Baby Gift Guide and Useful Items for Mums

In 8 weeks time our new baby girl will be here. This pregnancy has gone so much faster than the first. Maybe it’s because I’m running around after a 2 year old. These past few weeks I’ve been putting together this baby gift guide and useful items for mums.

There are ideas of things to buy a newborn for a gift and also items for mum as well. I’ve been getting lots of inspiration by chatting to wonderful work colleague who is expecting her first in a few weeks, and also my younger sister who is also expecting her second child and due only 2 weeks before me. There are babies everywhere! Must be something in the water!

Baby Gift Guide

These are things that would make lovely gifts for a baby.

General Relativity for babies

Being a bit of a science geek, I couldn’t resist this adorable babies’ book. It’s a hard board book with wipe clean surfaces. Bold illustrations with simple words. Great for getting a head start on Science! Other books in the series include Rocket Science and Quantum Physics. The book also comes in a cute woodland animals cloth bag.

Stockist: The Secret Garden Book Co.

RRP: £7.99

General Relativity for Babies

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The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries: #5

Hello, here I am again with another Sunday pregnancy diary entry. Last week’s was all about organising my maternity leave through work. This week I had the pleasure of going to have a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) done as I’m at the 26 weeks mark.

I had one a couple of years ago with baby girl and the results were all fine with that one. As I’m writing this I still have yet to get the results back.

The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #5 - GTT

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The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #4

Welcome back to my next installment of The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #4. You can catch up with last weeks here. This week sees me at 25 weeks so only 15 weeks until my due date. To be honest because I’m having the baby at 39 weeks as planned the due date doesn’t mean much to me at the moment. Anyway as I’m at the 15 weeks point before my due date this week work needs to know what I plan to do.

he Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #4

With baby girl I left pretty early at 32 weeks. Partly because it was December and working in retail is hell at this time of year. Secondly I still had nearly 5 weeks of holiday to take which I took before my maternity leave started. Then of course baby girl decided not to come and arrived at 42 weeks. That time before she came I kept myself busy with blogging, reading and preparing for a new baby.

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The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #3

It’s been nearly a month since my last update. Now I’m at the 24 week stage.  Although I still haven’t seen my midwife, that’s not until the end of the month when I’m 28 weeks. I have been in to see a consultant. He went over the details of my last pregnancy with baby girl. It’s funny as I don’t remember some of the things he read from my notes about the previous pregnancy, I must have been out of it!

The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #3 - planned c-section

Anyway he went through all the options because I had a previous emergency c-section and came to the conclusion that the less risky thing to do would be to have a planned c-section. To be honest it’s a huge relief off our shoulders. I had a terrible time at baby girl’s birth due to the failed induction, so the safest for baby and I is to have everything planned.  View Post

Planning a Nursery for a New Arrival

I remember planning a nursery for baby girl, in our old house. Now baby number 2 is on the way and we are in a new house I’m going to start all over again. It’s a little too soon to find out what we are having, but it would be easier if it’s a girl due to all the girly stuff we have already.

Here is another one of my mood boards to give some ideas of what’s needed in a nursery.

planning a nursery

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The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #1

I have something to share with you all. I’m pregnant with baby b number 2! This time we got pregnant so quickly, in fact within a month of trying. Why couldn’t it have been this easy first time around?

It took us 3 years to get baby girl. We are so excited and I still cannot quite believe it, but then reality hits when my head is down the toilet for the third time that day.

This time I have been struck down by horrendous morning sickness. I have been sick many times each and every day for about 7 weeks. It’s tiring and draining, but I have found my inner strength from somewhere to get up carry on with work and keep everything the same for baby girl.

She has taken to holding my arm or holding my shirt when I’m being sick. It’s so cute. She will be around 2 years and 2 months old when baby no 2 arrives. I’m very pleased with that age gap.

 

The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #1

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