Review: Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub

I mentioned a while back that I got terrible heat rash when I was in Spain and since I got home I’ve been peeling layer upon layer! I tried to moisturise, use baby oil and even put stretch mark oil all over me, but no matter what I did, it just wasn’t enough to stop my skin from peeling. Continue reading


Getting Prepared

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Last week was what I consider to be the proper start of preparations for Baby D’s arrival. A few people I’ve spoken to think it’s too early and that I’m being a perfectionist and others seem to be even more organised than me.

I guess each to their own and all that but I know in myself that I will be calmer for the rest of my pregnancy if I know I’m taking steps to getting everything organised. If anything was to happen and I went into labour early, I’d prefer to know that our home environment was ready for bringing Baby D home. Continue reading


I went to a physio class a while back in Lagan Valley Hospital and the one thing the physio kept reiterating was to try and exercise throughout pregnancy. Labour is meant to be like a marathon and apparently exercising is meant to keep the body strong and best prepare it for the big day. Continue reading

Maternal Guilt

As I mentioned in my last blog post, once we came back from Spain, we had a friend’s birthday drinks to go to pretty much as soon as we arrived. It wasn’t a big night by any means, just some lovely drinks with a group of about 10 of us in Woodworkers in Belfast.

I don’t know about you lot, but did you ever feel maternal guilt over anything that you shouldn’t really? On Saturday night I felt guilty about the smallest things, such as being in a bar full of loud music. I kept worrying it was too loud for Baby D and pictured him covering his ears to try and block out the sound.

Then at one point I got really hot and had to go outside but of course once I was outside I felt guilty about standing in the drizzle and being surrounded by smokers. Of course what else popped into my head but all those reports about how second hand smoke can be just as damaging as smoking yourself!

I voiced my concerns to my friend who told me to stop being so silly and I relaxed a bit but it just kept nagging at me until I wanted to head home before midnight.

Please tell me some of you have felt this guilt? I mean, I love going out with friends and enjoying myself, but there’s just something in me that makes me feel like I have to be more responsible and Baby D isn’t even here yet!! I’m going to have to chill out or I’ll be one of those frantic mothers who worries non stop!

Did any of you feel like this when pregnant? I’d love to hear some tips on how to get over it!

T x

Shopping Mad

So I’ve become one of those mothers that can’t help but buy clothes for their child, however I’ve started before Baby D is even born!!

We went out shopping today and decided we just HAD to buy a little Spanish outfit to bring home, even though he already has a stupid amount of clothes that will do him right up until he’s a year old. Here are some pics of just a few things he has already… Continue reading