Wednesday, 17 October 2018

My Top Three Breastfeeding Favourites/Must Haves

Today I thought I would talk about my favourite or must haves for breastfeeding. As little as it may seem, when I think of it I only really have three favourite/must haves when it comes to breastfeeding. Yup just THREE!
I currently only use two every day, but the third is super handy to have for those sore days and that is the Lansinoh nipple cream.
This is the first and only nipple cream I have ever tried and tested. I first tried in back in 2010 when I had my daughter so when I knew I was going to breastfeed Harrison I bought a new tube (obviously I didn't keep the one from 2010!)
I haven't really needed to use it, only when we got the yeast infection at the start of our breastfeeding journey and it helped a lot. I have a feeling it is going to come in handy when Harrison starts getting teeth, ouch!

My two everyday essentials are a good nursing bra and breast pads.
When it comes to nursing bras I feel like I have found the perfect one for me. I've always hated a 'thin' bra and the idea of people being able to see my nipples on a cold day. I have  always wore a padded wired one and whilst I found a nursing one like that, it just wasn't comfortable with the wiring so I had to try something I'd never tried before, no wires!
Luckily the first one I came across is the one I'm still using to this day. It is the H&M nursing bra and it is so soft and so comfortable and padded, so no chance of seeing nips on a cold day.
They aren't wired either, but they defiantly still give you that lifted look. Bonus they come in packs of two!
When it comes to breast pads I have tried and tested a few. I've tried your typical supermarket own brand, a well known brand and the freebies you are given in pregnancy packs. I had been reading a lot about leaking as I had my nipple pierced and decided to take it out and read that it would leak quite a bit. So when I was ordering all my breastfeeding essentials I came across the Lansinoh breast pads. These are the only breast pads I would personally recommend, I love them.
They don't feel 'cheap' like others can, they are soft and pretty much feel as if you aren't even wearing them. Also when you have to apply nipple cream they don't stick or irritate like I found with other breast pads. They have two sticky pads instead of one, so they stay in place which is especially great for in the night if you move around quite a bit.
They aren't the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. I buy mine in bulk at just under £20 so it works out cheaper and four boxes will usually last 4-5 weeks.
If you breastfeed or even formula feed what are your top three must haves? You could have a favourite brand of bottle or you might find a pump if in your top three, let me know!

take care xo
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Friday, 12 October 2018

Three Months of Harrison | Baby Update

Can it really be the three month mark already?! Slow down baby boy.
I'm not sure if it's because he is my third baby, or if because he is my first one with having a job and having a time limit to go back, but either way time is certainly flying by.
Even when I look at him now I still see that small little boy I gave birth to, then I see an old photo of him and I can't believe JUST how much he has changed. 


I mean just look at the difference in those two photos!
Sadly I do believe Harrison has eczema, he had a 50/50 chance of getting it as Matt had it quite bad as a child and it did pass on to our first son too. We have been bathing him in Childs Farm products and applying their moisturiser, but I'm sad to say it hasn't really had any effect on his dry patches, his legs however feel silky smooth (I wish mine did ha!)
I will give it a couple more weeks and then maybe move onto something different.

We still can't determine the colour of his eyes as silly as that sounds. Some days they look blue, other days they look a dark grey and then sometimes green. I have noticed certain outfits bring out different colours, but I can defiantly say for sure they are not brown. With our first two you could tell instantly they had my brown eyes.
His hair is getting a lot thicker on top already, well I would say. I can defiantly see a lot more on top than when he was first born. He is fair on top and still a bit dark round the back/bottom. I feel he is going to have a golden hair colour like his big sister.



Guys, be proud... I FINALLY got him weighed properly!
Although it was like two weeks ago so I will probably do my little trick in the next couple of days for a three month estimate, but he was weighing in at 13 lbs 4oz so still gaining weight nicely. As per usual I have no concerns I can tell he is getting chunkier (and heavier!)
I think I may have to get Harrison checked out just because he is sick A LOT after feeds, well not like a lot of sick comes out, I mean he is sick pretty much every time after feeding. If not straight away usually 30 mins - 1 hour after. I have read that it can be common up until six months old, but then I have also read it could be something else, so best to get checked really to be sure I guess.

