This summer we will have been in our home in Sussex for two and a half years and for this family that’s quite a big deal. In the four years of married life before that, we’d managed five houses in four countries staying in each place for between a few weeks and a couple of years. Constantly moving around is stimulating and exciting, but it also has lots of unwanted side effects many of which I’m only just starting to fully appreciate. If you are one of the many Brits considering moving abroad for a period of time, here are some problems you might encounter and suggestions for how to combat them.

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(1) There might be hidden problems for your pets

The UK has surprisingly few hazards for pets, but once you take them abroad you will start worrying about things you never considered before. Frostbite, heatstroke, processionary caterpillars, poison left out by the locals and (if your dogs are small enough) birds of prey! Vet care in the UK is also exceptionally good and not always matched to the same high standard in other countries. It’s really worth doing some research before you move to learn what you need to watch out for. We found expat forums online were invaluable sources of information that helped us be prepared and make sure your pets insurance allows for travel and living overseas too.

(2) People will buy you bulky gifts that you can’t get in your suitcase

Of course it is always lovely to receive gifts from friends and family and none of us wish to seem ungrateful, but it seems that unless they have lived abroad themselves, most people won’t give much consideration to how the things they give you in the UK will make their onward journey. When we lived overseas, one Christmas we received several very solid hardback recipe books (actually more “volumes” than “books”) as well as a bottle of gin and a large china bowl. If you want to dodge having the actual conversation about bulky presents, we found that the next best solution was to travel light, buy expanding bags and always travel with luggage scales so you can pack right up to the maximum weight without worrying about paying extra at the airport.

(3) Your credit rating can be damaged

You might think that your credit rating could only be damaged if you do something “wrong” with your borrowing, but by moving around, having an address abroad, removing yourself from the electoral roll or simply not having any form of unsecured debt you can be seen as a risk to lenders. The advice for forces personnel was always to register to vote at a UK address in order to keep yourself in the system and if possible to tell your bank to keep your home address as the official one on their system and just use your overseas address for correspondence. It’s also sensible to check your credit report ( you can do this via CreditExpert: credit check) to make sure it’s up to date and there are no errors on file.

(4) It’s not just British food you’ll miss

Everyone expects that by living abroad you’ll miss the foods from your home country, but the flip side is that you’ll end up developing a taste for another countries delicacies which you’ll then miss in addition to British cuisine when you move on to another location. Fortunately the Internet is your saviour, not only are there lots of online shops dedicated to selling food from other countries, but if all else fails you can make them yourselves. I really miss Boston Cream donuts from Tim Hortons in Canada, but some cunning person has worked out how to reproduce them in your own kitchen!

(5) You could lose your no claims bonus

The no claims you build up for car insurance in one country might not necessarily transfer to the next one you move to, which can be an expensive and frustrating mistake. We always did quite a lot of research talking to other expats before we took a policy out and only tripped up once. Again the best advice is to use forums online, ask insurance companies before you buy and take out policies with companies that are part of larger international firms.

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Yesterday my boy turned four. As a summer born baby myself you have a certain sense of entitlement to a garden birthday party, but this year the summer has been anything but reliable and we obsessively watched the weather forecast all week as the outlook for Sunday wobbled between rain and sun. In the end it was overcast but incredibly muggy and more than good enough for the kids to play in the garden.

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After two hours of games, food and cake the party bags came out and the majority of his and our friends headed home. Inside the party bags were some extremely cheap Poundland waterpistols (4 to a pack I think!) which turned out to be surprisingly good and that’s where the fun really started!

Off he went, running round the garden with three pals, drenched through and squirting water at everyone with Daddy in hot pursuit carrying a watering can!

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It was glorious and carefree, but on the horizon was a cloud that I kept trying to ignore. Celebrating his birthday with him were four small children who will all be in his reception class next week and it made me suddenly realise that this is it. He’s four. His journey through full-time education is about to begin and our wonderful summer together as a full-time family of three is about to end. A week today he starts school and Jim returns to weekly commuting after five weeks at home and when the front door closes on Monday morning it will just be me at home for the next two months.

