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Hello four months, goodbye sleep

Parenting

Here we are, four months into parenting. I can’t believe how quickly time is flying, and how much he is growing and changing on a daily basis. Everyday is a learning curve, and just as .

2016

Lifestyle Mental Health Parenting

Merriam-Webster’s word of 2016 was “surreal” and that definitely sums up my year. At the beginning of 2016, I was flying to New York with my boyfriend which had been .

Eight Weeks: A-Z

Parenting

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but every time I sit down to write anything, Dougie decides that’s the time he’s hungry or needs a change or .

He’s finally here…

Parenting

So, I’ve been a little slack on this blog for the last month or so, but I’ve had an excellent reason… Arriving nine days late, Douglas Harry Baker was born at 2:17pm .

Nursery tour

Daily life Lifestyle Parenting

Planning the nursery was one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy, I had a whale of a time putting together a board on my Pinterest, and Sam and I had really similar ideas of what we .

Things I’ve learnt…

Pregnancy

Today, I’m 36 weeks pregnant, and I should have around four weeks to go. Why no-one properly explains that technically pregnancy lasts 10 months is beyond me. Pregnancy has definitely .

Baby shower

Pregnancy

This weekend was my baby shower. I know it’s quite an American thing to do, but I wanted to do something that meant I could get all my friends and family together before the baby .

Maternity lookbook

Lifestyle Pregnancy

Dressing for pregnancy is a funny thing. On one hand, I was excited that I got to buy a whole new wardrobe, on the other I was a bit distressed that I would a) therefore have to spend .

Keep it positive

Lifestyle Mental Health Pregnancy

I promise this is a happy post, not a big moan, so just bear with me! I had one of those days this weekend where I felt like everything was just too much. Every part of me was hurting; .

The home stretch

Mental Health Pregnancy

It’s finally here, the third trimester, the “home stretch” as all my pregnancy books call it. There’s just over 10 weeks to go until Cabbage is here, and it’s all getting extremely .

A very pregnant summer

Pregnancy

So…being pregnant in hot weather is fun. Really…really…fun. Who doesn’t love swollen ankles, hot flushes and watching other people enjoy a cold glass of wine on a .

Babymoon lookbook

Lifestyle Pregnancy

Finding maternity clothes that I feel good in is something I’ve found quite difficult throughout my pregnancy. I’ve found that bodycon clothes are infinitely better than .