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Archive: April 2016


I can not believe it's the last day of April! Where has this month gone? It really has flown by. We've had some lovely family days out this month and we've all loved it! On the last Me and Mine, in March I said I wanted to try and get a family photo every month from now on as we will only be a family 4 for another 2 months. It's really mad to think that in July's Me and Mine our first little boy will be joining us.

Week 53!

Hi everyone! Hope you've all had a great week. I enjoyed reading everyone's posts last week. Thank you very much for coming back {and newbies} and linking up your posts each week. There is still time to enter our giveaway! If you want to enter all you have to do is follow some entries on the rafflecopter below.

Here's to week #53! Hope you all have a wonderful week.

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Favourite Posts
I have two favourite posts from last week. My first post is from DIY Daddy talking about Your Children Are Only a Loan
and
Hello Modern Mum's post #realmumsschoolrun


We are both giving £10 vouchers to TWO lucky winners to spend at NEXT. Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before entering.

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My beautiful girls...
Mammy's sorry for not being able to do some things for you both,
Mammy just feels tired and not herself 
But I can promise you that Mammy is trying her very best,
her very best to keep you both happy.

There may be times where Mammy just wants some peace and quiet,
So I don't mean to snap back when all you do is ask for something.
Although it can be quite annoying when it is constant.
Mammy is trying, honest. 

Mammy is just struggling a bit right now,
I am still trying to do the things I used to do with you,
I just don't seem to have all that energy right now.
But I do love cuddles from you both.

You may have seen Mammy cry a few times,
the times you come up to me, hold my face and tell me everything is going to be ok. 
I believe you because I know one day everything will be fine.
But right now, Mammy just feels a little broken and alone.

I don't like to show my emotions to you both.
I try and hide it because I want you both to think I am strong.
You both look up to me and you both make me so proud.
I just hope one day I make you both proud too. 

I look at you both and you make me so proud.
At the moment you two are the only people who are keeping me going.
I am trying. I promise. 
Your baby brother will be here in less than 3 months. 
I know you're both going to adore him, he's already loved by many.
You two are going to be the best big sisters ever.

Many nights I come and sit on the side of your beds whilst you are both fast asleep.
I just look at you both with tears streaming down wishing I could be a better Mam to you both,
I do feel hopeless. I do feel useless. I wish I had the energy and strength to do more.
I just feel drained right now.
But I promise, I am trying my best and as you've told me before,
"Everything is going to be OK"

HOW I AM FEELING
Can not believe this is my LAST week in the second trimester. I have been waiting and waiting to reach the 3rd trimester and now I just want to hit that 30 week mark. It's starting to go quite slow now considering the second trimester has gone pretty fast for me up until the past week. Baby boy has been making me feel quite uncomfortable this week. I will happily leave something on the floor if it meant I had to bend down and pick it up! 

I have had a rough week with everything. I have come to that stage where I feel like I just need a break from everything but yet again, there's still so much to do and I hope I get the energy to do it very soon so I can just relax in the last few weeks before baby boy arrives. I recently wrote a post about how I am currently coping with pregnancy and two children. It's hard but I am getting there {I have too!}


Finding out you are pregnant is a wonderful thing. Something you will always look back at. For the first time it is really special and scary going through the pregnancy alone. When you are pregnant for the second, third or even fourth {or more} time then you have other little people to think about too. It can be pretty scary expecting another baby when you already have children because you don't know how your other children are going to react. The last thing you want is for them to feel left out. There are many ways you can involve your children in your pregnancy and by involving them, it can help them understand a bit more about the new arrival and also bond with their unborn baby brother or sister.
If you are a regular reader you may have seen that I did a similair post a good few weeks ago before heading into my second trimester. If not, you can read my growing bump 12-17 weeks post here. I am really glad I have taken a few photos every single week through out my pregnancy and I can't wait to put them all together in a collage once baby boy arrives. I think it's amazing how a woman's body can change so much during pregnancy and knowing this is my last ever pregnancy, I knew I wanted to take as many photos as I could. 

