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Mama & Baby Style #4 – Bold & Beautiful

Mama & Baby Style #4 – Bold & Beautiful

Ahh, week four already! I absolutely love this weeks Mama & Baby style outift combo! I’ve given my wardrobe a bit of a revamp this last couple of weeks thanks to the Summer sales and bold prints seem to have taken over a little! Normally I’d […]

Our Latest New Mum & Baby Fashion Hauls

Our Latest New Mum & Baby Fashion Hauls

I’ve taken to YouTube to share our latest clothing purchases for Florence & I including today’s fashion haul from the Next Summer Sale. The Next Summer Sale Baby Girl Fashion Haul New Mum Fashion Haul Baby Girl Fashion Haul If you enjoyed our latest videos, we’d […]

8 Flower Baby Names for your list

8 Flower Baby Names for your list

When it came to naming Florence, it became quite clear towards the end of my pregnancy that I was particularly drawn to names with floral connotations. Florence itself means ‘Blossoming’ which I love, and her middle name, Ivy,  is strong & timeless much like the plant itself. Combined they become ‘Blossoming Strength’ which to me is just beautiful and really suits our little determined beauty. However, these weren’t the only names I had on my list and I spent many an hour during my maternity leave looking up names and flower meanings to help me decide. I’ve collated a few of my favourites along with some other gorgeous flower baby names in the hope to inspire you!

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Daisy

Something about daisies remind me of the innocence of childhood – I remember picking them and making daisy chains in the park and putting them in little bunches for my Mum. The name Daisy is such a pretty little name for baby girl!

Fearne 

We’ve reserved Fearne for if we ever have another little girl. It’s so cool and edgy and goes so nicely with Florence.

Rose

I absolutely love the name Rose, it’s such a classic English name and is often lengthened to Rosie. Not only does it have connotations of Love and romance pink roses will always remind me of my Nan  so it has a family connection too.
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Poppy 

The flower of remembrance, there is not a more iconic flower than a Poppy. Vibrant & bold, to me the name Poppy suits a girl with a big personality.

Iris 

Again, another beautiful classic name perfect for a little one. Iris was and still s one of my favourite girls names and also means rainbow. To me it signifies hope and wonder.

Lavender  

A gorgeous fragrant flower which always brightens up my day, lavender represents grace and elegance.

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Holly

Again, another name we had on our baby names list for Florence. I think it would be a lovely name for a Christmas baby.

Lilly 

Lillies, particularly tiger lillies are one of my favourite flowers and the name Lily has grown rapidly in popularity. Nationally it is known as a symbol of peace and and purity.

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Florence’s Six Week Baby Update

Florence’s Six Week Baby Update

You turned six weeks old yesterday and my goodness you suddenly seem so big! Perhaps it is because we weighed you on Friday (mothercare have scales you can use to weigh your baby –  who knew?) and you already weighed 10lb 9oz! The health visitor […]

Mama & Baby Style #3 – Girl Power

Mama & Baby Style #3 – Girl Power

This weeks fashion post is all about Girl Power thanks to these cute slogan tees from two of our High Street favourites! If you can’t match your daughter while she’s little and can’t protest, when can you?! Afterall ‘Twinning is Winning’ right?  I recently discovered […]

Florence’s Five Week Baby Update

Florence’s Five Week Baby Update

I’m a day late with this one again Poppet, the weeks just seem to be racing away at the moment and I can’t believe you’re already five whole weeks old! Again we’ve packed rather a lot into the last seven days with lots of visitors, a lunch date in town, going to your first birthday party, a day out with Donna & Joshua and a billion cuddles not to mention today’s unexpected trip to the doctors! (I will get to that bit in a minute).
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You already seem so big to us! You’re so super duper long but still don’t quite fit into 0-3m clothes so we’re exhausting mothercare’s up to 1 month range and Boots Mini Kids as I can’t find anywhere else that sells anything that fits you! You have been busy practicing your best smiley faces and you’ve now learned how to poke your tongue out! We weren’t sure whether you would be able to do it with your tongue tie but you definitely aren’t being stopped by anything. Such a determined little thing.19832388_10155531089412990_911425378_n19724274_10155531125017990_292728600_o

You’re amazingly strong and while we probably don’t do dedicated tummy time as much as we should, you can push yourself up and stay there for ages – especially on Mama’s chest. You remind us of a little turtle. When you fall asleep on me or Daddy you are such a wiggler and wiggle your way into what look like the most uncomfortable positions but get so cross if we move you!

You seem to have made friends with Alfie for sure. Wherever you are, he goes and sometimes I end up with both of you on my lap!

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We used our baby carrier for the first time this week and Mama is a definite baby wearing convert! It makes getting out of the house so much easier and means we can walk the dog just us two too. While your pushchair is still fab and we use it for longer days out & shopping you love being snuggled up close to Mama on the go.19873626_10155531089377990_1088644881_n

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While technically this should go in next weeks update, we’ve had a bit of an eventful day here. Mama found a lump on your tummy, fairly high up. It was soft & squishy to touch and I could move it a little but after a quick phone chat with Granny I decided to book you in to see the doctor to see what was going on. He wasn’t really sure what it is, and so has referred you to the hospital to have your tummy scanned so they can see if there’s anything strange going on in there. 5 weeks old 2

We might have to wait 2 weeks before we get a date for your scan. Safe to say we’re a bit worried but trying not to get too stressed. Daddy came home early and we’ve had a look and it seems to have gone down so we’re just keeping an eye on you over the next few days and if it comes back we’re going to head to the hospital to see what they say. Two weeks is a long time to just sit & worry!

We love you little one. More and more each and every day. 5 weeks old 3

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To all my family & friends, please take my photograph

To all my family & friends, please take my photograph

Please take my photograph. It might seem a strange request, a vain request perhaps, but before you dismiss this plea altogether, please read on just a little further. This is a post for all of our family & friends, for the family & friends of […]

Creating Hygge for your baby

Creating Hygge for your baby

According to a recent study and book written by Danish author Iben Sandahl, babies in Denmark cry less than those in other countries, with English babies taking the top spot and crying the most alongside the Italians. Not only that, but apparently Danish babies suffer less […]