Monday 30 June 2014

My Second Pregnancy: 30 Week Bump Update

I can't believe I'm 30 weeks pregnant already. 10 weeks to go! 

This week I've felt quite a lot of Braxton Hicks. I don't remember ever feeling them with C so it's a really strange sensation. They aren't painful, thankfully, just a little uncomfortable. 

I've also felt the baby hiccuping. I remember when C did this so it just brings it all back. I love it. 

The baby seems to be moving a lot. It's almost constant. I wonder if they can move TOO much? 

My belly feels really tight this week. I don't know how I'm gonna get through the next 10 weeks. I think I'll need to applying more stretch mark oil cus I'm gonna need it! 
I ordered my crib, mattress and bedding yesterday so when that gets delivered (along with my pram!) we will be completely ready. Ahhh exciting!!

At 30 weeks, the baby measures around 39cm and I know from my scan last week that she is an estimated 3lbs 6oz (around the size of a butternut squash). Her lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed and she is continuing to open and close her eyes.

Friday 27 June 2014

tommee tippee closer to nature's New Best of British Collection

I love tommee tippee products. We used the plain closer to nature bottles when C was just born and he still uses one for his bedtime bottle. We once had an incident where we stayed at my parents and I bought him a cheap bottle because I forgot his usual one and he was having none of it so he must be a fan too! 

tommee tippee closer to nature is celebrating all things British this summer with a limited edition Best of British collection of bottles and gifts which are a available from Mothercare. 

The collection is a range of essential baby products that are decorated with iconic British imagery and consists of 3 gifts sets containing 2 bottles and 2 soothers in pink, blue or traditional London bus red and 3 single 260ml bottles. Each bottle has a unique London bus design and comes in a gorgeous presentation box. 

The tommee tippee closer to nature bottles are suitable from birth and are designed to mimic the natural stretch, flex and movement of a mum's breast. These bottles make the transition from breast to bottle easy and they have been specially designed in a compact shape, to be held in the most natural position during feeding, allowing baby to be closer to you. All bottles are BPA free. The soothers have been designed with a new style. The test is longer and flatter to support healthy oral development. 

The tommee tippee closer to nature Best of British range is available right now from Mothercare. The single 260ml bottle retails at £5.99 and the gift set is £14.99. The range is suitable for babies 0+ months. 

You can find out more information at

(Disclaimer: I received a single 260ml bottle in pink in exchange for this post.)

Thursday 26 June 2014

My Second Pregnancy: 29 Week Consultant Appointment

Today I had an appointment at the hospital with my consultant. Last night I had a horrible headache and as that's one of the symptoms of pre-eclampsia, I tested my urine with the Ketostix that I was given and found that there was only a trace of protein so I had nothing to worry about. 

At the appointment today, she measured the size of my tummy which was all okay, checked my blood pressure which although was high at the first reading, it was 117/81 the second time so perfectly fine and, my favourite (!), she took some bloods to check my blood sugar and antibodies. 

I mentioned that at my 20 week scan, the sonographer only spotted two vessels in the umbilical cord instead of the usual three. She then gave me a quick scan and she was right, there are only two but this is enough to bring blood to and from the baby. It doesn't seem to be affecting her growth as she is estimated to be around 3lbs 6oz. She is head-down at the moment too. 

I was really happy with the way everything went and although I won't see my consultant again until 35 weeks, I'll need to see my midwife at the GP surgery every two weeks just to keep an eye on my blood pressure. 

I was told that having a natural birth this time is fine (considering that my BP stays down) so I am completely over the moon at that. I have everything crossed as I really don't want to go for another c section. 
Tuesday 24 June 2014

Sudocrem Care & Protect

I think every parent on the planet is familiar with Sudocrem and their signature grey tub and red and white label. When I was pregnant with C, Sudocrem was the only nappy rash cream that I was familiar with as my mum always had a tub at home for use with my little sister.

C isn't usually one to suffer from nappy rash but as we all know, teething can really have an effect on babies and now C is getting his molars + more dirty nappies = nappy rash! For the past few weeks we have been trying out a tube of Sudocrem's Care & Protect ointment.

Sudocrem Care & Protect is a triple care ointment meaning that it offers triple protection for skin that is prone to nappy rash. The protective barrier keeps the skin smooth and protected against external irritants and rubbing, it conditions the skin with vitamin E and pro vitamin B5 to keep it in healthy condition and it guards against infection.