I have a feeling this baby may be a big baby just like my girls. Mia was 8lbs 9oz and my youngest, Elliw, was 9lbs 8oz. I am having growth scans from 28 weeks onwards so I will know a little more from then. It would be nice to have a smaller baby this time but of course it doesn't matter how big or small baby weighs, he is going to be loved so much. As I am in my last week in the second trimester and heading into the last and third trimester, here is my growing bump from 18 - 27 weeks. 




Seeing as I now have just under 3 months to go until Baby boy arrives, I have been thinking about the last few things we need to buy. I don't think I have ever been so laid back about buying the 'main' things. We've been really lucky to be given a lot of boys clothes, so we aren't too bad on baby clothes right now. I still want to buy a few more colourful and monochrome baby-grows.


I am not going to lie this pregnancy has by far been the hardest pregnancy compared to my first and second. I do wake up most mornings and think how am I going to last and cope all day? How am I going to do the school runs in the morning and afternoon? How am I going to cope with getting all the housework done. As I am getting bigger and further along in the pregnancy, I have worried more about how am I going to cope in the later stages. It would help if I did drive instead of having to rely on others and having to walk but I guess the walking part is good as any kind of exercise is good in pregnancy, isn't it?

Baby boy is growing more and more each week now, which means my bump is growing bigger. A few clothes I've had to stop wearing because bump is too big and the clothes are just getting to uncomfortable. I am always on the look out for new maternity wear or any other clothing I think that will be comfortable. If you follow my blog and pregnant posts you may notice that I live in my maternity leggings. So, when I go shopping for maternity clothing I always try and find something I can team up with leggings.

Last week my partner decided for us all to go to the cinema to watch The Jungle Book. The girls got super excited and we did use the cinema excuse nearly all week for them to behave! Mia watched The Jungle Book trailer on YouTube a few times and got so excited everytime she watched it. Coming up to Sunday I was getting really nervous. Mia has been to the cinema a few times before with her Nain, a friend of mine and my Dad but Elliw had never been before. I knew Mia would behave but I was quite nervous about Elliw and it was playing on my mind quite a bit.

Sunday morning came and I could just feel my nerves! They were both really excited to go and we headed off so we could watch the film at 11.15am. We were sat pretty close to the front because there were not seats in the back or middle for a family of 4. It was better in the end because there was a lot more leg room and I was on the side so it was easy for me to get out and not go down any steps if the girls or myself wanted a toilet.

The girls were behaving pretty well through the long 20 odd minute advertisement breaks before the film started so I was feeling calm. Through out the film Mia got a little scared at some parts but she had a cuddle off me and my partner so she was good. Elliw played up a few times and thought it was OK to talk really loud, it was pretty embarrassing but funny too. I kept my cool because I knew once she started a tantrum and saw I was stressed she would play up big time. In the last half hour, she came to me for another cuddle and she fell asleep! It made it extra easy and we were sat really comfortably too.

We paid for our own tickets to watch The Jungle Book at Cineworld, Llandudno. I would really recommend the film!



On Saturday Elliw and I went out for the day with a friend and her two children. Seeing as the sun was out I thought it would be perfect to have a walk on Bangor Pier. Bangor Pier is just one of the great places you can visit in North Wales. If you are walking from town to the pier you would never think there is a pier at the end of the road but once you get to the pier, it is beautiful. Especially if the sun is out and the skies are blue.

When going to hospital Mums are advised to bring some cotton wool to clean baby's bottom and parts when they need a nappy change. However, this time I will be bringing some Water Wipes with me. Water Wipes are the world's purest baby wipes ever. They are perfect for a newborn's sensitive skin. Many wipes out there are fragranced and can make their skin a little sore. Water Wipes are chemical free, 99.9% water and just 0.1% fruit extract. Perfect for a newborn and older babies.

Edward McCloskey, WaterWipes creator wanted to know why his first daughter was developing a bad nappy rash. He took a look at the ingredients of the baby wipes he was using and was extremley shocked at the amount of chemicals there was in them. After hard work and a lot of research and everything else involved he inveted a chemical-free, gentle and safe baby wipes, WaterWipes for baby's skin.

