Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Hello Second Tri....

Tomorrow I am officially in my Second trimester so I thought it is high time I got my act together and started my pregnancy blog. The last 3 months have been pretty much what I expected with this being my second pregnancy, I had some morning sickness with D but it has stepped up a gear this time round, probably due to the tiredness. I certainly underestimated how much harder it is to be pregnant with a toddler in tow. I can fondly remember the first 3 months with D, coming come from work and having a nap, long lazy mornings at the weekend – none of these are particularly easy with an energetic 2 year old.

On the plus side having a happy go lucky toddler who really doesn’t understand morning sickness has it’s positives, it’s difficult to wallow in self pity when she’s standing behind you as you are reintroduced to your breakfast, shouting “come dance with me mummy it’s party time” 

I've also noticed I'm much bigger, much earlier this time round, I'm already cracking out the maternity jeans as I can barely contain my chub in my regular jeans. It may also have something to do with the fact that I am currently taking grazing to a whole new level and will pretty much eat all day if I can but I’m standing by the excuse this is a very big baby! 

All in all it’s been a pretty happy and healthy 3 months but I am certainly looking forward to the promised land of boundless energy, no sickness and glowing skin which the second trimester so confidently promises, however I have a sneaking feeling those promises are not made by a tired mother with a full time job, an hour commute into London and a 2 year terrorist hijacking her sleep! That said I will try to be optimistic, bring on the next 3 months! 

I do plan to do a separate blog on some of the aspects of pregnancy that have got me thinking this time round such as the endless list of forbidden foods and the impossible task of shopping for maternity jeans but for now I’ll just leave you with this...... Baby Pip.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Daisy's promotion

So after over two years of serious play, endless verses of 5 current buns and hundreds of bowls of Cheerios we've come to the decision that Daisy deserves a promotion

As of September 2014 she will take on the very important role of Big Sister

Her main duties involve

General big sister bossiness

Ensuring that mummy cuddles are equally distributed at all times

Rescuing all important toys and books from slobbery baby jaws

Sneaking a sly suck on babies dummy when mum and dad are out of the room

Helping mum change the babies nappy except when it's a yucky poop

I have every confidence in her abilities to excel in her new role and be be the best big sister baby Pip could ask for.


Sunday, 9 March 2014

Toddler Bento Box Ideas

Ds always taken a packed lunch to the childminders (something I've always preferred, as a bit of a control freak it means I know what she's eating every day) we recently got a fabulous little Bento lunchbox from Munchkin and I thoughti would share some of our lunch ideas. 
I generally try to keep her lunches healthy but a little treat sneaks in every now and then ;)

Pitta and Hummous......

Pizza and vegetables.....

Teddies and Monster cheese.....

Stars and a cheeky snack bar......

Valentines lunch.......


Sunday, 2 March 2014


Mummy what you putting your shoes on for?

Because we are going out


Because we need to go shopping


Because we need food


Because we've eaten all the food and need to get some more?


So we don't get hungry?


Because we need to eat food so we can be big and strong

Mummy what you putting your shoes on for?

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