I really can’t believe I am writing a quick update saying that Bubs is now 4 weeks old. It really is crazy to think not long ago I was doing pregnancy updates. Now here I a with a 4 week old that I just can’t leave alone.

I am so in love with our new baby and I want to hold, cuddle, squish and kiss all the time. This is our last baby and I just want to make the most if every single second of him being a baby.

 

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THE LAST 4 WEEKS…

We have had a few ups and downs with his feeding but all is now great. At 4 weeks he wants 4oz bottles every 3 hours in the day and 4 at night. As of today Bubs weighs 10lbs 14 oz that’s a whole 1lbs 11oz he has put on in 4 weeks. The first week he lost almost 1lbs in weight but now we are defiantly on the up and the weight is just going on every weigh in we have.

Bubs is quite tall for his age and is now in 0-3 months baby grows due to being so long. He is however still in newborn or first size tops and trousers.

Little man absolutely loves him and like me doesn’t want to leave him alone. I have to tell him not to crowd Bubs as he gets in his face a lot.

one thing that the other half didn’t want is for Bubs to have a dummy. I however gave him one and he loves it. I gave him the dummy while the other half was at work one day. I had to own up due to Bubs crying for the dummy as he enjoyed it so much. I will try taking this away from him around 6 months old.

 

HOW ARE WE COPING AS A NEW FAMILY OF 4??

It feels really good. I feel like we have a complete family now and we are all so happy. Having a new baby comes with its challenges especially when you’re not getting much sleep. However I have to say it has been a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. Yes I am tired but nowhere near as tired as I thought I would be. It has also been a lot easier to spread my time between the 2 boys than I thought it would be. This is something I was really worried about.

I am absolutely loving being a mummy again and I am making the most of every second knowing our family is now complete.

First time out with both boys on my own to Tesco

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I was lucky enough to review this great pedometer. Something that is going to be used a lot in the coming weeks and months. After just having a baby I am now eating healthy to try to lose some of my baby weight. So to use this pedometer which counts the steps I walk, the calories I burn and the amount of time I spend walking it is going to really help me out.

 

ABOUT THE OZERI 4X SPORT PEDOMETER

 

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This pedometer has a 30 day memory and it resets automatically each night at midnight for you. When the data is reset each night the pedometer still adds up each days data for a total over the 3o days up to a total of 999,999 steps and the same in distance and calories burned.

This pedometer is intended for people walking, jogging, running a few miles or professional runners. It does not need to be clipped onto you in a certain way or facing upwards in a certain direction. It can be clipped  onto you belt or put away in your pocket and will still accurately recorded all data.

 

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This great pedometer is the most advanced on the market, it utilises the latest  generation in tri-axis technology to provide the user with super accuracy whether it is in your pocket or purse any position, up, down, flat or at any angle you may have it at. You can also set yourself a target with this fab device. So the pedometer tell you how many steps you need to make to hit your personal target.  It is so clever that it filters out any vibrations. It also will only start counting after it senses a sequence of steps that are continuous for greater accuracy.

The device is slim and small so it can fit into your pocket easily or there is a clip so you can clip it on clothing or on your belt. The screen is a bright LCD digital screen and is very easy to see and read.

The pedometer is powered with a lithium battery.

BELT CLIP ON THE BACK

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PRODUCT SPECIFICS….

Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.3 x 3.5 cm

weight: 36g

Battery: 1 CR2 battery

 

WHATS INCLUDED IN THE BOX…

  • Pedometer
  • Lanyard
  • Belt clip
  • Instruction manual ( which is easy to read and follow)
  • Mini screwdriver to change the battery with

The pedometer can be purchased from Amazon.

 

 

I’m a Mummy for the second time now and the other half is Daddy for the second time, however Little Man is now a big brother and he absolutely loves it.

Our Bubs was born on 15th September 2014 by elective C-section at 0941. It was the best day of my life joint with the day Little Man was born.

The day started early for us. I had to be at the hospital for 0700 on the 15th and with my nerves I was up at about 0500. I had a lovely shower, did my hair and make up. My Mum arrived to look after Little Man and then we were ready to go. I was so nervous and scared about having an elective section. I had before had an emergency section but I was sky-high on morphine and gas and air and don’t remember that much about the whole experience. This time was a lot different.

When we arrived I was told I was first on the list and would be going to have my baby first. In total there were 4 ladies there having sections on the 15th. I was glad I was first as it meant I wasn’t sitting around waiting all day and getting more and more nervous. On the other hand though I was shitting it.

I asked for cream on my hand so I didn’t feel the cannula going in as this was something really scared me. They put the cream on my hand and asked me to get changed. The other half also got changed into his scrubs and we were ready to go. It was 0900 and I was walking down to theatre and I could feel myself starting to get upset. I had requested my other half was with me all the way,So he then was allowed in whilst I was having the spinal and being prepared.

