How different??

All along i have said that this pregnancy has been poles apart from my one with little man and it has got me thinking how different my labour, birth and newborn baby are going to be as well. I had a pretty easy time the whole way though till birth with the little man and hope that labour and birth will be the same this time.

Little mans pregnancy

Morning sickness = mild nausea.

Feeling tired = mild fatigue.

weeing a lot = never noticed any change in bathroom habits.

Food cravings = Water, eggs, ice-cream and chocolate (not together)

Pregnancy complications = small for dates, little man growth was very slow and stopped growing around 34 weeks,  Anemia.

Working during  = worked until i was 37 weeks without a sick day.

Movement = moved a lot in the evening and i would call in gentle movement

Little mans birth

I went into spontaneous labor on the 23rd march 2010 while at home in the early evening @39 weeks pregnant ( I had spent the previous day in pre-labour with very little pain) I stayed at home pottering about the house waiting for it to kick in. At about 3am i decided to start using a tens machine to help manage the pain. By 9am i had had 2 baths and found that the pain was a bit more than i could handle so called the hospital who said that i could go in to l&d to get checked out. I got to the hospital at about 11am was checked over and told i was 5cm and offered pain relief, I only really wanted to use Gas and air and opted for that. 3 hours and 20 mins later i was 10cm and ready to push. After another 2 hours and 14 mins of pushing @ 16:34 on the 24/03/2010 i finally got to meet my little man, and he was just perfect.

The other half cut the cord and placed little man on my chest for skin to skin and wasn’t long before he was feeding. After we had spend some time alone as a new family, little man was cleaned up, weighted, measured and dressed.

Weight = 2.67g / 5lb 15oz

Length = 47cm

Head circumference = 33cm

After a few hours, shower and dinner i was moved to a ward to stay the night, and the other half had to go home. Our first night went well little man was a good feeder and didn’t have a problem in latching on. The next day he saw the doctor for his newborn checks and all was fine. We were discharged in the early afternoon.

Little man

Health issues =   eczema (Which he still has now) allergic to suncream and a lot of bath products. Still very small in height and weight.

Likes = Cars, Transportation, cleaning, numbers, animals, chocolate

Dislikes  =  veg

My little man is a very loving child, he loves cuddles with mummy and daddy and likes to be close to us. He likes to be involved in everything that we a doing and helping when ever he can. He is a shy boy that will soon come out of his shell once he feels comfortable. He likes routine and is not over keen on change.



As i am still pregnant i cant comment on the on labour, birth and my newborn baby but i can compare my pregnancy, so here goes.

Bumps pregnancy

Morning sickness = HG Hyperemesis gravidarum

Feeling tired = exhausted

weeing a lot = All the time and at least 5 times in the night

Food cravings = anything with an orange flavor, ice lollys, tomato sauce

Pregnancy complications = small for dates all ready measuring 4 weeks behind, spd, headaches

Working during  = 8 weeks sick at the start due to hg, back to work until24 weeks then long term sick till mat leave on the 9th march due to spd.

Movement = moves all day and night that hurts, lots of pressure.



So my pregnancy is poles apart but i just hope that labour and birth will be like little mans. I hope that my new little boy will be healthy and happy :0)

**I plan to update this post once i have had baby so let see how different the rest will be** 












Living Arrows 7/52.

All child have a “first” and all parents remember them………….

Little man is 4 next month and we have never taken him on a bus so today after a friends birthday party rather than walk home (as my poor hips wouldn’t let me) we took his very first bus ride. He was so excited waiting at the stop, getting on the bus and choosing his seat.


So i share a FIRST with you :0) Little mans FIRST bus ride.

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Living Arrows 6/52

One of my new years resolutions was to take more pictures and capture the moment which will last a lifetime, I think that i have found the perfect way to aid me in my challenge. Another blog that i follow is the lovely lady over at she has been doing a weekly linkup with iheartsnapping linky Living Arrows. One photo a week for a year, i have missed the first 5 weeks and linking up for the first time on week six.

So here is my first picture…. Me the boy and bump a special moment that i will treasure forever.


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A phone call……..

It was a normal Monday morning and we were up by 7am to get ready for school, Breakfast was eaten we were washed, dressed and a few cartoons on for little man. We were out the door by 8.30 wellies on umbrella up and on our way.


So school run complete i was back home by 9.10am feet up and having a brew. The phone starts to ring i look at the number and its the school…… my first thought was they never ring, whats happen. I answered the phone and it was the school receptionist informing me that little man had had as accident. 

“Hello is that (insert name) mum?”


“This is the receptionist from the school, just phoning to let you know that (inserts name) has had a accident. From what i can understand he had hit his head on the sand table just under his eye and has marked and started to swell”

“oh ok i will come down and get him now”

“There is no need for that, we will keep an eye on him and if he takes a turn for the worse i will ring back, we just wanted to inform you that he has banged his head”

“Ok thank you, is he ok in himself tho?”

“Yes he has gone back to class and playing again”

“Thank you”




I hung up the phone worrying how my little man was, how bad his eye and face was if he had cried a lot and if he had received any comfort and cuddles after. Preschool was nearly up but my hat, coat, gloves and umbrella was ready slightly earlier than normal i wanted to inspect the damage and of course give my little man a big cuddle and tell him what a brave little boy he had been. What i saw was not what i expected, i expected a puffy little face and a black eye. He came out displaying his sticker he had got big smile on his face and a tiny little bruise on the side of his cheek… PHEW his was fine :0) On the way home he told me that he slipped on some sand on the floor and hit his face on the sand table  on the way down, He said that it hurt a lot and cried…. but his fine now.

I really appreciate and understand why the school phoned, but goodness was i worried i thought it was going to be so much worse than it was and all i wanted was MY little man on MY lap  so I could give him a cuddle. I think that i am going to have to get use to him growing up.



So much to do…

So I am now 33+3 days and the end is in sight :0)
Things are starting to come together and preparation for bumps arrival is underway. We still have a lot to do in the next 6 weeks it will keep us busy, but hopefully that will pass the time. I have perpared a list and just hope it all gets done before bump makes his appearance.


Although the list seems pretty short, it still a fair bit of work involved.  We are very lucky that we keep everything that we had for little man and will be using a fair bit again ie.. the swing, chair, toys ect all of the clothes need to be unboxed sorted though and rewashed, we will not be keeping all the clothes we have (as we plan to buy new as well) some will go to the local charity shop.

Once the nursery and hospital bags are done I will feel a lot more settled and “ready” for this new little man.

Just a note to finish on here is my bump progression between 30 and 33 weeks.


Thankyou for reading. X