Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Perfect Stocking Filler or Gift idea - Jealous Sweets

I'm not going to apologise for how long it's taken be to do this post because, if I did, all the coming posts would start the same way and that'd get very boring. Needless to say, getting sent delicious sweets just as your morning sickness kicks in and you can't eat Anything... torture is one of many words! 
The lovely people at Jealous Sweets were incredibly generous when they sent me 6 different boxes of their jelly sweets to try out. I can't say I had anticipated much from them, I mean jelly sweets are jelly sweets, right? Actually, no! 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

23 week Baby Update and Baby's First Haul

I had really high hopes of keeping you really updated throughout this pregnancy but I had no idea quite how much harder work this pregnancy was going to be (things weren't easy with Ethan's, but compared to this, eesh). As such I've already reached, and left behind, the half way stage and am only a few days away from reaching that all important 24 week mark which is amazing to believe (though plenty more time to stay inside and keep cooking little one, no hurry).

I don't have a bump pic, because I still am not a fan of the whole having my photo taken thing, but I will get one done soon. I spent most of the pregnancy desperate to get a bump, and now that one has blossomed in just a few, short weeks, OW! Turns out that having a bump is a lot more uncomfortable this time around, but it's also so lovely to actually see real proof that the baby is in there. Same goes with kicking, at my 20 week scan we found out that I had an anterior placenta, again, and that meant that it'd take longer until I got movements, which was definitely the case. But now that I'm feeling movement, it's come on so fast, no butterflies here, no little flutters, we've gone from the odd kick and prod to being able to see my bump move, all in the time span of a few weeks.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Ethan's Dream Lego home

Well, here I am, at last, to share another post with you. Except I got my dates mixed up and the last entry for this competition was three days ago, so we've missed out on a chance to win £150 of Toys R Us vouchers with Ocean Finance (here), absolutely gutted! 
I'll still share our post with you, though, as we were kindly sent the lego to make the house and Ethan loved building it and deciding which rooms he wanted included. Honestly, I can't believe we missed the date, I could cry! (Can we call this the first public episode of baby brain?)
But never mind, I think the house that Ethan built is fantastic and I'm sure you'll agree. I'll be honest, he did get some help from Daddy with the logistics, but it was based entirely around Ethan's ideas and the rooms he wanted to incorporate. 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The reason for my absence - A little announcement

Ok, so the title is misleading, the announcement is a pretty big one, but the subject of the announcement is rather small! You may have noticed that I've been very, very absent from the blog for quite some time, now, and I feel really bad about that but I've been so so poorly - I've been so sick, barely able to eat and have had little to no energy so it's been so difficult to try and get anything done. 
And this is the reason why...

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Adorable new Bing toys by Fisher Price - At The Entertainer

We were thrilled to be asked to review some toys from The Entertainer; as a toy shop I've frequented, even before Ethan was born, this was an ideal opportunity. We were asked to try out some of the new Bing toys which have been released to support the books and the subsequent TV series. 

These might, otherwise, have seemed a bit young for Ethan but he's grown up with the Bing books and loved the tv show so I thought he'd still really enjoy playing with them. As well as that Skye absolutely loves rabbits so I thought she'd like to play with them too.