#mycolourfulkids favourites week 2

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The simple things, play dough and mother’s day afternoon tea#littleloves

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Easter play dough

Easter play dough invitation to create

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Mibo board books

Mibo board books review

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Then and now

By on June 2, 2013

2nd June 2011 Two years ago today, in a small ceremony, in a beautiful medieval courtyard on top of a hill (in Tuscany, Italy), in front of our close family (and a crowd of Italians/tourists peeking through the gate!), we said the traditional Italian wedding vows and exchanged rings. This was followed by having our […]

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Welcome to the world baby

By on May 5, 2013

Baby GB finally made her appearance in to the world on Sunday 28th April weighing 7lbs 6oz. She is absolutely beautiful and so far a very chilled out baby. She is back to her birth weight already one week on and I am recovering well from the birth. She rarely cries except when having a […]

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Pregnancy update – 40 weeks

By on April 25, 2013

So I am officially overdue! I’ve been expecting this all along so it’s not that much of a surprise to me. Since my last update last week, I have finished all the items I wanted to make for the babies room, attended the hospital for monitoring 3 times, had my mum visit for the day, […]

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Pregnancy update – 39 weeks

By on April 18, 2013

I’m sure you’re as surprised as I am that I am writing an update only 2 weeks after the last. Since my last update it was discovered at my 38 week midwife appointment that my blood pressure had gone up a bit. This led to me spending the afternoon on the maternity ward having bloods […]

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Packing my hospital bag

By on April 5, 2013

With less than 3 weeks until my due date my hospital bag is packed so I thought I would share what I have packed for us. As a first time mum please let me know if I have missed anything essential! What I have packed for me My maternity notes TENS machine Ipod, magazine, pen […]

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Pregnancy update – 37 weeks

By on April 3, 2013

I’ve been off work now over a month yet this is my only update since 30 weeks (at the rate I am writing these updates it could well be my last pregnancy update). I’m 37 weeks pregnant so realistically baby could come any time now however I suspect I will go overdue. Since my 30 […]

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Crafting for baby

By on March 15, 2013

As I mentioned in my 30 weeks update I have been making some things for the baby. I got a few books on crochet for babies for christmas (although neither of these items were from these books) and inspired by them I headed off to our local wool shop. Since we haven’t found out what […]

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Pregnancy update – 30 weeks

By on February 13, 2013

I’m sure I’ve said it before but time is really flying by now. I can’t believe I have only two more weeks to work. I’m finishing part way through my 32nd week which I know is early but I saved flexi-time and annual leave so won’t officially be on maternity leave until 37 weeks which […]

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Pregnancy update – 26 weeks

By on January 17, 2013

(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 […]

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Pregnancy update – 17 weeks

By on November 16, 2012

The weeks seem to be flying by now. These last two weeks I have still had nausea some days and still feel more tired than pre-pregnancy but on the plus side I have only been sick once. I had my 16 week midwife appointment where reassuringly all my tests came back fine and I got […]

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