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Pregnancy Diary – week 32 – Preparing the Nursery

Nesting seems to be the name of the game when it comes to your last trimester! You’re going to want to be ready for when baby arrives, so start preparing the nursery early, before you get too uncomfortable in your pregnancy to do too much manoeuvring or trips to the shops. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 33 – Packing your hospital bag

In the last few days, I have zipped and unzipped my hospital bag at least 10 times, it seems there is always something you come across that you need in hospital. The best tip I have heard so far, is to pack two bags: one wheely bag for yourself and another nappy bag for baby. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 36 – Pregnancy Pampering

Ashlea has been feeling in the need of some pregnancy pampering this week. With a toddler on the run and a belly soon to burst, finding time to treat herself is hard to come by, but she is sure to lavish her bump with Argan Oil, which can be used for hair, skin and nail care, massage, curing stretch marks and the treatment of various dermatological conditions. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 34 – Breastfeeding tips Best of Breast (part 1)

What were once rather small appendages to my pre-pregnant body are now volutptous bosoms resting upon my enlarged belly. It’s hard to think that in just a few weeks they will have the vital role of feeding my newborn baby. There are so many questions that come along with breastfeeding, and a lot of uncertainties as to how your baby and you will take to this new task. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 37 – How Hubby Can Help

These last few weeks can be a difficult time for hubby, as clearly you need help, yet it’s not always clear how he can help. Other than lifting Hannah out of the bath, carrying the groceries and spoiling me with the odd foot rub, there isn’t much else that Claude helps with. Continue reading

Pregnancy diary – week 27 – pregnancy side effects

Growing feet, faintly appearing stretchmarks, and the inevitable move from zips and buttons to roll tops and elastics marks my pregnancy this week. Let me not mention my frequent mood swings and irratability. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – Week 30 – "Summer Belly"

Keeping cool during the Summer months is hard enough as is, but Ashlea is finding creative, stylish ways to look good, stay cool and entertain her toddler while waiting for her due date. She is looking Summer Styling in her my Annabella Maxi Dress – the perfect dress for any occasion. Continue reading

PMS – what is it?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical and psychological symptoms that flare up about a week to ten days before the onset of menstruation, and then ease off after it has started. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 28 – Nesting

I woke up the other morning and had a sudden urge to put all of the baby’s clothes in the wash with special baby detergent, start organizing cupboard space, rearranging Hannah’s bedroom and the compactum area, storing nappies and stock-up on toiletries. For the last few days I have been behaving somewhat like a Mummy Squirrel – I even pulled out the sewing machine! Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 26 – Planning ahead for work

Planning ahead for work is something to consider early, as you never know whether you may have an early arrival or need to take bed rest closer to your due date. Ashlea shares some tips on preparation and workplace maternity fashion in her Lace Inset Tunic and a Roll Top Pencil Skirt. Continue reading

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