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Saturday, 13 May 2017

The Baby That Never Had a Chance.....


I was so excited about telling the world that baby number 5 was on it's way.

Last Sunday I started bleeding, it started off like spotting and I tried not to be too worried.


I rang up the EPU to get a scan booked in, they could see me the next morning.
Tuesday morning came around far too slowly.
I spent most of Monday too scared to go to the toilet for what I might see at the bottom of the toilet bowl.

I had both a tummy scan and an internal scan.
They could see no sign a of baby.

I had done 5 ... 5 bloody tests all of which were positive.
No matter how much I didn't feel pregnant after the first one, they still kept showing me I was.

The sister explained, this could have been because the pregnancy didn't progress as I thought it was progressing and ended very early on or it could mean there may be a pregnancy going on outside the womb.


I was sent off for bloods and then told to go home and wait for the results.
Again it was another day spent far too scared to go to the toilet and I tried my hardest not too as I was starting to see clots come away.

The results came in, in the afternoon and it was still showing I was pregnant.
Ectopic pregnancy was then discussed and I was told they would need to see me again on Thursday for further bloods.

Jon was away in London whilst this was going on, so I was home alone dealing with the boys as well as everything racing around my mind.
In a way it was good, as I was kept busy and I wasn't really able to sit and think about it.

Thursday came and more bloods were taken, the results didn't come back as quickly and I found myself hounding the EPU as I just needed to know.
Jon was going in for his second back operation and the boys were really starting to play up.
I was on the edge of cracking, but I had to stay strong.

I eventually had a call at 5pm and the results were still showing pregnancy hormones present but not high enough for them to be in the danger zone and be a sign on an ectopic.

I was having a miscarriage.

I could now actually start mourning the loss of the baby that never was.

I have cried, 
I have been ok,
 I have thought about the last time this happened, 
I have been fine and cried some more and now I am just angry!

I am angry at myself for getting so excited, 
I'm angry that I told people about baby number 5,
 I'm angry that I got so excited and started buying things for baby number 5!
I am just angry!

This has happened before I should know by now alway alway always wait until the first scan.
Make sure everything is ok before I get my hopes up.

I am angry and so so gutted that baby number 5 never really had a chance.




Sunday, 7 May 2017

Lego Minifigures Series 17!

On the 1st May Lego launched its brand new Minifigures series.
Series 17 and I was very lucky to be a part of that launch.

I was sent two boxes on two separate days, each containing 8 different Lego Minifigures.
The first box also came with highwayman outfit and instructions on what to do with the Minifigures....


The aim of the game was to hide the Lego Minifigure's accessories and write some clues, so the kids could hunt them out.
I had to keep my identity hidden and not let on who had hidden them.


I loved running round the house in my cape hiding all the accessories and the boys were beside themselves with excitement when they found the clues.
When I said it wasn't me who had been hiding them, that made them even more keen to find them.


Our first lot of Minifigures included;
Butterfly Girl,
Rocket Boy,
Corn Cob Guy,
Elf Maiden,
Hot Dog Vendor,
Battle Dwarf,
Roman Gladiator,
Retro Space Hero.


I made the clues easy as I wanted them all to be able to have a guess at where the hiding places were.


They were really good at taking it in turns to be the one who found the item.
They each got to find two things and then add them to the figures.


After the hunt all the Minifigures were happy to be reunited with their accessories.


Little did the boys know that, that wasn't the end of the game.

The next day the second box arrived with 8 more Lego Minifigures.
So once again I donned my cap and cape and got writing some riddles for them to solve.


This time round they wouldn't just be hunting out the missing accessories but they would also have to find out who had been hiding them in the first place.


Our second lot of Lego Minifigures included;
Gourmet Chef,
Pro Surfer,
Veterinarian, 
Circus Strongman,
Fitness Instructor,
Connoisseur,
The Yuppie
and the mystery figure....


