Little Angels

We were recently sent some Little Angels Potty Training pants to try out with Emily. We are currently trying to tackle the dreaded potty training, and it is going a lot smoother than I first thought it would. I have had lots of comments about getting Emily out of nappies before baby arrives, and that’s not something we are really bothered about. I would rather her be comfortable and confident in the decision to potty train, rather than feel forced into it.

26 Weeks Pregnant [Baby Number 2]

Due Date: 28th June, 2017

Mood: It seems the further I get into this pregnancy the more anxious I become, which is something I really am struggling with. I lay awake at night, trying to get off to sleep but knowing that wont happen, unless I am absolutely shattered which only happens maybe once a week! I'm trying to stay pretty upbeat, but thats proving difficult. I find the further along I am the more I worry about labour, and leaving Emily while I have baby E. The guilt is crippling.

Playtime with Miffy

Emily is a big fan of bunnies, anything bunny related and she is sold. So it was no surprise to me when she started to watch Miffy on television when she made her little come back, and fell in love with her. You can often find Emily in her teepee - otherwise known as her hideaway. 

What Emily Wore

It feels like forever since I wrote a outfit post for Emily, but as she is getting older her outfits are becoming more fun, mainly because she loves to choose her own clothes these days, and god forbid I ask her to wear anything she doesn't want to. Emily recently got this peekaboo bunny top, which she has been obsessed with. If you are a regular reader you will know just how much Emily loves her bunnies. Anything bunny related and she will happily wear it, or have it. I also thought it would make the perfect alternative Easter gift, so I had to share it with you. 

Easter Nests

A toddler friendly Easter treat with minimal mess.

With Easter fast approaching, Emily and I have been getting our bake on. I have seen some really yummy recipes and ideas floating around, such as this tasty creme egg cheesecake from taming twins. Which I really want to attempt to recreate, while I'm a food blogger, I do love to cook and bake. So I thought I would share our really simple, toddler friendly Easter Nests with you. 

What Does Being A Mother Mean?

Mothers day is always a day I struggle with, for many reasons, one being that I miss the babies that are not here with me. Of course I am thankful that I have Emily, and that I am growing another baby, so I do try and embrace it a little more. Motherhood is tough, so recently when I was asked what being a mother meant to me, by Ollie and Leila, I spent a little while thinking about that.

25 Weeks Pregnant [Baby Number 2]

Due Date: June 28th, 2017

Mood: This week has been pretty rough, mood wise. I have been really anxious, but more so at night. Sometimes I don't even know what I am anxious about, but majority of the time it comes back to the same thing. I have so much anxiety about giving birth, my labour with Emily wasn't easy or straight forward, so that in itself is worrying. I'm also worried about leaving Emily, I have spoke about this numerous times, and it is potentially something I will blog about in more details, but I have never left Emily. So the idea of being away from her while I give birth is terrifying. I know that she is in good hands, and the person who will be watching her is a person I trust more than anyone. It's also a person who Emily has a really good relationship with. I'm just so worried about her feeling abandoned.

I Am A Mama Of Six #WeAreAllMums

This mothers day, Tommy's have launched a campaign, #WeAreAllMums. A campaign I feel strongly about getting involved in, as it is a charity so close to my heart. Tommy's is a charity that finds research into baby loss and pregnancy problems. They are running this campaign to raise awareness that even if a baby is born too soon, sleeping or miscarried, you are still a mum. 

Mother's day is fast approaching, a day I equally love and hate. While I feel so lucky to have a healthy happy toddler who shouts 'Mammmaaaaaa' a gazillion times a day, and another healthy little girl growing inside me. I always feel sad, like a part of me is missing, and it doesn't quite feel right celebrating. I think about the babies I lost, would they have been girls too? I personally can't imagine my life with 6 girls, but I am sure it would have been lots of fun, or would we have had a boy? Who knows. There are so many unanswered questions.

Keeping Your Home Safe

One thing we always struggle with, is home security. As a anxious person, it is something I often think about. We don’t actually own our property, so we can’t install a complicated security system, that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to make sure our home is as safe as it can possibly be. When you have a child, these things seem to become more important, and you think of it often. There are a few ways to keep your home safe, without actually making any changes toy our home. Here are just a few ways..

24 Weeks Pregnant [Baby Number 2]

Due Date: June 28th, 2017

Mood: My moods are up and down, sometimes I feel absolutely fine, other times I feel like a complete wreck. Luckily I don't seem to be suffering with antenatal depression like I did with Emily, and I'm putting that down to the fact I have Emily this time around, I can concentrate on her when things feel a little tough.

Teletubbies Clip-Ons

Emily has recently developed a huge love for Teletubbies, to be honest I think she has seen nearly all of the episodes on BBC iplayer now. I remember Teletubbies from when I was younger, although they have changed quite a bit since then. Can you believe that the Teletubbies are celebrating their 20th year anniversary this year!

