Monday, 17 June 2013

Joining the BLUE team!!

I was very lucky to have been gifted the majority of money (pre birthday) for a private gender scan at BabyBond. I've been waiting weeks and weeks for this moment, you have to be over 16 weeks for them to do the gender scan and I was 16 weeks and 1 day! ( I booked it literally as soon as i could ;) )

The day came and I scooted off to the clinic with my mum, dad and soon to be big brother Rocket!
The clinic was on an industrial site and when we walked in, we came straight to a coffee shop and a seating area and a lady told me to fill in a consent form and wait on the sofa, which we did.

They were running ahead of time so we didn't have to wait long even though we were early so that
was great!

We were taken through to a room, big enough to sit my dad and Rocket on a sofa and my mum came and sat next to me whilst the gel was put on my tummy... it was WARM!! I hadn't experienced warm gel before! it was a strange feeling!!

The ultrasound tech was very chatty and informative, she told us she had many years experience as a midwife before training to do this job. She made me feel really comfortable.

After looking at baby jumping around and heart beating (she pointed everything out) which actually seems a blur now as I think I was so worked up and excited to find out the sex I've forgotten most of the scan!! lol She headed in between baby's legs and tried to get it to move and said she thought she knew but wanted to make sure.. after a good 5-10 minutes I guessed and she confirmed (in her professional opinion) he was a little boy! Though going by the picture there is really no hiding it!

So YAY!!! I'm excited to be welcoming my second SON to my family in November and I can't wait to watch my boys grow up together!

Megson - Review

When I found out about reviewing the new album from Megson (When I was a lad) I was excited to hear something that was away from the 'norm' of what Rocket and I are used too.
 Rocket has grown up around music and is a very musical 3 year old who loves to sing and dance but I can't say he has ever been around Folk music! - until now!

Megson are a husband and wife duo of musicians who, after the birth of their little girl, decided to embark on a new project and came up with the album 'when I was a lad'.

Containing both original and traditional children's folk music, the album of 11 songs is a perfect mix for young and old alike. Rocket loves listening to the music in the car and I'm thankful that its a chilled out and almost relaxing album which after listening to it once it's familiar but after listening a few times you know all the songs!

One other thing I love is their accents! I'm a southerner and the way they sing 'ducks' tickles me ;)

I would really recommend everyone listen to this album if you have youngsters, its fun to get singing along and Rocket even thanked me for letting him listen today!

You can buy a copy from HERE :)

This album was sent to us for purpose of review, all opinions are my own and truthful.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

16 Weeks Pregnant (tomorrow)

Wow! time sure is flying by now, condidering I found out at 3 weeks with a HGC level of just 20 something!

I turn 16 weeks tomorrow then on Saturday I have a private gender scan booked so hopefully we can find out just who is growing in there! I didn't find out til the NHS 20 week scan with Rocket and it wasn't a brilliant experience as the ultrasound tech wasn't the most friendly person in the world but I totally understand that the anomily scan is there for them to do measurements and not to spend time explaining things to the parents and looking for the sex, so infact we were lucky we even found out.

This time I wanted it to be a special experience where I could see on the big screen and share the experience with family (mum, dad and Rocket). Bumbles daddy can't make the scan so will be bombarded with pics after, and il try find a creative way to tell him the sex rather than just blurting it out on the phone!

But I couldn't think of a better way to spend my upcomig birthday money than bonding more with the little bellybug! I'm sooooooo excited!

Girl or Boy? What am I?
Symptoms wise, i'm still suffering with dizzyness, which started around 12 weeks and I even had a bout of it at Cybher! It's nothing to do with not eating or  my blood pressure, iv'e been reassured by the doctor.

Stretching pains I'm getting alot this week (15-16) lots of pains and period type aches but the doppler picks Bumble up everytime and it's a godsend having that for reassurance.

Still no hint of a bump, just pushed out spare tyre! But I looked back at pregnancy pics with Rocket and my bump with him started around 19 weeks so thats not long to go.. I just dont like the looking extra chunky look!

Finally, I have started feeling the occasional little flutter which I am sure is baby!! It's not all the time and sometimes I won't feel it for a day but it's awesome to know those little movements will be getting stronger soon and the full blown kicks!

I'l update next week as I have 3 antinatal/consultant/pain clinic appointments next week!!

Oh and i'm sure il be posting the gender on Saturday night ;)

Cybher 2013 In Pictures