28.5.12

281. Our Week in iPhone Pictures [037]

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I think that first picture is from Monday, and the one below that too - storytime with Nanny & driving the bus! Grandad went away for the week & Daniel came to wave him off, and got to be a bus driver! Tuesday, we had  to take a picture to send to Grandad, these get even better throughout the week but these ones are gems! The weather was AMAZING last week, so we took advantage! We went for a playdate at a friends & played at the park, and in the sandpit once we got home!

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Wednesday, Daniel rocked his super-cute hat (and suspenders!!), and took an epic nap! Once he woke up we played in the garden some more - Daniel LOVES it when Daddy gets home to pull him around inhis car and water the garden! My heart melts with these two together!!

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Thursday, Daniel got a cheeky chocolate milk treat (I know, I can't believe I shared it either!) & we went to a birthday party (but I didn't take any pictures :( Boo!) where we played out in Skyla's garden & Mama got to chat! Miracle! Friday, we went to another party, this time at a soft play centre where Daniel insisted Mama go on the giant slide a bajillion times - I was exhausted! Him & Skyla looked awful cute sitting together in Thomas Tank though, like a married couple! She even put her arm round him while they were eating dinner, cracked us up! & we had a barbeque for dinner, mmmmm!

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Saturday started early, Daniel insisted all his cars watch Peppa with us, and then asked to go in the garden (at 8am, sure!) Child labour ftw, he even helped me clean the windows! & check out that outfit, my gosh! Zonked out at Nanny's, before Grandad's party, & chowing down on goldfish to make him less grumpy!

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Sunday, after going for breakfast at Nana's, we got out the paddling pool and invited Nanny and Grandad over! We dipped out feet in (and ended up absolutely soaked!) & broke out the watermelon! Naked gardening, except for the boots - this kiddo kills me!!

Overall? An amazing week! We don't have as many plans this week - I'm a little concerned I'll go into labour at any minute! But the weather is keeping up (for the start of the week at least), we had a great afternoon shopping today (new shoes for Daniel, new polka-dot tumblers, flowers and ice-lollies!!) & we're seeing Daniel's God Mother tomorrow! Not to mention my baby shower on Sunday! Eee!

Linking up with Amy from a good life for Our Week By iPhone!



Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
xxx

26.5.12

280. 37 week pregnancy update!

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37 weeks (+4), less than three weeks to go! Full term, no joke, this baby could make his entrance ANY day now! It seems so surreal, quite possibly because my bump is still quite little (compared to some, for me I feel huuge!) - my neighbour earlier was saying how she thought I was 6months gone, she was amazed when I said I had just over two weeks to go! With Daniel though I had the same reactions, I went 6 days overdue & people's eyes would pop out of their head when I answered "When are you due?" I like to think I carry my babies well hidden, I'm definitely not complaining!

Kiddo's the size of a winter melon (?) measuring around 18.9 to 20.9 inches & weighing about 6.2-9.2 pounds, gaining around half a pound each day! Woah! Daniel was 8lb 8oz when he was born, I think (hope) his little brother will be around the same.

My bump is very 'neat' & touch wood, no stretch marks, though I think the scar on my belly button has got worse. Fingers firmly crossed they stay away, I'm nearly through my bottle of Bio Oil! I'm contemplating getting my boys and their birthdates tattooed on my ribs, but I'm a little worried it would stretch with another pregnancy? I have a little one low on my hip and that hasn't been affected at all, and I suppose if I got it far enough back it wouldn't. I'll think about it for another while, plus I'll only do it if my body goes back to 'normal'anyway! with Daniel I didn't have to work very hard at all to get my body back, but this time I am prepared to put in some effort, my parents are fitter than I am!!

Sleeping has become incredibly difficult, we've had amazingly hot weather this week which I'm really trying not to complain about (I'd much rather it be hot than cold but it can get pretty uncomfortable - my feet are SO swollen!) but it means hot & stuffy nights. Combined with a toothache (I NEED to call the dentist next week!) and my legs cramping a zillion times a night, jam getting very little sleep. Just getting me ready though I suppose! I've been being very good & not waking to play on my phone or read, just trying my darnedest to get back to sleep! Colin wants to get up early tomorrow to watch some sport, so hopefully I'll get a lie in and catch up a little!

The weather has been so lovely, and we've had a busy week, Mama's knackered out! We've been to three parties, two playdates, a visit to Grandma's and a shopping trip to get Daniel some 'summer' clothes! I've been falling asleep on the sofa by 10pm (it's 9:56 right now and my eyes are struggling!) but it's only going to get worse right? Everyone keeps asking if I'm 'ready' & I never know how to answer! We have all the things ready, and I feel I'm ready, but every time I feel something weird or move too quickly I absolutely freak out! I have one more week at work and then he can make his appearance whenever he likes, I am getting pretty impatient & uncomfortable 80% of the time!! I'm about to go and lie down because it might encourage him to move out of my hip & rib!!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
Xxx

24.5.12

279. Embrace the Camera [005]

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Some blurry, imperfect pictures of me pulling silly faces while we brush our teeth. I love them. Daniel's started demanding "Mama phone cheese!" which makes for some adorable pictures, amiright?

