April 27th, 2013 § § permalink
Those of you who are friends of me on facebook may have noticed already but for everyone else I’ve started a wee business called Squeakle! It’s basically just me trying to be crafty and selling handknits and bits and pieces I’ve sewn for babies/mums.
The website’s still in development but you are welcome to take a look at squeakle.co or join me on facebook where I’ve been listing all my products bit by bit. It’s been way more work than I thought and made me realise just how little time I actually do have in the day but so far I’m loving it and it’s been way more successful than I thought which is pretty cool too!
January 9th, 2013 § § permalink
So it’s been a long time between posts! what’s been going on? Well… we travelled through Europe, USA and Fiji, landed home in New Zealand – where my parents sorted out an amazing house for us, helped them do some major renovations on it both inside and out, moved in, did some serious furniture and whiteware shopping, got our boxes from London, got our boxes that we had in storage from 3 years ago, semi unpacked the boxes, did midwife appointments, set up sky and insurance and stuff like that, caught up with friends and family, job hunted, and oh yeah had a home birth.
This is our gorgeous baby girl, long awaited and already giving us so much joy – Charlotte. So yes I’ve been busy but thanks to my awesome husband’s Christmas present (galaxy note 2!) And lots and lots of feeding time I forsee more time online! Xx
July 16th, 2012 § § permalink
The scan went really well, and we found out we are having a little girl!! I feel so blessed to have this healthy baby inside of me! Here’s some pics from the scan, they are all a wee bit blurry sorry as the baby was so active! She sucked her thumb pretty much the whole way through, so cute and amazing that they are already sucking their thumbs at only 16 weeks gestation!!
The lady who did the scan was lovely, I can highly recommend Babybond East London, she even waited for my husband to take our potty training son for an emergency toilet trip!! She was far friendlier than any NHS experience I’ve had and explained all of the babies anatomy to us very thoroughly. When it came to finding out the gender it was so clear, as soon as we saw between the babies legs it was so very obvious – even before she told us, straight away I could see three bright white lines (too much looking at baby gender scans on the internet!). All in all a great experience and I think so worth the money.
June 19th, 2012 § § permalink
It’s day one of healthy eating kick! Did pretty well today, and Reuben and I walked to and from yoga in the blazing sun so that was gorgeous.
Breakfast – Mango Protein Shake
Lunch – Goats cheese/lentil salad (lacking protein here and I’m not a fan of lentils but we had take out in the park )
Dinner – Chicken thigh casserole with spinach and brocolli
Snacks – frozen mango
Post dinner – Greek yogurt and Cherries.
Ok still a bit too much food and sugary mango snacks but overall improvement
In other news, my 12 week scan is tomorrow, if you are a praying person please pray for me that the baby is ok and healthy! Thank you, I really appreciate it. I’m so nervous… I know what will be will be – but I hope to be back here tomorrow after 1pm posting happy news. Hubby has a half day from home so he can come with me so that will be nice, although we aren’t allowed to take Reuben (wtf?) so he will be staying behind with our neighbours.
June 18th, 2012 § § permalink
Touch wood I’m still pregnant! Our scan is in two days (one more sleep when I wake up.. I’m typing in bed) and I’ve never been so keen to fast forward a couple of days of my life. In the mean time, I’m trying to do some damage control. When we conceived this time I was about 7kgs (15lb, over a stone) over my “normal” ideal day to day weight. Obviously this is due to nothing more than overeating but I like to put it down to the deep dark place I found myself in after each baby loss. Each time I would eat like crazy in secret and then after a couple of weeks and I was in a better place I’d start back at the gym again and try and work it off. Didn’t really work. Not to mention I’ve been too scared to do any serious gym work this pregnancy so that hasn’t helped.
I’ve started back at body pump and aiming for 2 classes a week, one yoga class and another weights session. I’m also trying for big walks or bike rides every day, as much for Reuben’s sanity as mine!
I know it’s a bad idea to lose weight during pregnancy and that’s not my aim – my aim here is to be healthy and maintain my muscle as long as I can too – it helps with an easier delivery and recovery and not to mention boosts your metabolism. I’d also like to not be eating any extra than I need to right now and now that I’ve got the exercising and walking back under control that’s what I’m struggling with. I’ve always always for as long as I can remember been a binge eater, always in secret and people used to not believe me when I said that because I was always relatively slim. Now… I think people would believe me a bit more
So I’ll be making regular posts - I’d like to say daily but going on my past blogging history that’s just already a lie – on my diet, I have all the nutritional knowledge I need to make the healthy decisions just lacking the motivation and surely I can get that from holding myself accountable.
On this subject, nothing helps me more to make good food decisions than a good nights sleep! I’m off to sleep now, goodnight xx