Living Arrows | 1/52 {2018}

"You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

I am looking forward to joining in with this linky again this year, I started off last year really well with it but unfortunately fell behind, but I'm determined to give it my best go this year! Each week I will be sharing a photo of each of the kiddies, its amazing to watch them grow as they change so quickly, even in a week its surprising how much they can change! 

I'm starting off 2018 with these photos of them both on New Years Eve, we let them have some fun in the garden with sparklers that we had left over from our wedding. They absolutely loved them! Its actually the first time they have ever done them, they are already asking to do them again! I love this photo I managed to capture of Isla, she's completely in her own little world soaked up in amazement. 

15 Weeks Pregnant | Baby #3


HOW FAR ALONG 
15 weeks + 5 days

DUE DATE
Monday 23rd April 2018

GENDER
Unknown

HOW’S BABY DOING
Baby is around 4 inches long (crown to rump) roughly the size of an avocado, and the proportions are getting more 'normal' now. Baby's eyes are are moving to the front of the head, while the ears are making their way to the sides. Baby's legs are finally longer than its arms and the heart which is still under construction, can now pump 25 quarts of blood a day! Baby can now bend its knees and elbows but the skeleton is still soft and developing every day. 

WEIGHT CHANGE
I haven't got on the scales this week, after losing some weight I'm not wanting to see that it has come back already!

SYMPTOMS
My spots have been awful this last week, but now we are almost at 16 weeks they have calmed down so much thankfully! My nose has been really stuffy this week and is the last thing to go since having the flu last week. Ive had a few headaches this week which haven't been pleasant, and I've also got the awful SPD back! I had it with Archie but at a later stage than this, but the past few days it has been starting to hurt but not unbearable as of yet, but it is making me really anxious for it to get worse. I just hope I don't get sciatica again as well. (probably jinxed myself now haven't I)

SLEEP
Ive been sleeping really well this week, and can go almost the whole night without waking for a wee. 

It's A... | Baby #3


On Sunday we had a private gender scan, something we have done every single pregnancy as I am just way too impatient to wait until 20 weeks! I also think its lovely to see baby again in between the standard 12 and 20 week scans as it can be a long wait! Everything was absolutely perfect with baby, the sonographer checked over baby and it was lovely to see the brain, heart, lungs etc and she just did a overall check of the baby making sure it had 2 arms and legs and all things like that. We also got to see a sneak peak of baby in 4D which was so lovely, the baby had its leg sticking up and pushing out! My bladder was so full though so after a while she let me go and have a wee thankfully as I was about to burst! 


When I came back it was time to go looking for baby's gender, something I was so anxious about this time and we also had Isla with us too as she was excited to find out. So we found out that we are completing our little family with a baby......

Comfort In Pregnancy Using Bravado Bras

Being comfortable in pregnancy is probably one of the biggest things to try and achieve, and there are some fantastic products out there to help you along this journey from pregnancy pillows to maternity bras. Being my third pregnancy I know how much your breasts go through in pregnancy and after birth, so its really important to find a good supporting and comfortable bra to wear. I was sent the lovely Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra in the limited edition colour Twilight and I have been testing it out over the last few weeks and can say it has not disappointed at all! 


I got it in the size M to allow for growth, it fits comfortably already with room to grow and provides a lot of support not only for my growing breasts but for my back as well. It has a wide strap at the back which offers more support on your back to accommodate the weight and size of your growing breasts, it is wire free which is advised to be worn during pregnancy as well and the soft fabric moulds to your changing shape. It retails at £30 which may seem a lot for 1 bra but it really is value for money, it will last you throughout your whole pregnancy and your breast feeding journey afterwards also. I am now looking at getting another one for when this one is in the wash, I love it that much. Some features of the bra are..