The Blogmopolitan Quiz: Round 3

23 July 2014

Look what I found over at Two Thirds Hazel...
The Blogmopolitan Quiz: Round 3

Just a little bit of fun - join in and link up with Erin

EN - Month 2

Month 2:

Weight: 4kgs

Height: 52cm

Clothing size: Finally fitting into newborn clothing

Diaper size: Size 1 

Feeding: 120mls (every 3 hours) We are following a daily schedule of 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and demand feeding at night - she is waking once a night at 2am to feed.

Sleep: She is sleepign well during the day, after each feed. And she is sleeping from 7pm - 2am, has a feed and then 3am - 6am. 

Milestones: She is doing really well - she focuses her eyes and follows objects. She responds to noise and has a partial head lag. She is desperately trying to smile and coo.

Loves: She loves her pink cherry dummy and refuses any other. She adores her big sister and can just stare and smile at her. She now loves her bath too.

Dislikes: Just like her big sister, she seems happy and content at most things. She isn't a fan of a moving car stopping - traffic lights and stop streets are not her thing!

Adventures: Still no big adventures for our little tot but there are a few planned soon so watch this space! She spent her first morning alone with Nana and was such a good girl.

Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: An angel big sister in SJ. We are so grateful that she has taken to being a big sister so well - she is so loving and gentle with her baby sister, always wanting and willing to help. She has shown no signs of jealousy or being possessive and demanding. We are so proud of her.

See SJ's Month 2 here.

*Monthly pictures taken by the beautiful and talented Bron from Vanilla Photography*

Features: SJ's Farm Party

22 July 2014

SJ's 2nd farmyard birthday party was featured on 
Lovilee and our talented photographer, Heather Fitchet's blog.
Take a look...

Would you rather...

21 July 2014

My sweet blogging friend, Gaelyn from Heart of Iron tagged me in this fun, interesting and sometimes down right gross post and a manic, sickly Monday calls for a light hearted post like this... Enjoy!

Would you rather...

1. Would you rather have unbearable BO that only you can smell, or that everyone but you can smell?
I am quite happy to smell terrible and save myself the embarrassment and possible social outcast of smelling bad to the general public - this is one of my greatest fears too!

2. Would you rather never go on the internet again or only ever eat kale for the rest of your life?
This is a tough one because I hate kale but the upside is I would be skinny and healthy. And the internet is pretty darn important these days...

3. Would you rather spend your life with no genitals but you get to wear pants, or have genitals but never wear pants?
Ummm, give me the genitals any day!

4. Would you rather find true love or win the lottery?
True love... Definitely! That is a no brainer - there is no better feeling than true love. And money doesn't buy you much in the love department...

5. Would you rather be rich and famous for starring in a reality show that everyone laughs at, or be poor and unknown but become world famous for your art after you die?
I don't know about this - I'm not a reality TV fan and I mock those ridiculous socialite "celebs" so I'm not keen to join that club but my art sucks...

6. Would you rather have thick hair all over your body, or no hair at all?
No hair at all!! Why do we even have hair (except for our heads and eyebrows?) Happy with a wig if there is no other waxing involved!

7. Would you rather eat a dog once, and then be able to eat whatever you want for the rest of your life, or never eat a dog but be vegan forever?
Can't imagine eating a pup but I'm sure some countries make delicacies out of them - and maybe I would if I didn't know it was dog?! Vegan forever is quite extreme!

8. Would you rather be 2 feet tall or 9 feet tall?
9 feet tall

9. Would you rather accidentally send your dad a nude selfie, or receive a nude selfie from your dad? 
This is gross! But I could delete this quite fast but would die if I sent him one...

10. Would you rather be happy and ignorant or somber and incredibly intelligent?
Happy and ignorant.

11. Would you rather save the life of the person you love, or save the lives of 10,000 strangers?
Save the life of the person I love - a very selfish decision...

12. Would you rather never shower again or never brush your teeth again?
Flip, these get tougher and tougher. I think I would die from either... I could try use powder on a dirty body and mouth wash or mints for my teeth?!

13. Would you rather be a famous actor or an elusive billionaire?
Possibly an elusive billionaire as I would prefer to  be out of the limelight and be followed by the paparazzi every day!

14. Would you rather be killed by the sting of a million tiny ants, or suffocated inside one giant python? 
I would prefer to go quickly so probably the python but this does nothing for my intense fear of snakes!!

15. Would you rather have your house burn down, but get insurance 8 times the value of your home and contents, or not have it burn down at all?
No fire at all - I love my home and everything that is in it - so much that is irreplaceable and has no value!

16. Would you rather eat chocolate that tastes like shit, or shit that tastes like chocolate?
This is disgusting - I don't want anything that resembles s&*t!

17. Would you rather know the exact date and time your life will end, or the exact date and time your loved ones life will end?
My own life - to prepare myself and possibly those around me as well as live each day to the fullest. I think losing someone else can never have enough preparation so I would rather not know...

18. Would you rather be profoundly unhappy but achieve brilliant things, or be content your whole life but contribute nothing to society?
I am happy to be content and not contribute towards society - I am quite an ostrich who digs my head into the sand anyway... Not a fan of achieving brilliant things in the public eye. Happiness is way more important!

19. Would you rather be able to fly or be able to breathe under water?
Breathe under water - I'm not a great fan of heights but I love the water...

20. Would you rather fight off 100 rat sized horses, or one horse sized rat?
That big a## rat would eat me for breakfast but those tiny horses are going to kick the daylights out of me - I'm going to lose either way!

What were some of your answers? Were they quite different to mine? I would love to hear them! I tag the following bloggers to answer these 20 questions now:
Kez from Midlands Musings
Che from indieberries
Stephanie from Southern Mess
Katie from Keep Calm and Carry On

Happy Monday


Faryn's Baby Shower

16 July 2014

This weekend, I hosted a baby girl shower for one of my special friends, Faryn. 
Faz and I became friends when we were both pregnant with our first babies, and we met at the hairdresser. We are now very special friends, our first babies are only two weeks apart and share a very special bond and I just know that Baby Girl Halstead will be a great friend to Ellie too!

I chose a cute "Shower with Love" theme for this baby shower and hosted a pink breakfast at home for the special ladies in Faryn's life.
A lovely morning, and we cannot wait to meet Baby Girl H in 5 weeks time!
(And yes, Faryn is 34 weeks pregnant - how tiny is that tummy!)

The invitation

These breakfast "muffins" were a great hit! 

How tiny is that bump??

Onesie station with iron on transfers

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