Tuesday, 25 September 2018

PARENTING: Hospital Bag list

At nearly 36 weeks I need to think seriously about my hospital bag. So here is my list. 

Do let me know if you think I need to have anything else you deem as a must have for labour. 



Hospital bag check list 

For Mum
Comfortable clothes
Nightwear
Slippers
Dressing gown
Comfortable underwear (disposable pants)
Maternity sanity towels
Nursing bra
Breast pads
Toiletries 
Hair brush 
Lip balm
Towel 
Facecloth
Support pillow
Music player (speaker) 
TENS machine
Phone 
Phone charger
Snacks and drinks 
Hand held fan


For baby

Nappies
Vests
Baby grows
Hats
Scratch mits
Muslin squares
Baby wipes (cotton wool)

Going home

Babies going home outfit 
Comfortable clothes for Mum
Baby blanket
Hat and mittens 

Car seat 

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.