When I got into the theatre it was a very daunting experience and I was so scared and burst into tears. Everyone was so nice though and tried to put me at ease. It was bright, white, cold and machines everywhere. First of all the anaesthetist put the cannula in and didn’t feel a thing thanks to the cream. It was then time for the spinal. The lady told me the anaesthetic would sting like a bee sting and believe me it did it really stung a lot. The sting lasted about 10 seconds. I was then told to sit really still as it was time for the spinal. I didn’t hurt at all I just felt some pressure and then my legs felt really hot. I had to quickly lay down so The spinal spread out in my body equally. About 2 minutes later I started to feel really hot and faint and I totally panicked and felt sick. I hadn’t eaten anything since the night before however I was still sick but it was nothing really. One of the nurses had to get a wet cold cloth to put on my forehead which cooled me down a lot.

The anaesthetist then sprayed me to make sure I couldn’t feel anything where I shouldn’t and it was fine. I couldn’t feel a thing so I was relived it had worked OK for me. The nurses then fitted the catheter and they were ready to get bubs out. We were both so excited and just wanted to meet our baby.

It took about 10 minutes and I heard a sucking noise and was told that was my waters. I was so excited as I knew they must be close to baby now. Next thing I felt like a massive weight lifted off me and I knew baby was out. the other half and I both started to cry with such happiness and then we found out we had a beautiful baby boy. The other half went off to see him and one of the nurses then stayed with me and held my hand. About 5 minutes later after bubs had his vitamin K injection and was wrapped up the Midwife bought him over to me and I got to hold him on my chest. This is something I didn’t get to do with Little Man and it was so emotional. One of the best moments of my whole life. A moment no one can ever ever ever take away from me it was just perfect.

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I was shaking a lot from the spinal which is common so the other half then took him and had a cuddle. After about another 25 minutes I was wheeled round to recovery. I stayed in recovery for the next 6 hours. We  just called family and friends, sat and stared at bubs, changed and dressed him and fed him. It was just so perfect and so much more relaxed and calm. A mile away from my emergency section.

After being in recovery for 6 hours I was taken to the maternity in patients ward. It was then I got to see my Mum and dad and Little Man. Little Man was very over whelmed and didn’t really know what to think at first. As time has gone on though he absolutely loves his little brother and will do anything for him.

 

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Little Man has made me so proud of how he has been with his new brother. He has really shown what a super star he is.

I feel like our family is now complete. I have a partner that I absolutely adore who is also my best friend, and I have my 2 boys that make my world spin they are the sunshine in my life and are just so perfect. Couldn’t be happier

 

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Wow!! What a lucky Mummy I am to be able to write a review for the absolutely amazing Pink Lining Blooming Gorgeous changing bag. I love the range of Yummy Mummy/ Blooming Gorgeous changing bags and feel honored to have been able to receive the Blooming Gorgeous Navy Bows changing bag to review. I was so excited when the Pink Lining box arrived I couldn’t get it open fast enough.

BEAUTIFUL CHANGING BAG

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I am so in love with this bag. I had always wanted a Pink Lining bag, however Little Man was to old to need a changing bag by the time I was looking to get one. Now I am having baby number 2 next week I will be making full use of this bag. I already know it will be coming absolutely everywhere with us.

The bag is a cream background with Navy bows all over the bag. There is a pocket on the front which has a beautiful  daffodil applique design on it.

FRONT POCKET

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Externally each side of the bag there is a pocket with an elasticated top part so small things will not fall out. This is so handy just to put things in quickly if you’re in a rush. No need to open up the bag to put something in it.

EXTERNAL SIDE POCKETS

 

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The bag comes with 2 handles which are short enough to use the bag on your shoulder. There is a press stud so you can keep the 2 shoulder straps together and in effect make it into one handle. You also have an option to clip on a longer strap so you can out the bag over your buggy handles.

LONG /SHOULDER CANVAS STRAPS

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The inside of the bag is lined in the beautiful Signature Pink Lining which is easy to wipe out if anything is spilt. Inside the bag there are 2 insulated bottle holder pockets. This is so handy when going out. You can put hot water in baby’s bottle then make up a new warm fresh bottle for baby. No having to find somewhere to heat a bottle up for you. There are also 2 nappy pockets, Pen holder, Phone pocket and small zip pocket. This bag has so many useful pockets and so much space to put everything. We all know babies don’t travel light so the more space the better.

 

INTERNAL INSULATED BOTTLE HOLDER POCKET

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ZIP POCKET AND KEY FOB

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Included with this bag also comes a small Mirror. Every Mummy needs the check her make up every now and then. There is also a changing mat which fits perfectly inside the bag and a wet bag. The wet bag is perfect to out trousers or shorts or clothes that have become wet or had an accident on.