I don’t struggle to fill my time, but even so it’s going to be a big shock to the system and I never thought I’d be one of those mother’s who says this, but I’m not ready. The weather’s been terrible, but I want this summer to continue forever with endless picnics and DIY projects, the adventure of a new car, outings, barbecues and family dog walks, but I know it can’t.

So this week we shall try to make a few more memories and when next week comes, I shall try and focus on the baby who shall be joining us in October and the million and one things that need to be done before he or she arrives.

Linking up with Katie for The Ordinary Moments and…

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  • August 31, 2015 - 5:41 pm

    Donna - I feel exactly the same. This summer has gone so fast and the weather has been mostly pants. I’m glad he and A ended up with nice weather for their parties though – *high5* to that! xReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2015 - 5:53 pm

    Amber - This picture sums up childhood so perfectly for me. Theo is adorable and I’m glad that he had a super birthday, although sooo jealous that you get to throw summer birthday parties. I have no idea how to handle mid-October parties; where will there be light?!ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2015 - 5:58 pm

    Emma T - Fab photos. Glad the weather held out for the party. We also have Poundland water pistols, they’re definitely the best ones for little cheapies.

    N starts school this week. He’s ready, and for me, it won’t change that much because I’ll still be at work, and at the moment haven’t had to change my hours. But it does feel like we need a bit longer time off to recharge and prepare.ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    Katie @mummydaddyme - I hear you completely. Mads is entirely ready and I know that it will be really good for her, she wants to learn and she struggles to stay focused sometimes. But I on the other hand am not ready at all. I am so not ready for this part of our lives to be over, although I am excited for her at the same time! It must be even harder having a summer baby too. xReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2015 - 4:31 am

    Mackenzie Glanville - For us it has been Winter and now finally Spring is here holding the promise of sunshine on its way. After 10 days on warm holiday I am looking forward to the Summertime. Your photos are beautiful and make me long for warm weather even more. I understand you wanting to hold on to these moments with your little boy it goes way too quick.ReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2015 - 9:31 am

    Hayley @hayleyfromhome - Our boys have the same birthday! I’m not ready for mine to go off to school yet either, it’s not like I won’t still be rushed off my feet but I will miss him. I wish this time could go on forever too. Such lovely photos and I’m glad he was able to get outside on his birthday xxReplyCancel

My son is three and in just over a week’s time he shall be starting primary school. He was born in Scotland where the autumn term starts in the middle of August and the cut off date for the intake is in February, which explains a little why nobody even thought to mention the date when they admitted me to hospital for an induction a matter of hours before the end of the month.

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Theo is incredibly excited about attending “big” school and has spent the last few months complaining that he finds his nursery boring. I’m not for one minute suggesting he is gifted or particularly bright, but he’s tall for his age, confident and enthusiastic and I look at him and think it would be tortuous to hold him back from formal schooling for another 12 months.

As his parents we are in the unusual situation of having done it all before. Jim and I are both August babies and the youngest in our respective school years. My main memory of being born in August is of never having to go to school on my birthday and of always (or almost always) having a party in the garden, I thought I was pretty lucky. Both Jim and I were never really aware of the implications of being younger than our peers until later in life and so never had the chance for the dire predictions about our outcomes to become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Now summer born babies are an annual story and the papers are full of statistics, court battles and gloomy forecasts for our children’s future. Summer babies are apparently more likely to be bullied, fair worse at exams and struggle with physical activities. One study even concluded that by the age of seven they are three times more likely to be regarded as below average by their teachers and 20% less likely to go to a top university. Yet Bill Clinton, Madonna, Barack Obama and Roger Federer were all born in August.

At school neither Jim nor I excelled at sports and I can still barely catch a ball to this day, but both of us came from families that weren’t particularly sporty, so it seems unlikely that our birth months and alleged lack of physical development are entirely responsible. Two decades after leaving education, Jim now plays cricket for our local team and I had a memorable season playing ice hockey when we lived in Canada. Neither of us are great, but we have fun and isn’t that what sport is supposed to be about?

