Monday, 20 February 2017

TRAVEL: Preparing for our first family holiday to Iceland

Soon we are jetting off to the cold shores of Iceland, which was my Christmas present from my husband. He had been eager to go abroad in the summer, but I was too scared about taking a toddler on an aeroplane so we settled for a staycation instead. However fast forward quite a few months and I'm now about to take a toddler on a flight, whilst being pregnant! I'm actually feeling quite calm about the whole thing, which is surprising me. I'm a worrier at the best of times, but I'm so excited to visit Iceland as it's one country I've always wanted to visit. You see I hate hot weather, like really hate it, so where could be more perfect for me than a country called Iceland? So, very soon we will jetting off into the sunrise, braving flying with a toddler and experiencing the natural wonders of Iceland.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

PREGNANCY #2: 24 Week Update

As we prepare to go on our first family holiday abroad this week has been pretty busy. There's been times where I've quite literally been running between jobs, but the to-do list is looking a lot lighter now. The downfall of being so busy and not taking the time to look after myself is that I feel on the edge becoming ill. Just a slight headache and sore throat, so fingers crossed it doesn't develop into anything.

Friday, 17 February 2017

#LITTLELOVES: Tutus, Valentines Baking and Apple Tree Yard

What. a. week. It's been a crazily busy week, with barely a second to stop and take stock. Though lots of things have been ticked off my to-do list, such a satisfying feeling! I think I may have slightly overdone it, as I now feel on the edge of being ill and we're about to go on holiday. Just a slight headache and sore throat, nothing major I'm just really hoping it doesn't develop into anything. We've been on a pre-holiday mass organisation mission this week too, with many lists, phone calls, printed documents and piles of clothes dotted around the house. The run up to holidays is just the best.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

PARENTHOOD: Is it what you thought it would be?

Someone asked me recently whether motherhood is what I thought it was going to be and it really got me thinking. My instant reaction was no, it's nothing like I imagined it to be. The love I feel for Isabella is like no other love I have ever felt before, it's fierce, protective and unconditional. Everyone talks about this 'love' you feel when you become a parent, but you really cannot understand what that feels like until it happens. That is something I didn't expect when I became a mummy and is one of, if not, the best things in my life. For that I am eternally grateful.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

MEAL PLANNING: A week on a toddlers plate #1

Cooking healthy, nutritious meals for children doesn't haven't to be overly time consuming or expensive. Some of my mummy friends don't understand how I have the time to cook fresh meals for Isabella every single day and the answer is I don't. She has homemade meals every meal time, but it doesn't mean I've made it fresh that day. Cooking in bulk and freezing is key, it means you can make the most of reduced items in the supermarkets and you'll always have an array of delicious, nutritious meals ready to heat up.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

PREGNANCY #2: 23 Week Update

Only one more week and this pregnancy will be classed as 'viable', a milestone I'm eager to reach as quickly as possible. It's been a bit of an up and down week this week, with some niggling issues and a growing bump. Last week I wrote about how my bump had been getting smaller in the morning and then bigger again by the afternoon, well this week it's stayed big. I can no longer wear clothes and not look pregnant, especially as the bump seems to be pretty high up. It's actually making wearing an underwired bra pretty uncomfortable, so I need to go maternity bra shopping soon. I loved bravado designs! nursing bras last time and will need to check out what's on the market nowadays.
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