37 week Pregnancy vlog

 

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DIY Baby Shower Favors

I’m on the home stretch and pregnancy boredom has reached a new level. So I put all this extra time to some use. I made some Adult Party bags for my Baby Shower, I think this should be a thing, I used to love getting party bags. I actually really enjoyed doing these, and I think it’s a nice personal way of saying Thank you. I made 3 different favors, the prints I created myself and have made them available to download, so you can create your own baby shower favors.

Party Bags

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What you need-

  • Brown craft bag (I got mine from ebay)
  • Name tag (Mine are actually place cards from paperchase)
  • Mini wooden peg (I got mine from ebay)
  • Cellophane bags
  • Customised stickers
  • Milk bottle sweets

 

  1. Burts Bees Lip balm

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What you need-

  • Burts bees lip balm
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • My FREE print out – available here 

2. Lush Bath Bomb 

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What you need-

  • Lush Bath Bomb
  • Cellophane bag (I got mine from Tiger Stores)
  • Ribbon
  • Card
  • Double sided tape
  • My FREE print out – available here

3. Soap 

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What you need-

  • Soap (I got mine from M&S)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Card (I used a place card from Paperchase)

Baby Shower Invitation Ideas and Free Downloads

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My Baby Shower is looming, so I thought I’d share how I made my invites, the prints I created I have made so you can download and use. Have fun!

What you need – 

  1. Free ‘Save the date’ printables found here
  2. Free insert printables found here 
  3. Brown Card
  4. Scissors or Scalpel (and cutting mat if using scalpel)
  5. Double sided tape
  6. Ruler
  7. String
  8. Pen
  9. Hole-punch

The expectant father – From his point of view

Hey, I have always meddled with the idea of starting a blog, So I thought I’d have a little go and post one blog on Paige’s. Anyway what better time as I’m sure you are aware I’m currently impending Fatherhood. I’m 22 years of age and Paige has a bun in the oven, so to speak. A little bit about myself; I currently work at a sugar production factory, which is a really “sweet” job! All puns aside it’s a pretty interesting job. My hobbies are the typical to any young male, Rugby (watching now days) Photography, Furniture refurbishing and a spot of shooting.
Fatherhood. Becoming a dad, daddy, father, old git, old man, gaffer, whatever you fancy. where do I start?  I’ll start where it all started for me. Sat in a little cupboard at work perched on a stool, not knowing the life changing news that was about to hit me like a Mike Tyson uppercut when I swiped right to answer the phone to Paige. It sends shivers down my back just thinking about it. It’s weird as soon as I heard the slight mumble from her voice I knew what she was about to tell me, or try to tell me. If you’re not expecting a baby, listening to your partner trying to spit out the words I’m pregnant can be quiet amusing. It’s like she was a stuck record, “rob, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m Rob I’m pre-e-gnat” I’m sure everyman at this point has a very different reaction. Now I’m not trying to blow my own trumpet but I feel I handled the news very well. Keeping a calm voice, I managed to help calm Paige down. I mean, yes I had control of my voice but my body on the other hand was shaking so much I feel off the little stool. So that’s my memory of being told I’m going to be a father, Paige- a mess in a public toilet and me- sat now on my arse in a cupboard at work. Picture perfect.

You know the moment you receive that call or your sat down and told you’re going to have a child it really does change you instantly. It’s as if a big switch in your head just gets turned on and you subconsciously evaluate everything you have and are as a person. knowing from this moment forward you need to be responsible and be the most supporting and loving man you can be for your partner and child. On a less serious and major bonus, other than having little mini me soon to be plodding around. You can now do all those things every Dad does. Such as wear sensible knitwear, do DIY whatever time of the day and have the occasional whiskey in the evening. However, my personal favorite, pretend you know everything about everything. I have already taken full advantage of a few of these traits but this one for sure my body seems to know it’s becoming a fatherly figure, suddenly growing a small forest on my chest. Yep I’m now a man.
I can’t even begin to put together a sentence or paragraph to say how much of a gift or miracle It is to know you are bringing a life onto this planet. To know that the little butternut squash sized human being, that’s currently chilling upside down kicking mummy in the ribs is going to grow up into a 22-year-old man (like myself) or lady (like Paige) and have a their very own life and opinions and love to give. To know that child of mine is going to rely on me to help them grow into the person they want to be, for me to help aid them and support them and give them all the knowledge and love I have. But one thing is for sure I will do my very best!

 

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When 2 became 3 – Marrakech

I can not recommend Marrakech enough, it is such a beautiful city with so much to do. I would recommend doing a few excursions and the water park is great for a break from all the culture!

Our hotel was one of the best parts of our trip, you can find it here.

BABY FREE GOES TO BUDAPEST!

So! For Robs christmas present I surprised him with a trip to Budapest. We fell in love with the city, unfortunately we couldn’t go in the famous thermal baths because of little baby Free. But, we just about managed everything else! Heres our video.

 

Our hotel was Continental Hotel Budapest, This was perfect for a long weekend away, the bedroom was slightly basic, but we barely spent any time in the room. The hotel has a spa, which is just a little bit of luxury. The Hotel restaurant ‘ARAZ’ is amazing, the buffet breakfasts are delicious and substantial…AND! every Friday evening the restaurant hosts a live music and dance event with a buffet meal, which you see in the video. It was all very exciting!

A few other things I would recommend is the Danube river cruise with meal, the Buda castle and the great market hall for all the souvenirs you require.