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Changing up my look for Autumn

Changing up my look for Autumn

Autumn is by far my favourite season of all when it comes to make up and fashion trends. After a summer of minimal make up & relaxed ombre hair I am looking forward to changing it up a bit. Ellisons, the home of wholesale hair […]

Our Daily Routine

Our Daily Routine

We were so lucky that Florence settled into a routine pretty much from day one. I’ve had so many comments and questions about how we got into a routine so early on and while we took her lead for the most part there were a few […]

Reduced Fetal Movements at 36+5 Weeks Pregnant

Reduced Fetal Movements at 36+5 Weeks Pregnant

Well there really is never a dull moment around here and our little drama baby is definitely living up to her name! After a stressful few days, we ended up on the antenatal ward at the hospital yesterday after our normally super active baby decided she didn’t really feel up to too much wriggling.

I’d been really busy & distracted for most of the day, so when at around 4ish Sean came home from work and I had a lay down while he had a bath I realised that I couldn’t really remember the last time I’d felt her moving around. I could feel where she was – her bum was sticking out of my side, but there were none of the normal pokes and wriggles.

I tried all the normal things that would normally prompt her to move – poked &I prodded, drank a cold drink, laid on my side and once none of those had worked I had a bath. She goes crazy when I have a bath so that was sure to get her going.

Nothing.

As you’ve probably gathered by now if you stop by here regularly, I am a huge supporter & follower of Kicks Count. Having run a campaign to support their work last year, the importance of monitoring a baby’s movements and reporting any changes has been at the forefront of my mind throughout this pregnancy and so I have been pretty hot on tracking our baby’s movement pattern from the moment those first flutters started. Even still, despite everything I know, everything I say to other Mama’s who experience a drop or change in movements, I hesitated when it came to calling the maternity unit. I knew they were flat out – my friend is currently there having been induced – and I didn’t want to make a fuss, she was probably just in a different position or hiding behind my anterior placenta. And then I gave myself a bloody good talking to. I would never forgive myself if anything were to be wrong.

So after speaking to two really lovely midwives, who were only to pleased that I’d called we jumped in the car and made our way in. Of course, having not felt her at all through the day, as we sat in the waiting room baby gave the most gigantic kick. They were still keen to get us in and pop me on the monitor to check everything was as it should be, and thankfully after 40 minutes we were assured that baby was doing okay and told we could go home, however I was told to keep an eye out for any developments as the monitor had shown I was having early contractions!

Well, here we are nearly 24 hours later and this little one is back to her bladder jumping, tummy morphing self and still seemingly staying firmly put. I’ve had some dull period pain-like cramps and back ache but so far nothing else to report on the labour front.

Like I said, never a dull moment, and as we turn 37 weeks tomorrow, I have to wonder if baby might surprise us all and come a little bit early. Only time will tell.

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5 Tips for the Pregnant Bridesmaid

5 Tips for the Pregnant Bridesmaid

As you may or may not have seen on social media, I was a bridesmaid at my Uncle & new Aunty’s wedding at the weekend. It was so lovely to get glammed up and spend the day celebrating as a family and I was honoured […]

Being a Red Shoe Girl – Part One

Being a Red Shoe Girl – Part One

I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d seen photographs, read people’s stories, looked in awe at the transformations, but absolutely nothing in this world could have prepared me for the sense of calm you feel when you arrive. Walking through the door of the Red Shoe Studio […]

White Glo Professional Choice Whitening Toothpaste

White Glo Professional Choice Whitening Toothpaste

Everyone has different things about themselves that they want to improve cosmetically. Me? My list consists of dropping a dress size, having more voluminous hair and sorting out my teeth. Me and my Dentist have never really been friends, even the thought of walking into the surgery gets me all nervey and so I never went through the “teenage hell” that is braces when I probably should have done. My reluctance to attend for 6 monthly checkups meant that certain dental health issues were missed and over time my teeth lost their white sparkle. So when White Glo contacted me to see if I wanted to try out their new whitening toothpaste, I jumped at the chance.

One of the few benefits of being off work poorly, is that I was home when the postman arrived (apart from during my hospital stay obvs), and so when Pat knocked the door to deliver the sample I was excited to be able to use it straight away.

Included in the box was a tube of White Glo toothpaste, a White Glo X Action toothbrush and a pack of 6 floss toothpicks. This pack retails at £3.15 and with everything included, I think thats really great value for money.

The toothpaste itself is white in colour and when you start brushing it into your teeth it lathers up and takes a more foamy consistency than I’ve had from a toothpaste before. The toothbrush is quite soft so if you’re like me and you like to give your teeth a good scrub, it does take a little longer before I am satisfied that my teeth are totally clean.

After three weeks of using the kit twice a day I can see a visible improvement in the colour of my teeth.

White Glo Teeth

You can purchase the kit at boots.

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FabLittleBag | Review

FabLittleBag | Review

In my last post I promised to tell you a little bit more about a great product I discovered in my July Pink Parcel. FabLittleBag are on a mission to reduce the amount tampons which are flushed down the toilet and end up floating about in our rivers […]

Know Your Normal Calendar | The Launch Party

Know Your Normal Calendar | The Launch Party

I really cannot believe that it’s been over three weeks since we travelled up to Chester to meet the gorgeous Sarah & team and shoot the photos for our Know Your Normal charity calendar. THREE WEEKS?! It feels both a life time ago and just […]