The ointment still has that gorgeous Sudocrem smell (you all know the one I'm talking about, right? I can't be the only one who loves it!) but because it's an ointment, it's a lot thinner and runnier than the traditional cream. I think that this makes it easier to apply though.

I definitely feel that it has eased C's sore little bottom and it can be used at every nappy change. It's hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and it's free from artificial colours and preservatives.

Sudocrem Care & Protect retails at around £3.49 for a 30ml tube from most chemists and major supermarkets.

You can find out more about Sudocrem on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Disclaimer: I received a 30ml tube of Sudocrem Care & Protect free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own).

Monday 23 June 2014

My Second Pregnancy: 29 Week Bump Update

I'm 29 weeks pregnant.

I always said that due to my circumstances surrounding C's birth that I wouldn't wish this pregnancy away but I've been finding it so tough this week. 

I'm so uncomfortable all the time, even sitting on the sofa, and I only really feel properly comfy when I'm lying in bed. I'm constantly tired too and the heartburn is a bitch! I've also hit that stage where I'm running to the toilet every half an hour. 

C was born at 33 weeks and Chris has told me that he thinks I'm bigger now that I was the day he was born! 

This is photo of my bump at 32 weeks with C. I was 2st heavier pre-pregnancy then than I am now so I'm not sure when it comes to comparison!

This week, we've bought a few silly small items like these gorgeous MAM bottles so really all I'm waiting on is my pram and crib and we're all sorted!

The baby now weighs around 2.5lbs and measures roughly 15 inches (the size of a butternut squash). Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature and her head is growing bigger for her developing brain. 

Saturday 21 June 2014

C at 21 Months

I really cannot believe how much C is picking up and doing for the first time within the short space of a month! He's character is really developing and you can tell that he is his own little person. 

This month, C's firsts include feeding the ducks! We brought him to Shaw's Bridge to let him feed the ducks at the Lagan. Ok, it didn't go amazingly well because he tried to eat the bread himself instead of throwing it to them (typical!) but it was the first time that he'd seen real ducks and you could tell that he was fascinated!

He's also been playing with bubbles outdoors. At first he was a bit confused as to why he couldn't touch them but he loves watching them float by and trying to pop them. 

Chris often goes for runs in order to keep fit and when he gets back he'll do sit-ups and push ups. C has now tried to copy his daddy doing his push ups but he just puts his two hands on the ground so his bum is in the air. He also tries star jumps but he doesn't quite know how to jump off the ground so really he's just flailing his arms around. Bless him, he really does think he's doing them correctly! 

His speech is coming along. He can now say "juice", "banana", "black", "there he is!" (When he's playing cuckoo) and "sock" (although he does say 'cock' at the minute!) 

He has a little cheeky side to him now. as soon as anyone gets up off of their seat, C is straight over stealing it on them. He also has duped me! He brought me his juice bottle so off I went to fill it and he usually follows me to make sure that I'm definitely filling it but I came back to the living room and he was almost at the top of the stairs smiling at me! The juice was all a ruse so he could climb the stairs!! I'm so lucky he didn't have an accident. 

C is picking up quite a lot when it comes to food too. He has seen me blowing on his food to cool it down so he tries to do it too. 

When he's at my parents house and my dad is giving him a treat after his dinner, he gives it to C like an aeroplane. I've since caught C holding pieces of his dinner and doing the 'aeroplane' with them! 

He has also discovered how to sniff. He loves sniffing peoples toes (weirdo!) and if he finds a tissue he'll put it to his, mine or Chris's nose and sniff as though he's telling us to blow. 

Finally, C became a big cousin! Chris's sister gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl a few weeks ago and we brought C to hospital to see her. I didn't really know how he'd act around her but he was brilliant. He stroked her little hand and said "aww" and even gave her two gentle kisses on the forehead!  

Friday 20 June 2014

Charity Afternoon Tea at Del Toro, Lisburn in Aid of Meningitis Now

On Wednesday, I attended my first ever afternoon tea (I know, I must be living under a rock!) at Del Toro in Lisburn in aid of Meningitits Now. 

Meningitis Now is the new name for Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust. They've merged together to become a more powerful force in the fight against meningitis and septicaemia. They are determined that in the future, no one in the UK will lose their life to meningitis and that everyone affected will get the support that they need. 

Meningitis Now's goals are: 

To provide a powerful, united voice for people fighting meningitis. 
To fund research into vaccines and prevention. 
To raise awareness and empower the public and professionals to spot meningitis early. 
To rebuild futures with dedicated support for those affected. 
To listen and respond to the needs of everyone affected by meningitis and raise funds to deliver their plans. 

