Travel

Dubai Dreams: Our first holiday as a family of four?

IT’S fair to say that me and Stew love nothing more than travelling. After uni we headed off for a year around the world, visiting some of the most amazing places and having crazy adventures together. We passed driving tests in the Cook Islands, slept under the stars in the Australian outback and waved at… Continue reading Dubai Dreams: Our first holiday as a family of four?

Pregnancy

38 weeks pregnant: Maternity leave week one and the last bump shot?

I CAN’T quite believe I’ve already had a week and a half off work – I’ve lasted 11 more days without going in to hospital than on my maternity leave with Santi! I haven’t stopped, but at the same time feel like I haven’t achieved much at all. I certainly haven’t been relaxing like I… Continue reading 38 weeks pregnant: Maternity leave week one and the last bump shot?

Pregnancy · Reviews

Hypnobirthing: When the thought of childbirth sends you to sleep

IS it possible to be so calm about the prospect of giving birth that you can drift off to sleep? Apparently so – or for the ever-chilled out Stew at least. With bubba number two due in just a few weeks, we decided to shun traditional antenatal classes (let’s face it, I couldn’t really fit them in around work anyway)… Continue reading Hypnobirthing: When the thought of childbirth sends you to sleep

Pregnancy

36 and 37 week pregnancy update: Baby showers and the end of work!

I feel like these past few weeks have been quite eventful, even though nothing major has happened. The first, fairly big thing I suppose, was that I decided finishing work a week early would be for the best. I’ve been getting home exhausted and had a few early shifts in a row, which meant getting… Continue reading 36 and 37 week pregnancy update: Baby showers and the end of work!

Our home · Parenting

Baby nursery ideas: Woodland, clouds and fruity themes

WHEN I start a project I can get a bit carried away (ok, obsessed), and the latest thing to take over my life is the new nursery. Stew laughed at me a couple of weeks ago when I said I couldn’t sleep because I was trying to plan the room. I can’t help it. I… Continue reading Baby nursery ideas: Woodland, clouds and fruity themes

Our home · Parenting

Crucial decorating considerations for baby’s nursery

When you’re expecting, along with antenatal appointments, scans and childbirth classes on top of your usual work and home routine, you somehow have to fit in an awful lot of baby preparation – and I mean A LOT. Shopping and planning can of course be lots of fun, as long as you don’t leave it… Continue reading Crucial decorating considerations for baby’s nursery

Parenting · Travel

Family days out in South Wales: Chasing bluebells in Clyne Gardens

THIS weekend we managed to catch the one sunny day to go out for a walk and explore a park I’ve wanted to visit for a while. I’d read that the bluebell wood should be in full bloom, and wanted to find the Japanese bridge, so it was off to Clyne Gardens between Swansea and Mumbles for… Continue reading Family days out in South Wales: Chasing bluebells in Clyne Gardens

Pregnancy

34 week pregnancy update: Restless nights and a “huge giant baby”

It feels like a lot has happened since my 32 week update, even though it was only a few weeks ago. Stew has run an actual full marathon, I’ve worked my last weekend shift, and Santi has moved into his new bedroom (and big boy bed!). We also had a very busy long weekend, consisting of toddler… Continue reading 34 week pregnancy update: Restless nights and a “huge giant baby”

Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes diet: Breakfast ideas

When I first found out I had gestational diabetes I immediately started googling what I can and can’t eat, but I didn’t find many blogs sharing people’s experiences. So I’ve decided to do a little mini series of posts about what works and what doesn’t work for me, starting with breakfast. It’s actually the most difficult… Continue reading Gestational diabetes diet: Breakfast ideas

Pregnancy

Pregnancy number one v pregnancy with a toddler

When you find out you’re expecting your first child you immediately want to wrap yourself up in cotton wool and protect yourself from the world. Sleeping on the bedroom floor of a toddler you’ve soothed back to sleep at 2am at nearly 34 weeks pregnant wouldn’t even cross your mind, and you’d probably give the death stare… Continue reading Pregnancy number one v pregnancy with a toddler