182. New tricks!

A couple of super-cute videos to keep y'all amused while we're away!

We've been working very hard!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


181. 16 week pregnancy update.

How far along: 16 weeks 5 days.

How big is baby: The size of an avocado, roughly 4.6 inches long & weighing 3.5 ounces!

Maternity clothes: No, yesterday I had a crisis where NOTHING fit but today I've got on a pair of jeans, bizarre!

Stretch marks: No.

Sleep: Great! Slept till 9am the last two days, thankyou Daniel & Colin!

Best moment this week: Bump popping out a little more!

Belly button in or out: Half out!

Craving: Blueberry pancakes, salad & crisps.

What I miss: Getting dressed without a giant kerfuffle!

What am I looking forward to: Feeling some movement from the outside, I can;t wait to share this with Colin!

Milestones: He/she can hear my voice, and growing hair!

I felt a little ill over Christmas, luckily my family were amazing and entertained Daniel for me while I lazed around and ate! Feeling SO much more movement this week, especially when I'm eating or relaxing, it's so incredible!

I had a little freak out this morning, Daniel was having a good old scream and I just thought "How on earth am I going to deal with TWO babies?!" but Daniel calmed down and so did I. Colin wasn't here, but I text him and he was incredibly supportive, which made me cry all over again! I'm okay now, I even went out & accidentally bought baby a little something in the sales!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


180. Last Christmas, I gave you my heart...

Happy Christmas Everyone. Albeit a little belated, I hope you all had a lovely holiday! We had a lovely time with family, eating too much and getting incredibly spoiled! It's so strange to think next year,we'll have two babies to spoil! Imagine the toys!! Daniel got a ridiculous amount this year! I've just spent nearly an hour sorting it all out & trying to find homes for it all! Unfortunately, I have misplaced my camera lead, as I haven;t used it in so long, so you'll have to make do with some pictures from Christmas last year, when Daniel was itty bitty!


Elf baby! Sleeping baby surrounded by cushions! Yummy crackers! A pooh bear the size of Daniel! Too many toys! A babyboy having the best first Christmas ever!

Tomorrow we're going away for a few days with the In-Laws, so I'll be back in the New Year with TONS of photos to share!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


179. 15 week pregnancy update.

14 weeks

15 weeks

How far along: 15 weeks. Woah, where on earth did that time go?!

How big is baby: Weighing 2.5 ounces & measuring 4 inches, roughly the size of a navel orange!

Total weight gain/loss: Pass. I might even leave this question out, I never check!

Maternity clothes: Nope, just living in leggings & tights.

Stretch marks: No! I bought some Bio Oil though!

Sleep: Not too bad, the other night I woke up at 3am & couldn't sleep again till half 6, but apart from that I've been sleeping okay.

Best moment this week: Feeling a little movement!!

Belly button in or out: Just flat!

Craving: Enjoying crudites & dip!

What I miss: Nothing right now.

What am I looking forward to: Christmaaaas! Then at the end of January we have our second scan!

Milestones: Feeling little nugget moving a little!

This week has been much better, my sickness has eased, although not completely & strong smells or not eating regularly can kick it off. But overall, I've even managed to cook a few meals & do a little tidying!

We still can't agree on any boys names, we have a girl's, but boys are harder!! I want something I really love, or something with meaning, but everything I like, Colin hates! Any ideas welcomed?!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy

178. Our Week in iPhone Pictures [017]

Two weeks, really, I was feeling very off last week, I missed my pregnancy update too!

Monday 5th December 2011
Monday 5th December 2011
Momma Baby Snuggles.

Wednesday 7th December 2011
Wednesday 7th December 2011
Wednesday 7th December 2011
Drawing. Seriously, check out that pencil grip! Standing in a box, watching TV. Hot chocolate, mmm!

Thursday 8th December
Thursday 8th December 2011
Thursday 8th December 2011
Playing the drums at the Early Learning Centre! Dinner cravings - sausages, mash & gravy! Bath dancing!

Saturday 10th December
Saturday 10th December 2011
Saturday 10th December 2011
Very proud of our salt dough ornaments! Cheese! I granted myself ONE drink, a Bailey's while putting up my Mum's tree, it's tradition! Squishy snuggles. Toddler tantrums! Wearing Daddy's shoes, off to work.