Meningitis and Septicaemia often happen together. We need to be aware of all of the symptoms. They don't appear in any specific order and some may not appear at all. The symptoms can be different for babies/toddlers and children/adults. 

Symptoms for Babies & Adults include:

  • Fever, cold hands & feet
  • Refusing food & vomiting
  • Fretful, disliking being handled
  • Drowsy, floppy or unresponsive
  • Rapid breathing or grunting
  • Pale, blotchy skin, spots/rash
  • Unusual cry, moaning
  • Tense, bulging fontanelle (soft spot)
  • Stiff neck, disliking bright lights 
  • Convulsions/seizures

Symptoms for Children & Adults include:

  • Fever, cold hands & feet
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsy, difficult to wake
  • Confusion and irritability
  • Severe muscle pain
  • Pale, blotchy skin, spots/rash
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Disliking bright lights 
  • Convulsions/seizures

Someone with meningitis or septicaemia can get a lot worse very quickly. Trust your instincts and get medical help immediately. 

You can find out more at Meningitis Now and maybe even give a little donation while you're there. 

The afternoon tea itself was absolutely beautiful and I would like to give a special mention to some of the companies who donated their time and products to the event: NDsigns, Ruby Jane's Vintage China Hire & Andrew Holden Cakes for all Occasions.

(Disclaimer: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post.)

Wednesday 18 June 2014

ProVen Probiotics

If you read my 25 Week Midwife Appointment post, you'll see that I wrote about the midwife asking me if I was taking vitamin D supplements. This is where ProVen Probiotics come in.

They very kindly sent me a 28 day supply of their Pregnancy Probiotic Plus to try out.

These multivitamins contain 20 essential vitamins and trace minerals such as Vitamins D, K, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, chromium, molybdenum & iodine. They also provide 200mg of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA which makes up around 11% of the weight of the human brain. 

I do worry about how my diet is affecting the development of my unborn baby so these multivitamins sort of give me a peace of mind. I know that I'm providing the vitamins and minerals that my diet maybe isn't providing enough of at the minute. The tablets are rather big which scared me at the beginning as I'm such a wimp when it comes to tablets but I've gotten used to them now!

The Pregnancy ProbioticPlus vitamins retail at £19.95 and are unfortunately not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

In addition to the pregnancy vitamins, I also received some Baby Probiotics one for Formula Fed babies and one for Breast Fed babies. Obviously, my baby isn't here yet so I cannot give a proper review of them but I'd like to share a little information on what they do.

The probiotics come in powder form and can just be added into formula or expressed breast milk. They both contain Lab4b which is a group of four types of friendly bacteria that helps develop a healthy immune system and intestinal function. The probiotic for formula fed babies also contains a type of fibre called GOS which is found in high concentrations of breast milk and it helps friendly bacteria grow in the intestine of the baby.

The probiotic for formula fed babies retails at £13.95 and the probiotic for breast fed babies retails at £12.95. Both are suitable for vegetarians.

(Disclaimer: I received these items free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Project-B Pregnancy Subscription Box (25-29 Weeks)

For the past three months I've had the opportunity to try out Project-B's pregnancy subscription box. This month I've received my fourth box which is tailored to weeks 25-29 of pregnancy (you can read my reviews of boxes 1, 2 and 3 too).

The theme of this months box is RELAX which is exactly what I feel like I need to be doing right now. I'm so tired but still quickly trying to get the last of the baby bits in.

My box was the usual Project-B branded box with the goodies inside wrapped in blue tissue paper and fastened with a Project-B sticker. In addition to this, I received a rather large plain cardboard box too which really intrigued me.

Inside my boxes were:

1. BLOOM Heartwarming Rooiboos Tea (RRP £4.22 for 20 teabags) - I do love a good cup of tea but I worry about the caffeine content now that I am pregnant. BLOOM teas are designed to support your body's changing needs and deliver antioxidants and regular hydration. It's caffeine-free too!

2. St Eval Candle Company Tranquility Scented Candle (RRP £8.95) - I love scented candles but I'm really fussy when it comes to fragrances. This one is lavender, orange and ylang ylang and it smells gorgeous! It burns for a whopping 45 hours too! 

3. PG Tips tea bag samples (Green Tea x2, Red Berries x2) - I don't usually like samples in a suubscription box but PG Tips are a great brand and I especially love green tea!

4. Balm Balm Rose Geranium Face Balm 30ml (RRP £7) - This balm is said to be a 'multi-tasker' meaning that it smoothes lips, moisturises, tackles dry heels and cracked elbows. I've been using it mainly on my face and feet and I really have seen a difference. It smells gorgeous too!

5. Bio Oil samples - My house is coming down with all sorts of stretch marks lotions and potions and while these are only little samples, they are great to have as I'm going through them like there's no tomorrow. Bio Oil is my favourite stretch mark lotion so far.

6. Eisberg Alcohol-free Riesling Wine 750ml (RRP £2.75) - I'm not a big wine drinker if I'm honest but I did give this a shot and was pleasantly surprised. It didn't have that dry, lingering taste that I expected and it was actually quite fruity. These wines contain less than 0.005% alcohol and only have 34 calories per 125ml glass. 

In addition to these items, I also received a giftcard worth £10 to download a Pregnancy Relaxation CD and the usual four flash cards. This months topics were:

Homemade Chicken Nuggets recipe card, information on how my baby is developing this month and how I may be feeling, what to buy for your baby - part 2 (this is a follow on from last months part 1), and information on yoga during pregnancy.

This months box totals around £32.92 (not including samples) which is fantastic considering that the box only costs £14 to buy! I'm kind of sad that I only have a couple of boxes left - I'm loving Project-B!

You can find out more about Project-B at their website, Facebook & Twitter.

(Disclaimer: I received this box free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Monday 16 June 2014

My Second Pregnancy: 28 Week Bump Update

I'm 28 weeks pregnant. Officially in the third trimester and boy, don't I know it!

I'm feeling a lot like I did during the first trimester. I'm constantly tired, I wake up in the mornings feeling a little sick and again, I'm finding it hard to find food that I want to eat. I've put on 13lbs already! How can this be possible? I'm really gonna have my work cut out for me when baby arrives! 

My heartburn has been really bad this week and on Saturday night, I found I had to sleep upright with a cushion propping me up. It was awful! 

This week I did an inventory of the clothes that we have for the baby so we would know what we had still to buy. I popped out to pick up a few packs of newborn bodysuits and sleepsuits yesterday so I think that we are totally prepared now when it comes to clothing.

I also ordered a baby bouncer and I'm waiting for that to be delivered. This week, we will also order our crib and bedding so we'll be pretty much ready for her coming. With C arriving at 33 weeks, we wanted to make sure we had everything in sooner rather than later. 

This week, the baby weighs around 1kg and is roughly measuring 38cm (the size of a head of cauliflower!). She can now turn her head, open her eyes and blink. She even has eyelashes now too! 

Thursday 12 June 2014

Summer Sandals with Shoe Zone - Review

Although it might not seem like it, Summer is just around the corner and I cannot wait! I'm so excited to show off my growing baby bump in gorgeous maxi dresses but of course, we all know that sandals are a must in the summer months. 

Shoe Zone have recently released their SS14 shoe collection and they have very kindly sent me out a pair of their gorgeous Black Strappy Wedge Gladiator sandals to test out.

I received my usual size, 6, and I was so in love with them when I opened the parcel. I have the probably the narrowest feet in the history of the world so they are a little loose on me but that's no fault of the shoes.

I love the black and gold and I feel that they really go with anything. I've worn mine with a midi dress, maxi dress and even skinny jeans and a top!

They are really comfortable too and don't hurt my feet when I'm walking about it them a lot which is the first thing I look for in a pair of shoes. The stitching doesn't rub and give me blisters which is what I find with most of the sandals that I own. 

These sandals usually retail at £14.99 but are currently on offer for £9.99 and are available in both the black and nude colours. These really are such a great summer staple and at that price, you really can't argue!

You can find out more about Shoe Zone at their website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Disclaimer: I received these shoes free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Nonabox: May

In the past, I've reviewed Nonabox's December, January, February, March and April editions. Each box seemed to get better and better but when May's box arrived, I must admit that I wasn't blown away.

The box came in its standard sturdy purple box with the contents wrapped in green tissue paper and fastened with a Nonabox sticker.

Inside May's box was:

1. Box Upon a Time Hat & Bib (RRP £6) - These are gorgeous. This is supposed to be a box tailored to my toddler so C wouldn't really get the use out of them. As I am expecting another baby, I'll keep them for her.

2. Berry White Organic Drink (RRP £1.69)

3. Shea Mooti Mama's Everything Body Balm 120ml (RRP £14.99) - This is the highest priced item in the box and I would never dream of spending that sort of money on a cream so it was a lovely little indulgence for me. The balm is meant to moisturise and soften itchy skin so I've been using it on my bump!

4. Aquaint Antibacterial Spray (RRP £2.80) - This is a cleansing water. C still has a dummy and has the tendency of throwing it on the ground when we're out. This has come in very handy to clean it when we aren't at home.

5. MabyLand Baby Wipe Box (RRP £3.99) - I've gone almost 2 years carrying a pack of wipes in my changing bag. I've never felt inconvenience so I don't really see the appeal of a wipe box. I probably won't use this. 

6.  My Name Tags (RRP £4) - I like the idea of these. Name tags to put on your childs' items. The box only included 8 stickers that said 'my baby'. I'd much prefer if they were personalised with your childs' name.

This box totals £33.47 so it is worth more than the box's £25 price tag. I can't argue with that. I just wasn't as excited by these items as I was by items in past boxes.

(Disclaimer: I received this box free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Monday 9 June 2014

My Second Pregnancy: 27 Week Bump Update

I'm 27 weeks pregnant! Is it just me or is this pregnancy going scarily fast!? I think I'm just a bit panicky because I still have quite a lot to buy. Once I at least have her pram and crib set up, I'm sure I'll feel a lot more ready. 

We went out to buy her 'coming home from hospital' outfit. It's all from Matalan & I love the vintage floral feel as opposed to just bright pink!

This week has probably been the hardest week yet for me. Chris and I don't drive so we walk everywhere. It's now started that when I walk (even if it's a short distance) I get a stitch-like tightening pain over my whole bump. 

My lower back and ribs are sore which makes it hard for me to sit upright without back support or to sit forward. It literally takes my breath away. Speaking of which, I am getting breathless a lot quicker now. I'm also finding it hard to find a comfortable position to sit on the sofa :(

Her kicks are still very much prominent. She definitely wants me to know that she's in there. It's just not so nice when I've found a comfy position in bed and she delivers a lovely kick or punch to my bladder! 

I'm getting really tired now too. Normally, I could sit up til past 2am getting all my blog posts done but as soon as it hits 9pm now, I'm pooped! 

At 27 weeks, the baby weighs almost 2lbs and is around the size of a cauliflower. Her length is roughly 14.5 inches. She is waking and sleeping at regular intervals and to be honest, I've started noticing that with regards to her movement patterns. Her brain is very active and her lungs are still developing. She is also capable of having the hiccups now but I haven't felt any yet! 

Tuesday 3 June 2014

TOMY Mickey Mouse 3 in 1 Potty System - Review

The idea of potty training is such a daunting and scary prospect. Since the day C was born, it is the only thing that I said I really wasn't looking forward to but it has to be done! 

I obviously don't want to get stressed out over it because I know that it will have a negative effect on C. Recently, he's been trying (sometimes successfully!) to pull his nappy off and when he's done a poo he'll pull it down a bit at the back to let me know that he needs changed. Ahhh, he's becoming a big boy!

C is a huge fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and TOMY very kindly sent us one of their Mickey Mouse 3-in-1 potty systems. I hoped that as it was a character that he would recognise, it would make the whole process easier on him. 

For a few weeks, I just sat the potty in the living room so that he would get used to having it around and so it wouldn't scare him. We have now progressed to giving him nappy free time about 20 minutes after having his dinner (alongside lots of water) and popping him on it when we think he's about to go. So far, we haven't been 100% successful. At the beginning, did try to stand up straight away. He's so active so I think he just didn't understand why we were sitting him down when he just wanted to play! We are perservering and he seems to really love his Mickey Mouse potty!

I mentioned that it is a 3-in-1 potty. Firstly, it can obviously be used as a regular potty. The potty also has a yellow soft foam insert which you can take out and place into your own toilet then close the lid of the potty and use it as a step so that the transition from potty to 'big toilet' is easier. The potty also has a 'chain' which makes a cheering noise and although it doesn't actually flush, it gets your child used to flushing when they do eventually move onto the big toilet. C always throws his arms in the air when it cheers because he's so proud of himself!

It is quite deep so can hold quite a lot of wee and is very easy to clean.  

All in all, I think that this is a great item to begin potty training especially as it grows with your child too. It is suitable from 18 months and retails at £29.99. It requires 2 AA batteries which are included. 

(I didn't really fancy posted a nakey pic of him so here's a clothed one for size reference!)

You can find out more about the entire TOMY range at their website, Facebook and Twitter

(Disclaimer: I received this potty free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 

Monday 2 June 2014

My Second Pregnancy: 26 Week Bump Update

I'm 26 weeks pregnant!

I'll start off with a lovely point - leaky boobs are well in truly in. I've officially broken out the breast pads. I don't remember this happening until after C was born last time!

The baby is still in breech position so her kicks are right on my bladder. Not good for me as I constantly feel like I'm going to wee myself!

I have my first sickness - I have the cold! Woe is me. I know, it's not the worst in the world but I'm feeling soooo crappy!

Chris's sister gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl on Wednesday. We completely forgot how tiny newborns are and when we got home, Chris and I had a new found excitement for the baby arriving.

At 26 weeks, the nerves in the baby's ears are better developed so she can hear when we speak. She is also inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid to develop her lungs and get her used to breathing when she's born. 

She now weighs around 1.8lbs and measures roughly 14 inches (the size of a papaya).

Sunday 1 June 2014

What I've Won - May 2014

After posting in April that I'd had a relatively dry month, May has been absolutely amazing on the competition win front. I cannot believe some of the amazing things that I have won and I am so grateful for each and every one of them!

Here's what I won this month!

1) £100 bonprix voucher from Netmums - Chris and I had just been discussing the fact that we really need to start getting C some summery clothes so this couldn't have come at a better time! We stocked up on shorts, t-shirts and a hoodie for him, three little dresses for Baby Girl and I got myself a coral tunic top, black dress and grey maternity/nursing nightdress for my hospital bag!

2) 6 cuddly toys from Clinton Cards (RRP £36) - C was over the moon when I opened the box and showed him what was inside. He is especially taken with the blue cow. I have kept the purple teddy aside for Baby Girl and I gifted the pink one to my new little niece who was born on Wednesday!

3) Baby Merc Travel System via Our Baby Blog (RRP £399) - I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the email to say I'd won. With the baby coming in September and the fact that we hadn't yet bought her a pram, we were overjoyed. It unfortunately hasn't arrived yet but I'm really looking forward to receiving it - it's gorgeous!

4) Wispa Gold Lovers Indulgence Set via on Facebook (RRP £9.99) - run a different chocolate related competition every day. Chris's favourite chocolate bar is Wispa Gold and he even said to me when he'd seen that I entered it "Aw I hope you win that one!" imagine his delight when I told him that I did!

5) Babycare TENS Sensatone Pelvic Floor Stimulator via Bizziebaby on Twitter (RRP £54.95) - After having two kids, I think I'll definitely need to be using this once Baby Girl is born! 

6) Mega Bloks Jeep Ride-on via Mega Bloks on Twitter (RRP £55) - I was so elated to have won this for C. I uhmed and ahhed about keeping it for his birthday but in the end, I thought he'd enjoy playing with it outside in the sun and he absolutely loves it!

7) John Frieda Shampoo, Conditioner and Mirror via John Frieda on Facebook (RRP £6) - This was a daily entry competition and it was a lovely surprise when it arrived in the post!

8) Bottle of Infacare & a Walking Pet Balloon from Infacare on Facebook (RRP £7.79) - We used Infacare on C was he was tiny so this was a lovely little win. The pet balloon is really cute too but we haven't used it yet as we need helium to inflate it!

9) Yorkie Bar via TT Trading Ltd on Facebook (RRP £0.85) - Free chocolate in the post - yum!

10) Maxi dress via Universal Textiles on Facebook (RRP £14.95) - This dress is absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to wear it during the summer!

11) Chewigem Teething Pendant via Blogger Mummy Lauren (RRP £12.95) - C loved these types of teethers when he was little so I will be keeping this to wear when Baby Girl is teething.

12) Boost cans - Exotic flavour x2 & Citrus flavour x1 via Boost on Facebook - These were instant win prizes. I'm usually rubbish at the instants but this one seemed to like me!

13) £30 to spend at Amber Pumpkin via Belle du Brighton - I only won this a few days ago but I've got my eye on buying Sophie the Giraffe with my voucher. I've heard such good reviews. 

14) Baby Hamper via My Bumps and Babes on Twitter (RRP £15) - With Baby Girl coming, this is perfect. It contains a lot of items that we would buy ourselves so it will save us money!

In total, May's prizes are around £742.48! Unbelievable! I'm hoping I can win some more things for the new baby in June!