Giveaway with Bambini & Me

Giveaway with Bambini & Me

Since giving birth to Little Mister H I have been fortunate to work with some fabulous brands. One of these is the gorgeous Bambini & Me. And I have completely fallen in love with their products. So I am delighted to be hosting a giveaway of some Bambini & Me goodies. Bambini & Me Giveaway Bambini & Me kindly sent me some products to include in my hospital bag. I received a set of their bamboo breast and nursing pads, a bamboo swaddle and a bunny romper. And they were all perfect for the first few days in the hospital with our baby. The nursing pads are soft and comfortable. They are made from bamboo and are gentle on my sensitive skin. Even when my milk was coming in they didn’t irritate my breasts. And as they are machine washable and can be reused again and again they are excellent value for money. The swaddle is gorgeous.  It is the perfect size for swaddling Little Mister H. The breathable fabric has meant that I have still been able to swaddle him during the heat of the past months. They also come in the cutest designs. And I just adore the rabbits on our crystal blue swaddle. The bunny romper matches the swaddle and out of all Little Mister H’s outfits this is my favourite. He looks so cute in it. The fabric is soft, comfortable and perfect for our darling newborn boy and his sensitive skin. Bambini & Me’s products are all designed for children with Sensory Processing Disorder. They understand that rough, tight material, stitching or the irritation of a label can be very unpleasant for these...
Little Mister H at two months old

Little Mister H at two months old

Little Mister H was 10 weeks old yesterday. And 10 days ago, he turned two months old. The newborn baby days are behind us. Little Mister H is now a very active and alert baby. He loves to smile and happily gurgles away whilst lying on his playmat. He makes the cutest noises and it sounds like he is trying to talk to us. We have definitely settled into life as a family of 4. And it feels like Little Mister H was always meant to be a part of our lives. I love watching Little Mister H develop and change. But my baby boy is growing up and this makes me sad and happy all at the same time. But thanks to this blog I will remember those first newborn cuddles. The first meeting between brother and sister. The first night at home sleeping in a bednest next to Mummy and Daddy. The first smile. The first “coo”! And there are so many more firsts still to come. I hope that you will allow me to share them with you in these monthly updates. Little Mister H at two months old The past month The big thing this month was Little Miss H going to pre-school for the first time. At the moment, she is only going for 9 hours a week. But next term, she will start to go for the full 15 hours. As much as I miss Little Miss H when she is at pre-school, I do love the time I get to spend alone with her brother. Normally Little Mister H doesn’t get much extra attention. He tends to...
Bravado Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra – A review

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra – A review

When I was pregnant with Little Miss H I refused to buy an expensive maternity or nursing bra. I foolishly decided that it wasn’t worth investing in a good quality bra as I would only be wearing it for a few months. How stupid! Most of that pregnancy was spent wearing bras that were ill-fitting, looked terrible and weren’t supportive of my huge and tender breasts. When I became pregnant with Little Mister H I decided that it was important to invest in some quality maternity bras. But I didn’t have a clue what to buy. I was  thrilled when Bravado contacted me and asked if I wanted to review the Bravado Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra. This bra was an essential part of my hospital bag. Breasts go through a great deal of change after you have had a baby and it is really important that you wear a bra that will support and protect them. Bravado Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra This is the best maternity/ nursing bra that I have ever worn. And I wish I had discovered it when I was pregnant with Little Miss H. Although I did pack it in my hospital bag, I secretly started to wear the bra a few weeks before Little Mister H made an appearance. And the bra made such a difference to how I felt about myself in those last few weeks of pregnancy. Not only did my cleavage look better with the extra support from the bra but my breasts were much more comfortable. Why I love Bravado’s Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra 1. This bra...
Perinatal Mental Health #PNDAW16: It’s okay not to be okay

Perinatal Mental Health #PNDAW16: It’s okay not to be okay

Today marks the end of the first ever Pre & Post Natal Depression Awareness Week #PNDAW16 run by PANDAS (the UK’s leading pre and post natal depression charity).  In light of this, I wanted to share my story of perinatal mental health. My experience may be slightly unusual as I have suffered from depression for almost 17 years; most of my adult life. At times, my mental health has been terrible. At other times it has been under control. During those 17 years I have had many relapses and depressive episodes. My depression is classed as long-term and it is highly likely that I will have to take antidepressants for the rest of my life. As a result of this, becoming a mother was never going to be easy. And there was a high risk that I would suffer from a perinatal mental health problem at some point. Both pregnancies were fraught with worry. And both Mr H and I were on the lookout for the signs that my mental health was deteriorating. With Little Miss H I was lucky. But with Little Mister H I suffered from bad anxiety which built as the pregnancy progressed. This stress led to my mood being very low for most of the 9 months. I was fortunate because I am on antidepressants and I was being monitored. Help was available when I needed it. And 4 days after Little Mister H was born I was given a psychiatric assessment. It was a horrible experience. My milk was coming in. I was exhausted. I’d just given birth and desperately wanted to be at home with my...
Little Mister H’s rainbow themed nursery – a tour and vlog

Little Mister H’s rainbow themed nursery – a tour and vlog

Little Mister H’s nursery is finally complete. And to celebrate I thought I would share a tour of the room. At the moment, Little Mister H sleeps in a bednest in our bedroom. But I love knowing that his room is ready and waiting for him when he is old enough to go in his cot bed. Before we began decorating, the room was a tip. Although it was our spare bedroom, it was where we hung our laundry out to dry. And it was filled with mismatched furniture, bags of old clothes and storage boxes that needed to go in either our loft or basement. The walls were painted a dull brown colour and the window was covered with a heavy wooden blind. In such a small space this decor made the room dark and depressing. The room needed to be completely transformed before it was ready for our baby boy. It needed to be tidied, cleaned and we needed to lighten the room and open it up so that it looked bigger. Little Mister H’s rainbow themed nursery I am thrilled with how the room looks now as Little Mister H’s nursery. It is exactly as I had imagined it to be and no longer feels small and dark. Instead, it is light, bright and spacious. The white walls and furniture make the room look clean, fresh and modern. It may be boring but I love the effect of matching white walls with white furniture. Little Mister H is our second rainbow baby and the symbolism of rainbows became hugely important to me during my pregnancy with him. I...

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