One of my favourite things about the new baby preparations has been planning the new nursery.  With O we worked with what we had, there was no new wallpaper or curtains and as lovely as it was it still felt a little like the spare bedroom rather than a nursery.  It’s only been this year that we have decorated the room for him and it is still awaiting new curtains. The new nursery was a completely different matter, the room had been my husbands office and (once the Manchester United memorabilia had been taken off the walls) it was a… View Post

April is C Section Awareness Month and as in just a few weeks I will be having my second section I wanted to share our story of what happened the first time round… I never had a birth plan, I didn’t even attempt to write one.  I was more than prepared to go with the flow and didn’t want to feel that I had to stick to something.  I mentioned I’d quite like to just have gas and air if possible (something my husband found hilarious) and if we could avoid it I didn’t really want an epidural.  The one… View Post

After having O we kept all of our baby purchases.  Moses basket, baby rocker, changing bag, nursery furniture, we have it all.  For that reason we can’t really justify buying it all new again when there is nothing wrong with what we have, but that doesn’t stop a girl from looking does it?  There are so many beautiful items out there which weren’t around when I had O, or I just wasn’t aware of. Just for fun here are a few of my favourite baby items that would be top of my shopping list if we were starting from scratch,… View Post

When I was pregnant with O I worried constantly about making sure we would have everything we needed.  I researched, I spoke to friends, I read all the baby magazines about what would be the best brands to buy, what were essentials and what would we probably be able to get away without. It’s only when you become a mum and you start to get to know your baby that you realise what they need and what you will use.  One of our most useless items was the Tommee Tippee bottle warmer, despite being told my someone it would be… View Post