We were lucky enough to be selected as an #AsobiAmbassador for August! We were asked which set from the fabulous Calafant range we’d like to review, and given the chance to give a set away too (read on for more info on that!). Calafant offer a range of 100% recyclable models which are fun and easy to build! They’re lightweight cardboard models which are strong enough to be played with!
Like many pregnant woman, I have turned to reading blogs, pregnancy magazines and books to read about other women’s experiences of pregnancy. This might not be my first pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need a little reassurance that my heartburn, crying and aches are normal!
Yes, I’m still here. 40 weeks, and no sign of baby yet. So, I decided to start experimenting with ways to bring on labour.. do any work?! Here’s my (not very scientific) findings from our “experiments”.
This is a bit of a vent, and if you’re easily offended stop reading now. Seriously though, why can’t people be nice? Why do we live in a society where although publicly people condemn bullies (of all sorts) there are some who then think it is acceptable to do exactly that behind the guise of an anonymous account. This is surely the worst kind of bully?
Tomorrow is my due date.. I am tired, I am huge, I am excited, I am torn between looking forward to baby arriving, and the fear surrounding the impending arrival. Babies don’t often arrive on their due date, so I am settled into the thought that we will be waiting a little while longer, I am determined to get all the boring little jobs done today, just in case.
If you are rhesus negative, you’ll know all about the anti-d injections you’ll receive during and after pregnancy to protect subsequent pregnancies from rhesus disease, (you’ll know after your booking bloods have been done!). It’s usually quite straight forward, and I don’t think much of it, though this pregnancy we’ve had complications of positive anti-bodies which thankfully have disappeared. However, after a rather silly but quite heavy bump to the bump on Friday, I realised I would need to explain to the midwife what had happened, as I remembered vaguely being told that I’d need anti-d after a bump to the bump..
Summer Holidays, they either fill you with doom or excitement! Personally, this year I am feeling a bit of both as I am waddling around like a whale out of water – currently 39weeks pregnant! I don’t have the energy to dash out on long days out, especially as the weather has been HOT!! So, we’re going to prove that you can have tons of summer holiday fun, on a limited budget and mostly from your home!
I found myself typing “how to bring on labour..” this evening.. it’s not that I don’t want to be pregnant anymore – in fact I will miss it when I’m not! It’s simply as I’m a bit bored of not being able to bend forward to pick up the toys off the floor and having constant reflux at night…
I have written multiple times about my struggles to keep my breasts comfortable during the last months of pregnancy! I’m 38 weeks pregnant now and so comfort is at the top of my priority list, although I confess I still want to look nice too! The lovely people at Bravado sent me their new Confetti bra in fawn to review, the Confetti Nursing bra is available in black, fawn, or purple and is priced at a very reasonable £26.00!
Gifts for a Mum to be, may require a little thought, suddenly you can’t buy her that bottle of wine she likes and you know she’s said she’s off chocolate! Many people turn to just buying for the baby, and that’s lovely, but my fondest memory of having my first son was the bunch of flowers my brother in law arrived with – it was a simple bouquet but it really did remind me that I was as important as a new Mum as our new arrival! I’ve been quite spoilt this pregnancy, and received some lovely gifts which have made me feel super special! So here are my top super special gift ideas for Mums to be!