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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Christmas On Netflix…

Who doesn’t love snuggling up in their pyjamas with lots of goodies watching family movies over the Christmas break!  We do!  Here’s some festive movies we’ve been watching or will be watching this Christmas on Netflix.  Arthur Christmas  When one little girls’ present gets missed on Christmas Eve, Santa’s son, Arthur, sets out on a mission with his Grandfather to get the present to her and save the day with only 2 hours to spare before morning. A lovely, fun, heartwarming movie.  Miracle On 34th Street  What’s not to love? The late Richard Attenborough is the ACTUAL Santa as far as I’m concerned, and little Susan with her cute little […]

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Elf On The Shelf Ideas…

Ah yes. It’s that time of year again. Where we all give ourselves the extra pressure of having to move an Elf every single night in December. Fun!! 😉  It’s worth it though (well, mostly) when the kids get up in the mornings and you can hear them running around wondering where the Elf is and what he got up to! And sure it’s only for a couple of weeks really.. (Clearly trying to convince myself!)  Our Elf is Sparkles Mc Jingle Bells. He came to us last year asking us to adopt him and the kids ADORE him. They were dying for him to return this year!  It was […]

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30 Week Pregnancy Update…

Wow 30 weeks. How are we here already?? Genuinely flew in!! I suppose moving house & changing schools in the middle of it all probably helped! It was a hectic time to say the least!!! If you want to catch up on what that was like you can read our announcement here. or our post on changing schools here. 30 weeks feels like a massive milestone. 10 weeks left and the countdown will be well and truly on after Christmas.  Everyone is telling me I’m neat, that the bump is small and cute. I can’t say it particularly feels small and cute. Certainly not in the middle of the night […]

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The Christmas Fairy Review & Giveaway…

We’re big fans of The Irish Fairy Door Company in this house! Our fairy, Rosie, is a regular visitor through her Fairy Door, and we have the Worry Plaque which we reviewed before. You can read about that here.  Now, the Irish Fairy Door Company have kindly sent us their latest product to review – The Christmas Fairy!  Specially trained in Fairy Valley, The Christmas Fairy loves to be placed on top of your Christmas tree and not moved so she can report to Santa Claus all of the good things you do. Without the need to be placed in different locations, The Christmas Fairy will oversee the magical delivery […]

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