Friday, 25 April 2014

Easter Weekend 2014

Last weekend was Easter and we had such a lovely time together as a family, it was Sophia's very first Easter. It was also the first Easter in a long time that both myself and the other half have actually had the weekend off from work. Also, last Easter I was actually in the hospital all weekend suffering from gallstones, so we decided to make sure that we had a nice weekend together as a family this year.

 We started off our Easter weekend with a trip to the fair on the Thursday as every Easter there is a fair in Whitley Bay on the seafront. Chloe and Lee had a great time going on the rides even though she was a bit frustrated that I would not let her go on the upside down ones. I don't know if it is just me but I always have visions of her falling off or the ride falling to bits when she is on something scary at fun fairs, I really need to learn to chill out a bit.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Already Halfway There 20 Week's Pregnant!

20-week pregnancy update



I am now 21 week's pregnant and I am now more than halfway through my pregnancy it really has flown over and I cant believe that in just 19 weeks time baby should be on its way and I will be a mum of three! As I type this I am watching one born every minute on t.v and I really am starting to think i must be crazy to go through all that pain from labour again so soon after my last baby and wonder how on earth I am going to cope with a newborn, a 1 year old and a almost 12 year old. I really, truly, believe I am crazy.

my 20-week scan
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Planning A First Birthday Party

My baby girl will be one year old next month so we have started to plan her very first birthday party. A lot has changed since my oldest daughter Chloe had her first birthday party all the way back in 2003, back then there was no facebook or twitter and most first birthday parties were just a simple tea party in the house with close family and a cake from Marks and Spencer's. But now due to the popularity of social media, the internet is full of idea's to celebrate a first birthday party in style, from fancy decorations and custom-made cakes to cake smash photo shoots and expensive parties.

 We want to give Sophia a special first birthday but we also don't want to go mad and spend a fortune as she won't be able to remember it. I am no expert at throwing party's I hate organising them and I nearly always opt for a party at a soft play that has everything included and all I have to do is turn up on the day and pay. But with a bit of forward planning, budgeting and organisation this is my checklists on how to throw a brilliant first birthday party without spending a fortune. 
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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Pregnancy weeks 17.18 and 19

Week 17, 18 and 19 Pregnancy Update

I have not done a pregnancy update for a few weeks now as they were all starting to sound a bit the same, as nothing much has been going on pregnancy wise. I am now 20 week's pregnant so I thought that I would do a update on what week's 17,18 and 19 were like all in one post. As you know I have to have weekly check-up's at the midwifes to check my blood pressure and urine, as my blood pressure has been high and I am on medication for it. I am also at increased risk of pre-eclampsia, as i had it in my first pregnancy and my mum had it with me. Each week my blood pressure has been fine so my medication is working and my urine has been fine too. I also get to hear  baby's heart beat each week which is always lovely.

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

20 Week Scan

Today I am 20 week's pregnant exactly, I can not believe I am exactly half way through my pregnancy it really has flown over! Today I had my 20 week scan. I was feeling a bit nervous before my scan, just due to it being the anomaly scan and in case something was found to be wrong with baby due to my high blood pressure, and being on medication for that. Luckily I had an early morning appointment so I did not have too much time to worry beforehand.

As soon as I arrived at the hospital I was called into the scan room, Lee had came with me and so had Chloe and Lee's grandma. As soon as I lay on the bed they put the probe on my tummy and up popped baby, I couldn't believe how big it was since I last seen it seven weeks ago, it filled the whole screen up. We could see its little heart pumping away and the sonographer turned the sound on so we could hear its heartbeat, even though this is my third baby I still felt amazed and a bit emotional watching baby.

20 week scan pic
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Friday, 4 April 2014

Sophia At 9 Month's Old.

Sophia turned 10 months old recently and I can not believe that in just two months time my baby girl will be one year old! The time really has flown over and it does not seem so long ago that I was pregnant with her. I really wish I had of started this blog sooner, so that I could have recorded more of the girl's childhood for us to look back on in years to come. So I am going to make a start now at recording what Sophia was like at 9 months old.


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