The mystery figure was none other than the highwayman who had been hiding all the accessories.
Along with the final 8 of the collection I was sent another highwayman hat and some gold coins.
Once the boys had found me they were meant to get the gold, but unfortunately I was stupid and left them out and the dog got too them.
Thankfully he wasn't sick and we did get him checked over by the vet to be on the safe side.


Again the boys all worked really well during the hunt and made sure everyone got a turn in finding the missing item. 
During the hunt I slipped away upstairs to change back into my outfit and hide in my hiding place....

I'm outside....but not on the ground.....!?


I was up on the balcony reading a Lego magazine.

After the hunt the boys were very happy with themselves.
They'd managed to crack the clues and reunite all the Minifigures with their accessories and for the first time ever they had a whole collection of Lego Minifigures,
including the mystery figure!!!


They also loved that they could dress up in my highwayman outfit.
Which they are still playing with a day after the hunt.


Thank You Lego for letting us be a part of the Series 17 launch!

Lego Minifigures are available at retailers nationwide RRP £2.99
To find out more about the characters go to www.lego.com/minifigures

Sunday, 30 April 2017

New Minene Pyjamas

There's nothing nicer than brand new pyjamas, so when we were asked to review some Minene Pjs I was more than happy to say yes.


Most of Ru's pjs are getting too small and more than half are hand me downs!

I was asked to pick which ones I wanted, so I went for;
Summer Grey Pyjamas (£16.00) 
and



Ru loved both of the designs and was more than happy to jump into them as soon as he had, had his bath.
The first pair he picked out was the Summer Grey pjs.
The little monster on the t-shirt represents Ru right down to a T!


The material is nice and soft and the fit is perfect, not too tight not too baggy.


Each Pyjama set comes in a nice organza gift bag, so they'd make a perfect present.



It's recommended that you wash them at 30 degrees.
They wash up well, we haven't had any shrinkages yet and he's worn them a few times since receiving them.


All of Minene Pjs are available from ages 2yrs right up to 8yrs!
Minene also have a sweet collection of baby clothes that go up to age 2.
Along with their range of clothes & Pjs, they have a beautiful range of storage for the home.

All at very reasonable prices.
If you haven't checked out their website, I highly recommend having a look!




**I was sent the Pyjamas for  free, all thoughts are my own!

Friday, 28 April 2017

DC Super Friends Interactive Power Punch Batman


Rupert is Super Hero mad and practically lives in Alex's old skin tight and rather holey Spiderman costume.
So when we were sent this super cool Batman toy I knew it would be love at first sight!


Key Features:
With fully poseable arms, his fist makes cool punching noises on impact! 
Press his chest to hear signature Batman phrases and watch as his eyes light up as he speaks. Complete with cape, mask and utility belt for added detail, with this Super Friend on your side, you’re bound to win the colossal battle between good and evil! 
   

As soon as Ru saw Batman it was love. 
Hugs and kisses all round.
Once he figured out Batman could talk and make fighting noises he was off running round the house having a secret superhero mission with Batman.


The next thing I see is Ru acting out Spider-Man vs Batman battle.
Batman was being thrown around and then Ru was being thrown around, we couldn't help but laugh as normally Ru wouldn't be acting out something so well.

He's obviously been watching his brothers play wrestling.


After all the Super Hero fighting the only thing to do is to have a nice cuddle and power nap!


The interactive Batman is super soft and makes an excellent soft toy, the fact that you can play with him and he makes noises and have a few different batman phrases it makes playtime all the more fun!
A must for any Super Hero fan!

You can buy Batman from Golden Bear Toys for £24.99

DC Super Friends are a group of the world’s greatest Super Heroes who work together to stop Super-Villains, protect the innocent and keep the world safe!  
Golden Bear and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment’s new range is designed to appeal to younger DC fans, enabling kids to create their own Super Hero adventures at home with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and Harley Quinn to name a few!

In the DC Super Friends range you can also find -

DC Super Friends Slingable Fun Sounds Super Friends (RRP £7.99)
and
DC Super Friends Large Tough Talking Soft Toys (RRP £14.99)

...more additions to the range will launch in July 2017!