Monday, 17 September 2018

FASHION: Autumn Maternity Fashion From Boohoo


With the morning getting cooler Iv been looking online for some lovely pieces to add to your wardrobe if your expecting a baby. 

Boohoo have a fantastic selection of clothing and here are a few of my favourites. 

Denim Shirt
Available in sizes 8-16 for £20.00




Mid Blue wash dungarees 
Available in sizes 8-18 for £28.00




Beauty and the Bump nightie 
Available in sizes 8-20 for £10.00



Striped long sleeve midi dress
Available in sizes 8-16 for £12.00



2 in 1 raw edge top
Available in sizes 8-16 for £14.00



Pocket duster jacket 
Available in sizes 8-16 for £20.00




Tie side jumper
Available in sizes S/M & M/L for £18.00





Stripe two layer nursing dress
Available in sizes 8-16 for £15.00



Tie waist tapered tailored trouser 

Available in sizes 8-16 for £16.00



Maternity fashion can be a battle ground, often high prices and limited styles. I hope you like some of my picks. 

Friday, 31 August 2018

PARENTING - Second Babies Are Naughty Babies

Second babies are naughty babies

I have come to the conclusion at 32 weeks pregnant that second babies are naughty babies. 

Why? Well you see my first pregnancy was pretty much in eventful in every way possible including the labour. 


This pregnancy however has had a multitude of twists and turns that I’m happy to be doing it for the last time. 

From severe morning sickness which lasted nearly 20 weeks, resulting in weight loss (not that I’m unhappy about that side effect) followed by my cervix being incompetent. The incompetent cervix resulted in it shortening and an emergency cervical cerlage being placed at 21 weeks. This was very uncomfortable and required a hospital stay and general anaesthetic, no baby Bradley your not making an appearance just yet. 

Admittedly at this point I had a good few weeks where I had some energy, motivation and I wasn’t being sick. 

Just as I was getting comfortable feeling semi human again I had to have my GTT at 28 weeks, my celebration ended at this point when I hit the third trimester and found it I had Gestational Diabetes. 

Ah the joys! No more sugar, limited carbs I feel like I entered hell. No longer could I stuff my face with cake when the hormones hit, this teamed with excessive heartburn, constant peeing and not having to check my blood sugar 6 times a day was truly crap. 

And let me tell you GD is no joke, diet is completely changed to keep baby safe and sugar levels regulated. Sadly my fasting levels are not stabilising so I’m now on insulin 4 times a day. 


Fingers crossed the last 8 weeks are a breeze. 

Sunday, 22 July 2018

PARENTING REVIEW: Summer days out with Kids Embrace

 

This summer we’re all about making lots of memories, it’s Autumns first proper summer break (she has just finished Year R) so we’re ensuring we make as many memories as possible. 

We started off our Summer with a trip to Staunton Farm in Hampshire, there are lots of fun things to do from donkey rides, feeding the animals, soft play and lots more. 
 
kids embrace car seat paw patrol chase
 
 
It’s a lovely, affordable day out. We chose to travel by car which is very convenient for us, Autumn was super excited as she got to ride in her Kids Embrace Paw Patrol car seat. It is part of the Friendship series and is a combination booster seat, it’s a stage 1-2-3 seat with integral 5 point harness to ensure children are safely secured on any journey from approximately 9 months (9kg) to 4 years (18kg) and can be used with a standard 3 point seat belt as a high back booster up to around 12 years. 
 
kids embrace car seat paw patrol chase
kids embrace car seat paw patrol chase
 
 
Autumn is 5 now and just hit the 18kg mark so she went straight into stage two, which is secured via the 3 point seatbelt. 
 
Autumn loves this car seat and so do I. It gives her good support for in the car, especially for when she nods off after a long day of exploring, she especially loves her very own cup holders. 

Autumn makes sure she says hello and good bye to Chase (our chosen design) which I think is very very cute and helpfully encouraged her into the car quickly before our journey.

They have a number of designs in the Friendship series including 

Cinderella in Pink and Blue 

It retails at £89.99 and in my honest opinion is worth every penny as it will last your child for a long time, making is extremely great value for money.

Presuming you used it for 11 years ( 9 month old to 12 year old) this car seat would cost £8.18 a year, or 68p a month, bargain!

 


You can find out more about Kids Embrace Here, and they can be purchased online at Amazon.


Aimee