One of the things that has changed the most from Toby’s pregnancy to this one is that I am so much more aware of wonderful companies and products now; mostly thanks to this little blog of mine! I’d been admiring Mexican Bola necklaces for a little while so when I was asked if I would like to review one from Blooming Lovely I was very happy.
On Saturday I went to my first Blogfest event, which is an annual conference hosted by Mumsnet. I had been going to and fro between going then not going then going then finally I was able to sell a spare pushchair thanks to winning a new one, which enabled me to buy my ticket last minute and hop on a train to London!
Long gone are the days when 2am meant the club I was in closing and my friends and I finding cheap pizza to eat back home. In all honesty, those times weren’t particularly frequent in my life given that I travelled alone throughout much of my late teens and early twenties then had my first mortgage at just shy of 22! These days, however, being up at 2am as I currently am means one of two things, either I’m ill or Toby is and tonight it’s the latter.
I’m 19 weeks pregnant today and according to everyone I’ve seen today who didn’t see me last week because of Toby’s hand foot and mouth, bump has very much popped! I suffered with nausea and sickness until about 16 weeks and then they subsided to make way for headaches and migraines and now those familiar aches and pains I remember from Toby’s pregnancy are making an appearance, albeit earlier than expected. I know that these are fairly common pregnancy aches so I thought it was worth writing about them in case it helps anyone who’s suffering them too.
As regular readers and followers on social media may have noticed from the daily pictures of Toby’s spotty face, he’s had hand foot and mouth this week. It’s something that’s sweeping across the toddlers of the UK of late so I thought it would be useful to talk about how Toby’s been, the diagnosis, treatment etc just to help out any parents who find out their little one has it.
As you will know if you regularly read my Blogging to Jogging posts or link up, I’ve been really struggling with being either fit or healthy of late and last week I put a call out for a new host to take over, at least temporarily until I’m less pregnant and more healthy. I was touched by how many offered to help, so thank you to everyone who did so and I think that the first person who approached me and to whom I’m passing over, will be an inspiration to you all.
In case you can’t tell from the title, the end of last week and over the weekend were a mixture of ups and downs. I’m finally starting to feel better and with Baby Fish kicking away I’m enjoying my pregnancy much more. I also had some lovely deliveries which I’ll give you some sneak peeks of before my reviews go live in the coming week or so. On the flip side, Toby rather suddenly came down with hand foot and mouth whilst we were spending the weekend with Phil’s family.
I’m a little late with my first ever Blog Bump Club linky but rest assured this won’t become a habit! Toby has hand, foot and mouth so I was unable to blog whatsoever over the weekend and I now have two precious hours in which to get a couple of day’s worth of work done whilst mum has my little man… Eeek! Anyway, welcome! Some of you may already be familiar with the wonderful #BlogBumpClub and I am proud to be the fifth blogger at the helm of this fantastic group and linky.