5 Things I Love about This Time of Year 

Autumn is definitely one of my favourite seasons. Although my depression can worsen when the days get darker, I still love this time of year. It’s a very busy time for us, with lots of birthdays and the excitement of Christmas just around the corner.  These are five things I love about this time of year…  Autumn Walks   I love going walks when the leaves start falling from the...

Style – A New Look for Autumn

I love autumn fashion. It’s so much easier to look chic and pulled together in the season where a nice pair of boots go with almost every outfit! I didn’t seem to have a lot of clothes in my wardrobe for the colder weather so I decided to treat myself to a little impromptu shopping trip a couple of weeks ago with my mum.  Ever since I worked in New...

Pregnancy Diary – 38 Weeks

Well hello October! This is the month that we get to finally meet our baby boy!  So I’ve been considered at ‘term’ for a week today and in that week I won’t lie, I have had several trips to co-op for reduced fresh pineapple chunks and spicy curry ready meals… My braxton hicks have continued to be strong and often, but never increasing or becoming regular enough to signal the...

Pregnancy Diary – 36 Weeks 

So here I am, one week away from ‘term’, when it’s deemed safe for baby to arrive. After a few false alarms with awful braxton hicks, I’ve been worrying about baby coming too early but now, I’m worried for a whole other reason.  Now I’m getting nervous for the birth. In a way I’m like ‘bring it on’ – I know labour and child birth hurts, but it’s a pain...

Pregnancy – What’s the Rush to Give Birth? 

This post is totally unscheduled, totally unplanned. I’ve written it, in fact, just a few minutes before publishing it (which I don’t tend to do much anymore)… This morning a Facebook page I am a member of set up for those due in October 2016 posted a photo saying they would be having a baby this month… I questioned it and had a sarcastic and patronising reply about some mums...

Pregnancy Diary – 33 Weeks 

Yeah so I totally missed the 32 week pregnancy diary… A lot has actually happened since my 30 week pregnancy post so I figured I better post an update now at 33 weeks.  Firstly, we had our much awaited 4D scan at just over 30 weeks. This was something I had had done when pregnant with Carly and knew I wanted to have with this baby as well.  Unfortunately for...

Pregnancy Diary – 30 Weeks 

So I’ve finally reached the big 3-0 which in pregnancy terms means that I’m almost into single figures (of weeks left, but still, it’s a long way since we found out at 3 weeks pregnant!). I’m writing this whilst still away in Devon with the kids and my mum. We’re coming home tomorrow after a lovely few days away. I thought I was levelling out in size nowbut whilst we’ve...

Pregnancy Diary – 28 Weeks 

Today was the first of my growth scans, scheduled between 28 and 36 weeks to check the baby isn’t going to be small like Cameron apparently was (6’9- hardly tiny). Yes, I am a little bitter about this as I really don’t see why they are concerned when Cameron was hardly tiny, and Carly came in between at around 8 pounds… Anyway, the next growth scan is booked in for...

Pregnancy Diary – 24 weeks 

So I’m nearing the 6 month mark now and I’ve started getting the pregnancy symptoms I really don’t like, namely heartburn and acid reflux. The other night it was so bad that I ended up having to sleep sat upright, something I did all too often when pregnant with Carly.  I’m also getting some aches and pains in my lower back and definitely feel like I waddle more than walk...