Thursday, 24 July 2014

Baby Shopping Haul 20th July

A bit of a Mothercare mad baby haul this time! Their sale had some lovely bits and pieces which just so happened to be in Isla's size haha...

All in one, Mothercare £12 to £6...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What I Wore Wednesday - Mummy OOTD #1


I constantly feel like I'm dressing like I'm on a summer holiday, which is lovely but so hard when you've got an overheated, clammy baby attached to you too!

This is a a proper cheap outfit from yesterday...

Playsuit - Primark, £5
Sunglasses - Primark, £2

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tested Tuesday: Widgey Nursing Pillow

I first laid eyes on one of these Widgey nursing pillows at a baby group I went along to. They had a few of them scattered around and I popped Isla in one when one was handed to me. The first thing that impressed me about the Widgey was the firmness of it. I'd been put off nursing pillows because a lot of the ones I'd seen were quite flimsy...

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mummy Monday: 10 Things I Didn't Appreciate About Having a Baby

A mummy Monday topic!

Here are my top 10 things I didn't fully appreciated about having a baby...

Oh. My. Goodness. 

Time is a funny thing and your brain is a crafty character that stops you fully remembering the pain pretty soon after you give birth. I totally didn't believe the midwives when they laughed at me and went 'you'll forget it soon enough' as I was adamantly stating 'I WILL NEVER EVER DO THAT AGAIN'. But they were right...I am forgetting. I know it was complete and utter agony that I've never felt before and that I thought it would never end but I probably couldn't completely accurately describe the pain any more and I'm back up to wanting 3 children again. Maybe with some proper pain relief this time though!!!...

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Style Saturday: Isla's Outfits #1

Mon: Dress, Primark
Thurs: Dress, Debenhams
Sat: Dress, H&M

It's been such good weather here still so lot's of dresses, vests and just nappy time for Isley!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Foodie Friday: Favourite Meal of The Week #1

Sweet Chilli Chicken Salad

I love making this. Especially in the summer. It's a great, light, healthy salad which is filling as well.

Basically I...

1. Place chicken in foil and cover in sweet chilli sauce
2. Wrap the foil up to make little parcels with the chicken in them
3. Cook in the oven at around 180 for about 18-20 mins
4. Whilst the chicken is cooking, stir fry some of your favourite veg (I use peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes)
5. Prepare a salad with some sweetcorn and feta cheese
6. Cut the chicken up once its cooked and toss into salad
7. Dress with your favourite dressing - I love Pizza Express' Pesto dressing, yum!


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Topic Thursday: Colic in Babies

Colic. The word parents have either never heard of or the word that fills parents with fear! We've been struggling for over two weeks now with Isla in the evenings and one of the main explanations that keeps cropping up is colic.

Colic is a strange one in the sense that it provokes so many different opinions and advice strategies. it is usually defined as:
'excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed'

It affects up to 1 in 5 babies and is a poorly understood condition. Apparently it usually starts in babies in their first few weeks of life at stops by 4 months or 6 months at the latest. It's a bit strange in our case because Isla was 11 weeks old when it really kicked off (if it is colic!). She did have a few episodes at around 4 weeks and 6 weeks of uncontrollable crying in the afternoon but nothing like it has been for the past few weeks...