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As far as school results are concerned, I was probably particularly lucky that I never felt under pressure academically from my parents and when at some point early in my senior schooling a teacher sent a letter home suggesting I was tested for dyslexia, my parents ignored it and left me to learn at my own pace. I’m sure many will be horrified by this, but my parents knew their child and within a few years I’d knuckled down and caught up on my writing and spelling. I was never given a reason to think I couldn’t do as well as everyone else, but equally I was never pressured to achieve more than I could.

The lottery of birth month is the first of many uneven playing fields that our children will have to face in their lifetime. One of the arguments about August babies is that all children are different and some are particularly disadvantaged, but if we try to even out this inequality there will only be more we can’t control. Divorces, separations, house moves, illness, siblings, differences in income and class size, geography and social status all of which will tip their prospects one way or another.

So what I’m really trying to say is this… If you have a summer born child starting school this September, try not to worry too much about their schooling or to endeavour to smooth the path that lies ahead of them. Your son or daughter has an amazing opportunity. A chance to push themselves to excel amongst kids who are older and more skilled than them and your job as a parent is to stand behind them and to offer gentle encouragement. Don’t let their birth month be an excuse or a crutch, let them find their place amongst their peers and enjoy the experience of school. They’ll be fine, trust me.

  • August 28, 2015 - 2:20 pm

    Confessions of a New Mummy - Thanks for sharing this. My eldest will start primary school next year and will be one of the youngest in her class. Must admit I’m a little worried but I do agree, even though they are young they have a fab opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    Em @ snowingindoors - I bet Theo is going to do really well at school, Annie is a June baby and is one of the younger ones in her class, whereas Ez is an October babe and will be an old, old man by the time he finally starts in 2016 😉ReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 9:32 pm

    Donna - Thanks for writing this. I have never really been phased by LP having an August birthday but did get rattled a few months ago when it was all over the media about August babies. I spoke to LP’s preschool teacher about it who made me feel better about it and since then, like before, I haven’t been bothered by it at all.
    LP may not be where other children are academically – with some writing their name and knowing the alphabet but she is only four, today. She has so much time to learn those things and she learns so fast. I need to not compare her, not push her too much and just let her be – she will get to where she’s meant to be in her time xReplyCancel

  • August 30, 2015 - 12:11 am

    Lynn Goring-Crook - Very thought provoking piece and it is true in any setting that children learn from older ones. That’s why we picked a nursery school where all the ages are mixed together and we have noticed our youngest, of three, has developed much quicker from following his older brother and sister and wanted to be able to do what they can do.ReplyCancel

  • August 30, 2015 - 4:44 pm

    Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations - I’m an Aigust born and my eldest is an August born and as a teacher I can honestly say it’s all a load of rubbish. By the time the children reached me in year six, you couldn’t tell who was born when, and in my last class, my brightest child was a July born boy. Don’t let them feed you the lie! They will be fine… My Ava was four last week and starts next week and I know she’ll do just fine :-) great post!!ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago I was introduced to Tribal dog treats, a company that makes human grade healthy dog snacks and is run by a friend of a friend. I loved the idea so much I wanted to share the story of the business with those of you that read my blog and give your dogs the chance to try some of the treats too.

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Fatima Maktari founded the company after studying Chemistry at the University of Oxford and she kindly agreed to answer a few questions and to provide a couple of goodie bags for me to give away. I also tested a range of the creatively flavoured treats on our two dogs and as it’s all human grade ingredients and no rubbish, I even tried a couple of the treats myself!

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So Fatima, what inspired you to start making dog treats?

Like most owners, when I got my first dog, I developed a strong emotional bond with my dog which was further cemented through dog training and positive reinforcement which of course involved using a lot of treats.  It occurred to me that there was an abundance of natural ingredients out there, with proven health benefits, that simply weren’t being incorporated into our dog’s diets. In fact, the more I looked into it, the more I realised that the majority of dog treats actually use very poor quality ingredients – the focus being to create a low cost treat rather than something that is nutritious and good for our dogs.