Sunday 11th December
Sunday 11th December 2011
Our finished ornaments & cards, ready to be delivered! Walking to Nanny's, holding on to the pram!

Monday 12th December
Monday 12th December 2011
Just another day in the office, taking calls! Cheese! Christmas pyjamas!

Thursday 15th December
Thursday 15th December 2011
Momma Baby snuggles in pyjamas to unwind, perfection! Christmas decorations & candles burning.

Saturday 17th December
Saturday 17th December 2011
Saturday 17th December 2011
Saturday 17th December 2011
Early morning glitter crafting! Momma's new favourite breakfast - porridge with raisins & nuts. Daddy snuggles, watching Milo play at the end of the bed. My handsome boyfriend & I at his work party. Daniel playing on the iPad with his cousins, makes me giggle!

Linking up with Amy at a good life for our week in iPhone pictures!!

Hope you've had a lovely week! Come share your pictures too!!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


177. Current...

I saw this on My Little Loves, a favourite blog of mine, & decided it might help me out of my blogging rut :)

Current colour: Navy blue, & gold.

Current playlist: Justin Beiber's Christmas album (I'm sat with my little brother!)

Current read: I started the fifth True Blood book last week, but haven't had another chance to carry on!

Current excitement: Christmas! We're making biscuits today, to deliver this week! & my whole family are coming to my Mum's for dinner tonight :)

Current mood: Content. Daniel's asleep, I'm blogging while my family watches the football.

Current drink: Cloudy lemonade.

Current food: Chocolate :) & crudités with soured cream & chive dip.

Current wish list: A nap & a cuddle with my boy. & a new pair of boots!

Current needs: Support from my incredible family.

Current bane of my existence: Constantly tidying up, or else my home looks like a bombsite! It's driving me nuts!

Current indulgence: Cuddling up in my Christmas jammies, watching something Christmassy on TV.

Current blessing: Our second child. And our first, of course.

Current outfit: Jeans & a long sleeves black top. I'm in a clothing rut, not being able to fit into a lot of things!

Current celebrity crush: I never really have them! Boring!

Current triumphs: I've just narrowed my Christmas shopping lists down & am going tomorrow to get the last bits!

Current link: The Paper Mama for for her DIY Christmas crafts!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy

176. Daniel's Christmas List.

I'm getting super excited about Christmas now! Our tree has been up for a while, but pretty much daily I'm adding little extra decorations to the house & doing Christmas crafts with Daniel! While listening to Michael Buble & Jo Jingles' Christmas albums of course! We've also broken up from school, as of Friday, so that means I can devote ALL our time to Christmas shopping and crafting! (Mostly Paper Mama inspired!) I'm planning on making this wreath for my Mama & something like this if I have enough felt leftover!

I have, of course, left most of my present buying to the last minute! I am yet to get my Dad's, Colin's Mum, Dad or brother, either my brother or his girlfriend (my order was messed up & I'm not sure who's is actually coming!) & most of Daniel's! But here is a little peek into what my spoiled little boy will be getting for Christmas!


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To stop him taking my cutlery basket from the dishwasher and using it as a bag!

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Either this red, or a yellow bumble bee!


& a couple more HappyLand bits (train & construction sets) that I can't find online!


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I'm thinking of waiting till after Christmas for this, although it's now in the sale...

I can't wait to see his face! This year will be even more magical than last (I don;t think I'll bother wrapping up most of his gifts this year, as last year it was a waste of time!) & I can't wait to experience it with him all over again!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


175. Saturday Night.

I have had an overwhelming urge to blog today, and since I am babysitting for a friend & Zack's asleep I thought I'd take the chance. Even if there's no pictures!

I don't want this blog to portray negativity, especially about this pregnancy, but man, is it hard. I'm feeling like the worst mother and girlfriend in the world, as I'm struggling to do everyday tasks because of my morning sickness. Doing the washing, cooking dinner, even playing and interacting with my son get put on the back burner sometimes & I feel absolutely awful about it! Daniel Kyle is an absolute angel, he's always happy to play alone while I get jobs done, but I feel like I'm taking advantage of that & I feel selfish! My patience is terribly short & I often find myself snapping at him, then five seconds later feeling absolutely awful! I'm constantly telling him how amazing he is and how much I love him, but I cannot wait to feel back to my normal self so we can play properly!

