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I can't believe that I didn't get to complete my 39 week update. On Saturday December 1st 2018 at 39+1 weeks pregnant, my tiny, beautiful surprise gender baby came storming into the world and stole my heart 1000000% and I couldn't be happier to have him finally in my arms.
My labour was quick and absolutely perfect and for my final ever birth I literally couldn't be more overjoyed by how well it went. SO, this is my birth story.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD RUFUS LENNON | THE STORY OF YOUR NAME


Naming a baby is something Brad and I have always spent a lot of time going over and over. We've both got different ideas for names and different tastes. I like old fashioned names and quirky names and Brad, well he's just fussy and doesn't like much at all.
Naming a third baby was difficult, we have used names we liked and weirdly the names Lucas or Iris would have had if they were the opposite gender, just don't feel like names we'd use now. Lucas would have been Ella and Iris would have been Arlo. I cannot imagine myself with and Arlo or an Ella now.

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.