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A BUSY DADS GROOMING CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE | AD

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Shopping for men can be really difficult and choosing something they really want and need can be difficult. Brad takes a lot of pride in his hair and his beard and last year he requested I got him some grooming bits and pieces for Christmas. I thought i'd put together a little grooming gift guide to help you with some ideas for Christmas too.

HAVING CHILDREN AT CHRISTMAS IS EXPENSIVE | AD

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Money. Money, money, money! It's not easy. It comes in your bank on payday and speeds straight back out. It's so incredibly stressful and sometimes it's okay to say "I need a little help". Some people are lucky, they have savings for this time of year, they have family to lend a few pounds and other times you literally have nothing, no money, nothing at all and no one to fall back on.

38 WEEK UPDATE - GETTING FESTIVE & ARE THEY CONTRACTIONS? | BABY NUMBER THREE


So we've hit thirty eight weeks, we're only two weeks away from due date and I find it so crazy how quickly everything is coming around. I am feeling very exhausted, uncomfortable and overwhelmed. We're practically ready for the baby now, although I ask Brad to find something on my list EVERYDAY and he STILL has failed to complete the task. What is it with men and their non urgent attitude.

A TRIP TO SOUTHAMPTON CHRISTMAS MARKET


Last night we headed to Southampton's Christmas market with friends for a german Sausage, hot chocolates and sweeties! We had such a lovely evening, the kids were so well behaved, we saw Father Christmas fly his sleigh and we soaked up all the magic, festive scents, sights and I went home feeling VERY uncomfortable BUT very content and in a lovely mood.

37 WEEK UPDATE - MIDWIFE APPOINTMENT, I'M ON MATERNITY LEAVE & A SURPRISE BABY SHOWER | BABY NUMBER THREE


Thirty seven weeks! HIYA! I AM FULL TERM, i'm on maternity leave and we're getting excited and nervous now!
This week I saw the midwife and all was lovely and well. Fundal height was perfect 37cm and baby is head down! Thank goodness. She took my bloods to check for OC as I was feeling itchy and the results came back negative at a 4 which is amazing!
She also weighed me and this whole pregnancy I have only gained 15lbs, I have only gained a stone. Thats so much different than the other two. I gained a LOT with both the other two. I have lost a lot of weight and I would say that extra was definitely because of baby and all the extras rather than me and the midwife suggested the same which makes me feel amazing.
The movements have got so strong I feel really uncomfortable now. I love them though.

OUR ANNUAL FESTIVE DAY! | A FAMILY TRADITION


So, yes I am aware it's only November 18th when we're putting up the tree and that is early for us too. Usually our "Festive day" falls on the closest weekend to December 1st but I am 37 weeks pregnant and as we make "festive day" a really big deal every year, I wanted the littles to get the day before I go into labour. I could realistically go into labour any day and I always remember the festive day of 2016 when it was Iris' first Christmas and she was only about a month and a half old and she was so demanding and Lucas' behaviour suffered because he was frustrated by being made to stop so I could feed Iris and actually baby is going to be newborn and have no care in the world. I think it's really important for Iris and Lucas to have all the attention and to have our special day together before baby arrives.