Some of your flavours are quite surprising, like “apple, mint and ginger” where do you begin with creating a new recipe?

I have a real passion for food and nutrition and love to read up on the latest food-based therapies for inspiration on ingredients for our treats. We also talk to a lot of dog owners and try to understand their experiences and concerns, and try to marry our food-therapies with what they are looking for in a treat.  In the case of the Apple, Mint & Ginger dog treats, we spoke with a lot of owners whose dogs had extremely sensitive tummies – to the point where they couldn’t eat any treats at all, as well as owners whose dog’s had very bad breath!  Interestingly, bad breath is also linked to poor digestion so we developed a recipe that had a dual action formula which used ginger oils to soothe sensitive tummies and mint to freshen the breath.

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How do you test your recipes and have you ever had to abandon an idea for something that should be good for dogs, but didn’t prove popular with their taste buds?

Well first things first – we actually try all the recipes ourselves to give us an idea for flavour and texture, before we try them on my own dogs, black Labrador Alpha and German Shepherd Una. If it doesn’t pass their taste test then it doesn’t go any further.  Outside of that we have a “tasting panel” of approximately 50 dogs across a variety of breeds and sizes, including shar peis, boxers, west highland terriers, poodles, cockapoos, pugs, retrievers and shiba inus!  It’s not quite an exact science but we typically look for an “approval rating” in the region of 85-90%. We did begin to develop an “immune-booster” recipe that incorporated citrus fruits such as oranges.  However in that instance we found that the sharpness of the citrus fruits only resonated with approximately 50% of the dogs on our tasting panel, so we did not develop it any further.

Have you ever thought about making human snacks? I can’t believe I am going to say this, but I did actually try the coconut, banana and peanut butter and it was nothing to do with pregnancy hormones!

We have no immediate plans to develop human snacks although all of our dog treats are made with human grade ingredients and we try them all ourselves!  I must point out though that our treats are designed for dogs and as such are baked to be quite hard so do be careful if your nashers aren’t in tip top condition.  My personal favourites are the Apple, Mint & Ginger and the Cheese, Carrot & Sunflower Seed which are particularly tasty with a cup of tea!

You can see the range of Tribal dog treats and find a stockist on their website tribalpetfoods.co.uk

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  • August 27, 2015 - 2:53 pm

    Hayley Atkins - One of my dogs has a very sensitive tummy so I have to be real careful what treats I give him. After looking at the Tribal website I know where I will be buying his treats! The flavours sound lovely (might even try them myself!). If I had to chose just two ,it would have to be the coconut,banana and peanut butter treats and the cheese,carrot and sunflower treats.The liver and lavender treats sound like the ultimate canine chill out treat !(for happy and relaxed dogs)ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    tracy steer - tuna dog and tomato biscuitsReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 4:47 pm

    Jane Butler - I have 2 Westies & one of them loves Tuna but my vet said that dogs can’t digest normal tuna in the same way as cats so I have to limit that treat – the tuna treats would be perfect for them.ReplyCancel

    • August 27, 2015 - 6:28 pm

      Amy - We have a patterdale terrier cross called Kali.
      The treats on tribal sound yummy. One of Kali’s favourite treats is a stuffed kong with peanut butter.
      First treat selection would be – Natural Health – Coconut, Banana & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
      Second treat would be – Natural Support – Apple, Mint & Ginger Dog Biscuits maybe they’d make my hand smell nice.ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 5:04 pm

    Michele Hemmings - I would love to try the cheese, carrot & sunflower and the tuna treats for my little cavalier Monty.ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 5:06 pm

    C Kennedy - I think my 8 month old pug Barry would love to try the beef & tomato biscuits and the tuna biscuitsReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 5:49 pm

    Samantha Wheeler - Our Black Lab would love the Chicken and Flaxseed from the Natural Care range – I reckon that the OH would love them too!ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 5:51 pm