Changing Bag Wish List

It dawned on me recently, with another baby on the way I am going to have more stuff to carry about - as if I didn't have to carry enough stuff already. So I thought why not have a little look for a new changing bag, changing bags can be quite pricey at the best of times, but I believe you pay for what you get. Before Emily was born I paid for a pink lining changing bag (I think it was between £60-70) but it is still going strong. It's worn in a few places but apart from that it works perfectly. 

Giving It Up For Lent

When I started to think about what to give up for lent, there were lots of things that came to mind, chocolate being one of the first things I thought of. I don’t think I could possibly live without chocolate, then it dawned on me, it might not be the smartest idea to give chocolate up, when I’m 6 months pregnant and suffer with such bad sickness. Sometimes chocolate can be the only sweet thing I keep down which gives me a little energy boost, and can you imagine the hormonal mood swings?

Emily At 2.5 Years

I have been meaning to sit down and write an update for Emily, for a few months now. I miss doing the monthly updates but sitting down each month to write about how much she has changed and developed began to get a little overwhelming. Emily has changed so much and has become her own little person. She is learning new things every day, especially when it comes to her speech and words we don’t want her to say. She has always been a real chatterbox, but lately, It is really shining through. The phrases and words are fast turning into sentences, and sometimes I sit there in a stunned silence, because of the amount she will say. She has a really good sense of humour and has an answer for absolutely everything. She often has me in fits of giggles with her response.

Picking Emily's First Bike!

Emily will be three this year, and she is obsessed with all vehicles. It started when she was younger, at first it was strictly cars and trains she was interested in. Now it is cars, planes, buses, trains, vans, bikes, basically anything that has wheels and goes, she is interested in. Emily has a scuttlebug, and a scooter, but it’s not quite the same as having a big girl bike, is it? I remember for my third birthday, all I wanted was a bike, with a seat for my baby – preferably pink with those little tassels on the handles. Now Emily is coming up for three, she talks about bikes constantly, and we have been thinking of getting her one for either her birthday or Christmas.

23 Weeks Pregnant [Baby Number 2]

Due Date: June 28th, 2017

Mood: This week has been hard emotionally again, I thought that the sickness was fading a little but apparently it isn't. It really bothers me that its effecting me so much, but there isn't much that I can do about it. I have tried getting out more, as I always feel better once I get outside, Emily is also so much calmer after I let her get out and run about. The only problem is I'm filled with anxiety when I venture out, as I'm worried about being sick all the time.

Garden Wish List

If it wasn’t enough that we are currently expecting baby number 2, we are also in the process of trying to find the perfect home for our family. Many people look for different things when they are looking for a new property, for us, we are pretty easy to please. All we want is a nice garden and a 3 bedroom house. A garden is something that we have never had, as we have always lived in a flat. While its frustrating, we are quite lucky that we live by lots of country parks, so getting out isn’t a problem. It isn’t quite the same as having your own garden though, is it? I want somewhere safe and secure to let Emily explore. With that in mind, I have been thinking about things I want in our garden, and with spring fast approaching, I thought I would share my garden wish list with you.

Tommee Tippee Complete Feeding Set Review

While having a baby is an absolute blessing, it can also be very costly if you have no idea what you really need for your baby. There are lots of debates about which way is best to feed your baby, but in all honestly, so long as your baby is fed and happy it doesn’t matter if its boob or bottle. I personally bottle fed Emily, and have every intention of bottle feeding baby E. So, when Tommee Tippee approached me, to ask if I would like to review the complete feeding set, I was super excited to see what exactly was in the set.

Matchstick Monkey [Review]

Teething is something that is a painful and long process for little ones, its also really hard for parents to stand by and see their little one in pain. Emily was a early teether, I remember her first tooth poping through when she was just 4 months old. As a first time parent I really struggled to know what was the right thing to do to help relieve some of the pain, and spent hours and hours googling what the best teething toys would be for her. With baby number two arriving soon, it has been something I've been thinking about again. 

Aden + Anais Review

When Emily was a newborn, the one must have item for us was muslins, I literally would not go anywhere without them. I was in love with them, the various prints, and the fact we could use them for so many different things – more about that in a minute. Emily used hers as a security blanket, and she still loves her one particular design ‘mussy’ as she calls it.

22 Weeks Pregnant [Baby Number 2]

Due Date: June 28th, 2017

Mood: This week was another week where I saw my mood absolutely crash. It's so hard to keep upbeat when all you want to do is sleep all the time, because I'm up all night being sick. I'm not sleeping during the day because I have a toddler to look after. It is really starting to take its tole on my mood. I saw the midwife this week, following my 20 week scan. Everything was fine with the baby, but I left feeling really anxious which isn't really how you want to feel when you have left a midwife appointment.

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