Category: PREGNANCY

Preparing Florence for Big Sisterhood

Preparing Florence for Big Sisterhood

Now that we are past that half way mark, I have been thinking a lot more about how we are going to prepare Florence for becoming a big sister. With time speeding by and the next few months being busy with all sorts of events […]

Pregnancy #2: 26 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy #2: 26 Weeks Pregnant

This last fortnight has been a super busy one. As well as the usual day to day madness raising a toddler brings I have been busy work wise too – a wedding I’ve been working on for the last few months came around so I […]

What Mama Wore: Keeping Cosy in Pink Blush Maternity

What Mama Wore: Keeping Cosy in Pink Blush Maternity

We have finally arrived in chunky knit season – officially my favourite time of year! I mentioned in my post last week that I have been on the hunt for some new maternity clothes to see me through Autumn & Winter and I’ve recently teamed up with Pink Blush Maternity to showcase some of their latest collection. The first being this beyond cosy pink cardigan, which I have to tell you, is 100% my cup of tea! 

Perfect for the cooler temperatures it’s made from a luxuriously soft chenille wool which combined with it’s over sized style enables you to wrap up and feel snug. This cardigan has become my go to cardigan for day to day Mama life and tend to team it with a t-shirt, jeans and trainers for a casual look. It has an open front with no buttons etc and so is great for showing off your growing bump but also for layering up with a chunky scarf when it’s chilly or even statement necklace for a more glamorous look.  Also this has two really good sized pockets on either side which as any Mama knows,  are a must for keeping all of the little essentials that kids need on the go.

I really love the diamond pattern which runs through the back and arms as it just adds a lovely bit of detail to what might otherwise be a bit of a plain outfit. 

I think if I were to order something like this again, I’d probably opt for a smaller size, just because the arms are quite long on me and being fairly short that’s a problem I have quite often.

I was gifted this Pink Chenille Diamond Knit Maternity Cardigan as part of my collaboration with Pink Blush Maternity. All of the words and opinions in this review are my own.

Follow me: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Bloglovin / Pinterest

Pregnancy #2: 24 week pregnancy update

Pregnancy #2: 24 week pregnancy update

Hello 24 weeks! Today I’m 24 weeks pregnant which means we’ve made it to viability – such a huge milestone in every pregnancy. We are officially counting down rather than up now and there’s only 16 weeks to go! Symptoms Other than tired beyond belief […]

Pregnancy #2: 22 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy #2: 22 Weeks Pregnant

What a busy fortnight it has been! We had our 20 week scan and announced that we are indeed having a boy! I’ve had so many lovely comments and messages about our gender reveal so I thought I would take this opportunity to say a […]

Our DIY Gender Reveal Photo Shoot: The Outtakes

Our DIY Gender Reveal Photo Shoot: The Outtakes

So if you didn’t already see, I published our gender reveal at the weekend. I did a lot of planning and put a lot of thought into how we were going to announce our news but as things go, it all went a bit pear shaped! The weather was not on our side, the space where I wanted to shoot it was blocked by cars and Florence’s mood was declining quickly. So instead we opted to photograph it at home, in our bedroom in a slightly different way. I made a wall backdrop from a selection of pink, white & blue balloons by tying them to our headboard and removed the bedding from our bed. The light was fading so I set up one of my lights too just to try and avoid any horrid dark / yellow tinges! Eventually after a long hour or so of trying to convince Florence to cooperate we managed to get the shots we needed (you can see them here) but today, I wanted to share with you the outtakes… the story behind the seemingly perfect images. Because for one, I’m all about keeping it real and two, some of them are pretty funny.

Take this one… She spotted an open bar of chocolate and we said she couldn’t have any.

Well, okay then. Just one piece though. If it means we get the photo. 

Mmmmm! But then something happened to her hair. 

The sugar kicked in. And then she wanted more… 

Okay, just one more piece.

And then… because she ate the chocolate so fast, she was sick. 

Don’t look at me, Mama. 

Show ME that. Okay, okay, I will sit here, but first let me show you my book.

*Sniffs* – The noise a rabbit makes…

See I told you they’d make you smile.

Follow me: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Bloglovin / Pinterest

Pregnancy #2: The 20 week scan and our gender reveal

Pregnancy #2: The 20 week scan and our gender reveal

On Tuesday we had a rather an exciting day! After reaching the all important 20 week milestone on Monday it was time for our anomaly scan which meant we got to see baby again. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of anticipation before a pregnancy […]

Gender Predictions – What do the Old Wives Tales Say?

Gender Predictions – What do the Old Wives Tales Say?

With our 20 week scan in just a matter of hours we hope to finally find out whether this baby in my belly is a girl or a boy. My money is on a boy, however you just never know until there’s proof do you, […]