Month: August 2017

A Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis | A Mums Story

Not so long ago I wrote a post about Gestational Diabetes. I wrote this post because at 28 weeks into my second pregnancy I had my Gestational Diabetes diagnosis. I was probably the healthiest I had been in a long time apart from some stress, I had a healthy BMI, my diet was good, I took regular light exercise. A Gestational Diabetes diagnosis was the last thing I was expecting.

 

Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis

 

I was registered for the GTT at my booking in appointment. Only because there was Type 2 diabetes on my mothers side. Although my mother doesn’t actually have diabetes, she is borderline Pre-diabetic. My midwife was originally reluctant to book it in.  Usually you are only referred if you have a direct relative with diabetes or other risk factors. This was my only risk factor. In the end, she decided it was safer to do so and booked me in for 28 weeks.… Read More

Baby GUND: ‘Jungle Friends’ Monkey Toy Review

GUND: Jungle Friends Monkey Toy Review

 

Everybody loves a gorgeous, soft baby toy. I was lucky enough to be asked by GUND to review a couple of items from their new 2017 ‘Jungle Friends’ range, and boy do GUND do gorgeous, soft baby toys!

GUND –  is America’s most prestigious soft toy company with a heritage that reaches back to 1898. Famous for creating the world’s most huggable soft bears and animals. GUND create quality products with unparalleled huggability and have launched an exclusive range of plush baby toys and activity sets. The items within the new ‘Jungle Friends’ range are certainly no exception.

I was sent:

 

Monkey Rattle: The Monkey Rattle is priced at £6.95 and is made from special heathered fabric. This gives the rattle a really beautiful hue to it’s appearence. The fabric is also very soft and inviting to touch. Inside, the stuffing is dense but produces a really soft squishy feel.… Read More

11 ALDI Baby swaps every mum needs to know!

Everybody knows that babies can be expensive. So I’ll let you into a little Secret. I know a place where you can save money on your baby shop without cutting quality. ALDI! My ALDI baby swaps will amaze you! Baby products that have beaten even the leading brands in prestigious baby and toddler awards time and time again. If anything makes you change your supermarket, these baby swaps will!

 

ALDI Baby Swaps

 

We are often made to feel like we need the best products for our babies and the best products are the more expensive leading brands. But what if I was to tell you that you can buy premium at a discount price? You can buy organic without the hefty price tag? You can buy the best without breaking the bank. I know because I have managed it!

 

ALDI has a super range of own brand baby and toddler items.… Read More

Today I am….5 Months Old

baby development milestones 5 months 20 weeks

 

Yay, I am only a few days late with Emmie’s 5 month update! Turn on that broken record, but man, these past 4 weeks have literally disappeared before my eyes! Maybe it’s because my last update was two weeks late, I don’t know. It just seems time is going a lot faster this time round. I swear she will be toddling in a few months. I can’t believe I am writing this, here is Emmie’s 5 Month update:

 

5 Months

 

Weight: 13lbs 4oz

I have literally just come back from the clinic after getting Emmie weighed. I was so surprised to find out she had dropped a number of percentiles. She has started looking so porky?!? Ordinarily, I don’t think I would worry too much. Emmie was always on the wee side but happily followed her 25 centile line. Now though she has dropped to maybe the 13th centile or there about’s.… Read More

Teething: Is Baltic Amber the Answer?

Baltic Amber strung into jewellery has been long been hailed by many mums as a way to soothe babies through teething. Those who use Amber beads, swear by them, but there are also many that are sceptical of the healing properties they are supposed to possess. Then, there are also the safety concerns of babies wearing jewellery.

 

As Emmie is showing more and more signs of teething, I have begun once again to think how I can help soothe her sore gums. Teething gels are having little effect and although she doesn’t seem too bad with her symptoms, her drooling and mouth full of fist tell me she is feeling it! Finlay was never too bad with his teething and we sporadically used Amber beads, but I wanted to dig deeper to see if it could be the answer for Emmie.

So what’s the story behind Baltic Amber?

Amber has been used for centuries and was once thought to hold magical powers protecting the wearer from evil spirits and diseases.… Read More