When I opened the packet I was really pleased with the how wet the wipes were. Not often will you get wipes that are purely wet. However, it does say on the back of the packet that the top wipes can get dry because they don't use chemicals to "bind" the liquid to the wipes. All you have to do, if this happens, is turn the packet upside down and squeeze and the water will go through the wipes.


I was also sent some WaterWipes cleansing wipes. I don't wear make up often but when I do, I hate the part of taking it off. The wipes I have for the girls are the minute really burn my face and I have used a few other facial cleansing wipes in the past and they burn my face too. The feeling of it burning really does go through me. So I was interested in trying these sensitive facial wipes out.

It did exactly what it says on the packet! It didn't sting me, the make up was removed easily, no burning feeling and no tight feeling on my skin either. I will be purchasing these again, as well as the baby wipes. They also made me feel really fresh.

These wipes are made only using 3 ingredients: water, dead sea minerals and fruit extract. They are free from chemical preservatives and other ingredients that you can find in other facial wipes.

* I was given wipes free of charge in return of an honest review.
All words and photos are my own. 


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I had Obstetric Cholestasis in my first and second pregnancy so it was no surprise that I was going to have it again in this third and last pregnancy. I started to feel a very mild itch from very early on, roughly 12 odd weeks. When I was 20 weeks + 5 days pregnant I phoned the pregnancy unit at hospital to ask to be tested because I've had it twice before and I could feel the itch there. I went in and god my results the following day, my ALT results told me I was at the start of having OC and that is when the doctor diagnosed me.

Since 20 weeks my itch has gotten worse each week. I was told by the doctor to get my blood tested each week at my local midwife. I am now 27 weeks and the past two weeks the itch is more noticeable but the past 3 days it's been worse. Writing this now my hands are extremely itchy and I just want to grab some sandpaper and itch! But I've put some cream on and just waiting {and hoping} for the itch to calm a bit. I was given some heyleve tablets but they don't work.

At 26 weeks 4 days pregnant, on a Friday a midwife from the pregnancy unit at hospital said my levels are raised and it's time I started going to hospital for tests and monitoring. I am not sure what my levels are yet but you can read that in my 27 week pregnancy update. I got for my appointment on Tuesday morning.

The past few days have been hard. I had my first cry at 26 weeks 6 days because the itch was just there and I couldn't get rid of it. I just keep thinking how am I going to last another 13 weeks like this? The itch was so intense and constant I couldn't go to sleep until 2-3am and the kids were awake around 7am. I woke up roughly that time because of my itching but even between 3 and 7 am I was on and off due to my itching and because the cream wasn't working.

I can see it being quite hard now coping with OC, being unwell and looking after two children. It will be worth it in the end but at the moment I just can't see the end of the tunnel. The time is going so slow and I am just feel shattered.

Part #2 will be up in 3-4 weeks.

The past week has been hard. I am not going to lie. There is no point hiding it really is there? Sometimes it's better when you just let everything out. You could say it's my pregnancy hormones that are all over the place and yes it's probably true but the things I have found hard this week aren't silly things. They are day-to-day struggles.

Week 52! ONE YEAR! 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Justanotherlinky! It's week #52 which means this little ol' linky is now 1 years old. You can check out the first ever week here. Doesn't feel like a year already. It really is mad. I just want to thank everyone who has linked up the past year, thank you to all the newbies and oldies. Really appreciate it. Also, want to say a huge thank you to our lovely co-host, Kirsty on being a fabulous co - host!

To celebrate one whole year of justanotherlinky me and Kirsty are hosting a giveaway and giving TWO lucky winners a £10 NEXT voucher each. The rafflecopter to enter is below if you wish to enter. The giveaway ends on the 13th of May and will be on the linky next week to.

Good Luck.

