Morrisons Nutmeg range

Our local  Morrisons is now stocking their Nutmeg range, I had a look and was quite impressed. There are some lovely designs which are very reasonably priced. Simon would go mad if I bought Willow any more clothes so I picked up a 2 pack of bandana bibs for £2.50, one has an apple print and the other is red and white stripes. They look super cute but they don’t perform very well. They are a little on the thin side and after feeding Willow it was soaked through and had started to wet her top, I even use a muslin during feeds to mop up any mess. After washing, the red and white stripe bib has slightly faded and the stitching is a little on the messy side. Overall I don’t think I would recommend these bibs but I hope the rest of the range are better quality




Attachments and toys

At 9 weeks old, Willow already has a favourite toy that makes her smile more than others. It just goes to show that you don’t need to spend a fortune on fancy expensive toys. At the moment Willow is loving the freebie Cow and Gate cow! Here’s a picture of her trying to eat it.image

The dreaded jabs

Today, Willow has been with us 9 weeks. People say the time flies by, it really does. I want time to slow down because she will only be little once but on the other hand, she is learning so much and changing every day its exciting to see.

Yesterday we took Willow to the Doctors for her 8 week jabs, it was horrible but it has to be done. My husband Simon came along with us and held Willow when the nurse gave her the injections. She cried for about 30 seconds then went to sleep! At about 6pm Willow started to feel the effects and was sobbing her heart out, we had already given her calpol and she couldn’t have any more until bed time. All we could do was give her lots of cuddles. It’s awful when your baby is in pain and there’s nothing you can do to help. We gave her more calpol before bed and she slept fine, I thought we were in for a rough night, this morning she is her normal happy self.

We also saw the health visitor as I wanted her to have a look at Willow’s head, it seems to be going a little bit flat on the one side. The health visitor is now referring Willow to a physiotherapist. I’ve ordered a special baby pillow that positions the babies head correctly, it should be arriving tomorrow. I will post some pictures up when it arrives and give a little review.

The joys of pregnancy

I won’t lie, I hated being pregnant, I must the most impatient person and I just wanted my baby to hurry up and arrive. Nobody tells you what to expect during pregnancy, how hard it is and how tired you will be.

The worse bits….

  • morning sickness
  • acid/heartburn, thank god for Omeprazole!
  • leaky boobies
  • bad back
  • piles
  • constipation
  • horrible spotty skin for the first 4 months
  • stretch marks
  • weeing a million times a night, sleeping through the night is now a distant memory…..
  • cravings, none of which were good cravings :s
  • massive weight gain, 4 stone to be precise! see the point above and it’s also the reason I got stretch marks
  • SPD/PGP, I suffered from about 17 weeks and ended up on crutches for the last 6 weeks of pregnancy


Even though I didn’t enjoy my pregnancy, I see this face and it was all worth it