Thursday, 20 December 2018

Five Months of Harrison | Baby Update

So here we are another month older and growing with every second!
The 5th month has brought a few new changes, one being that I've noticed he's getting ready to start weaning! I say this because he has been taking slightly longer to settle for nap time or just not settling at all. He is also showing a great interest in our food when we sit down to dinner. Sometimes Matt will hold him whilst we are eating and Harrison will reach out for Matt's plate. Although he may be showing signs he's ready, I'm not, but I'm excited to start as I plan to do BLW with him.

He is almost officially out of his 3-6 months clothing, which makes me sad as he had some pretty cool outfits for that age group. Of course he has some nice new things to wear, but I just want him to stay teeny tiny forever and ever. Another thing he has outgrown is nappies, meaning that Harrison is now wearing a size 4. I still haven't got him regularly weighed, I mean he is gaining weight, I can tell because he is defiantly getting heavier. (my poor arms)

We took a trip to the Drs because his eczema just wasn't getting any better, despite keeping him very well moisturised with Childs Farm. They did prescribe Harrison some steroid cream and it did clear it up, but due to this freezing cold weather it has flared back up on his head/face again slightly. Luckily we still have some cream left, so apply as and when needed.

Last month he started rolling and he has pretty much mastered this, it's just getting back onto his back he can't always figure out. However once he is on his belly he can now spin around in a circle!
He is very inquisitive and loves having all his toys around him, so it's pretty handy that he has learnt how to spin around to find each one.

Probably my most favourite thing that he has recently learnt to do is putting his little feet in his mouth. He will be lying on his back and his foot will just catch his eye and if he has no socks on he will suck on his little toes. This is such a cute little baby move, I just find it simply adorable especially for photos.

I already have a feeling the next month is going to bring lots of excitement, being it Harrison's first Christmas and with starting his weaning journey!

Be sure to check out our 5 month update video below.

take care xo


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