2017 - A Year In Review

I think it's nice to reflect on the positive things that happened throughout the year and as 2017 is coming to an end, I thought I would write a post on it and look back at our year - as it's been a pretty eventful one!


Original Cuddledry Baby Bath Towel Review

We were very kindly sent an Original Cuddledry baby bath towel to try out with our newborn, Amelia. She absolutely loves bath time (apart from when it's time to get out!) so this is where the Cuddledry bath towel is super useful.


Siblings [December 2017]

I have loved watching the girls relationship over the past couple of months and how they interact with each other. Amelia is two months old now and is full of smiles for anyone who pays her attention!


Christmas Eve Basket 2017

If you've been following my blog for a while, you may have seen our Christmas Eve Baskets from previous years. I absolutely love putting them together and this year is even more exciting, as I've done a combined one for both Sophie and our newborn, Amelia.


Ewan The Dream Sheep | Review

There are so many baby products on the market these days, it's hard to know what items will be essential for your new arrival. Even second time around, I wasn't sure exactly what items we would need, as a lot had changed in four years since I had my first child. I had already come across Ewan the Dream Sheep and I'd heard great things about it - so I couldn't wait to try him out.


My Christmas Wishlist 2017

With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, I thought I would share what's on my wishlist this year - as I personally love reading posts like this for inspiration!


SnuzPouch Sleeping Bag | Review

We're already huge fans of Snuz products in our household and we have absolutely loved using our Snuzpod since we came home from hospital with Amelia. So when the lovely people at Snuz emailed to ask if we wanted to try out one of their new sleeping bags, I jumped at the chance!


Milk Monster | Review

During my pregnancy, I was very kindly asked if I wanted to review the FHL Milk Monster. I had seen it previously and thought it was a fab idea! Despite not knowing which method I would be using to feed my baby, I knew it would be super useful - so of course I agreed.


Siblings [November 2017]

This past month has been a bit of a whirlwind as we settle in to life as a family of four, however it's been lovely watching Sophie interact with her baby sister.


Siblings [October 2017]

It feels like I have waited for so long to be able to join in with the Siblings Project. Back when I was pregnant, I would dream about the first time my girls would meet and what Sophie would think of her new little sister, Amelia. This was their first meeting and I think it's safe to say, Sophie adores her.


Welcome To The World Amelia Lucy

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family, Amelia Lucy Cunningham.


Halloween Basket 2017

You probably already know much I love putting together different themed baskets, so although it's a little late, I thought I would share what I've included in this year's Halloween basket. 


What's In Baby's Hospital Bag

After sharing what's in my hospital bag yesterday, I thought I would do a separate post on what's in baby's hospital bag.


What's In My Hospital Bag

I'm 38 weeks pregnant today, so I thought it was about time I shared what's in my hospital bag! I finished packing it about a week ago, which is a little later than I hoped but it's all set to go now which is a huge relief!


33 & 34 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 33 and 34 week pregnancy update with baby number two. The weeks seem to be flying so quickly now and it won't be long until we meet our baby girl!

Our Last Weekend As A Family Of Three

So you may have already seen that we're having our baby girl sometime this week, which meant last weekend was our last as a family of three. I wanted to take some photos of us on our last weekend, to remember this time together before our newest member joins our family. So on Saturday we visited the park for a little Autumn walk.


Testing For Group B Strep In Pregnancy With Strepelle

Do you know what Group B Strep (GBS) is? Admittedly, I had heard of it before - however I didn't know anything about it. That was until I was offered to test and review Strepelle earlier on in my pregnancy. After a quick search on Group B Strep, I immediately said yes, as I didn't want to risk leaving it undetected and passing it onto my unborn baby.


31 & 32 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 31 and 32 week pregnancy update with baby number two. We visited Wales this week, so we took my bump shot on the beach! Read on to find out how I've been getting on!


Easing Back Pain In Pregnancy With Deep Freeze

I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant with our second baby and we are now on the final countdown for our baby girl's arrival! This pregnancy has been a tough one so far and to add to that, I have been experiencing back pain on and off for a number of weeks now. I was recently given the opportunity to try the Deep Freeze gel and patches which help relieve muscular aches and pains - so it really couldn't have come at a better time for me!


Nursery Storage & Organisation

Following on from the nursery tour, I thought I would show you how I have organised baby girl's nursery and I have tried to maximise the space in the room with the storage we have.


5 Ways To Help Prepare Your Child For A New Sibling

After finding out we were expecting our second child earlier this year, I wanted to make sure that my daughter felt included throughout the whole pregnancy. Now with just five weeks to go until we meet our new arrival, I thought it would be a good time to share some of the things we have done to help prepare her.


29 & 30 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 29 and 30 week pregnancy update with baby number two. At 30 weeks, we got to see baby girl again, as we had our first growth scan.


