Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Cherry Diva Jewellery

I saw Cherry Diva on twitter and couldn't believe the prices of their jewellery! It's so reasonable compared to places like Topshop etc, whose necklaces are fab but super overpriced.

I thought I'd just get one necklace to see what their quality was like but I ended up buying three and a pair of earrings, all for £26!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Meet Baby Knott!

Welcome to the world Isla Amelia Knott!!!

Born on Thursday the 17th of April at 16.01, after a 16 hour labour, weighing 8lbs 11ozs.

She arrived a week early and totally took us by surprise. We were just off to bed night around midnight and my waters went! I was in denial and tried to convince my husband I'd just peed myself for the first time haha.

Can't believe how much we love her already :)

Birth story coming soon!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Pregnancy OOTD 16th April

Maxi Dress, H&M. Shirt, husbands! Flip Flops, Franklin & Marshall. Necklace, Tiffany & Co. Watch, Michael Kors.

Was feeling super casual today and am seriously running out of things to wear! The weather has thrown me off too because all my pregnancy clothes are geared towards colder weather...

Pregnancy Pampering

I got it in my head quite early on in my pregnancy (after being advised by a few people) that I'd want to book a hair and nails appointment quite close to my due date so that I'd feel a bit pampered and less self conscious giving birth. I think it's purely a psychological thing with me to be honest! I think if your hair and nails are looking good, you feel a bit more ready to face what the world throws at you haha.

Only problem was with having moved to the area just two and a bit weeks ago, I had no idea where to go! Unfortunately I picked a bad salon to begin with for my hair and ended up having to rebook in at a much better salon where I'd decided to get my nails done anyway. So it ended up costing a bit more than I wanted but the place I went to in the end was fab.

I got my hair cut and coloured to a blonde a bit darker than my natural blonde colour - fancied a change! ...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Week 38 Pregnancy Update

How far along? 38 weeks

Maternity clothes? Living in leggings and H&M maxi dresses due to nice weather!

Stretch marks? Still nope

Sleep: Rubbish! Very uncomfortable now

Best moment this week: Finishing nursery (will do seperate post!), going for a swim :)

Worst moment this week: Freaking out about actually giving birth haha

Food cravings: Nothing in particular. Sweet things

Miss anything? Family and friends still :(

Movement: Squirming and shuffling

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really

Gender: Secret :)

Labour signs: Nope, still just the braxton hicks 

Symptoms: Less movement but feel bigger and seems less room in their for baby. Braxton hicks. Bad cramp in groin and legs. Nausea

Belly button in or out? Flat

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy but scared!!

Looking forward to: Meeting baby Knott!


The TMI Tag

Thanks Lil Mama Suzi for nominating me! Finally found the time to do this... 

1. What are you wearing?
Maternity leggings, Black vest top and comfy H&M White waterfall cardi. Oh and slipper socks, beautiful!

2. Ever been in love?
Yep. Especially with my amazing husband, child-to-be and my cats!!

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
Wouldn't say really terrible but all break ups are hard one way or another aren't they?

4. How tall are you?
5’6 (and a half haha)

5. How much do you weigh?
Not a clue these days...far too pregnant for that chat!...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Chicco Next To Me Bedside Crib

I've finally tracked a Chicco Next to Me Crib down!!!!

I've been looking for this bedside crib everywhere for the past 3 weeks. Nearly all the other ones I looked at (NCT Bednest, Troll, Snuzpod, Babybay) were out of our budget or just not quite suitable when we saw them in real life.

The Chicco Next To Me bedside crib is £149.99 which is really reasonable compared to the others and has loads of fab reviews. It's easily transportable and can be used as a stand alone cot too. Watch the YouTube video on it's features:

I think it only came out at the end of last year and pretty much sold out everywhere in the UK. Chicco admitted on their Facebook page that they had seen overwhelming demand and that they were working to get stores back in stock as soon as possible...

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Pregnancy OOTD 12th April

Top, Forever 21. Leggings, Blossom Mother & Child. Cardigan, H&M. Studded Pumps, Topshop. Necklace, Tiffany & Co. Earrings, Forever 21.

Feeling summery again today but have a severe lack of spring/summer things that I can wear at this stage of pregnancy!! I love the detail on the neckline of this top. Can't believe it was only around £10, bargains!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Pregnancy Blog Favourites

A few of my regular blog reads!

Now that I'm on maternity leave I'm finding more time to actually sit down with a cup of tea and catch up on lots of lovely pregnancy/mummy blogs that are out there...that won't last long though with this little ones arrival becoming closer by the day!

Packing Hospital Bag for Labour!!

Whats in my hospital bag for labour (well roll-along small suitcase!)

- Asda Little Angels disposable maternity briefs £1.34
- All my essential make up and toiletries and a few pampery bits for that first shower afterwards!
- My Dreamgenii pillow - in case we're there for a couple nights or need to be induced
- hot water bottle, heat helps with my Braxton Hicks so hoping it will also help with the real contractions!...

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Mum To Be Bounty Pack

I had my first midwife appointment in our new area today and got given a Bounty Mum To Be pack at almost 38 weeks pregnant haha.

It's huge compared to the first one! I think this one was more of a generic one compared to the one I got at my booking appointment because the first one had more local leaflets and information in it...

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Week 37 Pregnancy Update

How far along? 37 weeks

Maternity clothes? Got a few non maternity bits that fit now (surprisingly!) and will fit after baby arrives - 2x tops 2x dresses and a Green cardi (feeling spring like!). Also got my hospital going home outfit, eeeek!!!!

Stretch marks? Still nope

Sleep: Getting even worse. The peeing has stepped up a gear too!

Best moment this week: Going back to London for my friend's engagement party

Worst moment this week: Stressing out about house and nursery decorating. Having a breakdown over not being able to find the bedside cot I would like in stock anywhere!

Food cravings: Still fanta

Miss anything? Family and friends :(

Movement: Lots of squirming around

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really

Gender: Secret :)

Labour signs: Nope, still just the braxton hicks 

Symptoms: Lots of movement. Braxton hicks. Back pain. Cramp in groin and left leg a lot. A lot more peeing!

Belly button in or out? Flat

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy but anxious

Looking forward to: Having the house completely sorted and ready for baby's arrival and visitors!


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Week 36 Pregnancy Update

How far along? 36 weeks

Maternity clothes? Just wearing the usual things over and over. Leggings all the way now!

Stretch marks? Still nope

Sleep: Still pretty bad. I do have my dream genii pillow now but I'm getting quite a lot of bump and groin pain in the night, lovely!

Best moment this week: Having my mum here to stay and help with move 

Worst moment this week: Having to move to Portsmouth from London :(

Food cravings: Still fanta

Miss anything? London!!!!

Movement: Lots of squirmy and violent movements that feel a bit like stabbing pains

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really

Gender: Secret :)

Labour signs: Nope, still just the braxton hicks 

Symptoms: Lots of movement. Braxton hicks. Back pain. Cramp in groin and left leg a lot. 

Belly button in or out? Flat!

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy (apart from being in Portsmouth) but uncomfortable

Looking forward to: Getting the nursery sorted