Elegant Pregnancy Jewellery – The Harmony Ball

Pregnancy is a truly special time. I remember feeling so happy and content during both of my pregnancies. I do wish that at the time I had found some elegant pregnancy jewellery like the Harmony Ball to wear to help me look my best. My first pregnancy was all about relaxation and keeping myself calm for the baby’s development. Especially…

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Thank You To My Midwives

Eight months on, I’m now beginning to look back and reflect on the birth of my second daughter. The support my midwives gave me throughout my pregnancy was second to none. My dad was battling cancer throughout my pregnancy and sadly he passed away three days before I gave birth. This post is to say thank you to my midwives,…

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Who You Are Is What Counts: 5 Steps to Maintaining a Positive Body Image During Pregnancy

For many women, becoming pregnant is a joyful occasion full of excitement. For others, it can be easy to fall into the self-deprecating psyche that results in a negative body image. For nine months, your body will undergo many changes, some of which can be difficult to deal with, not to mention the length of time it takes to get…

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Birth Story Number 2 – A Planned C-Section

This time around my birth experience was going to be better. Planned. Calmer. Better for all of us. You can catch up here with my first birth story with baby girl. Planning the birth started nearly 5 months previously. I saw a consultant who went through all the risks of a VBAC with me and we both came up with…

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Explaining to a two year old they are getting a sibling and how to prepare

Before the baby arrived we decided that we were going to get her some presents from her baby sister. She’s not a girly girl so not into dolls, but loves music so we got her a toy keyboard to play on. I wondered at the start how hard it was going to be explaining to a two year old they…

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New Mum Stories: Adventures With J

Welcome back to another installment of New Mum Stories. This time Laura from Adventures With J shares with us her story on becoming a mum and the struggles with breastfeeding. Over to you Laura…. When I first became pregnant I found the idea of breastfeeding very uncomfortable. It wasn’t something I had really thought about before but my initial considerations…

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The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #6

Welcome back to The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #6 – I know it’s been a while since I’ve done one of my Sunday Pregnancy Diaries entries but life has just been so busy. You can catch up here with entry #5 I’m all finished work now and start my maternity leave from today ( I’ve been using up my annual leave…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #2

How will I cope with a baby and a toddler? I have many questions on how to cope with a baby and a toddler and here are a few to start with. Baby girl will be 2 years 2 months when baby number 2 arrives. How will I manage? You see Baby girl is a little live wire. She’s into…

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Make Going Back To Work Tear-Free After Maternity Leave

You won’t believe how quickly the time goes after you have your newborn. It feels like you are pregnant forever, but when your baby arrives, the time can zoom by. After all, you are getting to know your newborn and trying to adjust to your new life. By the time you manage to get into some form of routine, it’s…

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New Mum Stories: Savings 4 Savvy Mums

Hello and welcome back to New Mum Stories, this week we hear from Eleanor over at Savings 4 Savvy Mums. Eleanor shares with us her story of becoming a mum which I have to say sounds a little like mine – overdue, induction, epidural… Over to you Eleanor… The long awaited arrival arrived – with a bit of help! After…

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