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There is no featured post this week from me. I have had a few problems this week, so I will try and catch up by commenting the posts I haven't commented on yet. Instead of the featured post here is the fab giveaway that me and the lovely Kirsty are hosting. We are both giving £10 vouchers to TWO lucky winners to spend at NEXT. Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before entering.

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HOW I AM FEELING
Ah! How on earth am I 26 weeks already?! These weeks are flying by now but I can see the next few weeks are going to drag as I can't wait to reach the 30 weeks point. I have struggled with bending down and walking a fair distance this week. I have also suffered with leg cramps when I stretch! I really want to do a BIG stretch but after having a huge cramp on my right leg Monday morning I haven't had a good ol' stretch since! Boo! 


I am now 26 weeks and I must admitt I am feeling so uncomfrtoable. I am struggling to get up from my bed or chair, struggling to bend down and also struggling to find something comfortable to wear. It's so important to feel as comfortable as you can during pregnancy and clothing can be a huge help with this. Choosing the right clothing is important, you shouldn't wear something that is too tight for you around your growing bump. It is always best to wear something loose and comfortable (my opinion).

If you are a regular reader of my blog then you may have noticed that I have been on a reollercoaster ride on my weight loss journey. Roughly February time last year I had lost 3 and a half stone, I went to visit Thailand for three weeks and gained at least 7lbs if I remember and ever since I have just been gaining. I am not 26 weeks pregnant and I have my current weight is my starting weight when I first ever joined Slimming World, which I am really dissapointed about. I am trying my best not to go over board in this pregnancy. So far I haven't gained as much as I thought I would in the pregnancy, which is good I guess! However, after baby is born I really want to get my act together and do something about it.

I think back to when I had lost 3 and a half stone and I was happy. I was fitting back into clothes that hadn't fitted me since before I had Elliw. I was fitting into clothes that I loved, not clothes that I had to buy because I had to hide my fat on my stomach, back, hips and legs. I was buying them and wearing them because I could.

One of the most exciting times of the year for parent and child is a child's birthday. It's a time where a parent can look back at the years and think how fast it has gone. For a child, they are more than likely to be more excited that they are a year older, a new age number and most importantly (for them) excited for their birthday party!

Planning a child's birthday party can be exciting but also stressful for the parent and whoever else is helping organise the party. There are many things to do such as baking (or buying) a cake, sorting out entertainment, party bags, invitations and on top, buying presents! But not to worry! Take one less stress away and order from Partybagsandsupplies.

Partybagsandsupplies offer a great range of children's (and adults) party bag bundles. All bags are already filled, aswell as some party decorations to add with the theme. There is a great choice of children characters, popular ones too such as, Paw Patrol, Spiderman, Minions, Minnie Mouse or if you are a fan of the monochrome style at the moment there are choices of black and white polka dots and chevron style packs too.

Partybagsandsupplies is giving one lucky winner a chance to win £30 to spend on their online store here.

To enter this giveaway all you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below. Please do not cheat or you will be disqualified, all entrants are checked. This giveaway starts 19th April 2016 and ends 8th May 2016 at 11.59PM. The prize is a £30 online gift voucher to spend at Partybagsandsupplies only. Partybagsandsupplies are responsible of paying the gift voucher, not Life-as-Mum. Winner will be contacted via E-mail within 3 working days. Good luck!





Top 3 Family-Friendly Summer Holiday Destinations for 2016
Travelling with children is a great way to bring the family together, share wonderful experiences and make memories that last a lifetime. Choosing a destination for your holiday with your kids can be tricky, so we’ve picked some locations that are child-friendly and offer something for everyone.

Mia is my first born. My eldest and still my baby girl. She is a big sister to two little girls, Elliw and her sister on her Dad's side. She will now be a big sister to a little boy in July and she is starting to be very excited about meeting him. She loves asking about him and asking when will he arrive and so on. She is so interested in knowing about him.

" Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see "

I love how different my girls are. They dress different, they act different, they are just oh so different. Mia is at that age where she loves choosing her own clothes. She has been like that for about a year. She hardly ever wears jeans as she feels uncomfortable in them and only now and then wears tights. She loves her leggings too much, just like me! Some of Mia's outfits are totally mix-match but that's what makes her Mia! She has recently asked me to help her choose her outfit which can be stress at times because she does say no to a lot of things. But it can also be fun going through different outfits.