I've just entered my 14th week, so keep your fingers crossed that this subsides, please! Colin has been incredibly patient with me, even though he's having to cook nearly every night, wear un-ironed shirts to work and moan one hundred times before I do any washing! He is amazing, and I don't think he knows how much I appreciate him, especially as I hardly see him (going to bed so early is putting a serious dent in our quality time).

I want to make it up to both of them, I want to be the good Mama & girlfriend I know I can be. When I'm not feeling sick it seems easy, but I know tomorrow it may not happen. Again. I will try my best to do the jobs that desperately need doing, spend some quality time with my boys, and tell them both I love them. Alot. I am so so lucky to have them both, and I want them to know that.

Morning sickness aside, I am excited about this pregnancy. I'm not sure it's fully sunk in yet, it feels different to when we had Daniel. I am trying to prepare myself, by googling double pushchairs & asking other Mama's of two for advice, but there isn't much more I can do! I bought Daniel's toddler bed the other day, I think once we get a new nursery sorted a little it will sink in more. & when we find out whether we're having a girl or a boy, that'll get me super hyped. I don't mind either way, I just can't wait to find out!

I'm feeling so much happier now I've got all that off my chest, if anyone's made it this far, bless you! I'm going to bury myself in a book, some noisy neighbours just came home & roused Zack a little, but he seems to be quiet again now. I'll text his Mama anyway, & I've got low battery so I'll have to get off this!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


174. 13 week pregnancy update.

11 weeks.

13 weeks.

How far along: 13 weeks. I was classing Monday as the start of these weeks but my scan on Wednesday said 12 weeks and 5 days so I guess we'll go with that for now!

How big is baby: About 2.9 inches long, weighing about 8.1 ounces. Roughly the size of a peach!

Total weight gain/loss: Between my Dr & midwife appoints nothing, but my tummy's popped out a little now so I'll check at my Mum's tomorrow (We don't have scales in the house).

Maternity clothes: Not yet, though my trousers are feeling uncomfortable after a while...

Stretch marks: Not yet!

Sleep: Hmm, not great, but I'm going to bed before 10 and trying to nap as much as I can! I've started sleeping on my front again which is bad news!

Best moment this week: The scan!

Belly button in or out: Disappearing rapidly!

Craving: Sweets (naughty!) & breaded cheese!

What I miss: Not feeling sick all. the. time.

What am I looking forward to: The first trimester nausea to end. Please?

Milestones: Belly popping out!

Everything's going really well, was so excited about telling everyone & the amount of support has been incredible! My phone's been buzzing non-stop! Went out for a celebratory breakfast with my girls this morning, which was lovely! We've been thinking of boys names (we already have a girls') but it's so difficult! We can't agree on anything & whenever we do, it's not something I love, which is disappointing! Now I really must try to sleep, I always struggle after having the laptop on! Hope you all have a wonderful week!!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


173. Our Week in iPhone Pictures [016]

Only a handful of pictures this week, shocker! We've been kinda busy, shopping & bauble painting, as well as sharing our amazing news with family & friends!

28th November - 4th December 2011
28th November - 4th December 2011
28th November - 4th December 2011

Biscuits made by my little baker at his childminders'. Snuggles with my boys. Christmas tree!! Child labour. Puzzle pro. Sleepy cuddles.

Very quick post tonight as I want to schedule another & I should already be asleep!!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy


172. BIG NEWS!


Daniel is going to be a big brother!!

Yes, I'm 12 weeks pregnant, and that's absolutely my excuse for my fail-blogging as of late! This time around I've been really sick, & exhausted, so I've been napping at every opportunity, and going to bed at about 9 o'clock! Colin has been incredible, looking after me, cooking for me when I feel too sick & taking care of Daniel whenever I need a rest. Daniel has been a little superstar too, sitting with me and bringing me books when I'm sick!

I'm attempting to combat the nausea with eating every couple of hours, and keeping busy, which is easier said than done when all I want to do is curl up on the sofa!!

Moaning aside, I'm so excited for our new arrival, I just want to start getting things ready! Any thoughts & advice on having two children would be greatly appreciated! Pushchair suggestions? Potty training tips? Toddler bed ideas?

Hope you've all had a great week! I'm off to watch a programme about obsessive couponers, & get cozy in bed as Colin's out!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy