Tuesday 29 January 2013

C had baby clinic today!

Today started badly, I just could not drag myself out of bed. Our appointment was at 10.45am and at 9.00am C still looked like this:

So I rushed about getting myself ready, then himself ready and getting him fed. We arrived about 5 minutes early but as I was bringing him in to get measured and weighed, he puked all over me (and again after all was done!)

He's 63cm long and now weighs 15lb 8oz, up from 13lb 12oz 3 weeks ago!

We then went in to see the consultant. The boy did me proud and was in hysterical laughter at everything she had to say and sat and had a wee chat with her. I told her about how he was getting on and she seemed happy.

His chest was examined (I'd said he had a cough and was a bit snuffly, but it's just a cold), his pulses, head movement etc were all checked. She said he's doing all his should plus more for his corrected age being 12 weeks. I was told that compared to a full term baby born around the same time, there would be a big difference in what they do but by 12-18 months there should be hardly any differences. 

She wants to see him again in 3 months and by that time he should hopefully be sitting unaided or at the very least, be less wobbly. I'm so, so proud of how far my little preemie has come <3.

Thursday 24 January 2013

I've been neglecting my blog!

Been a while since I've posted here.

I won a few more competitions! (Will update the competition post when they arrive in the post!)

I went to stay in my dad's house with C on Monday night...it snowed really heavily and I ended up having to stay another night! At least I got to bring C out in the snow for the first time.

I finally got home last night. And today's mine & Chris's 3 year anniversary!I can't believe it's been three years! I was a little 17 year old when I first met him! Best three years of my life, by far :)

We had planned to go out for a meal, bringing C of course, but in the end we just decided to go for a M&S Dine in meal as he's teething and we'd be more comfortable in our own home.

Tomorrow I've got to have a chest x-ray and kidney scan due to the pre-eclampsia. Do I really need to go? I stopped my blood pressure tablets before Christmas as I felt fine. Chris is making me go though. Grr....

Wednesday 16 January 2013


My crochet hooks arrived today! I'm so excited to start making things for C to wear! Etsy have lots of fab designs.

I know it will be hard, but I plan on using YouTube videos for guidance and not to give up when things get tough. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Competition Winnings

When I was around 3 months pregnant, I started entering competitions. I started off with baby sites by Googling "win [insert baby item here]" and now it's progressed where I'm entering everything I see! (I lie, I do only enter things that I actually want!)

So far I have won:

1) Joolz baby changing bag (RRP £69) from Joolz
(Stock photo as mine is now a bit grubby!)

2) Content&Calm ProtectiShade buggy cover (RRP £37.95) from Annabel Karmel
(Stock photo as mine is unopened)

3) Nuby No-spill flip-it beaker (RRP £3.99) from Nuby

4) e-book of 'Indian SuperMeals Baby & Toddler cookbook' by Zainab Jagot Ahmed (RRP £3.99) from ChelseaMamma

5) 2 Schwarzkopf Color Mask hair colorant in Warm Mahogany (RRP £12.98) from Bounty

6) Thomas & Friends Great Quarry Climb playset (RRP £34.99) from goodtoknow

7) A slogan jumper (RRP £15) from SheLikes

8) Oral Care Rabbit (RRP £5.99) from MAM

9) Pedometer from Tesco Magazine

10) 4-pack nutty 9-bars (RRP. £2.75) from 9Bar

11) Kingsmill flask from Kingsmill

12) FunToSee Jungle Circus Wall Stickers (RRP £28.99) from Little Stuff

13) Baby towel via Zoggs
(sorry for the blur - he wouldn't stay still!)

