Too young?……

My little man has been going to pre-school for about 9 months now, he absolutely loves it and has made lots of new little friends. In the last nine months I have watched my little man learn and grow he is no longer that shy little boy that would not leave my side and cling to my leg at birthday partys and play dates with other children. He comes home each day normally with a new piece of artwork  for the wall and will tell me with much excitement what and who he has played with and what snack he has eaten.

Over the last few weeks he has been issued with his very own folder to bring home, every few days new pieces of homework are put in it. At first I was a little shocked. .. what 3 year old does homework? But I shouldn’t of been worried or shocked, he loves home work days and is learning all the skills he needs to go up to “big” school.


Thank you for reading ♡


A letter to bump

Dear baby

I can’t quite believe how big my tummy is getting. I am 30 weeks now and you are growing big and strong you currently weigh 2lb 14oz.  Your     eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very sharp, you can open them and turn towards light outside the place you call home. You have your very own unique set of fingerprints and I can feel when you have the hiccups.

You are a little mover and seem to spend most of the day and night wriggling around. I love that special time we share when its just you and me. I lay and stroke my tummy and you respond with a kick.   

Your brother love’s to read to you he does it often, he will then lay his head on my tummy waiting patiently for you to respond. He cant wait to meet you and wants to share all of his toys with you. I dream of the day we all get to meet you.

Little baby I love you so x

Mummy x


Fast forward 30 weeks…..

Morning my lovelys.

I must admit the passed 30 weeks have seemed to flown by. I have had ups and downs good days and bad. We found out on the 01 August 2013 that we were pregnant with our 2nd child after 2 years of trying, this was most defiantly a massive high. I expected that my pregnancy would be quite similar to my first ( really how different can it be?) but believe me they are worlds apart… I will say now my 1st pregnancy was a breeze.

By 6 weeks the morning sickness kicked in, by 10 weeks and unable to cope i visited the doctor as i just simple could not eat or drink. The doctor diagnosed me with Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) signed me off work for 6 weeks and gave me anti sickness meds. The HG settled down around the 17 weeks mark by which point i had lost a stone in weight. My high points in this time were my 12 week scan, seeing baby on that monitor knowing they are growing inside is beyond words. My other half also pop the question :0)

Image My growing bump between 12 and 17 weeks



Week 18 saw me going back to full time work and life pretty much went back to “normal”. Little man was back enjoying Pre-school, me and the other half was both working, running a home and  getting ready for Christmas. Week 20 saw us go for our 20 week scan, the other half wanted to know the sex of the baby, and it was not hard to see when the sonographer showed us the potty shot…. we are expecting another healthy little man :0) Me and the other half were over the moon. Shortly after week 20 i noticed that something was not quite right with my hips and pelvis, i spoke to the midwife about this who then sent  me to physiotherapy where i was diagnosed with SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It is a condition that causes excessive movement of the pubic symphysis) I tried to carry on as best as i could, but walking and getting a decent night sleep was becoming near impossible. By week 26 the doctor signed me off work for the rest of the pregnancy.




Week 28 saw me go for my first routine growth scan ( little man was a low birth weight baby) so they are keeping an eye on this one. According to the scan this little blue bump is a little under size and weight for the gestation but no real cause for concern.


I have hit the 30 week mark this week and things are becoming more of a struggle, most days i take little man to pre-school and see to the daily running of the home ie cooking, cleaning. My other half has been so supportive not only does he work full time he helps out as much as possible when i am in too much pain to do anything. We have a lot to do in the next 10 weeks to prepare for the arrival. Hospital bags need to be packed, the nursery needs to be finished and all of little mans baby things need to be brought out of storage and sorted.

I cant wait until the end of March when i get to meet this little man in my belly, to see his tiny toes and kiss his button nose. I am looking forward to the day where my two boys get to meet and we all get to make a lifetime of memories.

Thank you for reading and feel free to join me for the next 10 weeks and beyond ♥


I am not one to sticking too new year resolutions, to be totally honest i don’t think that i have ever made any in my life. I have been thinking about what i want to achieve this year and have made some really easy ones that i should be able to stick too. I will be going on maternity leave in march and have based most of my resolution around the time off i will spend at home with my little family.

So here they are…..