As soon as you pee in your hand that little white stick and the word PREGNANT pops up, your whole life is about to change. As you wave a pee soaked stick around screaming, the enormity of what is about to happen really isn’t top of the list, as your brain goes into overdrive about due dates, pushchairs, maternity leave, the gender, if it’ll inherit it’s Dads big nose… What you don’t bargain for is five years down the line when your stood on the playground and you yourself feel like you’re back at school. Gulp.
The school playground is a daunting place whether you’re 5 or 35. It instantly brings back all the feelings you experienced as a kid as you stand holding hands with your little mini me. Not knowing anyone is a scary thought, even so as an adult. September is a period new-ness and where everyone is adjusting and getting to grips with our new surroundings. New faces, new routines; sometimes you just want a familiar face to make it all OK. Step forward your new friends for the foreseeable.
We all need Mom mates.
After we were sent our Baby Annabell doll, the girls seemed to get the Baby Annabell bug. We were kindly sent the Baby Annabell Walking Little Lamb doll. He is Baby Annabell’s buddy and we already have the sheep bed that the girls had last Christmas.
He is incredibly soft and has such a cute little face. This lamb is still a baby itself and it compliments Baby Annabell so well, meaning they are a super cute fun team. He comes with a bottle that has a screw top but do not try and feed him any liquid! View Post
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We have been in our house almost 12 months now, and after our initial plans, we seem to have come to a bit of a standstill with making home improvements and it being the house we crave. With a husband working away a lot, there just isn’t the time to get it done. Plus, we are facing a bit of a quandary as to if we think we will stay here long term. Honestly? I’d say no. I’d like to stay here perhaps five years before moving on and eventually the children all having their own bedrooms and us having an extra lounge.
For now though, we have started looking at remodelling various spaces in and around the house. Our bathroom is definitely at the forefront of all renovation plans as it is just plain ugly. Aside from updating individual rooms I also have quite a long list of other things I would like to change.
Let me be completely honest with you, I am not the best at crafting or making things. When Charlie has craft afternoons at school, my stomach drops because I fear I will be exposed as then really rubbish Mother who embarrasses her kids. HOWEVER, despite me being a but rubbish, the kids really enjoy making stuff and are quite good at it.
With the long summer holidays stretching out in front of us, I absolutely jumped at the chance to review Cozy Cats seeing as the weather at the start of the month wasn’t the best. So what are Cozy Cats? In your box you get three different sized cats ranging from large to small along with their felt beds, three felt tips, a lolly stick and lots of sticker felts to decorate their beds.
When starting, it’s best to make the cats beds first. You’re given an instruction sheet that shows you how to fold them to create “a pillow” for them to sleep in and on. It was a little bit fiddly at times so I did most of the folding whilst Charlie used the lolly stick to pop out the holes. View Post
It is less than a month until my girls start nursery every afternoon at the school they will be attending the following year. Forest School is a big part of their learning and they have a fantastic outdoor area attached to the school and they will be starting their adventures when they have settled in. In preparation, we have been sent some waterproofs to review from the folks at Dry Kids.
We were sent two pairs of waterproof trousers and two waterproof zip up jackets with hoods that close away. We ordered them in size 3-4; the girls were 3 in June so they have just started to go up a size but they fitted but have a bit of growing room for the next 12 months. View Post
The moment you hear your baby (or babies in my second pregnancy’s case!) heartbeat, a wave of love surrounds you and you know that life will never be the same again. From that first cry, to the first babble and then the first big belly laugh our kids never fail to fill our hearts with the cute little noises they make. Granted, they make some pretty big noises too but it’s all part and parcel of being a parent.My girls turned three last month and in September they are due to start nursery every afternoon, so there has been a lot of reminiscing in our house lately.
Having already had Charlie four years earlier, the prospect of having twins somewhat bamboozled me. We knew they were identical and having spent so much time together already in the womb, we wondered how they would cope being apart. In the first few days, the girls spent all their time together as it seemed that being close to each other snuggled together really made them happy and at ease. As they started to adjust and get used to us, they slowly seemed happier having a little space but still curled up together in their moses basket together.
My husband works away for the main part meaning from bedtime on Sunday, they don’t see him until teatime on Friday evening. I always remember when they were around nine months they used to crawl over and sit by the door when I said Daddy was coming home and he would always be greeted with big gummy grins and squeals of delight as he walked in – talk about a warm home coming! They absolutely love their Dad and that key in the door still makes them run to the hall to see him come in.
As they grew, their very different personalities started to show – and the differences are crazy! P1 has always been the more cautious of the two, preferring to stay close to her Daddy. From a very early age she became attached to her panda and still now, she refuses to sleep unless she has her somewhat shabby grey grubby “bamba” cuddled next to her.
P2 has always been that little bit more…wild! She has no fear and used to love jumping and dancing like a loon in her jumperoo which she would happily have stayed in all day. She has an array of cuddly dogs that she likes to take to bed but isn’t as particular as her twin.
Our favourite time of the day is usually just before bed. They are all clean after their bath and Charlie comes into their room as they all go to bed at the same time. The girls each choose a book and we all sit huddled together on the floor reading before lots of kisses and cuddles. I love that they all go to bed clean, happy and feeling loved. I know as Charlie is now seven and a half, he’s not going to want to participate for much longer but the love he has for his sisters and their utter admiration for him, makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy!
This summer the wonderful folk at C&G Baby Club want to know what makes your baby happy. Is it a favourite toy, a funny relative or a little song you sing together? I’d love to know what is your #SoundofHappy moment? Comment below or tweet me @Cinderelmo as i’d love to hear your stories.
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Pregnancy is one of the most surreal things you can experience in your life. You somehow manage to create a whole human, complete with blood, organs, skin, hair, fingernails, bones etc… Or in some cases – you do this twice at the same time! It really is rather mind-boggling. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all scientific on you in this post…this is me we are talking about!
I think back to our second scan with the girls. My first scan was the day after Charlie’s 4th birthday which I can remember as clear as day dragging myself to the local hospital unable to keep anything disn. Plonking myself on the bed apologising for the state of me a chance the fact my bladder wasn’t even an eighth full. From there we heard the important line and were in such shock to find out we were having twins; I have to admit that after those words neither of us really took anything fully in. We had another scan two weeks later which was just after Christmas and just before New Years. This was the scan where they did further tests and also where they measured the babies and noticed a size discrepancy.
Aside from all this – this was the scan where P2 took the title of cheeky monkey. And one that she is still reigning supreme. View Post