14) Mary Berry Complete Cookbook (RRP £25.99) from Ideal Magazine

15) Make up bag (RRP £8.00) from moodycowdesigns

16) Despicable Me DVD (RRP £6.00) from Gallo

17) Skylanders Giants Lightcore Triple Pack (RRP £29.90) from ChelseaMamma's twitter party

18) What To Expect When You're Expecting: The Workout (RRP £9.99) from MumStreet

19) Nail Wraps (RRP £7.99) from Rebel Nails

20) Sleepsuit (RRP £16) from MummyLoves & TheBrightCompany

21) Danepak fridge magnet

22) Box of weetabix (RRP. £2.69) from Weetabix

23) Potty training starter pack (RRP £36.91) from Boo, Roo & Tigger Too

24) MAM glow in the dark (£3.49) soother from MAM

25) Cath Kidston handbag (RRP £30.00) from Winneroo

26) Nuby Brush & Comb (RRP £3.49) set from Nuby

27-29) Canvas bag (x3) from Sweet n Low

30) 8.6 Bavaria t-shirt from 8.6 Bavaria

31) Frankenweenie goodies from FilmFlex

32) Judith Williams life long beauty pack (RRP £82) from Weight Watchers

33) Beautiful handmade spike earring from Frankie's Say

34) The Smartest Giant in Town book & activity book (RRP £4) from A Strong Coffee

35) 5 Imperial Leather shower gels (RRP £5) from Sparkles & Stretchmarks

36) Cosatto Moon Unit Travel Cot (RRP £160) from Love Chic Living

37) Hotel Chocolat Salted Caramel Easter Egg Sandwich (RRP £8) from Recipes from a Normal Mum

38) MUA Lipstick (14 Bare) (RRP £1) from Lou Lou Land (she threw in a few lovely little extras too!)

39-40) Torch (x2) from Sweet n Low

41) Joe Browns hat, arm warmers and felt purse (RRP £48.85) from Cat's Yellow Days

42) Scarf (The Vintage Set) & necklace and bracelet (Delilah Dust) (RRP £15) via Jessica in Your Ear

43) Rockfish necklace (RRP £6) via Just Jesss

44) Monday I'm In Love make up bag (RRP £10) via Georgiabeee

45) Maybelline Pop Box Orange Twist (RRP £14.53) from A Bit of Lippy

46) Yoomi Feeding System (RRP £23.50) & Lambi (RRP £11.99) from This day i love.......

47) 5 Imperial Leather shower gels (not sure where I won these from - they just turned up!) (RRP £5)

48) £40 voucher for Beauty Dept via their Facebook page. I purchased these:

49) All Saints 'Snakes & Serpents' t-shirt (RRP. £40) via Clash Music

50) Goodie box (bottle of Skinetica, DGJ Organics Berutti oil, Xen-Tan, Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil day cream, Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil night cream, Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil hand & nail cream, Glamglow sample, Blinc eyeliner, Blinc mascara) (RRP £52.06) from Whispers From Angels

51) Mombo Nursing pillow & 2 covers (RRP £59.98) from White Lily Green

52) Area H2O Hair Care set (RRP £17.50) from Look Fantastic

53) Boys tights (RRP £14) from Slugs & Snails via Mama UK

54) £15 Amazon voucher from Lending Stream

55) Oriflame cosmetics (foundation, shower cream, hand cream, mascara & lip gloss) (RRP £33.80) from Mummy Matters

56) Personalised poster print (RRP £25) from The Life & Times of the Working Mum

57) WOW Toys Pocket Pet (RRP £1.99) from A Boy with Asperger's

58) Ella's Kitchen Cheese & Tomato Puffits (RRP 38p) from ASDA

59) Sooty's Magic Show DVD (RRP £9.99) from 4 Munchkins Plus Mummy

60) Madagascar soft toy from Smart Shoppers

61) By Carla Chenille blanket (RRP £18) from Berice Baby

62) Angel's Delights bubblegum charm bracelet & 5 charms (RRP. £14) from My Little 3 and Me

63) £100 worth of Argos homewares (3 Colour match cushions (RRP £4.99 each) & a floor lamp base (RRP £85)) from Tigerlilly Quinn
(Stock photo as mine in unopened - lampshade not included)

64) Rockabye Baby CD (RRP £9.99) from Blur Balls

65) London Fashion Weekend goody bag (VO5 Smoothly Does It frizz free creme, Jergens moisturiser, Muller light compact mirror, Velvet tissues, label m shine spray, Max Factor Nailfinity in 549 Red Passion, Max Factor Glossfinity in 55 Angel nails, Bourjois volume clubbing mascara, Elizabeth Arden skin balancing lotion, Lavazza coffee, Missguided lipsplash, Compeed blister patch) (RRP £33.55) from The Pretrender

