Pregnancy Diary Week 30

April 4, 2016

This week of my pregnancy has been all about getting the house ready for baby’s arrival. It’s never just as simple as clearing out whichever room is going to be the nursery, is it?! We had to empty our study to turn it into a spare room so that in turn, the old spare room could become the new nursery. It was a bit of…

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MAD Blog Awards – A Thank You

April 1, 2016

Last night I had the most unexpected tweet. It was from the MAD Blog Awards to say that I have been nominated as Best Pregnancy Blog! I can’t begin to tell you how surprised and chuffed I am about this. The reason that I’m so surprised is because I simply didn’t think it would happen. I’ve been far too shy to ask for nominations and,…

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Preparing for baby – transforming the study

March 30, 2016

I’ve mentioned recently that we’ve got the decorators in this week, repainting our hallway and landing as it’s the only part of the house when we didn’t move in a couple of years ago. We’ve got three floors so it’s a big, awkward job that as complete amateurs we wouldn’t dare tackle ourselves! We had originally planned to get a professional in to do it…

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Pregnancy Diary Week 29

March 28, 2016

This week of the pregnancy has mostly been about sorting. All the sorting! And a bit of preparing for labour too. Some wise women who have already had babies suggested to me that I might like to purchase some enormous pants and dark-coloured towels for when I go into hospital. I’m not sure I want to think about the implications of why these things might…

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Naming your unborn child (when you’re a teacher)

March 25, 2016

Hubby and I are having particular difficulty coming up with a name for our little girl. This seems to be primarily because we are both teachers! Don’t get me wrong, we love working with children and appreciate their many positive qualities but, like adults, children are human and as such have a few negative qualities too! Anyway, although we need to come up with a…

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Gluten Free Chocolate Easter Nests

March 23, 2016

I’ve made some super cheap, super easy Easter nests ahead of Easter weekend this weekend, so I thought I’d share them with you! They’re gluten free too, which if you’re gluten free you’ll know that it’s rare to find something that’s both gluten free and cheap! Ingredients: 100g bar of milk chocolate (I used Sainsbury’s Basics – cheap and cheerful!) 50g gluten free cornflakes (I…

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Pregnancy Diary Week 28

March 21, 2016

This has been a relatively busy week for appointments for the baby. On Monday I saw the midwife. From this appointment I learned that I don’t look pregnant from behind, have a very low pubic bone and my bump is measuring almost bang on average for 28 weeks. The midwife took bloods and told me the symptoms to look out for with pre-eclampsia (dreadful headache…

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Hi, I’m Jules. I’m a 30-something teacher, currently at home being mum to M, two, and baby B.

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