    Archie The Wonder Dog - I’d like to try the apple, mint and ginger and the chicken and flaxseed. Mam’s dog has a very, very delicate tummy (can’t tolerate fat, red meat, only tiny (and infrequent) amounts of tuna, etc.) so some ‘low impact’ treats would be lovely!ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 6:28 pm

    pete c - beef & tomato ; chicken & flaxseedReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    Richard Randall - Natural Health – Coconut, Banana & Peanut Butter and Natural Care – Cheese, Carrot & Sunflower Seed Dog Biscuits. I’m sure both our rescue Lurcher and Rottweiler would love them.ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    bev - Misty would probably eat them all but Cookie would go for the peanut butter and the chicken.ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 7:06 pm

    Lynsey Buchanan - beef & tomato biscuits and also the tuna biscuitsReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 7:22 pm

    Carol M - The Liver & Lavender dog biscuits sound interesting.ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    S Bufton - Coconut, Banana & Peanut Butter Dog BiscuitsReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    Clare - My ten year old Labrador holly would love to try Tuna Biscuits and cheese, carrot and sunflower biscuits (I think)!!ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 9:52 pm

    Soph H - Chicken and flaxseed or maybe the cheeseReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 4:41 am

    Kat Lucas - Chicken and FlaxseedReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 8:27 am

    Kate ONeill - Banana & Peanut Butter dog biscuits and Tuna dog biscuitsReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 9:53 am

    Rachel Colclough - Coconut, Banana & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits and Beef and Tomato Biscuits. I think my dog would eat any of these treatsReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 11:05 am

    Nicki Evans - The coconut, banana & peanut butter ones, and the tuna and tomato.ReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 2:12 pm

    Paula Readings - cheese, carrot & sunflower for my little Yorkie.ReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 5:08 pm

    Dawn Johnson - Munchkin is a little mini pin & has a sensitive tummy. She would love coconut, banana & peanut or tunaReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    julie kenny - beef & tomato biscuits and the tuna biscuits sound perfect for my dogs xReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 7:47 pm

    Kathryn Beer - Natural Care – Cheese, Carrot & Sunflower Seed Dog Biscuits. Sounds perfect for my Miniature Schnauzer – I’d love to try this on himReplyCancel

  • August 28, 2015 - 9:36 pm

    Jenna - Coconut, banana and peanut butter – and cheese, carrot and sunflower. :)ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2015 - 6:25 am

    Nicole fletcher - our dogs would love to try the coconut banana and peanut butter, and the apple mint and ginger treats :)ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    katie smith - My millie would love to try the Coconut, Banana & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits and tuna biscuits.ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    Hayley F - Chicken and flaxseed and coconut, banana and peanut butter. They sound good enough for humans to eat xReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2015 - 7:55 am

    Stephanie Whitehouse - Marley fancies Chicken & Flaxseed and Liver & LavenderReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2015 - 10:31 pm

    katrina walsh - Chicken and flaxseed or Coconut, Banana & Peanut Butter Dog BiscuitsReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2015 - 8:24 pm

    Jo m welsh - Chicken and flaxseed and tuna dog biscuitsReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2015 - 10:08 pm

    Chrissie Curtis - Coconut, Banana & Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits sound amazing!! and Apple… I think Muffin would like to try them!ReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2015 - 3:47 pm

    Christina Palmer - Chicken and FlaxseedReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2015 - 4:23 pm

    Susan B - Tuna
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Back in May when I announced we were expecting number two, I think I vaguely mentioned that I planned to do regular pregnancy updates. Three months later and here’s the first one, so that went well!

Partly the absence of posts is because I didn’t think I had anything interesting to say about this pregnancy and yet I read other people’s posts about their growing bumps with great curiosity, so I have to remind myself that sharing our everyday can be fascinating depending on the angle you view it from.

