8/23/2016

The 12 Week Scan - Baby #2


As I type this it's 10:00am on Monday morning and at 1:30pm today we have our 12 week scan! Every emotion is currently running through my core and my belly is in knots but above all else I'm so excited. I hope everything goes well.

We've now had our scan and first of all let me say that everything went fine! I was so nervous when in the waiting room. My belly was churning and I felt sick even. I'd felt those first flutters a couple of nights before my scan and although they'd put my mind at ease somewhat the anxiety remained.

After a brief wait we were quickly called to ultrasound room. On entering I jumped on the table, whipped down my leggings and got out my belly. It was like taking a trip down memory lane! When the baby popped up on the screen all the worry left my body and I felt I could breathe again. The moment you see your baby on the screen is just one of the most incredible experiences and I imagine that feeling never gets old, no matter how many children you have. The sonographer was really nice and she talked us all the way through the scan and confirmed that everything was okay. Unlike Noah at his 12 week scan this baby cooperated and made the sonographer's job a lot easier. The lady showed us every nook and cranky of our baby and we saw them jumping, wiggling and rolling around. At one point she zoomed right up to the little feet and it was one of the sweetest things I've ever seen, teenie tiny feet rubbing up against one another just like I do for comfort. 

On leaving the room both Nick and I were on cloud 9. We paid for our scan photo and then had to wait to see a nurse for the routine tests. During the midwife visit I was surprised to find my iron levels are great this time around and I think that's because I've been eating a lot of spinach and leafy green lately as I didn't want to have to take iron supplements this pregnancy.

My next midwife appointment is at 16 weeks and around that time we will also be having our private gender scan too! We are so excited!


Any early bets? Do you think team blue or team pink?

8/22/2016

Organix Goodies NEW Breadsticks & Crispy Bars - Competition


Organix have been a favourite of ours ever since Noah started weaning two years ago. A great brand for both weaning, through to toddlerhood and beyond as their range of snacks grow with your child. Organix Goodies are always adding new snacks to their wide range of yummy and healthy snacks and today I thought I'd introduce you to two of their newest creations.

Organix Goodies Mini Cheese & Chive Breadsticks.
New mini cheese & chive breadsticks extend the savouries range from Organix Goodies and offer little ones new tastes and textures to explore. Packed in handy portion bags, these crunchy little sticks are great for nibbling on – a fun tasty choice to keep toddlers going in between meals and on the go.


Toddlers can have some fun exploring their new Goodies mini breadsticks – try stirring and dipping them into hummous, salsa, or a delicious homemade soup and great for summer picnics. 
They come in a multipack containing 4 x 20g portion bags – for tiny little tummies on the go. RRP: £1.99.

Organix Goodies Crispy Bars.
If your little one loves Goodies soft oaty bars they’ll love to try these new crispy bars. They’re available in two tasty flavours: tangy berry - bursting with a fruity twist from strawberry and raspberry juice and scrummy cocoa & orange – a new flavour in your local supermarket’s baby aisle. Packed into individually wrapped bars for little tums, they offer a new lighter texture for little ones to explore on the go or in between meals.

These new crispy bars come with the Organix No Junk Promise, a stamp of reassurance that they are made with the best organic ingredients and contain nothing unnecessary, so your little one gets great tasting snacks, without the junk.

New Goodies crispy bars come in a multipack containing 6 x 18g individually wrapped bars. RRP: £2.49 You’ll find them online at Ocado and in selected Tesco, Morrison’s and Waitrose stores. Coming soon in other retailers.

Both new snacks the line up of award winning toddler snacks from Organix Goodies. Available in a variety of fun shapes and delicious flavours and textures, Goodies make exploring all kinds of foods fun and enjoyable as little ones grow up.


To celebrate the launch of Organix Goodies tasty new snacks I've teamed up with them to give away 2 picnic hampers both worth over £30! Not only can your little one try out some of their new snacks but there’s also a lunchbag, a hat and water bottle included too, perfect for your little explorer’s adventures! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions

Organix Goodies Hamper worth £30

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1. There will be 2 winners who will each receive the prize shown above.
2. Prize supplied directly from the PR. 
3. Competition ends 30/09/16
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified. 
5. UK entries only.