 

MIRROR

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WET BAG AND CHANGING MAT

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This bag is priced at £79 and for the fabulous quality and everything included and space in the bag I feel the price is really good. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this bag to anyone looking for a baby changing bag. This is more than just a changing bag it is a stylish, spacious, multipurpose handbag/ baby changing bag.

 

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You can check out all new from Pink Lining over on their Facebook page or Follow then on Twitter. All I have to say is go on treat yourself, do not hesitate to go have a look and find the perfect design for you and click BUY!!

So here we have it, our last weekend as a family of 3. We have a very busy weekend ahead of us children’s parties, football matches and takeaway with the family.

I want to spend as much time with Little Man as I possibly can. Doing what he wants to do and making him know he is very much still going to get lots of attention.

When baby number 2 is here I am going to make sure I involve Little Man as much as I possibly can. I want him to still feel wanted and involved.

I am really looking forward to spending this last weekend with my amazing other half and beautiful Little Man. I love them both with all my heart and soon will have another little one to love too. We are all really excited about the new arrival and there will be news really soon.

WATCH THIS SPACE xxx

For a long time now I have had an Ipad case which you have to take the Ipad out of to use it. I had been looking to buy one where you can keep it in the case whilst using it. This is when I got the chance to review one.

 

IPAD case

The case I received to review was the rotating 360 PU leather case and screen protector. I absolutely love this case, it is so easy to use and is fantastic due to the fact you can stand it up if you wish to watch something on your Ipad such as a film. You can also access all ports and buttons plus the camera whilst the Ipad is in its case. No need to take it out and risk dropping the Ipad on the floor.

 

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About the case…

  • Protects the device completely.
  • Front cover used as base for stand.
  • Access to basic functions on your Tablet.
  • Can be adjusted 360° for viewing in both landscape and portrait style.

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Do you have a Credit Card or loan? A lot of us these days have Credit cards or loans, Is your credit card to use every month on clothes, shoes, handbags or nights out or paying bills or do you have it there just in case of an emergency?

Personally myself I have never been one to have a credit card just to use when I am a bit short of cash and want a new pair of shoes or if I fancy a shopping trip. My credit card has always been there in case I need it in an emergency.

In an emergency: Credit Card

 

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To me in an emergency means one thing, something you can not afford but simply you have no choice but to buy it. So for instance I mainly see mine as a safety net when going abroad. If anything was to happen whilst away, such as emergency medical care was needed, new flights needed booking due to missed flight coming home etc. I have that safety of knowing my credit card could pay for it should I need it. I never ever go abroad without taking it with me.

Something else that I would Class as an emergency would be if your boiler was to break down or you needed to repair your car that you rely on to get to and from work.

When you have a credit card I believe you have to be very disciplined with yourself. It is so easy to just reach out for the card when you fancy something nice, you can soon find yourself using it all the time.

 

In an emergency: Loans

 

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Something else you can use instead of a Credit card would be a loan. Personally myself I think a loan is more strict than a credit card. So if you find yourself in an emergency situation a loan may be more suited to you.

Unlike with a credit card, a loan has to be paid back each month for a set amount of time agreed at the start of the loan. With a credit card you can end up paying the minimum each month and paying nothing off it. With the loan you have to pay the amount agreed each month for the full term agreed. Some loans also allow you to over pay. With a loan you know that each month what you pay off is paying the loan off though and not just interest.

It all depends on you and how strict you can be on yourself and what is best for you at the time.

37 weeks I am officially classed as full term and I couldn’t be happier. Since 30 weeks the pregnancy has flow by and I can’t believe we are now here at full term. As I’m having a planned section though I do hope baby hangs on in there till my c-section date arrives.

I can not wait to see if were having a boy or girl and who baby looks like. Little Man is so excited he says he’s going to feed/change and put baby to bed, so looks like ill be able to take it easy he he.

I feel like this pregnancy has been a lot harder than my 1st with Little Man. I have had loads more sickness, I’ve not been able to sleep or get comfy for weeks. I know when baby is here I’ll get more sleep as I shall be able to get comfy in bed rather than tossing and turning and huffing and puffing all night long.

At the moment I can’t even walk up the stairs without having to stop. If I don’t stop I get to the top and am so out of breath I have to sit down.

I have been getting a lot of shooting pains right at the bottom on my belly this week. Midwife has since told me baby’s head is now engaged. Which is exciting but also scares me a lot.

I decided to change the Pregnancy linky to Pregnancy, birth stories and baby diaries. This is due to a few of us nearing our due dates.

 

Morning Ladies,

This weeks pregnancy linky. As a few of us are nearing our due dates, Please link u any birth stories or baby diaries.

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