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Baby is finally HERE!!!

I’m so excited to share my very special birth story of little Ashton Remy 👶🏻 plus a one week update. 

Check out my detailed recount of the weeks leading up to and the actual birth of my second son. Video is long, so settle in with a snack and enjoy the story and also footage from the birth to 1 week after birth. 

Enjoy and thank you again for your continued support! 😘❤️👶🏻

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OMG.... I made it to 40 weeks!!!

See how I have been handling the last couple weeks of pregnancy HERE.

End of pregnancy = When you officially can't see your feet

End of pregnancy = When you officially can't see your feet


Don't forget the carseat! Be sure to try out and install before baby is born.

Don't forget the carseat! Be sure to try out and install before baby is born.

What’s in my hospital bag?

It’s that time to make sure my hospital bag is packed and at the ready. I used the hospital’s list and previous experience to decide what was important (for me) to pack.

For Me....

Hygiene: Towel, shower products, body lotion, deodorant, dry shampoo (just in case I can’t shower), makeup(concealer/bronzer), chapstick, hair ties, bobby pins, hairbrush, toothbrush/toothpaste, maxi pads, small water aerosol can, Dermoplast (soothing spray for lady parts), disposable underwear, nipple pads, nipple cream, and nipple covers.

Clothing: Labor gown, loose pajama pants (x2), button up pajama shirt(easy for nursing), large underwear (must leave enough room for huge maxi pads), comfy robe, socks, slippers, flip flops(for shower), nursing bra, nursing tank top, one outfit for going home( I chose leggings and a long button up plaid shirt)

For Baby: Towel, pajamas(x4 in size newborn & 0-3 month), swaddle blanket(x2), hat(x2), thin mittens (prevent scratching,x3), socks(x2), thin blanket, heavier blanket, burp cloth (x2), pacifier (try 2 different kinds), going home outfit, snow suit (winter babies)

Extras: Snacks!!!, drinks, camera+charger, phone charger, pillow+feeding pillow, cash (for vending machines), baby book (for hand/footprint), pain reliever meds

I didn't include this but don't forget to remind your partner to pack a bag with clothes, a blanket, and pillow. 


You need: 
•Maxi pads
•Witch Hazel (preferably alcohol free)
•Aloe Vera gel
•Tin Foil (protect from sticking together) 

I bring you the magical padsicle!

So easy to make and incredibly soothing! 😄

I’m gearing up for baby and thinking about afterbirth care...but this can actually apply to any vaginal discomfort, at any time. 

How To:

Simply open your maxi pad, spray witch hazel (enough to coat but not soak), apply a generous amount of aloe, and wrap back up with tin foil. Place your pads in a ziplock bag and then place in freezer. 
Great for after delivery/surgery, thrush, or just plain vaginal discomfort. The witch hazel is antiseptic and the aloe is soothing and healing. Your lady parts will thank me! 


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Helllllllloooooo 36 weeks!!!!

Hopefully I have a baby this MONTH!!!

If you want to see what me and baby have been up to, check out my update video HERE.

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Time is ticking by.....already 8 months pregnant! -----> Holy Moly I'm going to have a baby soon!!!!

Check out my 32 weeks pregnancy update video HERE

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Hello 3rd trimester!!! On the home stretch!!!!

Check out my 28 Week Update video and photo's HERE

 

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24 Week Update Update video HERE

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YAY!!!

I made it to the half way mark in my pregnancy!!!!

Checkout my update video HERE


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16 Week update!

Check out what me and the baby have been up to for that last 4 weeks HERE


So Excited to finally reach the 12 week mark in my pregnancy! Check out my 12 week update.

§Measuring 6cm from head to rump. So in love with this little bean!!! 

§Measuring 6cm from head to rump. So in love with this little bean!!! 


              Healthy Foods for that Pregnancy Glow                           (Claire at 30 weeks pregnant)

              Healthy Foods for that Pregnancy Glow

                          (Claire at 30 weeks pregnant)

These were my most recommended superfoods during pregnancy

  • Morning shakes

  • Eggs

    • Fantastic form of protein, fat & other nutrients

  • Fresh Salmon 

    • Amazing form of Omega-3 fat

    • If possible, Wild caught not farmed.                     Well cooked (no sushi)

  • Dairy

    • Full Fat is best. Grass fed if possible

  • Berries

    • lower in sugar than most fruit

    • Good source of Vit C & immune boosting nutrients

  • Leafy Greens & Broccoli 

    • My top 3 are Broccoli, Spinach & Kale

    • These are loaded with important nutrients

  • Avocados

    • Contains many health boosting nutrients

 


      Belly Band for pregnancy support? Yes!                   (Claire at 40 weeks pregnant)

      Belly Band for pregnancy support? Yes!

                  (Claire at 40 weeks pregnant)

I cannot recommend this band enough, I used it with both of my pregnancies:

  • Reduced hip, back, & hernia pains all relating to pregnancy

  • Easy to machine wash & tumble dry

  • Important support when exercising, especially if you're a runner throughout your pregnancy

  • Lifts baby 'off bladder' to relieve that pressure, the pressure that makes you either run to the loo every minute or want to just lie down! 

  • Breathable material so wearable in summer!

There are many brands out there, here is the one I used: Babo Care - very affordable & can be used post birth too

South Africa: Click here for Pricena link

UK: Click here for Amazon link

USA: Click here for Amazon link

France: Click here for Amazon link


*Exciting Announcement*

Our Mummy Life will be adding to the team early 2018!!
We are very excited to have Amy document her journey on Our Mummy Life, so keep an eye out for our 'all-things-Pregnancy' addition

Love,
Claire & Amy