The Pregnancy Diaries: Week 23

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23 weeks pregnant now and it wasn't a blip that I felt a bit better last week, it's carried on this week too! I'm so hoping to have seen the back of the pregnancy sickness.   What's going on with the baby The baby is now the size of a large mango and measures around 29cm from heel to crown. They'll look like a tiny newborn at this stage, just a lot skinnier. Their lungs are developing more and more, ready to practice breathing, and they are becoming more sensitive to sounds from the outside world.   What's going on with me   The movement has definitely been increasing and I've been noticing that he's definitely awake first thing in the morning, lunchtime, and most of the evening. But ...

#SharingtheBlogLove #32

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A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! Thank you so much to everyone who joined last week - it was lovely to see so many of our new linkers over the last few weeks returning. Laura and I always get such great feedback from people who love joining, it really does make it such a lovely linky to run. Is it half term where you are? If you're off with your kids I hope it's going smoothly, and if it's next week I hope you have some fun things planned! We are braving Peppa Pig World today, so please forgive me if I'm a bit slow to retweet you all - I'll get there in the end! Oh, and wish us luck - ...

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 32

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It's lovely to have you with us at #SharingtheBlogLove! If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. As part of the linky we'd like you to choose one post from each showcase post to head over and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It's always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they've had from you guys!   Candyfloss and Dreams I think we all have moments where the mum guilt just gets too much and we feel we're not doing a great job as a parent - however much we try to get rid of those feelings they still manage to rear their ugly head ...

Step into spring with Origins GinZing & Original Skin

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There's something about spring being in the air that makes me want to refresh my skincare routine - the sunshine, the sight of the flowers popping up, first the snowdrops and then the daffodils, all make me crave products which are lighter and refreshing. Origins' GinZing and Original Skin ranges provide the perfect solution for me - I love their refreshing citrus scent, but they still have enough moisturising power to soothe my skin. Knowing my love of the GinZing moisturiser, I bought this box set in the January sales - a complete bargain as it contained the Original Skin Renewal Serum, Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, GinZing moisturiser, and GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser, all for £30! These products have been ...

Living Arrows 7/52

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran The Living Arrows series is a photo project hosted by Donna at What the Redhead Said. It's a weekly series where you share a photo which captures a moment in childhood. I love how it encourages me to capture those little moments and I love looking back and seeing all the changes in Max as he grows up over the year.     I can't be the only one whose child's highlight of the week is the bin lorry coming? Every Monday, Max knows to expect them and spends all morning waiting at the window for them to come. As soon as they pull up outside our house ...

The Ordinary Moments: Slipping through my Fingers

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We had a quiet day together this week. You didn't want to do much, so we just played together at home and wandered up to the shops to pick up a few bits and do some shopping. It was one of those nothing days, and yet something hit me as I was putting you to bed. It was such an ordinary thing, but you just leaned in to give me a hug and it hit me then: you've grown up so much over the last few months and I've missed it. I've been so taken up with being ill, for days on end, that it's let me miss all of those little things. I've been there, I've been right there ...

The Pregnancy Diaries: Week 22

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22 weeks pregnant now and I'm going to very tentatively put it out there that I might be starting to feel a bit better lately! I've not been physically sick for two weeks now, and I'm not feeling as sick either - in fact, some days I've been feeling pretty good!   What's going on with the baby This week the baby is around the size of a papaya - getting bigger all the time! He is developing little tooth buds below his gums and his eyes are now fully formed, although they are still lacking the pigment to determine eye colour. I wonder whether this little one will be blue eyed like his brother or brown eyed like his mummy and daddy...   What's going on ...

#SharingtheBlogLove #31

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A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! Thank you so much to everyone who joined last week - it was lovely to see so many of our new linkers over the last few weeks returning. We always get such great feedback from people who love joining, it really does make it such a lovely linky to run. It feels like we've turned a corner this week into spring! We've seen snowdrops coming through and the temperature seems to have climbed a little bit. Which is great news as my pregnancy sickness is finally starting to disappear and Max seems to have cracked the potty training which means we can head out and enjoy the spring! But, on with the linky!   What's #SharingtheBlogLove all about? If you ...

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 31

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It's lovely to have you with us at #SharingtheBlogLove! I love that we've had such a positive start to 2017 with so many new linkers - I hope that regular linkers are finding new blogs to enjoy, and that new linkers are enjoying finding new reads too. If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. As part of the linky we'd like you to choose one post from each showcase post to head over and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It's always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they've had from you guys!   Mummy Miller Pregnancy and breastfeeding has such a huge impact on ...

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

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The trend for baby showers has really caught on in recent years and I think it's a lovely way to celebrate the huge change in a woman's life as she becomes a mum. Pregnancy can be a tough slog, and it's often left me feeling quite isolated from my friends and family, so a baby shower is a lovely way to join them in a bit of a party. I think often we forget that our closest friends are often just as excited as we are to celebrate. So often it can be difficult to know what to buy as a gift, so I've put together a list of baby shower gifts to give you some inspiration!   Personalised Gifts   I think a touch of ...