What’s In My Hospital Bag…

There’s about a billion posts about this but here’s another one anyway 😉  34 weeks gone. 5 to go! Hospital bag is more or less ready to go!  I greatly considered buying those pre packed hospital bags. I was so close to clicking that “Buy Now” button, but the budgeter in me decided I could do it on the cheap myself. Great idea though if you just don’t want the hassle. My bag is from Penneys. It was €17! I have a wheelie travel size bag too and the baby changing bag. (I know, I’ll look like I’m booking in for a month!)    Everything I bought is either Dealz, […]

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25 Week Pregnancy Update…

Today I’m 25 weeks & 3 days. My “tip” for today according to my app is that I’ll get frequent back pain. (Hardly a tip really..) and yes, the app hasn’t told me anything I don’t already know. Back pain is alive and well. Getting up from slouching on the sofa or lying down has become far from glamorous I’m sure to look at. I’ve started to ask the boys to pick things up for me (to be fair it’s usually their own pants!) Yesterday my 6 year old responded that I should just “bend with my knees”. Yeh. Pick up your pants thanks!!  I’ve been low on energy this […]

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23 Weeks Pregnancy Update…

I’m finally in that nice part of the second trimester. Well, more or less.  I’m not falling asleep half of the time, and my face doesn’t look like a dot to dot puzzle anymore with all the spots I was getting in the first trimester.  I have what they call an “upper anterior placenta” which means the placenta is to the front. Sorry for using the word placenta so much if you’re leisurely reading this over a cup of coffee and a snack!   Anyway, it means I wasn’t feeling that many kicks when all the websites were boasting “Oh your little baby is kicking away now” on those weekly updates […]

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Baby Shopping Bug…

Yes. I have the Baby Shopping Bug. Badly.  I want ALL the things! ALL OF THEM!  I’m 22 weeks so still a while to go yet, but I mean, I SHOULD BE PREPARED! IT’S ONLY SENSIBLE!!  My theme is grey and white stars. Give yourself a moment to gush and ooh and aah.  Obviously I don’t know what I’m having so it’s a nice neutral option and goes well with my ever growing grey obsession.  Here’s what I’ve achieved so far –  The changing unit.  IT’S SOOOO PRETTY!  This is from Baby Elegance and the RRP is €99.99. Don’t forget I’m running a competition on Facebook to win either one […]

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Pregnancy Symptoms Half Way Through…

Itchy Belly – Oh the itchiness. Nothing like a good scratch of it. The bigger it gets, the itchier it’s getting. As attractive as it sounds!  Inflatable Boobs – I may always have complained about them but to honest I’d take my respectable little B cups back in a heartbeat. In the unlikely event I get stranded in water over the next few months these should keep me afloat fairly easily.  Permanent Need To Pee – It’s constant. And let’s face it, if you’ve had kids you’ll know that when you need to go, you NEED to go. Now. The fear when I sneeze or cough is real and there […]

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Pregnancy update – 19 weeks…

Today I’m 19 weeks and 5 days pregnant.  I would say my bump is fairly big. I’m 5 ft nothing and very slight so there’s no questioning it really.  And obviously being Baby no. 3 I’m probably popping out quicker this time too.  I’ve been lucky. Other than getting a bit tired every now and again I’m grand.  I’ve been using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter on my belly for weeks already in the hope of avoiding stretch marks. I used it the last two times and wether it’s amazing or I just got lucky I don’t know, but I’m giving it a go again!  On my last visit at about 17 […]

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17 Weeks Pregnancy Update…

This is a different pregnancy to my last two. A lot different.  I don’t even mean in terms of symptoms. I was very lucky with all 3 (so far anyway!) Aside from a few weeks of queasiness in the early weeks and a few meals going down the loo I haven’t done too badly. (There were horrific migraines a the end of pregnancy 1 that I’m choosing to forget about)  It’s different because of the house move.  We’re in our new house 2 weeks today and it’s been the most hectic, stressful time of our lives without a doubt. When you move house you’re only thinking of getting in to […]

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New House, New Baby…

Apparently the term “New House New Baby” is an actual expression….!  Well we seem to have taken that very literally! This is a quick post because my internet connection is shite while I wait for Eir to come out. It’ll be a week. The kids have taken this as some sort of form of torture. Yesterday in fact, when I asked if they were happy in the hew house, the 8 year old said “It’ll feel like home when we get the internet” !!!  Anyway, we moved on Tuesday. We got our keys at 3pm, and had to be out at 5pm. The most stressful, chaotic, manic, exhausting 2 hours […]

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