I’m not someone who loves a bath regularly, as I much prefer showering, but when I do have a soak a little Lush lovely popped in there makes it worth it. Now that little Freddie has taken up camp inside, I am enjoying more baths to help relieve the aches and pains. I’ve ran out of my little Lush stockpile I got for my birthday so needed to stock up on some bath bombs quickly!

After I little trip to LushΒ this week, I picked myself up the Christmas Bathtime Favourites box (no longer available online). It came in a lovely, Christmasy box (put away to reuse next year!) and smelt great when I opened it, not that the hubby agreed and he made me take it out of the room immediately! πŸ˜‚

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I have been dying to try the Father Christmas bath bomb, so I ran myself a bath and popped it in. It smelt amazingly sweet and as it fizzed away the bath turned an unexpected shade of bright green!

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Once it had fizzed away I could turn off the lights (and stupidly noisy fan), light some candles and stick Dinner Date on the iPad (guilty viewing pleasure!) Bliss!

What are your favourite Lush products? Or are there any other bath products you couldn’t live without, especially when pregnant?

As always leave me a little note in the comments section below 😊

Becky xx

Today marks the end of week 19! That means tomorrow we’ll be half way through 😬

Baby is apparently the size of a Game Boy πŸ˜‚

I’m starting to feel little flutters/pops that I think is baby moving – can’t wait to feel more over the next few weeks! 

Headaches have been a problem this week so I’m trying to drink plenty of water. I’m trying to find a way to keep myself drinking more to help. 

While the sickness seems to have gone now (YAY!), I am still getting some pain and cramping. I’ll be glad to get to our next scan on 4th Jan and see little Freddie wiggling around again, especially as the bump is barely there at the moment (the bloat has massively gone down since my last bump pic!) We’ll be looking at buying things after this as I’ll feel better knowing that things are ok. 

We would love any tips for essentials we couldn’t do without. Leave a comment below to let me know your must haves for a first baby. 

Becky xx

I am a little addicted to Instagram and over the last few weeks lots of people have been baking and making some yummy looking Christmas treats, so I thought I would get in on the action!

 

Picture from google search ‘Christmas treats’ – mmmmm πŸ˜‹

 
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making fudge. It seems so easy to make and if you try and buy it from a pix and mix it ends up costing about Β£100 for 3 pieces! 

I searched for the easiest looking recipe I could, which turned out to be this one from the Feed Your Family for Β£20 website. It had to be easy as my last baking stint I went through last summer ended in disaster with a hospital trip and strapped up fingers (but that is another story! πŸ˜‚) 

  
So easy Toblerone fudge it was. After melting the Toblerone, chocolate and condensed milk in the slow cooker…  

  
…I added the icing sugar. Cue kitchen looking like a snowstorm – that stuff gets everywhere!! ❄️

I then had to stir every 10 minutes (not an exact science and I definitely may have had a little nap and missed some stirs! πŸ’€). After 80 mins it was ready to put in a tray to set in the fridge.   


  
Getting it in the the tray was a nightmare! A too hot to touch slow cooker + sticky unset fudge = burnt hands ands lots of swearing! But I did it and after setting it the fridge it doesn’t look half bad 😊

  
I haven’t tasted it yet as I don’t want to ruin the illusion. I’ve packaged it up to give as little treats to family tomorrow – hope it’s half decent! 

  
What Christmas treats have others made? I’m sure there will be plenty on offer tomorrow πŸŽ„

Becky xx

That is the question! This time of year there are so many sales, my favourites have to be Next and Emma Bridgewater, and I can’t help but spend! But is it always right to buy…?

Early pregnancy is so exciting. There is a little one growing in there and all you want to do is look at baby things (and freak out about how it’s going to come out!!), but then the little voice inside brings you back to reality. There are so many things that can happen in pregnancy, when is the right time to start buying things? I can’t resist a sale, but a baby related sale is even cuter!

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We had decided to wait until after our 20 week scan but I can’t help but look! I have seen so many nice things for baby to wear, play with and sleep/ride around in! But today scrolling through baby related things online, I decided that buying things isn’t going to change anything! Waiting 2 weeks to buy things isn’t going to change the outcome of our 20 weeks scan! So, I ended up buying a few things that we’ll need – hats and baby grows – and if I can resist I’ll wait until after 4th Jan… 😁

In non baby related sale news, the Emma Bridgewater sale starts tomorrow. My bank account may take a serious hit! Sooooo much that I want, but how much can I get away with without the hubby noticing? πŸ˜‚

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For others who are expecting or are already mummies, how much did others buy there little bump? And when did you start?

For those who are spendaholics like me – what are you favourite sales to splash the cash on?

As always comment below and let me know.

Becky xx

When you’ve been trying for a baby for a long time, all you focus on is that little person you can hold in your arms. I’ve heard lots about being pregnant but nothing can prepare you for it actually happening. 

There are so many things happening to my body that I just didn’t realise would! I recently watched a new vlog from Mummy in the Know about what she didn’t expect from pregnancy and it made me feel like I wasn’t alone in facing things I hadn’t prepared myself for, so I thought I’d write some tips for those first time mum’s who, like me, weren’t really prepared! 

1. You’ll feel like you have a hangover all the time! 

I don’t know if it’s just me but since about 8 weeks pregnant I have felt like I am going through the worst hangover, without the fun of drinking! Dizzy, nauseous, tired and like I just want to stay in bed! At 17 weeks I think it might just be fading, but don’t want to get my hopes up just yet! 

2. They’ll tell you 12 weeks is some magical, feel better milestone. It probably won’t be! 

“You’ll feel better once you get to 12 weeks,” says just about everyone. I can tell you that for me, it is a big fat lie! 12 weeks came and went and I was still sick all of the time. And by all of the time I mean morning, afternoon and night! That leads me to another myth…

3. You’ll get a bit of ‘morning’ sickness. Prepare yourself – the title is misleading!

Why is it called this?! I know lots of people suffer from pregnancy sickness at different times of the day but I wasn’t prepared for quite how much sick could come out when you are hardly keeping any food down in the first place! I also was told be lots of people that it was different to a bug as once you’ve been sick you feel instantly better – I DID NOT! I felt sick all day and even after being sick, still felt sick! It seems to have subsided now and I really hope it doesn’t reappear. 


4. Be prepared for all sorts of aches and pains that you can’t help but worry about!

I know later in pregnancy women often mention how uncomfortable they are, but I didn’t realise it would start so early! I have aches and shooting pains in my stomach regularly, which the midwife keeps telling me is normal, and shooting pains through my lady bits and bottom, which again the midwife doesn’t seem the least bit bothered about! I find sleep difficult and that is before there is much of a bump! I guess I should prepare myself for hardly any sleep though! Even though people tell you it is all normal and only growing pains, if you are anything like me, you will still worry! 

Don’t get me wrong, I am over the moon that there is a little person growing inside me, but I would just like to feel a little bit normal again! I hope that the next few weeks will allow that now that some symptoms are dying down. 

Anyone else out there who has found pregnancy to be different from what they expected? Any tips on feeling better? Drop a comment below to share your thoughts. 

Becky xx