Saturday, 15 December 2018

Breastfeeding BShirt | DITL

I have been very lucky to receive a BShirt 'lift the flap' vest top.
When people ask 'how comes' to me for breastfeeding Harrison after Ella and Harley were formula fed, I honestly couldn't give you a specific reason. This time I just felt ready and more determined than ever and so far it has worked out really well. We did have a rocky start, but we powered on and have been exclusively breastfeeding for a while now. I've spoken about my breastfeeding journey in a previous post, so if you'd like to read that click HERE.

Every breastfeeding mother I'm sure will agree with me when I say that you have to be selective when it comes to what you are wearing, especially if you are out for the day. For example I couldn't get away with wearing my t-shirt style dresses anymore, unless I want to show the whole world what's thank you!
Most tops/dresses come with clips and let's be honest doubled up clip doesn't feel like a great or look nice, it's bulky. Or you might be like me still wearing non-breastfeeding clothes and having to wear a vest top under everything incase of exposure. 

The Bshirt is so practical because it has two breast shaped holes that is covered by a flap, hence the name 'life and flap.' The flap has a beautiful lace detailing at the bottom and all you have to do is lift it up and depending what side you are using the other stays completely covered.
The material is super soft, thick and the length is a nice fit for a tall women. I'm around 5ft8 and a top that fits nicely, especially in length, is always important to me. I feel very comfortable wearing this style of BShirt with jeans and if they made a longer one for legging lovers, I'd be the first to buy! I'm a size UK 10 and I can honestly say that the fit is true to size as I'm usually in-between a UK 10-12.
These tops are a definite must have for any breastfeeding mum, it has defiantly given me more confidence when feeding in public due to it being such a discreet design. They have a wide variety of colours and different designs so be sure to check them out.
Be sure to check out my 'day in the life' mini vlog where you can see me testing out the top for the first time too!

take care xo

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

What's in the box? NEW myHummy bear | AD

Sleep and babies, the two don't really go hand in hand for the first few weeks, maybe even months and if you are really unlucky...YEARS!
(but we still wouldn't change them for the world)

I'd never ever heard of white noise, let alone using it to help aid sleep with Harrison or my first two for that matter, but to be fair Ella and Harley were formula fed so they slept through pretty much straight away having fuller bellies. Harrison on the other hand being breastfed, I've found he would (and still) wakes up more often for a feed during the day/night. So I decided to look into this whole white noise thing.
I'd seen a variety of teddy bears that produce white noise and instantly fell in love with the myHummy bear.
If you didn't already know myHummy is a company that has designed a beautiful range of teddy bears that produce white and pink noise to help aid your baby with sleep. They have recently brought out a new range of bear families, the Sweethearts and the Smarthearts. We have been very lucky and have been chosen to test one out.

Each family is made up of three bears, a mummy, a daddy and a baby. Our bear is Max, he is the daddy bear from the Smarheart family.
The Smarthearts are a deep, darker grey colour as apposed to the Sweethearts who are a soft, lighter grey colour. Each bear has it's own unique look and comes with three added extras in the box. Max has a stunning turquoise coloured handkerchief styled scarf and matching colour non-removable pants. On the back of him there is a sewn on loop for the ring to loop through and keep him secured in place in a cot/crib, BONUS the ring also doubles up as a teething toy for those more troublesome teeth. Also on the back is a zip to access the pocket where you insert the humming heart. 
As the heart is removable this makes it very easy to keep Max clean as he can be washed in the washing machine. There are three different types on hearts for the bears, we have the bluetooth one which can be controlled very easily through the myHummy app. 
You also get a heart shaped pouch in the box to pop the heart in for going out and about.
 I will be checking back in to let you know how we are getting on with our myHummy bear in a couple of weeks, I mean I've only been using him a few days and I've already noticed a difference, nap times especially. Harrison stayed down for an extra 50 minuets thanks to the sensor mode, now that's sleeping like a baby!

Be sure to check out the myHummy website - where you will find the two families and all six bears. You can also find them on Instagram @myhummyuk where there are even more pictures to be seen.

I've included my unboxing video of Max which is live on my YouTube channel now, if you liked it please be sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe so you don't miss out on our update.

take care xo


Thursday, 15 November 2018

Sibling Similarities | Throwback Thursday

Recently I moved the desk out of the boys bedroom and downstairs so I could set up my iMac instead of it just sitting there gathering dust. I'm actually typing this blog post on it now and it feels pretty good. I don't think I've ever used it for blogging, I've always had my MacBook handy, anyway that's besides the point.
Seeing as it is all set up now I thought I would look back at old photos of Ella and Harley at around a similar age to what Harrison is now. Prepare yourself because you are about to be hit with a major throwback of baby photos!

We have always thought that Harrison has looked more like Ella as a baby, so I started with December 2010 photos when Ella was also four months old. This was also when I got my first DSLR camera, so the photos are pretty good quality.

Ella and Harrison have the same nose no doubting that! It was the first thing I noticed about him when he was born funnily enough.

Now looking back at baby photos of Harley it really is quite a shock just how much he has changed! I always remember he was quite blond when he was a baby (he's now dark shade of brown) but his facial features have changed so much. Is it because he's a boy? Or maybe it's just me, I'm not sure. I've always felt Ella has stayed mostly the same, perhaps she will change more in her teenage years being a girl.

I couldn't quite believe my eyes after looking at Harley aged four months, he and Harrison both look so similar maybe even more so than Harrison and Ella.
There is no doubting that Harrison is such a mixture of both his sister and brother and when you take a moment to look back, it really is quite amazing the similarities you pick up on.

Do you find similarities in your children when you look back at old baby photos?
Who would you say Harrison looks more like?
After seeing Harley's baby photos I'm starting to think the boys are more similar than I thought!

take care xo