He has gone up to a size 3 in some nappies, although I went to get rid of all my size 2 pampers and noticed that on one pack it said 'up to 13lbs' and another 18lbs, bit sneaky there! So as he still fits in them I will be using them up, but going forward I will more than likely stick with Aldi's own brand. I mean 98 nappies for just under £5 you can't really go wrong!
He has also gone up into his 3-6 month wardrobe and I'm a little sad about this as I just want him to stay teeny tiny forever and some 3-6 fit snuggly already! I'm sure he will be out of that size before six months too.



I've noticed he has started to develop a little napping routine. He will usually have a nap straight after the school run and then again around lunch time. Sometimes he will have one late afternoon/evening nap, but not always.
We have tried putting him down for an earlier bedtime, but sadly it is just not working out for us. I guess he just isn't ready yet. I even bought a Ewan the Dream Sheep to try and help. It did for the first few nights, but now it is hit and miss.
Harrison is still waking up 1-2 times a night, but I really don't mind. I don't have to change his bum during the night anymore and I literally just dream feed him (I think that's the proper term for feeding him and sticking back in his bed lol)


If you have any help or advice on the sickness please do let me know!

take care xo



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Friday, 5 October 2018

My 'Hinch Haul'

Before I start the post I just want to say I am in no way bad mouthing or blaming Mrs Hinch for my Hinch haul, I absolutely LOVE her. I think she's amazing and it is great how she is helping so many people find their love of cleaning just by making it FUN. Because lets be honest, it really is not all glitz and glam!
However if like me you found yourself down the cleaning isle more often and picking up everything she uses (and more) did you stop and think, 'do I really need/use this?' because I bloody well didn't!
I couldn't stop myself, even if I already had an item and I saw it in a different scent I HAD to have it. I'm an impulse buyer so I didn't really stop to think what I was doing. It only dawned on me when I was trying to organise it all to fit nicely into my cleaning cupboard that I actually realised, crap, I have bought LOADS.
I'm going to be perfectly honest here there is probably one thing I won't really use, well I will because I hate wasting things, but that is the Zoflora. which I bought two bottles of. A big mountain air one (I don't even have a pet) and a small fresh linen one. I've had the stuff previously and quite frankly I did't get on with it, but that's where my impulse buying kicked in and now it sits in my cupboard waiting to be used.
To show you the extent of how much I actually got, I'm going to list it all...oh boy, don't judge me. *hides behind hands*

- a BIG red basket
- a small orange basket
- pack of x2 grey baskets
- pack of x2 clear baskets
- x2 tupperware (for my wax melts)
- Paul the pine (stardrops pine disinfectant)
- Dettol disinfectant spray
- Zoflora in mountain air + fresh linen
- Elbow grease
- Cif cream
- Flash all purpose spray x2 (fresh cotton and blossom and breeze)
- Flash multi surface
- Cif kitchen spray
- Flash bathroom spray x2
- Viakal
- Spontex kitchen kit
- Spontex bathroom kit
- x2 packs of Pinkehs
- pack of x4 microfibre cloths
- Pledge dusting wipes
- Dave (pledge duster)
- a fake dave (Davina)
- Aldi anti-bac wipes
- Wilko scrubbing wipes
- Lenor fabric softener
- Astonish oxy active
- Lenor unstoppables
- Ariel gel
- x9 packs of various wax melts
- x4 wax melt burners
- Duck toilet cleaner
- Aldi floor wipes
- Harpic toilet tablets
- Bloo cistern tablets
- fake Minkehs (Morgan)
- Flash bathroom
- Duck toilet fresh discs
- Duck toilet fresh discs refill (because I couldn't get the marine one)
- Duck toilet pine strips
- Dishmatic 
- Dishmatic refills
- Batmatic sponges


