Monday, 28 April 2014

Five Favs...

I drafted this post just before labour started and now my feet are back to normal I'm thinking that I should get one of these pairs to celebrate.  As the Louboutins are out of the question I'll probably go with the River Island pair.

The more my feet swell in these last stages of pregnancy and therefore the less shoes I can fit into the more obsessed I am becoming over summer sandals…here are a few of my favourites that I would love to rock while pushing Baby O in his buggy when he arrives!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Its The Weekend...

And this is the best view to wake up to…

We've got a pretty hectic weekend with lots of visitors coming to meet the new addition to our family…we can't wait to show him off!

Hope you've got lots of fun planned…and if you are near a baby hold them close and breath in their deliciousness

Here are a few fun bits and tips from around the web…have a good one…

Super easy way to freshen up your drawers on Clementine Daily

Would love to know who this poor PA was working for

How to not look like an idiot when ordering wine

This Week I've Been...

Writing posts and forgetting to post them?!...

Obsessively taking pictures of my gorgeous boy…

Trying to figure out breastfeeding appropriate clothing…

Loving having my feet back to a normal shape…


Being entertained by awesome friends and group whatsapp chat and being spoilt with beautiful flowers…

Thursday, 24 April 2014

We Had A Baby...

As you probably guessed from the radio silence we had our baby!  Max arrived into the world in quite dramatic style last Thursday weighing in at 7lbs.  At some point I will piece together the whole birth story, but for now here are a few pictures of our gorgeous boy on his one week birthday.

I grew you! (Day 4)

I am so blessed (Day 2)

Home time! (Day 5)

Whilst its only been a week I feel like I have known you forever (1 Week)

We love you so much already Max!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Eating Out...

Last Thursday Mr O and I decided to head out for a pre Baby O date night.  I had been wanting to try When Mac Met Cheese for ages and I have to say it did not disappoint.

When Mac Met Cheese

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Its The Weekend...

image via pinterest

This is the first weekend in months that Mr O and I have no commitments so we're looking forward to spending some time together as a couple before the Baby O's arrival…at the moment we have no plans, we'll just see what we fancy when we wake up.  Don't you just love those weekends?

Here are a few fun bits from around the web…hope you have a good one…

Love these egg cups from Not On The High Street

Five books to inspire you in business and life

An interesting post on kids and electronics

I've eaten so many avocados this pregnancy so I loved these five recipes 

Friday, 11 April 2014

This Week I've Been...


…appreciating springtime blossoms

…enjoying a final date night before Baby O's arrival.  When Mac Met Cheese certainly did not disappoint!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Nice Rack...

Last week I finally got round to getting myself measured for some nursing bras and I have to be honest it wasn't as stressful as I thought.  I popped to my local Mothercare where the assistant couldn't have been more helpful, unfortunately I seemed to be between sizes there so ended up in good old M&S, but I did pick up some sleep bras from Mothercare.

I didn't want to spend a fortune at this stage as I am sure my shape is going to change numerous times over the next few months, but I also wanted something that still looked nice-ish (as well as being functional!) and both Mothercare and M&S ticked all the boxes.

For the daytime I opted for this double pack from M&S - £29.50

And to sleep in I went for this double pack from Mothercare - £24

Hopefully they'll last me a little while...

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Make A Statement...

With clothing options being slightly limited for me at the moment jewellery is become increasingly important as a way to zhush up my maternity basics…so I got a bit inspired and made a couple of pairs…

Turquoise and Red Bead Chandelier Earrings
Gold Chain and Vintage Red Bead Tassel Earrings

What do you think?  If you like what you see you can buy them on my Etsy Shop…and here are a few of my current favourites from the high street…

Lulu Frost for Whistles Art Deco Earrings - now £35
Topshop Diamond Shape Tassel Earrings - £10 
Mango Triangular Earrings - £14.99

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

39 Weeks...

1 week until d-day.  For the last few weeks I have been convinced Baby O would arrive early, but the closer I get to my due date the less convinced I am…I think it may have just been wishful thinking mixed with a small spoonful of impatience!

This last week has been a good one apart from the lack of sleep, I'm waking up EVERY hour at the moment, and a cold that I have picked up.  I had to pop up to the Day Assessment Unit yesterday due to some headaches I'd been having over the weekend, but all is good.  Baby O is fine and they are probably due to the cold and lack of sleep.

Baby O is still as wriggly as ever, sometime his movements are SO strong they take my breath away, but I still love them!

Hurry up Baby O we want to meet you!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Its The Weekend...

What are your plans this weekend?  Mines a busy one…brunch with friends, lunch with a bunch of colleagues today and one of my best friends Baby Shower tomorrow, obviously all dependent on whether Baby O decides to arrive this weekend!  Whatever you are doing I hope you have fun.  

This YouTube video was my absolute favourite thing on the internet this week, I loved it so much I felt it deserved its own post…enjoy!

Friday, 4 April 2014

This Week I've Been...

…accepting that my wedding and engagement rings no longer fit

…finishing packing my hospital bag

…setting up Baby O's crib

…drinking raspberry leaf tea!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Whats In My Bag...

I've had the basics of my bags for the hospital packed for about a month and been adding to them as I go along, but now with only a couple of weeks to go I thought I should go back and check I hadn't missed anything.  Here is what I have packed for both Baby O and me (Mr O is packing his own bag), I'm sure it is way too much, but I would rather have too much than not enough!

For Me:
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes to labour in - 2 x vest tops, 1 x nightie
  • Socks
  • 5 x cheap knickers
  • Flip flops
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity pads
  • 2 x PJs
  • Maternity mats
  • Drinks & snacks
  • Tens machine - not shown, being delivered tomorrow
For Baby O:
  • Nappies
  • Water wipes
  • Muslins - 2 x standard, 1 x giant
  • 2 x blankets
  • 4 x vests - 1 x long sleeve, 1 x sleeveless, 2 x short sleeve
  • 2 x hats
  • 2 x onesies
  • 2 x going home outfit - 1 x up to 7lbs, 1 x newborn
  • 'Snowsuit'
  • Cuddly toy! 
On the day I'll also be throwing in my phone charger and camera

Things I have realised I am missing…

  • Towel
  • Nursing bras
  • Dressing gown
  • Water spray
  • Going home outfit for me!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

38 Weeks...

2 weeks to go!!  We had our 38 week check with the midwife at the birth centre today.  It was such a different experience to all my other appointments.  Don't get me wrong all the midwife appointments I have had so far have been great, but they always feel a little rushed. Todays appointment was much more relaxed, the midwife was so kind, caring and reassuring and I came away even more excited to give birth in the birth centre.

All the checks the midwife carried out were spot on again and Baby O is over 1/2 way engaged…yay!

I've been bouncing on my ball, walking lots and listening to my natal hypnotherapy CD all in the hope that Baby O will arrive on his due date (which I found out much to Mr O's delight is national bicycle day!).  A few more stretch marks have reared their ugly heads this week, but I'm not as bothered as I thought I would be by them.  I just see them as further proof that I am growing a little human!  Don't get me wrong though I am still covering myself in oil.  I've also got a bit of swelling in my feet, but the midwife didn't seem to worried by it, so I goes for now I'll be sticking to flip flops and my one pair of trainers that fit!

Looking forward to meeting you soon Baby O!


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