Sunday, 30 September 2012

Pregnancy-highs and lows!

I love being pregnant, I honestly think it's one of the most magical, beautiful and natural things for a woman to do. Every little kick, movement and hiccup you feel in your bump just feels so amazing and special. A little life that your body is growing and nurturing.

However anyone that has been or is pregnant will tell you there are some not nice bits to pregnancy, the sickness, heartburn, pelvic/hip pain, back pain and many more! So although some days I feel like sitting on the sofa feeling sorry for myself, I always remember that I am so blessed and lucky to be experiencing such a special thing.

What was everyone else's favourite things about pregnancy? And your least favourite?

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Two new family members!

We recently got a small fish tank and two goldfish, named Ben and Holly by our two year old! Charlie loved helping put the fish tank together and getting it ready for them.

Now one of his favourite things is when daddy comes home from work, they feed the fish together. Its become a staple in his routine that is not to be missed. And quite honestly it is just so cute <3

Friday, 28 September 2012

Yummy Mummy Goodness

Well since its almost October and the weather seems to have become colder, I decided some delicious homemade soup was in order. Leek and potato soup, so yummy and so easy to make!
First of all I gathered all my ingredients-leeks, potatos, large onion, 1.2ltr vegtable stock, salt, pepper and fat free fromage frais.

Then I chopped my onion and put it in a saucepan for about 5minutes with roughly 150ml of the vegtable stock.

Whilst that is in the saucepan for five minutes, I chop my potatos and leeks. Personally I leave mine quite chunky as I will blend at the end anyway! (Being a mummy is a busy job-save time where you can)

I add it all to the saucepan along with seasoning and the rest of the stock, bring to the boil and then leave to simmer for 25minutes.
Now I am a fan of not wasting anything so I am lucky that my wonderful husband also has a compost heap and uses all my peelings etc.
Now it doesnt look fantastic after its 25minutes simmering but have faith!
Next I get my hand blender and blend the contents of the saucepan.
Then slowly stir in about 150g of fat free fromage frias and then heat slowly and serve!
It was smelling so lovely my husband and I both had a bowl full with 2 slices of brown bread! Yum yum, the rest I put in a container in the fridge to be used up for  lunches etc!
A true winter warmer and so healthy and quick! I am very impressed I managed to take so many pictures with two little men 'helping me' and putting one to bed in the middle of my making! And I wouldnt change a moment of it, a hectic, fun, love filled life :-)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Lucky lady!

Sometimes when I have a quiet five minutes to myself, I sit and think about my life and how lucky I am. So I thought I'd share, I really do feel like the luckiest lady ever.

My fabulous husband and my gorgeous boys make me smile constantly, they are all truely amazing and my life!

No matter what else happens I can't help but realise how lucky I am. My handsome husband works sooooo hard so that I can be the stay at home mum I always wanted to be, and even when my boys are being mischievous monkeys I am still blessed to have them.

So everyone, take a moment to think about what you love about your life and why <3

Sunday, 23 September 2012

So much to do, so little time!

I have so many projects I am half way through and need to finish up! I will be blogging about them as I finish them, I would ideally like everything finished before baby comes.

My problem is I keep thinking of new things I want to do before i've finished the ones i'm doing, however I have written a list and will be working my way through it!!

I will be going to print some photographs this week, to finish some albums I am doing. And since i've only 8weeks to go until bump is here, that means there is only just over 13 till christmas. So maybe a few run up to christmas post?! We shall see!

And since it's 8weeks today, here is my 32week bump picture! Feeling bigggg now :-)

Please excuse the very glamorous and mix and match pjs!

Countdown begins!

Well I will be 32weeks pregnant tomorrow-8 weeks to go! How scary does that sound?! I know I already have children but this pregnancy has gone sooooo fast! Everytime I think I have oodles of time left I then realise its not as long as I think!

This week I waited in for the delivery of our new mothercare cotbed and mattress-which I managed to get at 25% off by looking out for discount codes from their facebook!! My son Charlie was particularly excited as I had told him the babys bed was coming! He got very excited over the boxes and immediately asked me if we could have the baby out now! No such luck i'm afraid son, it's still got some cooking to do!!

I was so impatient to have it put together that even with dodgy hips and back I got the boxes upstairs (it did take me quite a while!!) and opened the boxes, but I was so tired out from that I then had to wait for my husband to come home and help put it together! But put together I think it looks quite at home at the end of our bed :-)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Teething troubles!

My poor little Harry is teething at the moment, the lovely molars!! They look so harsh pushing through their poor gums! After a night of very little sleep and lots of cuddles.... any mummy will know the feeling well, we had a day of clingy cries and cuddles. And my two year old decided today was the day to be hyper.... of course the day I can't move without upsetting my little Harry.

Leaving me feeling doubly useless! Firstly for not being able to stop the pain for Harry and secondly for not being able to play like I usually do with Charlie and tire him out! However they are both fast off now so can't have been that bad!?

Its one of those mummy days where I feel so much love for my gorgeous babies and had lots of time to sit and think about it and contemplate things!

Im hoping that within a day or so Harry will be back to his normal self and him and Charlie will be playing again and lovin' every second <3

Monday, 17 September 2012

The stork has been!

Ah one of my lovely friends had a baby yesterday morning, a beautiful little girl! She did so unbelievably well! Although I didnt make my present I did make my own card!

Simple but special I hope! I wanted something not too fussy so I could write my thoughts inside. I cant wait for cuddles later on, although it makes me very broody for my own little newborn to cuddle-for now my gorgeous toddlers will have to make up for it! My two year old Charlie is especially excited and randomly through out the day comes up to my belly and 'kisses baby' its very sweet and melts my heart everytime :)

And my gorgeous little Harry saw me taking a photo of the baby card and came up to me saying 'cheese' wanting his photo taken! It would be rude not to surely?!

How could you resist that face?! <3

Saturday, 15 September 2012

A few recent things

Oh my!! I really did get carried away with being busy with everyday life! Havent posted since I set this up, new aim-post more!!

I have just finished a sewing project that I am very proud of! I don't have a sewing machine meaning everything takes that bit longer but I decided I didnt like my wardrobe doors, so my husband James made me a metal curtain pole and fixed it along the top and I made my own fabric curtain 'doors'!

Excuse the mess around and above wardrobe! Baby bits as it is only 9weeks tomo until my due date!!

Another of my favourite hobbies is baking especially with my gorgeous boys! A few things we have made recently are chocolate cornflakes, banoffee pie, flapjack and tonight we made homemade pizza!! Baking with small children is very messy but very very fun!!!

All of these so simple to make and soooo yummy!! xxxx