Carrie’s Birth Story – A Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy

** Scroll to the end if you would rather just watch the video** We welcomed Carrie Cornelius into this world two months ago, on her due date, weighing 7lbs. Despite a Gestational Diabetes diagnosis I’d had it agreed that I could have a water birth on the midwife led unit. I had originally wanted a homebirth, which made complete sense following my unplanned homebirth the first time around, but was happy to…

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Safeguarding Their Future with Stem Cell Collection {AD}

*Disclosure –  This post is sponsored by Future Health Biobank* I’ll be completely honest with you, before Future Health Biobank got in touch with me I had no idea about stem cell collection and why it could be so important, not just for Carrie, but for Aria too. Once I had heard from them I went on to research why I would want to store the stem cells from my…

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Our Newborn Essentials

Disclosure – Items marked * were sent to me for review purposes With just one and a half weeks until my due date it really is time I get myself organised. I’m struggling to organise myself this time around, in fact I’m struggling with everything this time around. This pregnancy has been so much tougher than Aria’s. I’m also a lot more chilled out about it all, possibly too chilled…

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Our Family Maternity Photoshoot

I’ve dreamt up many scenarios for a beautiful maternity photoshoot, I had visions of me wearing a floral crown and a long, white flowing dress while prancing around in a meadow at Sunset. I had visions of beautifully posed photos taken in a photography studio with props a plenty. When the time came around I decided that, actually, this was not what I wanted at all. Although these images would…

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What’s In My PacaPod Richmond Changing Bag

*Disclosure – I received the PacaPod Richmond Changing Bag in exchange for a feature* With only 10 weeks until baby’s due date and a big possibility of going early due to Gestational Diabetes, it’s time to get organised. We’ve bought pretty much everything that we need bar one or two bits that we will buy this weekend, I’ve washed some of the baby clothes and I’ve even made a start on…

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