8/20/2016

Project 365 - Week 33


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Well what a week it's been. I'd like to say it's all been positive but I'm afraid it's not. You may have noticed I recently announced my pregnancy, we are so happy and so excited! On Monday we had an amazing day as we had our 12 week scan and everything was fine. The feeling you get when you see your baby on the screen for the first time and learn that everything is okay is indescribable. We were on a high and told everyone our news then later that night I learned that my Nanna had passed away. It happened around the time I had my scan which makes everything so bitter sweet. It left me speechless and I'm still coming to terms with it. I'm actually thinking about blogging about it cause writing all those thoughts and feelings down is so therapeutic but I'm not sure if I would publish it. Will see how I get on. So yeah, this week has seen major highs and extreme lows but as people have said to me recently, that's life.


What have you been up to this week?




8/17/2016

TTC Diary - Trying for baby #2

After having my 12 week scan and announcing my pregnancy this week I thought it was time to publish this post that has been sitting in my drafts for the past two months. It's all about our TTC journey which again was quite brief, we've been fortunate.

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01/06/16
Up until a few months ago I didn't feel ready for another baby for various reasons and I felt like I wanted to enjoy Noah on his own for a while longer. This all changed when we headed into the new year and Nick and I started discussing the possibility of baby number two. Fast forward a few months and we are ready, excited and nervous but totally ready! Here I will write all about our trying to conceive journey, the up's and the down's and will probably publish once I've announced a pregnancy, whenever that may be. 

04/06/16
As I type this it's a Saturday afternoon, I'm in my fertile window and we are on our first month of trying. I don't think I have ovulated just yet as I haven't felt that sharp sensation that I usually get but I'm thinking it will be either today or tomorrow. That being said I know how TTC works and have been doing the same as we did the last time, without getting into any gory details! We conceived Noah in our first month of trying, I wonder if we will be that lucky this time around?

09/06/16

It's Thursday afternoon and I thought I'd better check in and write how I've been feeling whilst it's still fresh in my head. When I fell pregnant with Noah I felt symptoms literally almost straight away, sore boobs, sensitive mood wise, exhaustion, nausea, vivid dreams. I knew I was pregnant as I couldn't ignore all the signs as there was so many! I'm feeling the exact same this time around, so much so it's like deja vu but what's different this time around is that I'm doubting myself because how can we be fortunate enough to get pregnant twice both in the first month of trying? What would be the chances of that? I'm no longer in my fertile window so all we can do now is wait. I've already started testing in the morning although I know it's way too soon, just like I did last time around. I'm not entirely sure when I ovulated this time so I will be testing all next week and hoping for those two red lines.

14/06/16
I write this on a Tuesday afternoon and for the past couple of days I've been testing with some early tests I bought off the internet. So far I've not even had the slightest of a red line but I'm not fretting yet as I'm only around 10dpo. I still think I'm pregnant as I have so many signs; nausea, exhaustion, insomnia, heightened sense of smell, emotional, mood swings, sore boobs and vivid dreams. I have found myself doubting myself this time around though as I previously mentioned but I can't ignore what my body is telling me. Surely I can't be having all these symptoms and not be pregnant? 


15/06/16
It's Wednesday and I tested this morning and I saw a faint line! I can't believe it and I don't want to get my hopes up until I get a clear blue test to confirm it but I just "feel" pregnant too so fingers crossed!

16/06/16

So yesterday evening I caved and went to the shop the pick up some Clear Blue pregnancy tests. I did this while Nick and Noah were with me but I sent them to the toy isle so I could make my purchase in secret. I'd intended to take the test on Friday as I knew that was the day or my missed period and it's also Nick's 30th birthday but the temptation of having the tests in my bag was too much! Once I got home I took a test and it confirmed that I am indeed pregnant! As soon as I saw it on the Clear Blue test there was noway I could wait another two days to tell him so I ran downstairs and said I had a early birthday present for him! I gave him the test and said "I'm pregnant!" He hugged me and was at a loss for words! He couldn't believe we were fortunate enough to fall pregnant the first month of trying again and also said it was amazing that I just knew again, straight away!
I still can't believe it, it still doesn't feel real. I suppose it won't fully until I have the 12 week scan which I'm already looking forward to so much!

On that note I suppose our TTC has come to an end, already! I'm going to start writing my pregnancy posts but of course won't publish any of these until I have announced! So here we go, pregnancy number two!