Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Adams Family is Growing


I have been desperate to write this post but had to wait until I had my first scan to announce it to anyone and everyone! I now want to shout it from the roof tops I AM PREGNANT!!!! My little family of three is in September going to be a

Cami practicing her big sister skills with my friends son Flynn


My Husband and I had to get over the shock at first even though we had been trying it still came as a bit of a surprise. I have been on long term harmful medication for my arthritis I came off it last June to prepare my body and get it back into a state that would be able to accept a pregnancy. I had a full on family Christmas and I let my hair down, I had a few drinks (and for those of you who know me will know that I don’t really drink and have not done for a long time) but for some reason this Christmas I just went with the flow little did I know I was going to find out in the new year I was going to have a baby.

Oddly enough the day before I did my test C kissed my tummy and hugged me and said Mummy there is a baby in there! I just laughed and said “I don’t think so you are my bubba at the moment, maybe one day” but I had an inkling and did a test the next day and hey presto it was positive.

It has not all been plain sailing as at 9 weeks I had a scare and all my pregnancy symptoms disappeared leaving me fearful that I had miss carried this has happened before and left me in rather a bad way (a story I really do not want relive) but after a call to the midwife and a scan at the EPU clinic they found a good strong heart beat much to my utter relief.

I have had horrendous morning sickness but I am kind of glad as it means everything is a going as it should do, this pregnancy is in no way going to be easy as I have been off my arthritis medication for so long and it is starting to flair, I had chronic SPD when pregnant with C and been warned by specialists that I will need a lot more care during this pregnancy to help me handle my pain, which will probably be worse this time round, but I am prepared I want to try and enjoy this pregnancy as it will be the last time I will be doing it! I have been heartily advised to not have anymore children due to my condition my body is just not strong enough.

My other fear and I have again been warned it could happen due to my weak immune system is a Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy (also known as PEP) I was left neck to toe in a very itch papule rash for the last 3 months of pregnancy and was unbearable and disturbed me 24/7, I had mottled scarring for 3 months after giving birth, I am desperate for this NOT to happen again and would not wish it on my worst enemy.

I realise I sound quite negative when I am actually very excited and desperate to find out what the sex is, C has demanded a brother no pressure then ;o) I will be happy with whatever I am given. I feel very lucky to be having a second child; I am most excited about giving C a sister or brother as she is the most gorgeous caring and nurturing little girl who will be the most amazing big sister. C has already declared that she wants to help! She said “I will do the wee nappies Mummy and Daddy can do the poo nappies” she really does melt my heart.

Kit Heath Kids Jewellery Review


I feel very honoured to have been given the opportunity to review one of the stunning Kit Heath Kids jewellery range. In our home we hold Kit Heath Kids jewellery very close to our hearts as at 6 months old we had a naming day for our daughter and our gift to her was a Kit Heath charm bracelet. Each year to celebrate her birth we add another charm and so do our family so our introduction to Kit Heath Kids Jewellery was a very emotive one.

When our gorgeous package came through the post my three year old instantly snatched it from me saying mine Mummy I want to open it, and what a beautiful delightful treat she found inside. We had been given the Blossom Silver Necklace, it has beautiful pink enamel blooms set in a sterling silver heart. This necklace would make the perfect bridesmaid or flower girl gift. Also available in this design is a locket and stud earrings. This necklace comes in a luxurious and stylish red box and the red and white spotty luxurious gift bag. The necklace weighs 4.5g, the height of the heart is 16mm, the width is 13mm and it is 2mm in depth. The necklace comes on a 14inch chain that has 2 extra silver rings in the chain to adjust the length of the necklace. This beautiful blossom necklace retails at £40 and is worth every single penny.

Every thing about the Kit Heath kids range oozes class and fun! Kit Heath really captures all that is beautiful and girly and also makes jewellery that is suitable for boys and women, so no one will ever need to miss out on owning what will become a centre piece of your jewellery collection.

Kit Heath is a British jewellery designer and creates some of the most stunning sterling silver kids jewellery that have a splash of colour bringing in elements of fun and fantasy. Kit Heath is one of the UK’s leading sterling silver jewellery brands and can be found across their network of stockists including House of Fraser, John Lewis, Debenhams and online at If you are about to become a god parent or are getting married and struggling for memorable bridesmaids gifts that will bring much pleasure for years to come then you should look no further than the Kit Heath Kids jewellery collection, you will be spoilt for choice!

You can find the latest Kit Heath Jewellery collection on the internet and on facebook

You will never regret purchasing a piece of Kit Heath Jewellery, I know I never have!ry girl!

Piri Blogger Event


I recently attended my first ever blogger event for Piri Kids I was delighted to be asked to attend and rather excited as I could take C, she has never been to London before so it was a great day out for all. While I was in the Piri talk and chat they had provided some fabulous entertainment for the kids such as face painting, a picnic and a wonderful session making sock puppets which C adored

I mainly wanted to attend the Piri kids event as I feel quite passionate about Piri,  it almost feels like part of the family as it has been used regulalry on C and got us through some our toughest periods such as her eczema and chicken pox.

Piri kids had the fantastic Dr Sarah Brewer in attendance who gave us a wonderful talk on using Piri kids when your child contracts chicken pox, we were given the true facts (not the urban myths) of how chicken pox are contracted and the incubation periods. It was a really interesting event and I was given even more reason to use Piri in the future.

Piri is an liquid antihistamine that can be administered when your child is suffering with conditions that can be very itchy such as Allergies, eczema, chicken pox and hayfever.

If your child does contract chicken pox the Piri website has some fantastic handy hints and tips to help you make your child more comfortable less likely to scratch their chicken pox which can cause scarring! you can find the hints and tips by following this link Piri has been helping children get through chicken pox for over 50 years so you know your child is in safehand of the piri family.

Piri are  on facebook you can also follow them on twitter @piriallergy

With C having already had chicken pox you can read my previous post on how we handled it and how C got on I have to say she was a superstar!