I have found some new favourites that I think I will replace my old cleaning products with, like the Flash multi surface cleaner. I've been using it in my spray mop and it smells divine! And the Duck toilet cleaner.
There are also some new ones that I will continue to keep buying in the future, once I have used them all up! Defiantly some Dave refills. The Ariel gel with the Lenor fabric softer combined smells amazing and it really has lasted on our clothes, so I will be buying lots more of that in the future, but probably only when it's on offer as it is normally something like £8 a bottle! Duck toilet discs are here to stay and also the Harpic tablets because they are bloody amazing.
And of course there are those that I already had/used and will continue using such as Flash bathroom bottled and spray and good old Viakal.
After having Harrison I really did let my house go, but I found Mrs Hinch and she made me want to get up and clean, clean, clean. So thank you Mrs Hinch because you have helped me to find my love of cleaning again with a few new friends, Dave, Paul etc. I just don't think I needed to go as crazy as I did, oops!
Here's a quick little speed cleaning video I've done using some of my new products.


Did you go on a Hinch haul? Did you buy things you wouldn't normally? Have you found some new favourites? Let me know I'd love to hear about your own Hinch haul!


take care xo
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Friday, 28 September 2018

My breastfeeding journey so far...

Breastfeeding, the most beautiful natural thing a mother can do/provide for her child. It's such a blessing that I am able to do this and I only wish I had started this wonderful journey sooner with my first two children who were both formula fed (before anyone starts hating on me for being 'anti-formula')

Here I am today 12 glorious weeks in and now with a baby who is exclusively breastfed, yay! But we did not get off to an easy start. 
Just two weeks in both myself and Harrison caught a yeast infection. I only knew this because my boobs began to feel itchy and really quite sore when Harrison was feeding. It got so sore I felt I could not feed him towards the end of the day and that we had no other choice but to offer him a bottle. That was something I really just did not want to do.
I'd been so determined that I would be breastfeeding this baby, that offering him formula made me feel like a complete failure and the guilt all came rushing in after that first formula feed. I knew deep down that feeding him no matter what was the right thing, but I just couldn't shake the feeling that I'd failed.
After a bit of googling I read up on yeast infections and noticed some more signs/symptoms. Luckily the health visitor was due back for a check up so I asked her what she thought, and after looking at Harrison's mouth she agreed we had a yeast infection and was to go straight to the doctors to get medicine to help clear it up.
Because it was painful when he fed I tried my hardest to express milk for his bottles, but as soon as I had expressed it he was drinking it, so it never really mounted up.
It was around about then that the bedtime bottle was introduced and stuck around for a good few weeks because Harrison had become used to it. 
For anyone who has been in the same boat as me I'm happy to say the guilt slowly faded and I came to terms with combination feeding. I knew that he actually needed that bedtime bottle because it made him happy.
I had lots of people who have breastfed their babies telling me to just 'keep going' 'it will get easier' and I did try several times to cut out that bottle, but he just was not happy so we stuck with it.
Fast forward to just five days ago we were doing our usual routine of getting him ready for bed, bottle made ready for him to go down, for him only to refuse it! He was hungry though because he was throwing himself about and moaning away, but he would just not take that bottle. I was shocked. I wasn't sure if boob would be enough for him as it hadn't been in the past, but I couldn't just leave him. I offered him breast and low and behold he fell asleep, satisfied. I felt proud, but I thought it was a fluke, a one off.
The next day came, bedtime rolled around and I had that bottle ready for him, for him to again refuse it! I offered him breast and he once again fell asleep satisfied. So the next evening I didn't have that bottle ready, I just offered him breast and again satisfied.
Here we are now, exclusively breastfed and I just can't quite believe it, I thought he was sure to get hooked on the bottle and end up refusing the boob, but no, he has quite surprised me.
I hope this can give other women out there, who may have felt the same as me, that there is hope. Your baby will be ready when your baby is ready.  Don't listen too much to those mums who tell you to keep going if it is too painful for you or your baby is not happy/satisfied, you need to do what is best not only for your baby, but for yourself also. Don't forget that. If you want to talk, email me or direct message me on instagram @bebe_andme

take care xo
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Two Months of Harrison | Baby Update

Ok so I realise that it is pretty much over halfway through September now and I haven't quite stuck to my posting 'schedule' as I would have liked.
Before we know it, it will be time for me to do Harrison's 3 month update!
But it's better to be late than never surely?!
Whoever thought I'd have the time to manage 3 kids, a house and all my social media in one go, HA!
Who are these women and PLEASE tell me all your secrets!
So let's just step back for a second and appreciate that 2 month mark because there was quite a bit going on.


