1/22/2017

My Sunday Photo - 04/52



OneDad3Girls

1/21/2017

Project 365 - Week 3/52


15th January - 21st January

15th January 2017

16th January 2017

17th January 2017

18th January 2017

19th January 2017

20th January 2017

21st January 2017

Another week has flown on by, it's so scary how fast they are passing at the moment. I dread to think how fast time will pass when I have two children, it's fast enough with one! This week saw Noah's nursery schedule change ever so slightly. Although he's entitled to 15 hours for free now he's three years old I've only signed him up for 9 hours a week. At the moment he does 12pm-3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and he absolutely loves it. It's taken months of one step forward and two steps back but he's finally feeling confident and happy when it comes to nursery. I think a big part in that is how much he adores his key person and how he's already got a couple of friends too, it's so cute! Nursery has already worked wonders for him in the short amount of time that he's been going. I'm so glad I signed him up when I did. All nursery stuff aside the rest of the week has been a lot of the norm really and similar to last week. I've been busy prepping everything ready for the baby, who's due in 5 weeks time! We've also been visiting family and doing lots of shopping! Noah's been a bit snuffly too but other than that he's been fine in himself and although he's playing up a bit at bedtime at the minute he has me in stitches every day, he's so funny!

What have you been up to this week?


1/18/2017

34 Weeks Pregnant - Baby #2



Baby
At this gestation the baby is estimated to be around 18 inches long and weighs roughly 4.75lb. She's been busy putting on weight and maturing her lungs ready for the outside world. I had my 34 week midwife appointment last week and she was measuring big as you can see from the photo below. I don't really think these measurements are often accurate as Noah measured huge all the way through and when he was born he weighed a dainty 7lb 2oz. I do however think she will weigh more than Noah did and I'm guessing around the 8lb mark. I suppose it all depends on when she decides to be born! I still think she will come slightly early, we shall have to wait and see!


Mummy

Oh my word, I'm shattered. I feel like I could sleep for an entire month. Noah hasn't been sleeping very well and with being well into my third trimester I'm just exhausted all the time. I remember complaining about being tired when I was expecting Noah and back then I could just nap whenever I wanted to, when I wasn't at work of course. It also takes me a long time to switch off at night, I struggle to get comfortable and as soon as I lay down my indigestion and heartburn flare up. I guess this is good practice for how tired I will be when she arrives, although I really would just love a good night sleep before she does! I've started getting headaches again but I think that's mainly down to the lack of sleep. My pelvic pain hasn't been as bad lately but I feel so stiff and sore at the moment. I still struggle to walk when I've been sat down or led down for a while and tend to walk in a hobble! My bump is still quite big but people keep mentioning how I look like I've dropped lately, hopefully this is a sign that she won't keep us waiting too long!

As much as I love pregnancy (warts and all - literally!) I feel like I'm at the stage now where I'm looking for that finish line. I'm so excited to meeting her and I can't wait to start this new chapter in our lives. Once she's born our little family will be complete. 

See you next week! 

1/17/2017

December Degustabox - Review



Another month, another Degustabox! Receiving our monthly box is always a highlight to our month as the three of us really enjoying unboxing it together and discovering everything that is inside. There is always something for everyone and we've never been disappointed with the contents which is quite astounding really because we've been reviewing them for some time now. December's box was named the Winter Box and I could see why, it was full of comfort food and indulgent snacks, which are just ideal for this time of year.


What was inside December's box.

1. Hoots Snacks - 69p each
2. Nutri-Brex Cereal - £3.79 
3. Newton's Apple Fizzics Drink - £1.29
4. Maggi 3 Minute Noodles - 75p each
5. Eisberg Non Alcoholic Wine - £1.39
6. Bite Multi Grain Flakes - £1.69 each
7. Gallo Risotto Box - £2.00
8. Bahlsen Lebkuchen Mischung Biscuits - £1.99
9. Bahlsen Akora Biscuits - £1.99
10. a2 Milk - £1.39



I did feel like there was a little less in the box this month but I didn't mind so much as I still thought it was great value for money and there was quite a selection of different food and drink included. Being 7 months pregnant in December I was delighted at the sight of the non alcoholic Eisberg wine as it allowed me to have a guilt free tipple over the festive period. The Bahlsen goodies went down a storm with both my partner and son, I didn't get to even sample any of those! They must have been good! I found some of the savoury snacks to be a little peculiar but I suppose that's just down to taste and preference. All in all, another great box from Degustabox. 

Degustabox costs £12.99 per month but if you would like to try it for the first time use the code: CTOMW at the checkout to receive a huge £7.00 off! That means you can get your first box for just £5.99! 

What products or brands would 
you like to see in Degustabox next?

- We were sent this product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.


1/16/2017

Create Your Dream Shabby Chic Bedroom



If your current bedroom decor is looking a little drab, why not give it a shabby chic makeover? It’s no secret that this interior design style is an extremely popular trend, so if you’re eager to jump on the vintage bandwagon, you’re going to need some inspiration behind you to fuel your redecorating project. To help point you in the right direction, keep reading. 

1. Browse vintage-style furniture websites 
Should you be giving your bedroom a complete shabby chic overhaul, it’s likely you’ll be on the hunt for some fitting furnishings, so it pays to browse what’s on offer on vintage-style furniture websites. These sites are ideal if you’re stuck for inspiration and they can give you a feel for the style of furniture you should be going for if you want to get the look just right. If you’re keen to truly perfect this classic vibe, you could go for intricately designed, French style furnishings, such as the models featured on www.crownfrenchfurniture.co.uk

2. Create a Pinterest board of ideas 
If you’re not already familiar with the concept of it, Pinterest is a photo sharing platform where you can search and browse through images of just about anything. Pinterest can prove to be an extremely useful tool if you’re looking for vintage bedroom design inspiration. You’ll be able to find everything related to the topic, including tips and tricks on how you can perfect the shabby chic look in your boudoir. To really hone your ideas, you could create your own bedroom inspiration ‘board’ - a place where you can save, sort and manage your favourite pictures. This should help you gain a clearer sense of what you want your newly designed sleep space to look like. To really stay on top of your inspiration game, you could download the Pinterest app to your phone so you can ‘pin’ on the go. 

3. Flick through interior design magazines 
While there’s no denying that the world wide web is a fantastic source of inspiration, why not go ‘old school’ and invest in some interior design magazines too? There are often issues that are dedicated to a specific decor style, so make sure you pick one that specialises in all things shabby chic. In these types of magazines, you should find up-to-date information about the latest trends, as well as attainable examples of how you could style up your space. Between browsing the internet, creating Pinterest boards and flicking through interior design magazines, you stand a good chance of totally nailing the shabby chic look in your bedroom.

- This is a collaborative post.