Thursday, 23 February 2017

Stars and Hearts (PJ Mamma Review)

Sibling Love Pyjama Set £21 (+£19 for extra set) PJ Mamma

Morning all! Storm Doris is upon us. It would blow your head clean off so I'm using the opportunity to catch up on my blogging. May is 3 months old! Honestly, where does the time go? I'm noticing she's developing a bit more of a routine. But sure, she's no bother anyway. So content. Even after her second lot of jabs on Tuesday. They didn't affect her at all, which was great because the first lot were tarra altogether.

Check out Noah and May in their matching heart PJ's! So cute! Let me tell you a story about a little company called PJ Mamma.

Sibling Polar Bear Pyjama Set £21(+£18 for extra pair) PJ Mamma

Becky created PJ Mamma after her son Tate was born. She struggled to find comfortable PJ's, so she created her own, which turned out to be a big hit. As Tate grows, so does her range of products, which now includes adult PJ's. The jammies are 100% organic and super soft. They come to you in a beautiful coordinated cotton bag too - brilliant for storing the pjs or something else! The range also extends to maternity PJs. I wish I had known about these when I was preggers!

Sibling Love Pyjama Set £21 (+£19 for extra set) PJ Mamma

We really love the PJ sets. So soft and cosy. And the simple prints are just to my taste. Wee Noah loves wearing a matching print with his "baby disster" (as he calls her). Thanks so much to PJ Mamma. Do check them out and support buying local!

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Happy New year!

Happy New Year, folks! First post of 2017, and January is almost over. It has been a relatively mild one so we've been enjoying getting out and about. May climbed her first mountain with us at only 5 weeks, and accompanies us pretty much everywhere else with no complaints. She's as good as gold. 

The boys are still obsessed with little May. She's a well kissed ba. 9 weeks old today and it absolutely seems like she has been here forever. How could she have ever not been a part of our family?

You'll find Noah clinging to his 'guys' (see above) most of the day. He's a real Marvel maniac. Sometimes you'll find Buzz Lightyear in among the lot of them too. He's a handlin' to have to carry around. And most days he wears his Spiderman costume, mask and all. Everywhere. On the school run. To the supermarket. Visits to grandparents. Yup. Spiderman is his very favourite. Noah is quite the character. 

And just like that, the up-date is over and out. Later all. x

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Farewell 2016

What a whirlwind December we have had. May is 5 weeks old now. This month I've been in a lovely, hazy newborn daze, elbow-deep in nappies. Jack turned 6. We've enjoyed visits from friends, birthday parties, Christmas parties, and of course, Christmas itself! Santa spoilt the boys and there are just so many new toys in this house. Both the boys are superhero mad (Jack is a DC dude, whereas Noah is a Marvel man) So, the superhero costumes have been a big hit. Noah never takes his spiderman suit off!

The boys are both still mad about their baby sister. Even Noah. Only two. He treats her like a princess. and he's only wee himself. Awk, it would melt your heart.

Wee May meets her namesake

Lots has happened this year. There have been ups and downs, but mostly 2016 has treated us well. We're very thankful for wee May making her way into the world this year, and we look forward to seeing what 2017 has in store for us. Happy New Year to you all! I hope it is wonderful for you. xo

1. Auntie Saz visits
2. Christmas decoration 
3. Freezing fog
4. 3 kids! 3!
5. Christmas market
6. Watch out- here comes the spiderman!
7. Mother of superheroes
8. Christmas cuddles

Friday, 9 December 2016

May it Be

It's a girl! 

My regular visitors will know I was expecting number 3. 
This was me on my due date: 

Jack arrived 5 weeks early. Noah arrived bright and early right on his due date. And this one. Well, I started to fret about the possibility of induction. However, on my due date we took a brisk stroll on this foggy day, I ate some spicy food, and I got out the birthing ball and bounced for 30 minutes solid. Something worked, because I had my first contraction at midnight that night, and after a shockingly speedy, but thankfully straightforward delivery, she arrived at 2.44am. Fashionably late.

Meet little May. 8lbs 10oz of lovely squishiness. We love her. And her brothers are so taken with her. What a novelty a girl is to us! We can't reuse any of our boys clothing, but I am all biz about dresses, headbands, and everything pink! So far, she is a really content little thing that doesn't cry much. She fits right in. She's not even 2 weeks old yet, but it feels like she has been here forever.

Nice to meet you!

I'm doing well after the birth, as is May. We're all a bit zonked I think. New babies tend to disrupt family routine a bit. But mostly, we're all enjoying sleepy newborn cuddles. The boys are just in love with their brand new sister. What a blessing she is.

Welcome to the family, darling.

Monday, 31 October 2016

'Neath the Cover of October Skies (Review: Dotty Fish Leather Baby Shoes)

Happy Hallowe'en! Hope you are having a great half term with your kids- Jack gets the whole week off. I know many schools only get a couple of days. I haven't got any spooky dress-up photos because my husband and I spent the weekend battling the tummy bug the boys had during the week. Minus-craic! The boys stayed at their grannies and we definitely didn't party. At 9 months pregnant I suppose I wasn't going to be partying too hard anyway!

We're finally all on the mend and we have been continuing to enjoy the fine weather and I am still bedazzled by the beautiful low, golden sun and the stunning foliage. It is so spectacular. 

The dog gives not a crap about golden hour. She's just delighted to be out for walkies. She just wishes she wasn't forced to stop scampering about and wear a mane of leaves sculpted for her by her creativily starved master on maternity leave. 

The clocks went back at the weekend. Granny will have to deal with the early risers, thought I, smugly. It was true. But they fell asleep an hour earlier last night which meant we had the pleasure of a 6am start this morning. It always takes a few days to adjust to the time change. Damn you daylight savings. Disrupting bedtime since 1985.

So, it's pitch black by 5pm again. So sad. But the one thing I love about this is getting the fire lit and into jammies and slippers (providing you don't have evening plans.) The boys love this too. It's so cozy! 

Dotty Fish kindly sent the boys some little slippers to try. Check them out!

Noah wears the Jurassic Jake pair and Jack is wearing the Tan Suede Slippers. Both are soft soled (so are suitable for either prams or indoors) and they're very cozy. Particularly the fur lined slippers Jack is wearing. With an elasticated cuff at the ankle, these stay on very well. 

Dotty Fish was founded by Helen Chapman in 2006.
A mum of two, Helen found it very difficult to find reasonably priced baby shoes. So she created Dotty Fish, specialising in stylish and affordable shoes for babies, tots and small kids. Over the years they have carried on expanding, adding many more designs, so there is something for everyone!

Jurassic Jake Leather Shoes £7.99 Dotty Fish

Do you hate shoes on the sofa? These might be your answer as the evenings get cooler and your little ones need something heavier on their feet. My kids are up and down on the couch so much I couldn't let myself get mad about it ("this is why we can't have nice things!") but I found these a good addition to a pair of socks to keep their feet warm against cold tiles. Thanks so much to Dotty Fish!