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25 Week Update

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I had a mini ‘I’m soooo fat’ melt down this week and then had it very quickly counterbalanced when talking to a Mum I’d never met before in the swimming changing rooms today who while I stood in front of her in my bikini didn’t realise I was pregnant – what she must have thought I’d had for breakfast I have NO idea!!!

OK, so I accept my meltdown may have been a little over the top but I also think this belly is a little hard to miss now? Surely?

Generally I’m still doing really well – I’m taking Omprazole to try and reduce the indigestion and sickness which does seem to be helping and most of the time I’m pretty sane and reasonable although there was an incident where Rich cooked a curry badly that I sobbed for an hour over which was a low point!!

Sleep is pretty hit and miss still but I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I’m hoping are going to make that better…the first starts tomorrow and is an early evening relaxation class – it complements the hypnobirthing methods I used in my labour with Ted (and will again this time) and is a chance to take an hour to myself to completely zone out and relax complete with a pillow and blanket…ahh Bliss!

The second is a collaboration I’m looking forward to sharing with you all very soon and the third is a few days in Cornwall for my brother’s wedding complete with Spa Hotel and doting Grandparents to help with the little dude – I’m so excited for us all to go away together and to be able to spoil ourselves a little with relaxation and some quality family time, just what we need right now.

I will report back with local recommendations and hopefully stories of fun, love, laughter and plenty of peaceful sleeping!

Meanwhile, this week in Toddlerland Ted has turned 18 months and really mastered his scooter…

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Become very attached to his helmet, wearing it at any opportunity…

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And has realised that we all think it’s very cute when he folds his arms then sits ‘thinking’!!

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It’s all rock n roll around here!

 

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Mummy and Ted say…

We love the Micro Mini 2 Go!

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As regular readers will be aware, Ted has just turned one. One of his favourite presents has been his Mini Micro 2 Go scooter – I am a bit of a research geek so after scouring the Internet I quickly learnt that if we wanted a quality product that will last the test of time (and a toddler), Micro Scooter were the way to go.

I had all but decided the Mini Micro 3 in 1 was the route we were heading down but when I logged on, I saw the 2 Go had just been added and in all honesty, I fell a little bit in love instantly (oh dear, how my life has changed!)

Pros – The quality is unquestionable, it is solid and well crafted, the wheels lean with the child which means turning is so much easier than on cheaper alternatives and it is a lovely bright blue colour. The removeable drawer is a fantastic idea, Ted already loves filling and emptying it and it will be a great space to store a ball and his lunch on sunny days out later in the year.

Cons – Only a 6 month warranty, this seems very short to me.

Price – It isn’t cheap, in fact at almost £95 it’s pretty expensive BUT I think it is worth the investment. The handlebar extends, the seat and drawer can be removed and then we have a standard Mini Micro that will see Ted through until he’s 5, £19 a year seems quite the bargain!

Comments – The age recommendations are from 18 months plus, which as the 3 in 1 is from a year confused me slightly – I don’t think Ted would be able to balance on the little seat of the 3 in 1 yet but he is fine on the 2 Go…currently a little too short to scoot himself along but loving being pushed about (only one growth spurt off going it alone though!)

We purchased with the intention of supporting and teaching him how to use it inside during the winter months before venturing outside once his confidence has been built and spring has arrived, with this in mind, it is everything we hoped it would be.

Micro Scooters also do some fab accessories. We already have the dinosaur helmet ready for heading outdoors but can’t wait to help Ted pimp his ride further!

As the ultimate bargain hunter it is also worth noting these scooters NEVER get discounted (even the Jo Jo voucher codes exclude them) so don’t waste your time searching for a cheaper price!

We are very happy with our choice and give the Micro Mini 2 Go the full complement 5/5 💙💙💙💙💙.