I may have mentioned it in my last update, but it is still going on and that is the cluster feeding. It's only in the evening and I'm convinced my boobs are running on empty which is why he is just not satisfied. He is still having a bedtime formula feed of 6oz.
Harrison got a slight bit of baby acne, but it cleared up within a matter of days which was great because lets be honest, it doesn't look very nice and there is nothing you can really do about it.
The baby smiles have been rolling in from all angles and I am LOVING it! There is nothing better than seeing your baby smile for the first time, its just such a wonderful little gift.


(first smile)

During the second month we had our 6 week check, I say we, but I didn't really have much 'checked over.' I just got offered to go back on my good old contraception. Everything was fine with Harrison, he is gaining weight nicely which is very reassuring to hear, especially when your breastfeeding because you can never tell just how much baby is taking in. Well I sort of can because he is most defiantly filing out, our little chunk! I did do my little weigh trick thing and it came out that he is roughly 12lbs 4oz. That's 4lbs onto of his birth weight.
He has started making 'cooing' conversation. It is just the sweetest and if you do it back and give him time he will actually respond. It's like we are having a little conversation between ourselves and I love it!! Matt thought I was crazy when I told him we were having a conversation.
I'm sad to say it, but he is growing out of his 0-3 clothing. I'm just not ready for that, he's my baby baby and quite possibly my last. So I'm literally soaking up every second with him, because before I know it he will be off out the door leading his own life, waa.


Harrison has also had his first little holiday down the caravan.
(check my previous blog to see where we stayed)
The first couple of nights he was a little off, waking once or twice more than usual, but we were in a different environment and he could obviously sense that. Apart from that he was very well behaved and it was a nice little break for us all. Although I did forget the amount of stuff you have to take for a baby! Jeez! 
Incase you haven't seen it we did film a 2 month update vlog which I have included at the end of this blog.

take care xo


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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Staying in a Biarritz caravan

For our family holiday this year we did a UK holiday, it was a sort of last minute holiday, well it was booked a week or two in advance, I class it as last minute one because we wasn't planning on any sort of holiday for 2018.
Looking back at last year 2017 we were SUPER lucky as we did camping for easter, we did Disneyland Paris for May half term and then we went to Turkey in August. We also had a little weekend at the caravan for our anniversary in July.
Seeing as we were in the process of buying a house and having a baby, due in July, a holiday abroad just didn't seem realistic for 2018.

We stayed at Hurley Riverside Park where we are lucky enough to have family there who own a caravan, but we decided to book one this year as there was one more of us to squeeze in. We stayed there for one week Friday to Friday over the bank holiday weekend in August. We've always stayed in Matt's dads caravan so this was kind of a new experience for us staying in one of the rentals. I'm happy to say it did not disappoint and I've already said to Matt when we get our own plot, which someday we do hope for, but that's for another time, I'd want a van like the one we stayed in.
The make was Biarritz I've no clue about the model, sorry, but I can tell you it was a two bed with a pull out sofa bed, ensuite toilet in the master bedroom, main bathroom with a lovely shower and toilet ovbs. A super cosy front room with a little electric fire with light up flickering flames and glittery logs, two doors that opened out onto a little patio balcony area and a nice little kitchen, with a cute little dinning table and four chairs. Oh and central heating!!
I managed to get some pictures before we unloaded all our clobber, I'd forgotten just how much you need with a new baby so it was a good thing we didn't all try to cram ourselves into Matt's dads van.

The living room.

Kitchen/dinning.



Master bedroom.


Second bedroom.

Ensuite.

Main bathroom.



