Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bump Watch: 16 weeks and 6 days!

Bump and I in Bewdley yesterday. Hope you are having a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend 🙂


Week 16

This week, Bump and I had our second midwife’s appointment so with Stuart in tow, we left work early and went to see our lovely midwife Viv. I got all my blood and urine tests back and everything is normal. Woo Hoo! (I am never normal in anything usually so it was a nice surprise.) Stuart and I also got to hear Bump’s heartbeat which we were not expecting to hear. It was amazing! I nearly burst into tears of happiness but managed to hold it together.

While I was there, I found out about pregnancy yoga classes in my area and will be starting that in about a month or so. I have no more appointments now until I am in week 20, where I have another scan and am meeting the midwife again that week too.

In another news, the cookbook that I did some recipe testing for a while has been released today. It is called ‘Prepped’ and is by Vanessa Kimbell. Bump and I are going to the launch party for it in a couple of weeks time.  I have also had a chat with TJ from Bras 4 Mums and have learnt a great deal about boobs, bras and pregnancy in general. I will be writing my first guest post for her site over the weekend.

This weekend, I have got housework, a small amount of writing, seeing both my nan’s and cooking/filming a video for Sainsbury’s to do. After that, I intend to have a rest as going away with work for a couple of days next week.

Hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend 🙂

PS: Bump and I are now sleeping much better. Thanks to everyone for the advice and support 🙂

PPS: If you would like to see what Bump and I are drinking a lot of at the moment, see my post here.

Silent Sunday 22nd May 2011

Week 15 Update

Hello everyone! How are you all this week? Bump and I are doing much better. We are sleeping more which is good, although we still haven’t found a comfortable position with my maternity pillow yet. I brought this one from Precious Bump so if anyone has any tips, into which position I would be most comfortable using it, they would be greatly received.

Last week, because I was so tired, I forgot to tell you that my Downs Syndrome results came back. Bump and I are at low risk which is excellent news.  On Friday, I went out and brought my first things for Bump. I went to the Disney Store and brought this baby gift set, with socks and My First Winnie The Pooh. The socks were featured in my first Silent Sunday post this week.

Things are really busy in general at the moment. Bump and I are off to London tomorrow to go to a work meeting and review a restaurant. Stuart, Bump and I are then going to 24 Carrots on Saturday, with Louise of Comida Y Vida, her baby Grace and husband Owen. Next week, I am going to start being a guest blogger for Bras 4 Mums too so its all go, go, go at the moment but we are enjoying it.

Hope you have a lovely few days. Bump and I will be back soon 🙂

Silent Sunday 15th May 2011

Week 14 Update

I am now 14 weeks pregnant. Bump is getting bigger and I seem to be getting even more tired than what I was before. Last week was quite busy for me with both work and home life. We have finished teaching the students now and it is very close to their assignment deadlines, so they are constantly around asking for help. This is part of my job, however with being so tired recently I have found it hard to concentrate especially after I have seen a few students. I am trying to allow time between seeing the students and give myself plenty of opportunity for a break, however students can just ‘drop in’ so it is difficult at times.

On Saturday just gone, my Sister Nicola  (Bump’s Auntie) had her 18th Birthday.  This was lovely, especially since it was the first time I had since most of my family since we announced that I was expecting. Before I found I was pregnant, I had volunteered to do lots of baking for the birthday party: cupcakes, foccacia  and a strawberry and toffee tart. This was not a problem, however I ended up spending most of Saturday baking so I was quite tired by the time the party came. This effected me on the Sunday too. I had a few jobs to do on Sunday but I was so tired after the week I had that I did not do a thing.

The last three nights have been difficult has I have been having major trouble sleeping. I am either too hot, too cold or just generally uncomfortable. Its driving me bonkers. Counting sheep is not helping either! I have a maternity support pillow so I am going to try that to see if it helps  but if anyone  has any other tips that may help, please let me know.

I will be back soon with hopefully, a lot happier and less tired post.

Good night everyone! 🙂 zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Bump Food

Homemade chocolate mousse is generally one of the things that pregnant women have to avoid like the plague, however not anymore. I  have a found a recipe that we can eat and its from the domestic goddess herself: Nigella Lawson. It is the instant chocolate mousse from her Nigella Express book and it is made with marshmallows and double cream, instead of eggs. You can get the recipe on her site here.

So pregnant ladies of the world, lets rejoice and eat lots of Nigella’s instant chocolate mousse. Yipeeeeee! 🙂