Today I’ve hit week 24. Where has the time gone?!

I had been feeling much better over the past few weeks, apart from some ligament pain and trouble sleeping, but then at the weekend the dreaded cold struck!

Usually with a cold I’d dose up with meds and carry on with life, but with baby on board meds are a no go so dealing with a cold has been pretty grim! A couple of days off work and I am pretty much on the mend now but it’s been tough going. Baby has been wiggling around happily so he/she seems content enough in there!

Tummy is growing slowly. Honestly, it depends what I’m wearing, but I have a found a great dress in my wardrobe that makes me look nice and pregnant and would wear it everyday if I could!
Baby was the size of a Barbie doll last week and the size of an Atlantic puffin this week! Not sure how accurate the sizing is but love to see what random things will pop up next!

Image from Ovia pregnancy app

We have purchased a few things over the last few weeks. Here’s a some bits so far:

  • I had been considering cots in my last post and, although we found loads we liked, for now we have ended up with a second hand cot at £20. I plan to use some Annie Sloan Paris Grey, which is totally safe for babies, and buy a new mattress and bedding. We haven’t collected it yet but I like a good project.
  • As I’ll likely be combination feeding we decided to buy a Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine as we’d read and watched some great reviews and it was a great price in the Asda baby event.
  • I have also ordered a baby bouncer. I really wanted the M&P (think I have a bit of an obsession with them!) Starlite Swing but couldn’t justify spending so much when we have lots left to buy! So we decided to go for the M&P (surprise, surprise) Buzz Bouncer 

Nothing much else to report really. Lots more to sort, buy and organise, but we’ve got plenty of time right?!

Becky xx

 

…baby! We had decided we didn’t want to find out and we are sticking with our choice (even though I am curious!)

So we are Team Yellow all the way.   Cannot wait to find out in May. 

I was pretty nervous this morning and, as I hadn’t felt little Freddie move since my routine night time toilet trip, I couldn’t help but worry. Hubby kept telling me baby was sleeping but I’m sure it’s totally natural to be worried before a scan. 

When we got to the hospital there were already lots of people waiting and a sign to say there were system issues this morning and waiting times may be longer than usual. I didn’t mind, but my very full bladder did! After holding it in for what seems like days, we got called in and as the sonographer scanned we could see a little beating heart 😊

She talked us through each part in so much detail and I was amazed by the beauty of the spine and little foot 😍

   

 Although I only have a tiny bump, the baby is measure perfectly. Apparently I have strong stomach muscles holding it all in – I hope that means after birth my tummy will return to its nice flat state?! 

I feel like we can now start to think nursery and buying baby things. Exciting times ahead! 

Becky xx

Hello to all the new followers I seem to have accumulated over the last 2 days. If I’d have realised blogging about Lush stuff would cause such a frenzy I’d have included more along the way! 😊

For those who are new to the blog, get used to a lot of random posts. Yes some beauty will pop up, but at the moment a lot of baby related posts will also fit in the mix as it is pretty important in my life at the moment! Hope you enjoy a bit of my life and the randomness that lives inside my head! 

As its sale time and we are now officially half way through the pregnancy, me and hubby thought we would go and look at some prams! It’s such a big purchase that we want to get right, but honestly had no idea where to start. I’d love it if someone could just tell us which one to get! 

After looking in the Internet, talking to friends and stalking pram pushers in the high street to read the brand in the side of prams I liked, we had a few ideas on some we’d like to look at. 

We took a little trip to Toys R Us, Mamas and Papas and Mothercare, thinking Mamas and Papas would be a quick pit stop as weren’t bowled over by there products for the prices they charge! But we fell I love with one from their range 😍

The Armadillo Flip XT travel system. Amazing! We felt that at £720 for the bundle it was a good value sale offer for the spec. But we are total newbies so might be completely wrong! 

       
 
  
It seems so much more stylish (less alien spaceship type than some!) and better quality than others. Although I like the real, I think the navy looks a bit more classic and is hubby’s favourite too. I had originally thought I wanted a Silver Cross but the one we tried looked and felt very cheap. 

   

 
The ideal would be an Uppababy Vista and although we haven’t tried it, it seems perfect! But it stretches the budget a little too far 😬

So what to buy? We are leaning towards putting out deposit down at Mamas and Papas at the weekend unless something else pops up between now and then. 

Any recommends on great travel systems that are value for money but have great style as well? 

Anything we should definitely avoid? 

Becky xx

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 Lush 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! 😂

  

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!

   

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 😂

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