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#MaternityMemories The things I remember about being pregnant

#MaternityMemories The things I remember about being pregnant

With all the newbornness around me, I have been daydreaming back to when I was pregnant. I loved my baby bump so much. I miss it, incredibly. It's such a special time, for those nine months you get to feed, feel, hear and watch grow (from the outside anyway). So when George at Asda asked me what my #MaternityMemories are, I jumped at the chance. VIEW the POST

5 tips to understand the new shared parental leave legislation

5 tips to understand the new shared parental leave legislation

Did you know from 4 April 2015 both Mums and Dads can share the parental leave and make it work, best, for their family? I know legislation can look and sound scary, but I am sure you are already thinking about how it will benefit you. Or maybe you are like me, thinking this would have been brilliant when I was expecting my children. The Government information for Shared Parental Leave and Pay really breaks it down so it is easy to understand, it is definitely worth a read if you are expecting a baby after 4 April 2015. VIEW the POST

My memories of pregnancy

Many of my friends are pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant or have small children and it has been making me think long and hard about when I was pregnant and how life was a huge risk assessment. Don’t get me wrong, I loved being pregnant, but there were so many considerations and to be honest it hasn’t stopped now the children are growing up.

Seraphine: Block Nursing Dress

Seraphine: Block Nursing Dress

Seraphine sent me a very beautiful Blue & Navy Block Nursing Dress to review and try out with my post-pregnancy body (which still isn't quite back to normal) and I could see all the advantages that it would have given me if I wore it whilst pregnant. I love Seraphine products and I have a big wish list for items I want to purchase and Seraphine products are on that list, they still appeal to me even though I know they are for maternity/nursing women. VIEW the POST

How to Shop for the Right Clothes during Your Maternity

How to Shop for the Right Clothes during Your Maternity

This is a great post written by Tiffany Rose on how to shop for the right clothes during your pregnancy. I really wish I had had these tips when I was pregnant with my two. Pregnancy can be a funny time when it comes to clothes shopping, trust me…I’ve been there, done that! There is sometimes that weird overlap stage where you might be unsure if you should be wearing maternity wear or if you should just buy an item a couple of sizes bigger than you normally would…and if you’re a first time mommy like I used to be back in the day, you’ll find yourself super confused like I was. Well if there is one famous fashionista who has had the spotlight absolutely flood their nascent maternal life, it is the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Kate had her pregnancy announced on the 3rd of December last year and despite ...

Blood tests and birthing chat

As I mentioned on Monday, the midwife booked me in for more of my favourite things today: blood tests. Apparently the lab wouldn’t take my last lot of blood because the name on the label did not have an S in my surname, so I had to have more done today. I hate blood tests as you have probably grown to know by now, but it was an opportunity to see the midwife and have the appointment that I felt I’d missed out on Monday because I was so busy keeping an eye on Noah I didn’t concentrate on what the midwife was saying nor what was going on with número 2. Sorry bump! Turns out that the lovely midwife is friends with my friend Oriole, and by way of taking my mind off of having bloods taken, she mentioned that she knew Oriole (I’m guessing they’d spoken about me…