If you have read this post before then you may know that I don't really have a relationship with my Mother. Well, about 10 or so weeks ago I stupidly made an effort to get her number from my aunty (her sister). My aunty gave her my number but Mother didn't contact me and about a week later I ended up contacting her. She told she wasn't well and that was the reason she couldn't contact me. She probably was ill but when the excuse of being 'unwell' has been the excuse for the past 20+ years, It's kind of hard to believe.
Week 51!
Thank you to everyone who linked up last week! Enjoyed reading all of your posts. Hope you've all had a great week and I look forward to reading all of your posts this week. Here is to week 51

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Ah. Things kids say eh? The past few weeks have been pretty funny with what my eldest, Mia, has been asking and telling me. When bump finally started to show Mia has made all kind of comments at least once a week letting me know my legs are getting bigger, my hips and belly are fat and asking if I will be thin after baby is born. I wish.

My plan with eating healthy hasn't really gone to plan but I must admit I have been eating much better through this pregnancy than I did with my first and second pregnancies. When I was pregnant second time round my bump was really big then too but Mia was to young to understand properly what was going on and didn't really take much notice. But this time Mia and Elliw are old enough to understand. Not to understand how baby got there or how baby comes out but they understand that their baby brother is growing inside and they both ask lots of questions about him such as when will he be here and give me and bump a lot of hugs and kisses.

One thing that does upset me is that I didn't stick to the Slimming World after I lost 3 and a half stone last year. I have gained most of that but not all, yet! But I am sticking to going to SW group each week to be weighed and see how much I lose once baby is born. However, after baby boy is born I really want that motivation to be able to lose weight again. I would love to get down to size 14-16 by Christmas time. That was my goal 2 years ago and I achieved it in January/February time last year. It felt so good fitting back into those sizes again.

Sometimes our bodies don't go back to shape after birth. Pregnancy does a lot to your body. It is very normal to gain weight through out your pregnancy. There are women out there who do go back to shape after pregnancy and they are very lucky. However, most women's bodies don't go back and have to work hard to get back to shape and back to their pre-pregnancy weight.

Did your body go back to 'normal' after having a baby? 


HOW I AM FEELING
I have definitely been feeling pregnant this week. It's starting to get a little uncomfortable now. I have really struggled with the school runs and coping with the girls. Some days they have been good and others they have been a nightmare not listening. It's a bit tough at the moment with Elliw but we're taking it day by day! Her temper can be a little too much though. Other than that, I do feel ok with myself. Pretty tired but that's nothing new.

I have written many posts about Thailand and why I want to go back there and I still say to this day that I can not wait to go back. We all say how much we want to visit these beautiful place abroad but hardly ever do we see people appreciating the country we live in. I have lived in North Wales all my life and although I have said many of times, I wish I could go somewhere abroad or move to another country, I must admit I do love my country. It's such a beautiful place and we are so lucky to live in a beautiful country.

Mountains - The mountains in Wales, especially North Wales, are just beautiful. Back in 2014 I climbed Wales' biggest mountain, Snowdon, which is 1085m high! Walking up there and seeing the stunning views was breath taking. Most places you go around North Wales you will see mountains and mountains.

- Porthmadog, North Wales.
Planning a few days or a few weeks away with the kids can be really exciting for both parents and children. When we told the girls that they were going down South Wales for a couple of days they got super excited and when we told them we were having an extra night at another hotel they got even more excited. But before the excitement we all have to do that boring bit which is, the packing!

This is quite a personal post and I have been thinking for weeks and weeks if I should publish this post or not. But I have decided to because I have noticed that there is such thing as gender disappointment and I have read a few others posts about it too. I have always wanted a little boy. A little boy I can call my son. Always. I have no idea why and it doesn't mean I love my girls any less.