66) Tin of Bonilla crisps (500g) (RRP £13.99) from The Mini Mes and Me

67) Skater dress (RRP £15.99) from ProdigyRED's twitter page

68) Horrid Henry 'It's All Your Fault' DVD (RRP £9.50) from The Goriami Family

69) Fashion jewellery (RRP £9.59) from Beauty Accessorized

70) Bizzybee washing up gloves (RRP £1.50) from bizzybee

71) Stella Artois chalice from Stella Artois' Facebook

72) 4 boxes of Kelloggs cereal (RRP £10.46) from Yummy Mummy in Training

73) Kure Bazaar nail polish (RRP. £14.95) from John & Ginger (they threw in some samples too!)

74) Wooden toy boat (RRP £3.00) from Precious Little Worlds

75) Rocks Off Bullet (RRP. £9.95) from Strawberry Blushes

76) Sweet n Low Beverage cosy

77) Bottle of Bio Oil (RRP £5.99) from The Baby Website

78) Funky Giraffe bib (RRP £4.00) from Bubbablue & Me

79) Dreamgenii Pears cot bumper (RRP £34.99) from Baby London

80) The Lorax DVD (RRP £5.00) from A Party of Seven

81) GOSH Boombastic mascara (RRP. £8.49) from Do Not Refreeze

82) Another Stella Artois chalice from their Facebook page

83) Little Misdress dress (RRP £42.00) from Stylenest

84) 8-pack of Breakaway Orange biscuits (RRP £1.59) from Love Brands

85) Cuticura bundle (RRP £14.94) from Romanian Mum

86) 3 pairs of Little Grippers baby socks (RRP £9.00) from The Syders

87) Klairs Gentle Moist Aloe Gel (RRP $10.99) from Utotia

88) The Body Shop strawberry body butter (RRP. £13 for 200ml) from Glamour

89) Name art print (RRP. £35) from What Elsa Wears

90) Les Miserables t-shit from FilmFlex

91) Lucris 5 pack Washi skin polishing cloths (RRP £6.95) from BeautyGeekUK

92) A month's supply of Jordan's cereal and bars (RRP £11.24) from Jordan's Cereals

93) Sooty: The Children's Party DVD (RRP £7.25) from Mama Geek

94) Two Tommee Tippee beakers (RRP £5.50) from Cow & Gate

95) Another 5 Imperial Leather shower gels (RRP £5) from Miss Beauty Adikt

96) Box of Kellogg's All Bran Red Berry Crunch (RRP £2.89) from Kellogg's

97) Morphy Richards Soup Maker (RRP £99.99) from Delia Online

98) Dairylea mooing fridge cow from Dairylea

99) Another box of Kellogg's All Bran Red Berry Crunch cereal (RRP £2.89) from Kellogg's