Linking up to the anderson crew, for Embrace the Camera. Head over to see some adorable Mama's and their kiddos.

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
xxx

23.5.12

278. Jumping up and down in muddy puddles. Wordless{ish} Wednesday.

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{We played in this puddle for about 20 minutes. Daniel was absolutely soaked but it was so cute to watch. He's really got the hang of jumping now!}

Lots of Love
Momma B& Babyboy
xxx

277. Our Week in iPhone Pictures [036]

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For some reason I didn't post last Sunday's pictures (blaming baby brain). You guys nearly missed out on Nanny tickles, trains and snuggles with Daddy. Who am I kidding, these posts are mostly for me, I love having a little record of our weeks, especially as they're going to fast (hence me posting this on a Wednesday, as I have an embarrassing addiction to SuDoku...)

Monday, we went to Nanny's house and drew pictures, and took about three. Tuesday apparently I didn;t take any. Weird. Wednesday, we went to Grandmas and Daniel birdwatched & cuddled with cousin Lewis. When Daddy came home we played in the garden, watching these two makes me so happy. Oh, and we started Daniel with his boxing training. I'm totally joking. Oh, and Daniel played hairdresser, washing Daddy's hair and thinking it highly hilarious as he gasped for breath. Which obviously, it was.

Thursday we snacked on crisps on a deckchair in the kitchen, and that was it. Friday, we had to come home from Nanny's early because I had a midwife appointment, so they came over to drop our forgotten cars off, read stories and do puzzles. That's what grandparents do best anyway right? Daniel was beyond adorable, of course, and insisted on putting his feet up like Grandad, and then covering himself with a blanket! Kiddo's obsessed with buttons right now, even though he hasn't succeeded yet! Colin and the cat looked crazy sweet snuggled together. Saturday morning, we had lazy snugs before heading to the park.

Sunday, Daniel insisted upon wearing a flower in his hair, wouldn;t he make an adorable girl?! My ovaries hurt, if that's even possible while pregnant. Very pregnant, as you can see. We kicked pine cones on the way to Nanny's, and had an uber nap (nearly THREE hours!), before we headed to Nana & Grandad's to play on the slide as a reward for washing the car. Child labour FTW. I'm totally joking, again.

Linking up with Amy, at a good life, as per the uge.



Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
xxx

19.5.12

276. Happy heart.

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Today was just one of those days. Not one of those sad/awful days, in fact, the complete opposite. One of those perfect days that leave your heart happy, wondering how you came to be so lucky. I truly am blessed to get to spend my days with these two boys, they're pretty close to perfect. While debating earlier how much ice-cream to eat (read: whether to finish the pot!) Colin suggested that the baby might like it, so I should! It makes me feel amazing that he just 'gets me', doesn't judge me for the silly things, and actually loves me even more for them! I'm super grumpy at the moment, and he thinks it's 'kinda cute' when I snap at him over everything!! 

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We decided to head to the library (as we had a ton of overdue books, oops!) and then to a little park just around the corner. It was just, lovely. Daniel said "Mummy sit, Daddy push" so I got to rest on a bench and watch them playing, which honestly is one of my favourite things to do! My little boy's been looking after me good today, after he woke from his nap I asked for a cuddle, so he said "Mummy cuddle, Daddy cook" & Colin went to make us lunch! He's such a caring little soul, if he thinks you're hurt (or you sneeze too loudly, as Colin did earlier) he comes rushing in, "Okay Mummy/Daddy?" He's just the sweetest, and I can't wait to see him with a little brother! 

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Happy Saturday everyone!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
xxx

18.5.12

275. 36 week pregnancy update.

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36w(+3) and babyboy's the size of a honeydew - 17.2 to 18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 pounds! I feel like I'm growing by the second, although according to my midwife notes I've only grown a centimetre in two weeks! My maternity trousers are getting tight, and I struggle to get up/out of bed, how anyone gets any bigger is crazy to me!

I've been sleeping better if I go to bed later, I don't wake up or fidget as much so I feel well rested, even if I stay up until midnight watching my new favourite reality TV (guilty!) Made In Chelsea. It's so infuriating and brilliant!! The only problem with sleeping so well is that I stay on my side, hurting my hips and legs. Boo.

I've been feeling some 'pelvic discomfort', from where baby's descending, sharp pains that made me panic at first but after a quick google, and asking my midwife today, I'm not worried. If Daniel catches me wincing or ouch-ing, he says 'Mummy's baby hurt?!' which is beyond adorable!!