Looking after a baby can be stressful in many ways. There is that crying, sleepless nights and the money troubles. There are so many things we have to buy a Baby whilst expecting but you don't ever really think about how money will be after baby is born. I do think when you are a second or third (or more) time parent you do think more about these things and wish you had done things differently first time. So, how can you actually save money when you have a baby? 

It is important to get some kind of exercise when you are pregnant even if it just means having an hour walk a day. But sometimes pregnancy and walking can be a bit too much for some women. Me, my partner and the girls went away for a few days last week which you can read here and here. I had an idea we were going to walk a lot but as usual I wasn't very prepared for the 3 day long walks. Looking back now I know there are things I should have done differently and what I will do again in future before baby boy arrives.

Since around week 15 of my pregnancy I have struggled to find some comfortable clothing to fit around my growing bump and now that it is just growing bigger and bigger each week I am forever looking for new clothes or old clothes that I own and somehow make them comfortable. My favourite tops so far has to be tunics. Tunics go in at the waist and flow out from the waist down, which is really comfortable with a growing bump.

A couple of weeks ago we were asked if we wanted to go and look for some wildlife at a National Trust park in our area, I said yes immediately! I instantly knew that we could visit my favourite Natural Trust place, Penrhyn Castle. Penrhyn Castle is a 19th-Century castle and a beautiful place and I used to visit the castle when I was in primary school, college and again when I worked in a primary school. It really does bring back some childhood memories.

You may have read my previous post {part one} about our small family holiday in South Wales. Day three was another really unplanned day. We knew we had about a 4 hour drive back home so we wanted to wake up and get out of the hotel by 9am the latest - and we did. We originally planned to either go to techniquest or visit the Millenium Stadium. As we went to the reception of the hotel to get our discount for parking at NCP car park we asked if it would be ok to come and get the discount about 2-3pm but she told us it would be around £7-£12 extra so we decided to ask where would be a good place to take the kids for the day with reasonable priced parking. That is when she said St. Fagans and that is where we decided to go. We had breakfast in Wetherspoon's next door to the hotel before setting off.

A few weeks ago I sat down and read Katie's blog post and saw these beautiful and unique looking red dungarees that her daughter was wearing. At the end of the post she left a link to where we could find the dungarees. They were selling at Little Bird by Jools. I was a little too late and they were all gone. I am not surprised they were all gone as they were in the sale for around £10! I was gutted! However, I joined a Facebook group and found one pair size 5-6 on their brand new for £18 free postage and another 4-5 years on Ebay brand new for around £19 in total with postage. It was a little bit too much but I so wanted these dungarees for the girls!



How gorgeous are they?!

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Week 50!
Can't believe we are at week 50 today! Our lovely co-host, Kirsty, is taking a little break this weekend as she is moving house! All the best lovely. Please do still pop over on her blog and give a comment or two on a post you like, would be much appreciated.
This week was so unplanned and unexpected for me, my partner and my girls. We ended up booking a hotel down in Llanelli, South Wales for Monday and then we ended up staying an extra night in Cardiff. So I really do apologise not being able to comment on everyone's posts from last week but I am catching up so expect a comment in the next few days! :) I hope you have all had a great Easter 2 week break and ready to get back to normal Monday!

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This week's pregnancy update is a little different from the previous updates I have been writing weekly. For one, it's posted much later than all the others and two I am just going to be talking about what I have been up to and how I have been feeling through the week. You may know that for many schools in the UK it's still the Easter holidays, the last week! My partner had booked a hotel in Llanelli, South Wales for us all to stay in for the night and we ended up going to Cardiff the next day and ended up staying the night there too. We spent 3 days down South Wales and we all really enjoyed ourselves. You can read about day one and two in South Wales here.

I was pretty busy in the first week of the Easter holidays but I had no plans in the second week and wasn't quite sure what to do with the girls. My partner had mentioned going down South Wales to see my little brother, S, and although I was really interested in going down there, I didn't actually think we would go. But last minute we booked a hotel in Llanelli and we then told the girls (which they got super excited about).
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