Friday finds 25/1/13

This week has gone so fast again. We spent all last weekend snowed in decluttering the house (in particular the ‘junk room’ which needs to become the nursery) and i suspect the next couple will be very similar. I’ve been working on a few ideas for blog posts too so perhaps next week there maybe another post as well as ‘friday finds’. As ever I welcome your comments, either on the blog, facebook or twitter. Have a great weekend.

friday-finds-25-01-131. We decided to not find out the sex of the baby at our 20 week scan. We’d be happy with a boy of a girl but I’ve always said if we get a girl she would not be dressed head to toe in baby pink. I’m not usually a very girly girl myself so I was surprised to find that I loved this blanket the minute I saw it online this week. Pink poppy print, cotton baby blanket from Baker by Ted Baker.

2. I love baby and children’s items inspired by the books and tv shows around when I was a child.This week the blogs have been full of reviews of the new Gap babies range inspired by Peter Rabbit. See the full range for girls here and boys here.

3. Why have plain white muslins when you can have rainbow coloured ones? Faye and lou rainbow muslins.

4. Mothercare launched the new spring little bird range (by Jools Oliver). I love this retro print all in one and jersey toy.

I know I’ll be referring back to this post in a few months time – Getting out and about with a baby.

Although I don’t plan to have a c-section I still found this honest article really useful because you never know what might happen when it comes to child birth. Having a happy c-section.

The best and easiest flapjack recipe? Bye bye birdie thinks so and I can’t wait to give it a go.

A couple of articles have caught my eye as a someone who is soon to start maternity leave and become a mum for the first time – Can we have it all? & finding the confidence to go back to work.

Looking for inspiration for activities to do with your toddler? 30 things to do before you’re 3.

Friday finds 18/01/13

Welcome to my first Friday finds since August! I’ve had fun putting together this weeks finds. They are a mixture of blog posts I’ve bookmarked and items I’ve been looking at and considering buying for my little one. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed putting it together and as ever I welcome your comments (especially if you have any experience of the items I am considering since I’m a first time mum to be), either on the blog, facebook or twitter.

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Pregnancy update – 26 weeks

26-weeks(Image sources: 1. Maxi-Cosi cabriofix, 2. Mamas and papas, 3. Mama, baby & bliss, 4. Natal hypnotherapy)

So my plans for pregnancy updates every 2 weeks were clearly too optimistic! Time is going so fast, I can’t believe I am 26 weeks already. I had a rough few weeks in December, I struggled on working with a bad cold only to end up off sick the following week with dizziness and tiredness. Then there was the usual mayhem of christmas shopping (we did a lot online this year) and traveling to stay with family over christmas. I also had a lot on at work which meant putting in extra hours. I submitted the work yesterday and already it feels like a big weight off my shoulders. I’ve been feeling a lot better in January so I’m crossing my fingers it lasts until I finish work at the end of February. Continue reading