We went to see a friend and her two boys yesterday, who are nearly-two and 14 weeks, which was encouraging to see as she's doing really well! Her youngest is a dream, lying on the floor fascinated by the lights, and sleeping through the chaos (after being rocked to sleep) so fingers crossed this little nugget is similar! I got to have snuggles, which made me more desperate to have him here! Although two nights ago I had a pain and absolutely freaked out, Colin was amazing but I just didn't feel prepared! My hospital bag is finally packed, although I think I'm missing some things I have the necessities - adorable newborn clothes and snacks!

Two weeks left at work, which is a nice distraction most of the time actually! I'm still managing to do my job pretty well, I think I've surprised a lot of people lasting this long, though by the end of the afternoon I'm pretty tired! I've still managed to meet up with friends or go out every afternoon this week - even chasing Daniel round a soft play centre for a couple of hours Tuesday!! Enjoying our time together & making the most of our 'freedom' almost, as I'm not planning in leaving the house an awful lot for the first few weeks!

It's getting uncomfortable to sit in the evening, in any position, & my bed (and MIC!) is calling so I can lie down with my electric blanket!!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy(s)
Xxx

16.5.12

274. Small Style. Wordless{ish} Wednesday.

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{Cardigan & shorts: H&M
T-shirt & shoes - NEXT}

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
xxx

15.5.12

273. GOAL!

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Saturday we went to watch Grandad's football match - every year the 'old boys' play against the youngsters in the "Presidents Cup", and it's kind of a big deal. They have t-shirts made and everything, this year it was a very groovy bright pink! 

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I'm entering this one into The Paper Mama's photo challenge, the challenge this week is pink!

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Daniel was ever so sweet, cheering for all the goals (even when he shouldn't!), kicking a football around, and lying in the grass with my brother and his friends. When did my tiny baby grow up?!

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My Mum was determined to get a good picture of them all lying down, but Daniel was far more interested in eating the Pringles he'd robbed from someone's picnic! He had a lot of fun, I think we'll be headed to a few more football matches when the weather brightens up again! It's been miserable today, after such a lovely weekend!

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Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
xxx

14.5.12

272. Our Week in iPhone Pictures [035]

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Drawing ("DOTS!" and vehicles) // Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! // Storytime with Nanny // Painting a birthday card for one of Mama's best friends // King Daniel playing in the garden // Mama went out for dinner! // Chocolate face, how does one kiddo get in so much mess with a Jaffa Cake? // Momma snuggles // Reading while I hoover // Doggy cuddles // Stickers for the bay-bee // Daddy snuggles & 'sharing' // Puzzles and Pringles // Hello toes!

Linking up with Amy, at a good life

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy
xxx

13.5.12

271. 35 week pregnancy update!

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I swear I only wrote last week's post yesterday, time has taken on a new level of speed! AND at 35 weeks (+5) I'm so nearly 36 weeks! I still think that he's going to come early, so (hopefully!) in FOUR weeks he'll be here! Earlier, Colin was talking about going away with work for two nights, and my Mum pointed out that it would be better for him to go after the baby arrives, as she could always come and stay with me after, but if he's four hours away and something happens really early, he could end up missing everything! Which came as a bit of a shock to me to be honest, even though I thought I was prepared and ready! I guess anytime from here on out he could make his appearance really! Eeek!

Kiddo's the size of a coconut - He's about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. From here on out, he won't get much longer, but he's plumping up. He's now about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds, and he'll put on a pound or more of baby fat before birth.

I often wonder about this baby; how big he'll be, what colour hair he'll have, whether he'll be anything like Daniel or the complete opposite! My Nan's convinced he'll have tons of black hair, but I think I'm going to have another mini Colin on my hands! Daniel is so easy going and independent (most of the time - he had way too much sugar today and it made him into a right grump!!) and I wonder whether his brother will be similar or, like everyone seems to be warning me will happen, he'll be a little more difficult! Please, someone tell me that isn't always the case?!

Sleep is very hit and miss at the moment, sometimes I sleep like a baby and others I find it so uncomfortable and difficult! I have developed a cruel habit of waking up at 4am and my mind being inundated with thoughts! Plans for the nursery, shopping lists, nightmares, to-do lists, my 'notes' in my phone is getting pretty full, and so are my Pinterest boards!

My appetite has subsided a little, thankfully! I was getting a little concerned about losing the baby weight! I wish I was one of those 'fit' preggos, but the truth is I wasn't even that active beforehand! My back has been pretty painful this week too, so my plan of doing a little yoga has been rain checked!

I think I've rambled enough tonight, and Colin's gone out to a birthday party, so I'm going to have some cheeky chocolate and watch something awful on TV!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboy(s)
Xxx