🌿 Now I wouldn’t be a typical Brit if I didn’t mention the weather… oh yes, today is the last day of 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 (officially) and so in comes the cosy nights & cold sunshiny days.⁣
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We had a very low key Summer this year, largely because I didn’t want to leave Rocky for long periods (as we knew he was very poorly) and the weather was pretty horrible. But we had some amazing 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 and cried a little… this photo is from our rather large adventure in the Peaks. The furthest I think I’ve ever walked and it was brilliant.⁣
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ğ˜žğ˜©ğ˜¢ğ˜µ 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 ⁣
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🍂 The leaves are starting to scatter… it can only mean one thing: Autumn is on the way! 

I handed my assignment in… now the waiting of whether I passed or not. It was my final one and so it’s worth 50% of the year. As you can imagine it’s pretty nerve wracking. 

A degree apprenticeship is harder than it looked. Not only do you study the academic aspects of a degree, you also do the apprenticeship side of things. Both have learning and assignments. That’s 8 a year!

On top of working full time and being a parent, oh and a blogger. Yes, it’s been a hard few years. But if we can all just cross fingers that I’ve got more than 40% on this last assignment - I’ll be so happy! 🤣

Now it’s done I can start looking forward to Autumn. It’s my favourite season and makes me so happy. I’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks… an Autumnal themed competition for one!

What do you love about Autumn? 🍂 

#mummyphotoaday ~ leaves 

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✏️ What a week…These 2 threw themselves back into 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 without any issues and completely smashed it! Isla has joined her big brother again as she started secondary school. She is still a bit nervous, it must be daunting having so many people in the year and it’s such a big school. Noah seems to have seamlessly transitioned into year 8.⁣
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They’ve been told they can leave their blazers at home, due to the 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲, but they’ve both worn them all day. 🥵 I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 already, not sweaty weather! Clearly chose the wrong photo prompt for mummyphotoaday! ⁣
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On another note I’ve been head down studying for my very final assignment for 𝘂𝗻𝗶. Deadline is Tuesday, so forgive me if you do not hear from me for a few days. I am so excited to finish, it will be one of my biggest achievements. ⁣
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How has your transition back to school/work or uni life been this week? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 

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🤸🏻‍♀️ Come and see a 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 of a gymnast by Isla! She wanted to show you the kinds of things they get up to in class and hopefully inspire some new, budding, gymnasts.⁣
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𝗚𝘆𝗺𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 is a brilliant club for children to learn a new skill. Not only has Isla been learning gymnastics but also confidence. She is a different girl to what started a few years ago, she loves going to class and absolutely loves the girls in her group.⁣
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I’m hoping Isla has got her level 6, which she is currently working towards. 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 week are every quarter where we get to see how close Isla is to the next level up. The girls love working towards the star of the week each class too! ⁣
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If you’re interested in Gymfinity then please use my code 𝗠𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from seeing Isla, it would make her day… 🤸🏻‍♀️ ⁣

Thank you @gymfinitykids for helping Isla with her confidence and gymnastics skills. 
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#prgifted Isla gets her lessons partially funded in exchange for us showing you what she gets up to.
We had a chilled weekend, the last of the Summer Holidays, no plans and just us. The kids still have a few days at home this week but we wanted to start getting in a good 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲: bedtime and waking up!⁣
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Saturday we went for a lovely walk after stuffing our faces at the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. The walk around the marina is so lovely, look at that 𝘀𝗸𝘆? ⁣
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Sunday we spent most of the day chilling at the side of another lake, Grafham. It felt very hot with little wind, the sun was 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁. We had a mini badminton tournament & the kids bounced on the pillow.  They love it there. I finally got to take Isla to see Barbie last night too: I was gutted the Barbie box had been taken down.⁣
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I do love weekends like this when it’s just chilled and there’s no rushing to get places. Now we have a couple of days to get back into a routine and prepare for 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 school. 😱 ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗦𝗸𝘆 & 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ⁣
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Tag Archives SPD

40 Week: Bumpometer

40 Week: Bumpometer

The infamous due date has finally come around and we are 40 weeks pregnant today, I cannot believe how quickly it has got here and how much faster this whole pregnancy has been this time around.This week I have had really bad tummy cramps and more recently I have had back pains too, I am guessing this is all a sign that my body is getting ready for baby to come and say hello. I have also been experiencing a lot of stinging pains - which I am informed is where baby is resting its head, so thank you little one. Its putting pressure on some nerves that is making it sting everytime I walk around, some steps more painful than others - along with the SPD it is a little bit frustrating, but I know it will be over soon. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow- but definitely within the ...

