Welcome back to the latest installment of New Mum Stories. This week I’m happy to share Nicola’s story from Mummy to Dex. Nicola tells us all about her baby led parenting style when it comes to sleepy time.
Over to you Nicola…
Finding your feet as a new Mum is totally and utterly overwhelming. No amount of groundwork could have prepared me for coming home with my new bundle of joy, feeling as if my vagina had just done ten rounds with Mike Tyson, completely exhausted after a long labour with the added pressure of trying to get feeding established and trying to do whatever I could to look after this tiny human. View Post
As I’m sure many of you with young children will know, PJ Masks is a fun cartoon that probably fills your TV from morning until bedtime! Well it does in my house! Baby girl is obsessed with PJ Masks and will dance around the living room shouting “Let’s Go!” At any opportunity she can. Last year we reviewed the Time to be a Hero DVD and also had the chance to share our thoughts on the PJ Masks Deluxe 16 Figure Playset pack.
When we had the opportunity to watch the new PJ Masks – Let’s Go PJ Masks DVD before it was released it made both our day. Yes I’m known to start humming the PJ Masks theme tune at work, it gets in your head! When baby girl had a cold last week we had the time to snuggle up and settle down to watch the whole DVD in one go.
Today I’m on the blog tour for Court of Lions by Jane Johnson. I loved getting stuck into this book and read it pretty fast! In fact I finished it just yesterday! Jane Johnson is a Cornish author so this added another dimension for me wanting to read it being from Cornwall myself.
Before we get onto my review, here is a little bit about Court of Lions.
An epic saga of romance and redemption. Court of Lions brings one of the great turning points in history to life, through the stories of a modern woman and the last Moorish sultan of Granada.
The Snuggle Time Winnie the Pooh Plush range is adorable. I have been a huge Pooh fan since I was little. I even used to play Pooh Sticks all the time. To be given the chance to view our thoughts on the new Snuggle Time Winnie the Pooh Plush range is an awesome opportunity.
Winnie the Pooh is a fictional teddy bear created by one of the best well-known authors A. A Milne. Winnie the Pooh was named after A. A Milnes son Christopher Robin’s teddy bear. As well as his other toys Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, Roo and Kanga who all make an appearance in the books.
The Snuggle time Winnie the Pooh collection from Posh Paws has been made especially for little ones to snuggle. Each character is soft, chunky and floppy, with delicately toned colours, perfect for cuddles.
The Snuggle Time collection comes in Small, medium (12 inch) and large sizes.
Here we are on week 5 of Living Arrows. You can catch up on last week’s post here : Living Arrows 4/53.
The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
The week started off pretty well, baby girl has been picking up lots of phrases and words. She recognises her favourite cartoon characters and goes around calling out Skye, Marshall, Gekko, Owlette! It’s so cute!
From Friday onwards and all weekend she has had a terrible cold and sore throat. She seems to have inherited the way a cold comes out in her from me. Whenever I get a cold I suffer with runny eyes and sore throat. Bless her she’s much better now, but Friday night she wouldn’t stay upstairs and wanted to come down to the living room. My husband and I stayed up with her most of the night comforting her as she was being sick and full of snot. I had about 3 hours sleep before I had to get ready for work at 5am.
Being 28 weeks pregnant and having to work a full day on just 3 hours sleep was challenging. I kept telling myself you are getting prepared for the sleepless nights when the new baby arrives! I kept myself going on chocolate, chips and cheese toasties at work!
Here is a photo of baby girl earlier in the week before the horrible cold arrived, her new favourite thing is to tip her toy basket up and sit on it, that’s when she isn’t trying to get in it!
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It’s nearly that time of year again – Valentine’s Day. The day to treat your special other half with gifts, love and affection. If you are like me, I find it hard to get a gift for my husband, he is always hard to buy for! So to give you lots of ideas and inspiration I’ve come up with this gift guide.
I have divided it into three segments – Men’s, Women’s and a Naughty but Nice section 😉
Men’s Valentine’s Gifts
Kicking us off is this Gold Aftershave. It smells gorgeous. Notes of Lemon, Bergamot and Lime. Heart notes: Geranium, Rose, Jasmine and Iris. Base notes: Patchouli, Cedar, Leather and Amber. A fresh, modern and elegant scent.