We also filmed a little caravan tour which is up on my channel Chelvlogs and I've included the video at the end of this post.
This caravan park is such a lovely place to stay it's not like your typical kids club 'type' site, it's more of a spending quality time together 'type' one I personally feel. Lots of big green fields, some farm animals, river walks and nature trails or for the rainy days playing board/card games, or cosied up on the sofa watch a film together.
If you've stayed here before let me know, did you love it? Or let me know if your thinking of going here! 
Be sure to check out the tour video for a more detailed look.

take care xo



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Monday, 3 September 2018

Hello September 🍂

I can't believe that it is already September! I swear the older you get the quicker the years fly by. I remember when I was little just getting to December felt like a lifetime, but back then I had barely any responsibilities and no children.
Now that September is upon us I feel I can (try) and get back into the swing of things, as once the older two are back at school I will have a bit of free time to get back to blogging and making videos, I should probably get some cleaning done too!
My blog is currently a work in progress as I'm slowly, but surely, redesigning it. So you may see it change here and there. I've also decided to change the type of content I film for my Youtube channel and I've changed the channel to 'CHELVLOGS'
If you follow me on Youtube you will have noticed I've not uploaded a daily vlog in a few weeks. I've always been the main vlogger and sole editor for the daily vlogs, but since having my third child I've found it hard to keep up with the filming and editing, which is why I feel going in a different direction would be better for me and my channel.
I love speed cleaning videos, all baby updates/hauls/tips and trick videos and foodie ones like what I ate Wednesdays. I plan to film more videos like this to keep your eyes peeled! Don't worry on special days out I will still daily vlog, so they aren't gone forever.
Please do drop me a comment and let me know what you'd like to see more of from blogs or videos from me.

take care xo
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

One Month of Harrison | Baby Update

I can't believe that my littlest love, Harrison, has been with us for 1 whole month! (and counting) It feels like he has been with us forever, which just goes to show that we've all adjusted to having him in our lives just perfectly.
It's not been the easiest first month mind you, we both got of to a rocky start with breastfeeding. There is nothing wrong with his latch, infant I think we have got on really well with this part of breastfeeding, the problem we both suffered from was a yeast infection. Luckily I caught onto it pretty fast and the health visitor was still coming round to check on us so I was able to mention it to her and get advice. We both got a Drs appointment the next day and was given some medicine to help clear it up. For anyone who is interested, Harrison was given some drops x4 a day and I was given some gel to put on my nipples x4 a day. We both cleared up pretty quickly which was amazing.
I never breastfed my first two so this is all a new experience for me and the yeast infection unfortunately made it quite painful to feed. As it was very painful and I felt I couldn't feed, we did give Harrison some ready made formula and although I knew deep down it was best for him, because fed is best, I still felt really guilty for that one bottle the first time. Now he feeds off the breast all day and has a bottle for bedtime, so he is combination fed and the guilt has gone because this is what works best for Harrison.
Although I haven't been able to get down to our local weighing centre, I do have a rough estimate of how much he does weigh. I say rough estimate because I had the idea to stand on the weighing scales and weigh myself, then stand on them a second time holding Harrison and take the two away from each other. Makes sense right! Based on that he weighed in at 9lbs 4oz, so that is a whole 1lb since birth. I'm unsure if this is a great weight gain or not, but it shows he is gaining weight which is obviously a great sign.
I can't believe how fast he is growing and changing, honestly I feel like this time is flying by already and he is only 1 month, which actually when you say it that way doesn't sound like a lot, but it defiantly feels it!





Unfortently I didn't get a picture of him at 3 weeks as it was our eldest child's birthday, so as you can imagine there was a lot going on that day. 
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post today, be sure to check out the video too.

take care xo




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Friday, 10 August 2018

I had a baby!

Hey and welcome back to my blog!
I have some very exciting (and very bleated) news for you and that is that I had my baby! You may already know this if you watch my daily vlogs on my youtube channel Pearman vlogs, but if you don't follow me then you will have just found this out now 😊 so let me tell you all about my new little bundle of joy.
On the 4th July 2018 at 22:44 me and Matt were blessed with a happy, healthy baby boy who weighed in at 8lbs 4oz.
(my smallest baby yet)
This is my second son and he was named Harrison Eric. The name Harrison actually comes from my mums mum (my nan) side of the family, it was her maiden name before she married my granddad. The name Eric was in memory of Matt's uncle who sadly passed away a few years ago.
I had a spontaneous natural labour of 44 minutes. Sadly because it all happened so fast I couldn't make it off the bed into the birthing pool which I had hoped for, but I felt I done really well this time with a bed birth. I did have a second degree tear like with my first two.
If you'd like to know more about my labour and delivery please check out my 'meet my baby' video at the bottom of this post, or leave a comment on my blog.