Baby Girl Nursery Tour

I'm so excited to share baby girl's nursery with you all today. It's been a work in progress and it's taken a while to get everything right. However it's all come together and I'm so pleased with it.


Fisher-Price Shimmer & Shine Teenie Genies Floating Genie Palace Playset | Review

We were recently contacted and asked if we wanted to review the new Fisher-Price Shimmer & Shine Playset. I obviously said yes, as I knew Sophie would absolutely love it!


A Little Visit To Wales

Just over a week ago, we headed on a last-minute trip to Wales. We only stayed for a couple of days but it was nice to have a little break before Sophie started school.


The Ordinary Moments #3 - Sophie's First Week Of School

This week my little four year old started a whole new adventure and has finished her first week of school. We spoke about starting school quite a lot with Sophie over the past few months to try and prepare her. However on Monday morning I still wasn't sure how she would react to such a big change.


Maternity Clothing Wishlist

I've been on the lookout for some new maternity clothes for a while now. Although I'm in the third trimester, I still think it's worth purchasing some basics which will last for the remainder of my pregnancy and afterwards too.


My Sunday Photo #14

Sophie on Llanbedrog beach in Wales this weekend. Linking up with My Sunday Photo.


We've Chosen Your Name

Once we found out for sure we were having our second baby girl, I really wanted to properly decide on her name. Just like we did first time around when we were expecting Sophie, we both agreed on a name pretty quickly and that was that.


Bravado Maternity & Nursing Bra Review

I was recently given the chance to review the award-winning Bravado nursing bras. I had already heard great things about them, so I couldn't wait to try them for myself.


My Sunday Photo #13

One of my favourite photos from Sophie's mini balloon photoshoot. Linking up with My Sunday Photo.


28 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 28 week pregnancy update with baby number two. This week marks the start of the third (and final) trimester! It's been very busy with a hospital appointment, a midwife visit and much more!


A Little Balloon Photoshoot

A couple of weeks ago, we went along to a mini photoshoot which I had booked with our favourite photographer Heather Capture - who is based at Cedar Farm. I received the photos back recently and couldn't wait to share them with you all!


Tips For Finding The Perfect Family Car

Disclosure - this is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

There are so many things to consider when buying a car and speaking from experience, it can be a pretty daunting task. So I thought I would share a few tips for finding the perfect family car.


27 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 27 week pregnancy update with baby number two! I talk about my bump, heartburn and baby's movements.


I'm Not Ready For You To Start School

I remember when you were born and the thought of you starting school seemed ages away. These past four years seem to have flown by and and I can't believe the time has come for you to start school.


My Sunday Photo #12

My little blogger taking photos. Linking up with My Sunday Photo.


26 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 26 week pregnancy update with baby number two! This week I had my GTT test and I received the results too.


My Sunday Photo #11

One of my favourite photos from our recent trip to the lavender fields.


25 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 25 week pregnancy update with baby number two! The weeks are flying by now and it's only fifteen weeks until we meet our baby girl.

A Trip To The Lavender 2017

Earlier this week we made last-minute plans and visited a lavender farm, which isn't too far from us. I've wanted to get some photos of Sophie in the lavender for a couple of years now, but we just never find the time to go. I think we left it a little bit late this year - but I'm still glad we went and I managed to get a few photos, which I thought I would share with you all.


Sophie's Big Sister Basket

I have finally finished putting together Sophie's big sister basket, which we will give to her when her baby sister arrives later this year. I knew I wanted to get her a few little gifts from the new baby, as it will hopefully help with the transition to becoming a big sister.


24 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 24 pregnancy update with baby number two. We've hit a milestone this week, as baby girl is now viable!


Vileda 1-2 Spray Mop | Review

We were recently sent the Vileda 1-2 Spray Mop to review and I knew it would be a really useful product, as we have other items from Vileda which haven't disappointed. I have found they make cleaning so much easier!


My Sunday Photo #10

I love this photo of Sophie taken in Kirkcudbright, on our recently holiday to Scotland.


Our Family Holiday To Scotland 2017

At the beginning of this month, we headed off on our family holiday to Scotland. We all absolutely love it there, so much so - this is the third year in a row we have been!


23 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 23 week pregnancy update with baby number two! I talk all about tiredness, anxiety and baby's movements.


22 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

This is my 22 week pregnancy update with baby number two! Baby girl is growing stronger each day and I'm feeling lots of movements!

Baby Essentials: Changing Bags

When you're expecting a baby, there are so many items you need to purchase ready for your new arrival, so I thought I would share some of the baby essentials you will need - starting with changing bags! I have put together a list of my favourites to give you some inspiration!


21 Week Pregnancy Update - Baby #2

So I'm currently a little behind with updates, but here's my 21 week pregnancy update with baby number two!
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