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Motherhood | The first chapters of life

Motherhood. No one can prepare you for it. No matter how many websites you read or how much advice you are given you can only be told about experience. Each baby is unique and only the minority are text book babies. I remember being told that having a ‘good baby’ is sleeping through the night at 6 weeks. After ample research it turns out babies shouldn’t sleep through the night and if they do you are most likely over feeding them. Babies should wake every 2-5 hours  ...

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Keeping Evelyn Warm | Love To Dream Swaddle Up

The weather has been pretty frightful recently especially the week after Evelyn was born. We daren’t take her out in the thick snow so we stayed inside wrapped up. With a new born, rooms are meant to be kept between 16c and 20c. The heating is all well and good but with the weather It can be quite costly. We managed to keep the temperature at around 19c, not too hot but not too cold. However, with a vest and sleep suit this still is not warm enough for a new born. They need something  ...

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Pamper time with The Natural Spa Factory

Finding time to relax and take some me time back is just not happening at the moment. I long for the monthly spa days and the bi-weekly nail appointments. However, I still wouldn’t change what I have instead. Natural Spa Factory have been so supportive and lovely throughout my pregnancy and when they heard about this they sent me over some products to help have that spa time at home. So with Evelyn down for the night the relaxing begins. I think it is so important to make time for  ...

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Sleepyhead Pods | Are They Worth The Hype

I want to start off by saying something outright…. I hate Moses baskets! They are big, bulky, ugly …. there is not one thing about them I like! However don’t judge me just yet! I wanted to find an alternative to lugging a Moses basket about the house that didn’t include having a swing crib by the bed and Moses basket downstairs. I wanted portable… I wanted something easy… I wanted something almost necessary! I have a Moses basket for night-time sleeping.  ...

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Mother’s Day with Personally Presented

Mother’s Day is just 7 days away and this year it’ll be my first! (excited squeals) I always remember spending Mother’s Day with my mum whether it be picnics in the back garden or a trip to the zoo etc, just spending the time together on that day was always so special. One thing I always remember is getting her something extra special. I don’t know why but for me, Mother’s Day is all about the sentimental things, it’s not just another day for a  ...

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Evelyn Naomi Ritson

To be honest I thought I would still be here still writing a 40/41 bump update blog post feeling very uncomfortable and whiney. Today would have marked the 41 weeks pregnant mark but instead it marks the “I’m one week old mark”. Say hello to Evelyn Naomi Ritson, born 19th February 2018 at 21:40 after just 7 hours labour. She is absolutely perfect and the most joyful bundle ever. Birth story coming soon.

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Six Things I Bought When I Found Out I Was Pregnant

I was nervous to tell Phil. I wondered how he would react but also quite excited, I mean we had been trying but this news was huge. How I told him would be the key to everything. It had to be perfect and a real surprise so what better time to tell him than Fathers Day. There were so many things I knew I had to purchase when we did find out we were pregnant, but here is our first 6; 1 The first thing, quite literally, was Pregnacare! Although we had been trying I was quite shocked just how  ...

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Update: 34-38 Weeks

Something to tell you… I have been so sensitive the last few days. There hasn’t been tears so to speak but very emotional conversations with Phil and lots of deep thinking. Life is about to change and I am freaking out. 38 Weeks- I can’t believe it is here already. I seem to start every bump update like this, but, setting yourself little mini milestones make it so so much easier to get through the last trimester. I have had 2 growth scans the last few weeks and going for a  ...

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My Maternity Leave and Why not everyone agrees

Since finding out I was pregnant I have found that everyone likes to give you their opinion especially when it comes to maternity leave. All mothers will tell you this. They will tell you of all the conflicting opinions that were shoved down their throats and all the ‘you must’ ‘s and ‘you shouldn’t’, it is a constant stream of finding your own footing, particualry when you are a first time mum. In this respect I’ve learnt to agree and then when no  ...

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25-33 Week Update

33 weeks, I can’t believe It’s here already. This pregnancy has absolutely flown by and now I’ve hit the final seven weeks. I am so excited. Although the third trimester has bought heart burn and discomfort this baby girl is the most active little thing and is so ready to meet us. I’ve been slowly getting more and more tired as the weeks are going by yet sleeping is getting less and less, any tips for comfy side sleeping would be much appreciated. Before now it felt  ...

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