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Baby Items

Ive already mentioned a few things we have been given or bought for the baby in my 16, 20 & 24 weeks posts but now we have started to collect more items that I wanted to write about.

I wont bore you all with all our clothing purchases but I just couldn't resist this Frugi dinosaur babygrow and hat that I found in the Pea Pod Baby shop in Bakewell while we were on holiday last week.

(Images from Frugi, babygrow & hat)
We have also been very lucky with more gifts and received a Cath Kids toy print babygrow from my sister and the baby zoo pack of 2 vests from my mum, along with a gorgeous white suit from my aunt. A friend of the family has been busy knitting and she made us a gorgeous white and blue pram blanket which will be perfect for the winter months, along with another cream blanket and a cream arran jumper. While on holiday we also found a pattern for a knitted babygrow which my mum is going to knit for us as its slightly out of my skill range!

What might actually be my fa…

Christmas in October!

In what has become a bit of a tradition since my nephew was born, we are spending the October school break in the Peak District with my parents, aunt & uncle and my sister, brother-in-law and nephew. My cousin is also coming down to join us for the first weekend. This may be the last year we all get to holiday together for a while since my sister, brother-in-law and nephew are about to emigrate to Perth, Australia.

Since we wont all be together for Christmas this year, we are having Christmas dinner tomorrow instead, including a tree, cake, chocolates and crackers! Even if they had been staying in London we still wouldn't have been together as my niece is due on boxing day and I will be too pregnant to travel by then. My parents are now going to Australia for Christmas and we will be with Grahams family so its lovely we can have an early celebration together.

There may be internet access but since the house is on a farm in the middle of nowhere there probably wont be; hopefully …

Norfolk Broads: October 2010

Back in October last year we spent a week down in the Norfolk Broads with my parents, my sister, her fiance & my nephew and my aunt & uncle. Since we are about to head off for this October's trip, I thought it was time to get caught up with a quick recap!

We drove down to Pontefract on the Friday night and met my parents and aunt & uncle at a Premier Inn, just in time for some food and a few glasses of wine. On Saturday morning we continued our journey as far as Norwich to pick up my sister & family at the train station before continuing to our house on The Broads for the week. We stayed at a lodge by the river in the village of Wroxham, which came with a motorised day boat for us to use. The living room / kitchen was upstairs with the four bedrooms on the ground floor.


We took the boat out for the first time on Sunday and made our way slowly towards Horning, mooring right in front of the Swan Inn for lunch, which was delicious!

My dad had to go down to London for wor…

24 Weeks

I am currently 24+1 weeks, and the baby is the size of papaya (or ear of corn)! At my 22 week midwife appointment I was measuring exactly 22 weeks and got to hear the heartbeat for the first time which was very exciting.


I definitely have a bump now, as you can see below. I haven't been very good at documenting every week but I will try as I continue to get bigger.


I have dates for my antenatal classes starting in November which I'm sure will make it all seem a lot more real. Otherwise I'm still feeling fine, I've had to buy some maternity tops now as well as many of mine don't stretch far enough over! I'm feeling a lot of movement inside now as well, quite often at night and I got woken up early this morning with him moving around!

We haven't made much progress on our spare room yet, we still need to move the double bed before we can do much more but we are hoping to go shopping at the end of October with our parents to order the pram / buggy, cot & car s…

14.08.10 Helen & Nick's UK Reception

Since there were only 30 of us out in Italy for their actual wedding, Helen & Nick held a reception in the UK the Saturday after we got back. This gave us a week to get our dresses cleaned before they were needed again! The reception was held at Orocco Pier in South Queensferry which overlooks the forth rail bridge. We all met there at lunchtime so we had time to get ready before the party started at 5pm. We all got ready in Helen & Nick's room then Nick was able to use the room me Graham were staying in.


As we had done in Italy, Helen did our eye make-up and we finished the rest before a hairdresser did our hair. Once we were all made up and had had some lunch, it was time to get in to our dresses again.


Just before 5pm we went down to the function room where a photographer friend of Nick's took some photos as we waited for the guests to arrive. A projector had been set up on one wall so that everyone could see some of the professional photos from Italy.

Once everyone ha…