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New Baby Wishlist for Baby Number Two

New Baby Wishlist for Baby Number Two

With Baby boy due in just under 9 weeks and after last weeks scare, it’s time to get ourselves ready for him to arrive. As this is our second baby, we have most of the basics we will need including our Joolz Geo Pushchair, Joie […]

Toy Review: Playing in a Winter Wonderland with Zimpli Kids SnoBall Play

Toy Review: Playing in a Winter Wonderland with Zimpli Kids SnoBall Play

It’s been a long time since I shared any of our tuff spot play, but today I thought I’d show you one of the Christmas play activities we’ve been loving throughout Advent. This morning I created a winter wonderland tuff spot using the SnoBall Play […]

Florence’s Christmas Photo Shoot – 2018

Florence’s Christmas Photo Shoot – 2018

Can something be a tradition if so far you’ve only done it twice? Well, with this only being Florence’s second Christmas, I’m going to go ahead and say that it can! Last year I created a little Christmas Photo Shoot to mark her first Christmas and loved both doing it and the final outcome so much I vowed to recreate it again this year. 

On Wednesday I set up some fairy lights on the headboard of our bed and dressed Florence in a little festive outfit. I decided to go for a similar outfit to last year and chose some red & white stripey pj bottoms from an adorable little set I found in TESCO, a plain white vest and of course, the obligatory Santa’s hat which I bought from the kids section in Asda. It turns out, photographing a super active, strong willed 18 month old is actually quite a bit harder than when she was 6 months old and willingly sat still for more than two seconds! This years attempt at some cute Christmas photos was only a success thanks to the contents of Nanny’s biscuit box and some good old fashioned bribery. I feel like this years snaps sum up our little poppet perfectly and It’s going to be tough to choose which one to use on this years Christmas card.

This time next year, I will have two little Christmas babies to capture & share… how exciting.

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We aren’t ready for you yet, little boy.

We aren’t ready for you yet, little boy.

It seems this baby boy of ours is set on keeping us on our toes. If you’re following me on Twitter or instagram, you might have seen me talking about how I just have this gut feeling that he will make an earlier than planned […]

The Weekend Blog #2 | The one where nothing went to plan

The Weekend Blog #2 | The one where nothing went to plan

Four whole weekends have passed since I started this little ‘series’ and this is only my second installment… oops. However, with lots of lovely Christmassy things planned for the weekends during December The Weekend Blog should become a more regular thing. This weekend will be […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas

5 Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas

December is finally upon us and I don’t know about you but after a super busy year, I am so excited for the countdown to Christmas. Over the next 25 days I’ll be sharing some fabulously festive content here as well as the usual pregnancy and toddler updates you’re used to seeing, so if you’re in the mood for all the cute Christmas ideas, weekend blogs and more make sure you pop back each day to see what’s new. I can’t quite believe that we are already getting ready for Florence’s second Christmas, so today I’m throwing it back to last year and sharing some ideas on how you could celebrate the momentous occasion that is your baby’s first Christmas.

Capture precious memories with a festive photo shoot

This is such a lovely way to capture the magic of Baby’s First Christmas and will be a great keepsake for years to come. You could book a professional shoot or try your hand a taking the photos yourself. We had so much fun with Florence snapping these shots in a little DIY photo shoot at home. 

Send personalised Christmas cards

We used the photographs I took to make some personalised Christmas Cards for family and friends and they went down a treat. If you’re feeling a bit arty you could try and make some cute little reindeer footprint ones instead.

Take your baby to see Santa

Granted, baby will have absolutely no idea what’s going on but taking them to see Santa to mark their first Christmas is kind of an obligatory event! Be warned, it might not go exactly as you pictured (Florence did a giant poo while sitting in Father Christmas’ lap and screamed the whole time) but we did get a funny photo and it’ll be a memory I will be able to share with her in years to come. Fingers crossed this year will be a bit more successful.

Do some Christmas sensory play

There are loads of festive play ideas on Pinterest for babies. We made a little sensory discovery box for Florence last year.

Go to Christmas themed baby groups and classes

If you already take your little one to regular baby groups or classes then you’re bound to have heard all about their plans for the festive season. Most do Christmas themed days which are also a lovely opportunity to introduce yourself & baby to a new class and meet new people too.

Wishing you a wonderful Advent however you choose to mark your little one’s first Christmas.

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Florence’s 18 Month Update

Florence’s 18 Month Update

Today you turned 18 months old – a whole year and a half and it seems that at the moment you are learning and changing so much that if I blink I am afraid I will miss it! It’s really hard to list all of […]

The Glucose Tolerance Test – Have I Got Gestational Diabetes?

The Glucose Tolerance Test – Have I Got Gestational Diabetes?

I spent my morning at the hospital today for a variety of pregnancy related tests & injections. One of the things they were testing for was Gestational Diabetes and I thought having been given very little information in the lead up about what to expect […]