The first picture is right after giving birth, and the second is of Harrison the next morning.                                                             


The first time meeting his older siblings.


1 week and 2 weeks old.


3 weeks old and my little attempt at some newborn photography.


This is our first photo as family of five, it was Ella's 8th birthday and Harrison's 4 week milestone.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog
xo



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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

36 weeks pregnant | UPDATE

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog.
Today I'm just writing up a quick 36 weeks pregnancy update, I can't believe it's come around so super quick! Looking back, I wish I had documented this pregnancy a little bit better, as it could well be my last.
But, hey-ho it is a little bit hard to keep up with you are a working mum, but now I'm on maternity leave I will try to keep up with it in these last few weeks😊
(If you would prefer a video scroll down, I have uploaded a pregnancy vlog too!)

So since I last updated you there have been a few things that have changed, for one (that I forgot to mentioned in my pregnancy vlog, whoops!) is that we have changed our girls choice of name! I can tell you we did have 'Willow' originally, but for reasons I'd rather not say, it completely put me off the name for us. I do still think it's a super pretty name, but sadly it is no longer for us. We do have a new girls name picked out, we actually decided on it whilst Ella was trying to find her own name on a door plaque in pound land. I know right!

I've also been suffering with a swollen foot. I'm happy to say it is NOT preeclampsia, even though I did have to venture up to the MLU to be told this due to it being only one foot and no other symptoms. I guess my body has just gotten too heavy for my feet to deal with.

We have also since had a growth scan for baby back in May. I'm sure it was May 11th, anyway baby was measuring 4lb 4oz then and I've been following my pregnancy on the bounty app and our baby's weight was actually measuring a week ahead of the app! But our baby is also following its line so nothing to worry about and we haven't been asked to go to another scan.

About a couple of weeks ago now I was pretty sure my body has started to prepare itself for labour, as I (TMI) had super bad diarrhoea and I'm pretty sure I was experiencing braxton hicks. I've never experienced them in previous pregnancies so I couldn't be 100% sure it was or if it was because of my body flashing itself out, either way I'm happy to say that has all settled down now and I'm back to my old self, apart from my little limp I've now taken on.

If you watch our daily vlogs you will know we have recently bought a house and moved, so of course we have had to change plans on where we are having this baby and I'm happy to say we are all booked in at our new hospital and they do have a MLU and consultant led unit right beneath it.

I honestly can't tell if I have 'dropped' but what I do know is my belly button looks like it is about to have a baby of its own!





I am still yet to pack my hospital/baby bag, but I am hoping to do that next week with a video/blog post, so keep an eye out.
Here is my pregnancy vlog to go with this blog, please do check it out.


As always be sure to check out our youtube channel Pearman Vlogs and subscribe to keep up with us.

Util next time,
take care
xo

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

baby update | 30 weeks pregnant

Hi there, so I had this blog previously written out before all the chaos of moving to our new house crept up on us! If you have been watching us on youtube or following us elsewhere you will know I'm not 30 weeks anymore, but almost at 35 weeks.
Nonetheless, seeing as I haven't blogged for a while and this was already typed up I thought I might as well post. So I hope you enjoy 😊 

Hello everyone today I'm going to be blogging a pregnancy update. Not going to lie I've failed a bit with these, never having done them with previous pregnancies, but nonetheless here is one for my 30 week update 😊

So, we am in the third trimester and I can defiantly say it is that point where pregnancy is becoming 'boring' and you are just ready to have that little baby out and in your arms, but we all know a baby will come when a bay is ready.

Since my last update on here (20 weeks 🙈) we have been for a few more ultrasound scans, one being our first ever experience at a 3D/4D one and another first experience (although not as exciting) we did get referred to UCLH in London. 
BUT, all is well with baby no3.

