hood. Crazy right? My husband feels genuinely sick every time I mention how old we are. 30 seems awfully close these days. And 30 feels like a grown up age. When you are a real adult who should have your shit together and know what you are doing with your life.… Read More Turning 28.
My gosh it’s a nightmare right? I would love to be able to wear a cheap maternity bra from H&M or a crop top style jersey thing that is all soft and comfortable and so easily available. But alas. With ‘the girls’ it is just not meant to be. I managed to get to about… Read More Maternity Bras for the busty woman.
Can we talk about cleaning for a moment? I know, I know. How old am I?! But there has been something of a cleaning revolution happening of late and I have kinda got caught up in it slightly. Mrs Hinch. You’ve heard of her right? She has inspired the world to spray fabric softener on their… Read More 6 Top Tips for cleaning if you hate it and you’re lazy (like me).
I woke up this morning to a pretty terrible news article which has shook me a bit. It is all about my local hospital, the one where I am due to have my baby early next year. In roughly 23 short weeks. I will link it here, though I must admit it pains me to… Read More Hypnobirthing and my plan for this birth.
*I wrote this at the end of last year – just after my miscarriage. It’s quite raw and possibly a little graphic. As you may have seen from my last blog post I am in fact, now pregnant again and I spent the first twelve weeks (and still now if I’m honest) absolutely terrified of another… Read More Expectant Management of a Missed Miscarriage
Hi folks! It’s been a while hasn’t it. Well, it turns out I have a bit of news. Tada! Excuse the PJ’s and mum bun. I am with child. Knocked up. I have a bun in the oven and I am pregnant with baby number 2. I am currently about 15 weeks and to be… Read More How to get a good nights sleep in pregnancy (plus – a cheeky £100 Leesa Mattress discount code!)
We were lucky enough to be invited to try out the new glamping tents a few weeks ago at the Knights Village at Warwick Castle. We have been and stayed in one of their wooden lodges so the Knights Village and the Castle were not new to us, but I had never been glamping before. I… Read More Glamping at Warwick Castle Knights Village
I spoke about how challenging I found the Easter break recently, but the big one… the summer holidays is now looming on the horizon. The thought is filling me with panic. I’m not ready. I don’t know how to keep a four year old entertained for 6 weeks straight. I just don’t. Help! I need… Read More Planning for the Summer Holidays