100) Batman dress (RRP £12.00) from Omg fashion

101) All Stars goody bag from Let's Go With the Children

102) Crown Paint matchpot from Crown Paints

103) Abadas Come and Play DVD (RRP £5.00) from U, Me and the Kids

104) Bibisili Dylan the Dog bib (RRP £7.99) from Berice Baby

105) Don't You Dare book (RRP £12.99) from ChelseaMamma

106) Munchkin click lock cup (RRP £2.98) from Boo, Roo and Tigger Too

107) W7 Lashtastic False Liquid Lashes mascara (RRP £3.99) from Glamour

108) Zombie Gnome (RRP £14.95) from The Student Guide

109) Zolo Chance (RRP £23.99) from Chelseamamma

110) BareMinerals Moxie Lipgloss (RRP £16) from Cosmopolitan

111) Curious George Swings into Spring DVD (RRP £6.99) from Primary Times

112) Alphablocks Volume 2 DVD (RRP £7.16) from The School Run

113) Collection 2000 Hotlights lipgloss (RRP £4.19) from Semichem

114) BareMinerals Moxie lipstick (RRP £16) from Stella

115) Boon Pulp (RRP £4.80) from TOMY Baby UK

116) Joe Browns backpack (RRP £19.95) from Cherry Pie

117) Just Like My Dad book and teddy (RRP £9.25) from Child Led Chaos

118) Cath Kidston Bath & Body giftset (RRP £16) from Dragons & Fairydust

119) Hello Baby flash cards (RRP £5.99) from Priddy Books

120) £50 worth of Dishmatic & Ecoforce products from Joanna Victoria

121) Swim Fings (RRP £19.99) from MumStreet

122) Fruitypots from Fruitypot

123) Always Silk (RRP £2.09) from Beauty at Tesco

124) Box of Wagg goodies (RRP £7) from Wagg

125) By Carla Stain Resistant Luxury Changing Mat (RRP £32.99) from Oh So Amelia

126) Jewellery (RRP £27) from Minerva Collection

127) Gumigem teething necklace (RRP £12.95) from Gumigem

128) Brother Max nightlight (RRP £9.99) from Brother Max

129) Warburtons Breakfast Recipe Book from Warburtons

130) Personalised Stella Artois chalice

131) Clarks Maple Syrup recipe book from MagicFreebiesUK

132) Charbrew tea from MagicFreebiesUK

133) Lulu Loves Nursery book (RRP. £4.96) from Annabel Karmel

134) 2 Funky Giraffe bandana bibs (RRP. £5.60) from MAMA UK

135) Crocheted baby blanket (RRP £20) from Super Busy Mum

136) Wall vinyl (RRP £10) from Premier Vinyls

137) DGJ Organics set (RRP £11.98) from Just a little bit unique

138) Cloud Babies Wide Awake Sun DVD (RRP £7.27) from ET Speaks From Home

139) Inch Blue Union Jack shoes (RRP £18) from Sparkles & Stretchmarks

140) Elemental Herbology Detox Botanical Bathing Infusion (RRP £20) from Stella

141) Mini leather spanker (RRP £7) from Rouge Garments

142) Gumgem bracelet (RRP £8.95) from Gumigem

143) Deli Lunch for 2 from Knife & Fork

144) Applaws dog treats (RRP £2.99) from Applaws

145) Tropical Print Maxi Dress (RRP £25) from Glam Temptations

146) Dress (RRP. £15) from Miss-Glam

147) Nelson's Pure & Clear Purifying Daily Facial Wash (RRP £6.45) from Glamour

148) NUK Royal Baby Soothers (RRP £4.49) from NUK

149) Mike The Knight: Magical Mishaps DVD (RRP £7.00) from The Baby Website

150) Sheepskin HRH Booties (RRP £40.00) from Mummy of 3 Diaries

151) Apron from Le Rustique de Printemps

152) Mama Jewels necklace (RRP £24.95) from Mama Jewels

153) Waialua Kona Red Hawaiian Soda (RRP. £2.17) from Cybercandy

154) 600ml Pepsi max (RRP £1.25) from Pepsi

155) Maybelline 14 hour lipstick (RRP £6.99) from Fabulous

156) Special K cereal & cereal bars (RRP £3.45) from Special K

157) Goody bag from Circus London PR

158) 9er of Stickygam Instagram magnets (RRP £9.58) from Mummy Alarm

159) HiPP Pouch (RRP £0.99) from HiPP

160) Cross blouse from Terriface

161) Ceracraft ceramic pan (RRP. £24.99) from JML

162) Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy (RRP £19.99) from Innocent Charms Chat

163) French's French Fried Onions (RRP £1.99) from French's UK

164) Andrex & Clic Sargent puppy from Firmus Energy

165) T-core Fitness Trainer (RRP £39.99) from LATone

166) OXO Tot Training Cup (RRP £6.64) from Life With ASD & Me

167) John Frieda Shampoo & Conditioner from John Frieda Instant Win

168) Gregg Wallace Cookbook from Best Daily

169) Stuck On You Value Pack (RRP £29.99) from Missing Sleep 

170) Nuby Flower Child Plate, bowl & cutlery (RRP £9.97) from Nuby

171) Lunch for 2 at Love & Death Inc (RRP £30)

TOTAL: £2,467.93
I'm pretty sure I'm annoying all my facebook friends and twitter followers but you've gotta be in it to win it, right!?