Sunday 30 October 2016

Pregnancy Pamper Night

14 weeks in and boy, have I needed one of these pamper nights! As I announced in my last blog post, I’m pregnant with my second baby and I’m now 14 weeks gone... After one of the hardest weeks of pregnancy yet, every little thing that takes my mind off the constant nausea is a blessing and a lot of that has been relaxing nights (early nights!) and reading to take my mind off the sickness. The lovely lot over at Ocean Finance wanted to know what makes the perfect pamper evening for me and this just has to be it...

I don’t think a Pamper evening is classed as a pamper evening unless you have a bath or shower or at least submerge one part of your body in water for longer than 5 minutes... I love to stick a face mask on, get in a hot bubbly bath (however, these can no longer be steaming hot thanks to pregnancy) and relax for 20/30 minutes forgetting whatever it is that forced me into the tub in the first place! At the minute, I’m loving the Tony Moly Sheet Face Masks and I managed to find these in TK Maxx for just £1.99 (usually £6.00 each!!). I also got myself a couple of the new Halloween inspired Lush Bath bombs - perfect for this time of year and it also fills the bathroom with a gorgeous scent! Team up your bathroom with a sweet smelling candle, I got this amazing Apple Crumble one from Boots from their Christmas range, and you’re all set! 

Switching it up from a non-pregnancy pamper to a pregnancy pamper, when I get out of the bath or shower now, I douse myself in Stretch mark oil over my stomach and hips just to help to prepare my skin for the inevitable. I then rub a tiny spot of Lavender oil over my wrists which helps me to relax even more once I’m in bed. Weleda do some lovely pregnancy bits so I’m definitely going to hunt out more that I can use during pregnancy. 

I finish all this off with half hour or so of reading and at the moment, I’m engrossed with Miss Perigrenes Home for Peculiar Children as i’ve not seen the film. It’s a good read, a little strange and different but its an easy enough read that I don’t struggle to understand what’s going on and it’s light on the mind so I’m not left wondering what’s happened when I close it. 

If I could do this every night of the week, I’d have a lot less to moan about but working full time, having a toddler and everything else that comes along with daily life, proves a little more difficult so these sort of nights are a rare occasion at the moment but it’s definitely a weekly occurrence. 

How do you spend your Pamper Evenings? 

Tuesday 18 October 2016

I’m Pregnant!

There’s not much more to say as it’s all there in the title but I wanted to share our exciting news with you that we’re expecting our second baby in April 2017...

We knew that we wanted another baby around the time that Millie would be starting school and so we started trying back in August. Lucky for us, we fell pregnant right away and we’re so happy. 12 week scan confirmed that baby is healthy and well and I can’t wait to find out whether the little blob is a boy or girl (Millie wants a Sister!). All of the nausea feels like it’s worth something now we’ve seen the baby moving and we’re super excited to bring this brand new bundle into the world next year!

Stay tuned for a First Trimester update.

Sunday 16 October 2016

Pumpkin Picking

Autumns here so what better way to embrace it than to stick some wellies on and a warm coat and head out to pick some Pumpkins! 

We’ve never done it before so I think it’s going to be the start of a nice little tradition for us! We go Strawberry picking each year and over at Cattows Farm, they have Pumpkin picking all through the month of October. We’re talking 100’s of Pumpkins available to grab and wheel home! Plus, what better way to teach your little ones of where Pumpkins come from and that they’re not just for Halloween (although, they are!). 

Along with the Pumpkin field, there’s a Farm shop and Cafe where you can buy fresh produce or grab a Hot Chocolate whilst the kids play on the play area! There are a few cows, sheep and goats to go and feed too so it’s easily a good couple of hours out of the house. We paid approx £1.40 per Pumpkin, apart from the smallest one which was 47p!! So much cheaper than the supermarkets! 

If you’re local to Leicestershire, I definitely recommend a trip to Cattows Farm, even if it’s not to pick any Pumpkins and just for a free Autumn day out with the family!