Basically at the 20 week/21 weeks scan the sonographer couldn't get the full four chambers of baby's heart and full front of baby's face, so we had to go back 4 weeks later.
At this scan the sonographer picked up something known as 'echogenic bowel and lungs' and we was referred to UCLH where they have better equipment for scanning for the following week.
As already said there was nothing wrong with baby, I did some googling and the most common thing for this was that the machines are so high tech now they pick up the smallest white mark, and the other more common thing was it could have been an internal bleed and that baby had swallowed some blood, basically there was never a reason given to us, but we were reassured that everything was ok.

Our most recent scan was the 3D/4D one which was my birthday gift from Matt, but for me it was more about being able to bring the kids along and having them feel involved. It was also our first experience with this type of scan as we never had it with previous pregnancies.
Here are some of my favourite pictures from this scan.



Baby smiles!



Eyes open.

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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Gender test, boy or girl?

This is something I've been super excited to post/film for quite a while now and if you haven't guessed it, it is all to do with the 'old wives tale' tests and tricks.

Seeing as we aren't finding out the gender of baby no3 I thought this would be a really fun thing to put together and see what the results come out at.
I chose eight different methods of 'finding' out the gender of baby and I'm going to share my results with you.😊

I would like to point out that I know full well these tests are in no way at all accurate, it is all just a bit of fun and it will be interesting to see how close the results did come to guessing baby's  gender on the day baby arrives!

If your not up for the read, skip ahead to the video just below.😉


And if your still with me lets get going!

The first test I started with was the Chinese conception calendar. this test is based on my age at the time conception and the month of conception. Now there are a few different ones so I just picked the second picture in Google images (the first one I didn't understand.) My result for this was...
BOY
The next test was the baking soda test, this involves pouring some pee (nice) onto baking soda and the theory I read was that if the baking soda fizzes up it means boy, and if it did nothing, girl. My result for this was...
GIRL
The third test was the wedding ring test, this test involves threading a wedding/promise ring through a piece of thread and hanging it over your bump. The theory is that if the ring sways side  to side baby is a boy and if the ring sways around in a circle, baby is a girl. I'm not sure who came up with that crazy idea, but I still did it and my result for this one was...
GRIL
The next test (which isn't really a test, more of a tale) is all to do with body hair and how fast/thick it grows or how slow/fine it grows. The theory behind this one is that if your hair grows thick and fast baby is a boy, and if it grows fine and slow baby is girl. Now I'm loving my result for this one either way and if you haven't guessed what that means my result was...
GIRL
Another tale for you, this one is all to do with bump height. They say if your bump is sitting high baby is a girl and if bump is sitting lower, baby is a boy. When I was filming this I thought my bump looked low, but watching it back I now think it looks a little high. I will go with my original result however which was...
BOY
The next one was a little funny and that was the breast test. Now if you watched the video you will see that I had a good feel 😂 this was quite hard to determine as they both felt pretty similar, not only that they have both grown A LOT since becoming pregnant. The theory behind this one is that a larger right breast means girl and a larger left breast, means boy. My result was...
GIRL
The next test/tale is all to do with your baby's ultrasound picture. I read that if baby has a sloping forehead and a square jaw line, baby is a boy and for a girl it is if baby's head appears rounder. For me I defiantly felt baby's head looked very round, that can only mean that for me the result was...
GIRL
We are now at the last one all to do with how often/much baby moves in the belly. The theory is that if baby moves about very often it means boy and that is baby is calm and chilled out, it means girl. Now I've read that the more babies you have the earlier you are more likely to feel a little kick or the 'butterflies'...I did not for a quite some time and this did slightly worry me a little, but now I 100% feel baby give a kick here and there. I can tell you that it is not very often, meaning that for me the result was...
GIRL

So after all those little tests I had a total of two for boy and 6 for girl. So according to all that we should be expecting a little girl, but I won't hold my breath as there is still a 50% chance baby could be a boy.

Have you tried out any of these tests/tales? Did you find different results or the same tests with the opposite answer? Let me know!

take care xo



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