37 Week Gestational Diabetes Growth Scan…

So at 32 weeks pf this pregnancy I was sent for the Sugar Test because the baby was measuring 2 weeks larger..  … and was subsequently told I had Gestational Diabetes and have been pricking my fingers 5 times a day ever since and not eating anything – well, nice basically – to keep an eye on my blood sugar levels.  Today, at 37 + 2 I had a growth scan to give me an idea of how big of a baby we’re dealing with here.  I’ve been really uncomfortable since Sunday. Like, REALLY uncomfortable. Every step I take I feel like I need to pee again and I’m doing the […]

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When You’re A Punching Bag For The Kids…

Ah Parenting. So rewarding…….  This morning was one of those mornings I could do or say nothing right. Nothing.  They woke up around 7am and took down every single toy they possess and played a game for over an hour before I went anywhere near them.  I said Good Morning and told them it was time to go climb Mount Everest…. Sorry, to go downstairs for breakfast, that’s what it was….. but I may aswel have said the Mount Everest thing.  Que incessant whining.  “You ALWAYS ruin our game.” “You NEVER give us time to play with our toys.”  “It’s SO unfair.” “I HATE School.” I told them I don’t […]

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36 Week & Gestational Diabetes Update…

Ah the last month. Where time stands still!!!  Today I’m 36 + 2 and starting to feel like I’ve been pregnant for 100 years.  But my spirits were lifted slightly yesterday at my latest check up because it’s finally feeling like we’re near the end!  So basically, when you have GD they won’t let you go over because they don’t want the baby to get too big. “Generally” they will induce you around 38 weeks. So that seems to be the plan so far – which means 2 weeks to go!! Now, THAT sounds better!  It’s too hard for them to get anywhere near an accurate measurement of the baby […]

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WIN My Nametags Stickers & Iron-Ons…

Last year I reviewed My Nametags and ran a giveaway, and they have kindly asked me to do the same again this year. My Nametags are an Irish company creating fun sticker labels & iron – ons for kids. Your kids can pick a pre-set design or they can design their own labels! There’s loads to choose from. You can have a look here. I label everything. Do not underestimate how much stuff your kid can – WILL – misplace. It’s insane! I wrote this about kids labels last year – I genuinely have always used stickers and iron – ons for the kids. On everything. EVERYTHING. Lunchboxes, Beakers, School […]

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Another Week, Another Ice Pack…

It’s only January 15th and already the ice pack has been out twice.  I swear I didn’t need the thing for the entire year of 2017!!  Last week it was needed for the black eye incident… You can read about that lovely evening here.  This weekend the boys had one of their cousins over for a sleepover. They’re all around the same age and they just love each others company.  He was coming over on Saturday afternoon. I made the rooky mistake of telling them on Friday, so our Saturday from approximately 6.45am until 2pm went like this:  “What time will he be here?” “Is he on his way?” “It […]

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34 Week & Gestational Diabetes Update…

So, today I am 34 + 4.  On Wednesday I had my 34 week update. Technically I was just due a GP visit this week but because I was sent for the Sugar Test after week 32 and subsequently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes I was to go back to the Coombe to check on the toddler’s… – sorry, baby’s – … size.  Wednesday was one of those days in the Coombe. It was swamped. Mad busy. My appointment was at 11.10am and honestly about two minutes before my name was called at 12.35pm and the room was emptying I was starting to panic that my file hadn’t made it into […]

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New Year, Black Eye…

Ah New Years.  Full of hope and positivity.  New Years Day we had a relaxing day at home. Some of the boys cousins came over for a visit in the afternoon and then we just chilled out for the rest of the day.  Around the time I would normally have started getting them sorted for bed I went up to check on them, and they were playing together happily, both of them stripped down to their boxers but whatever, they were happy, so I said I’d leave them to it and get them sorted in a while. Sure why not!  Went back down to the sitting room where I discovered […]

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32 Week Pregnancy Update… 

So, up to now on this pregnancy I’ve had a lot of “You’re a nice size for your dates” from the Doctor/GP, and ,as a petite person who’s had 2 fairly large babies for my size I was starting to think “Ooh, maybe this one will be all small and dainty and be out in 3 pushes!”  Yeh that’s not gonna happen it doesn’t seem. 32 + 1 and I went in for my next check up in the Coombe. The baby is measuring 2 weeks larger than my due date. She smiled and told me in a jolly tone that it’s likely to be a big baby. Wonderful. She […]

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