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So here we go then, 31 weeks in and comfortably into my third trimester. About a month ago I booked myself a doctor’s appointment for a blood test for anemia as I was constantly fatigued and plagued by restless legs. Unfortunately my doctors were useless and to cut a long story short it took them 10 days, repeated phonecalls, visits and appointments to get the prescription for iron and two weeks before they could actually give me the test results… Yes you did read that the right way round, prescription before results!

Now I’m on the iron I’m gradually starting to feel better, but if I miss a couple of tablets I slide back into tiredness quite quickly. Other than that the bump is measuring bang on the right size and I’m also the right weight for this stage. Sleeping is ok, but not brilliant. I miss lying on my front so much!

We chose not to find out the gender of the baby so we’ve been mulling over name options for both sexes and when I say mulling over, what I really mean is that I make suggestions and Jim either says an outright “no” or “h’mmm… maybe.” We have two strong contenders now and a couple of outsiders, but I keep wavering! Please share name ideas if you have any brilliant ones!

As far as nursery preparations are going, our spare room is filling up with goodies and tomorrow we shall be hanging a beautiful wallpaper mural we’ve been given. Meanwhile I’m stalking eBay looking for a chest of drawers and hoping we can get the whole room sorted before Jim is back at work in a fortnight.

I’m still hoping for a home birth as to be frank, nothing about Theo’s hospital birth is worth repeating (it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t great) and I’d just like to be in my own environment, with all my own stuff on hand and able to relax. I just hope everything conspires to help me achieve it as I realise it’s dependent on the baby arriving at the right time and my health continuing to be good.

I haven’t noticed too many significant differences between this pregnancy and the last, the same side effects and complaints, the same shape and positioning of bump, but possibly a little more movement and wriggling from this baby than I had with Theo… I don’t want to think about the implications of that too much, Theo was and always has been a very laid back little chap, perhaps his sibling will be more feisty!

  • August 25, 2015 - 8:49 pm

    Mummy & Bean - Glad you’re all healthy apart from the tiredness which I empathise with. I was severely anaemic after having Scarlet. Scarlet never stayed still in utero as they say. She was a right little fuss pot. Kicking my spleen or bouncing on my bladder and she’s as chilled as you like now (I may regret saying that) – so it might not mean anything at all, other than they are in a hurry to meet you all :-)ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 9:47 pm

    Donna - That picture is worth waiting three months for – it’s gorgeous!! I can’t believe you are so close already, baby’s nearly here! I am so excited to find out if it’s a boy or girl and the name you choose. YAY for babies! xReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 10:28 pm

    Nancy - Well the name thing – it is the most interesting process. Ian had many crossed off the list (Allison b/c she was a mean kid in his class; others were old girlfriends/boyfriends). Perhaps the most interesting choices were the girls. Sarah (#1) suggested Sachie after a favourite character – Satchelmouse in a book. Katie (#2) suggested Laura – she said there was a “snake” in mommy’s belly called Laura. The snake became a baby at a later date. #3 is called Laura and we were glad it was a she…ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 10:36 pm

    Karen - What a gorgeous photo, love it! Good to hear everything is going smoothly. I remember struggling with not sleeping on my stomach too. Good luck with the hone birth too, hope it al works out xReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 10:44 pm

    Teresa - We have just had our 2nd Grandchild – Fabian Vincent ..(they just liked the names..) . A little brother for the Fabulous Frida Christabelle….(Frida Khalo) & (Suffragette anniversary..)
    He was born safely at home with a water birth….. Which they were all thrilled with. In East Yorshire… Home births have 2 midwives attending, so they had great support & help. Good Luck… I hope you have a safe birth & you are happy with how it goes….. xReplyCancel

    • August 25, 2015 - 10:47 pm

      claremansell@mac.com - Frida is a beautiful name and lovely to be named after someone too I think. Fabian is also a good choice.ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2015 - 11:19 pm

    Hayley from Shutterflies - Oh my goodness, that sweet little face! Is he excited about becoming a brother?

    I was exhausted during my 2nd pregnancy, Floradix is worth every single penny! Really helped and without the nasty side effects of iron tablets.ReplyCancel