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The appointment went well, considering! I went in with the mood of not to be messed with, came out feeling like I hadn't been messed about - so that's a bonus! I firstly spoke to the midwife about my sickness bug, the cramps and tightenings I'd had all weekend. She told me the tightenings were fine and there are lots of bugs about so not to worry. Which is good, she said as long as I managed to keep liquid down, it's fine. My wee sample came up perfect, if I was still poorly from the weekend it would've flagged up, surely? I then proceeded to discuss my absolute disappointment in the lack of support from the physio and the midwives when calling them up about it. She told me she is going to personally write to the physio, explaining I've been trying to arrange an appointment and hopefully ...

Getting appointments during your pregnancy…

“With both of my pregnancies so far, I have found that getting appointments during your pregnancy are relatively straightforward. From the booking in appointment (at approximately 8 weeks) to all of my midwife check-up appointments (up until the due date), I have never had any issues seeing the midwife. In fact, I have always been very pleased with the communication between the midwives. Typically I have always had about 2 or 3 midwives throughout the pregnancy – this is nothing to worry about though as the midwives all share the responsibilities of their area. If you imagine the daily routine of a midwife can consist of pregnancy check-ups, hospital routines to delivering babies, it would be extremely hard work for just one midwife to cover all bases!” To read more go to the Talkmum blog: http://www.talkmum.com/2012/03/getting-appointments-during-your-pregnancy/  

SPD: The do’s and don’ts

SPD: The do’s and don’ts

I finally got a letter through from my midwife; not with an appointment for the Physio, but telling me I had to book it myself (the rules have changed apparantly) and a list of what to do and not to do throughout pregnancy when you are suffering from SPD. Here are a few of the main pointers from the midwife, some of which I do anyway: wear pelvic support belt use crutches to walk, if very painful reduce time you have to stand or walk. Don't stand if you can sit, don't sit if you can lie! take shorter steps when walking avoid straddle positions avoid standing on one leg do your pelvic floor muscle exercises (see PFF 'app' review) place a pillow between your legs when sleeping when standing, tighten your bum muscles together as hard as you can for 5 seconds. Repeat it 10 times a day, twice a day

29 weeks: Bumpometer

29 weeks: Bumpometer

This week there isn't much change from last week, I still have pain in the pelvis and I am feeling tired. I'm not letting myself slow down just yet though as I have so much to do. Still awaiting the physio appointment, but the midwife said to wait until 2 weeks and then chase it, fingers crossed something comes through the post tomorrow. Bump is very "bumpy" at the moment, every single movement feels like I am getting kicked into the beyond and looks like a section of Alien the movie. Not that I want to compare my baby to an alien, but you know what I mean. Why is it that everyone keeps telling me to get to bed early, I know I need to get to bed early, yet I never seem to make it to bed (to sleep) until at least midnight... then up at 7am the next day! How ...

The Midwife Appointment: 28 week check

Midwife appointment today, I always look forward to hearing bubba’s heartbeat, so it’s a very exciting appointment for me. Today wasn’t so happy, 2 words – BLOOD TESTS! I hate them and I had to have them today, I was unprepared, I didn’t have my chocolate fix for afterwards and I have spent all afternoon feeling a little woozy. Yes, call me a wimp.   This is from Noah’s pregnancy – I was 25 weeks here… Bump looks very similar this time around. The pregnancy is very similar too, the only thing that is really different is the pain in my pelvis! I have SPD 🙁 I have been referred to the physio and hopefully they will be able to help me… fingers crossed. I will let you know about that when it happens! The symptoms I am feeling are stinging pains and aching pains in my pelvis area, things…