Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bugaboo VS Silver Cross

When pregnant and buying all the latest gadgets on offer, one thing that has to be and still is my biggest purchase is my Bugaboo Chameleon 3. Obviously if you believe the advertisements it’s the pram of the moment, but if I’m honest I just bought it because my cousin had one and it seemed to be the thing to have, plus if the rumour mill is correct The duchess of Cambridge has one on order… For the imminent arrival of the Royal Baby. Coming in at an outrageous price of £869 it’s far from cheap, and bugaboo just love to tap you up, there’s the different covers, adapters, umbrella, winter liner, summer liner, the list is endless. But they are kind enough to throw in the rain cover, which is nice of them…

231659137I had a love/hate relationship with my Bugaboo, Mainly hate at the beginning, it caused trapped fingers, broken nails, bruised legs to name a few, but I have now grown to love it (once I learned how to use in properly) They -don’t know who?? Really should send you to some kind of motherhood boot camp before you become one, to save you from the above mishaps!

Anyway back to the post… so My mother has been trailing through e-bay with a fine tooth comb to find a Silver Cross, just like I had (mine was turned into a go kart, and 25 years on she still not over it) and guess what? A 400-mile round trip later, we are now the proud owner of a vintage silver cross pram! I must say this pram really is the Rolls Royce of prams, still to this date, Brand new they go for thousands of pounds, and are sold in major department stores. But what is the big fascination? Yes its lovely to look at, and designed beautifully, but you cant actually take it anywhere, the wheels do not turn, its too big to transport anywhere, and its far too fancy for the local pub, so aside from a place for day time naps, It’s quite pointless really….

silvercrosspramSo although my Mum would highly disagree, I am and will probably always be team Bugaboo, and see the Silver Cross as a fancy crib on wheels, But what do you think? Are you a modern girl looking for that must have accessory? (Doesn’t have to be Bugaboo) Or are you classic and love the Silver cross? Contact me on TWITTER or here, would love to hear your views on this…

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Body changes…

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Aside from the obvious growing belly, bottom and thighs; you may experience some other unexpected changes whilst your pregnant which may come as a little of a surprise starting with the linea nigra. No this is not a form of cashmere this is really a condition some women may develop through out pregnancy. Linea nigra is a dark line that runs from your belly button down to your public line and some women may experience it from just under your bra down to your pubic bone, it is more common in darker skinned women and will disappear a few months after delivery. Having said that I’m blonde and although I’m quite olive skinned Im a far cry from dark skinned, but my Linea Nigra went all the way, and its still here, 7 months on… so don’t believe everything you read.

Along with the above, a mixture of pregnancy hormones along with increased blood volume, can cause those tiny, squiggly red or purple capillaries otherwise known as spider veins to spread out on your body and face, They can appear literally anywhere so a little tip would be to invest in a good concealer, during pregnancy. Mine appeared just under my right eye, and didn’t disappear, so Ive just had it zapped at a local Skin Clinic, It Felt like rubber band been snapped on my face, but after two weeks, totally has disappeared.

Other body changes through out pregnancy include skin tags, stretch marks (mine came after pregnancy) pigmentation (I had a skin mostache) heat rash, itching, piles, bigger, and darker areolas (mine looked like saucers) and cellulite. But don’t be too alarmed, as after delivery most changes will disappear in time, and trust me with the excitement of your up and coming arrival these little changes become trivial!

Anything I have missed out that you developed during pregnancy or are experiencing please share with us on here or on twitter.

Happy Monday xx

And I only have one….

BusySuperMom

Wake Up, Give baby Bottle, Put a wash on, Breakfast for the baby, Breakfast for me, Shower for me, Dress me, Take washing out of washing machine and put in dryer, Put another wash on, bath baby, Dress baby, clean, Iron, Work, Feed Baby, Feed me, Take washing out out of washing machine and put in dryer, Supermarket, Playtime/Swimming, Bottle, baby Nap, Work, Baby wakes up, Dog and Baby walk, Feed baby, Feed me, Bath baby, Bottle, Baby Sleep, Me Sleep! Repeat Daily.