Anatomy Scan and Gender Reveal

Today we had our early anatomy scan, the ‘big’ scan most pregnant women have at 20-21 weeks because our sonographer found increased nuchal translucency at our ten week scan. While we accepted our babies increased risk of Down Syndrome, it was still a long stressful seven weeks waiting to find out our babies faith.

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Today we got fantastic news. Our early anatomy today was very reassuring, with no structural abnormalities and all fetal anatomy was visual and appeared normal. We even got to see our little baby in 4d. One of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.

We were also very naughty at our scan today, we couldn’t resist temptation and we found out the sex of our baby. Kayla has wanted a little sister forever. Looks like she won’t have to wait long either…

Teetha Teething Granules Review

Frankie has all the symptoms, the barrels of drool, sensitive and swollen gums and he is very irritable. His little cheeks are all flushed and bright red. He refuses food, bites, and chews everyone and anything. So a new tooth is no longer a milestone to celebrate. My poor little dude is currently cutting his seventh tooth. (more…)

Mother’s Day Giveaway Winners

Thank you each and every one you who entered my latest giveaways worth over €200 and a huge THANK YOU to Penneys, BEUTiFi.com, The Baby Gift Company and Artistry Make-Up for all the fabulous prizes. I hope you all had a fantastic Mother’s Day and if you didn’t win this time I will have another exciting giveaway very soon.

Giveaway #1

The winner of the €50 Penneys voucher is Linnie Reilly.

Giveaway #2

The winner of the €50 BEUTiFi.com voucher is Leanne Vaughey.

Giveaway #3

The winner of the Disney Simba themed nappy cake worth €75 from The Baby Gift Boutique is Naomi Mooney.

Giveaway #4

And finally the winner of the €55 worth of Artistry makeup is Olivia Fitzgerald.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Please email mylittlebabog@gmail.com with your postal address to organise your prize.

Mother’s Day Giveaways

Giveaway is now closed! Check HERE to see if you are one of the lucky four  winners!

To celebrate Mother’s Day I have four awesome prizes to giveaways to four lucky My Little Babog readers and ALL winners will be announced tomorrow. Follow the links to enter.

Giveaway #1

Enter HERE to win a €50 Penneys voucher.

Giveaway #2

Enter HERE to win a €50 BEUTiFi.com voucher

Giveaway #3

Enter HERE to win a Disney Simba themed nappy cake worth €75 from The Baby Gift Boutique.

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Giveaway #4

Enter HERE to win €55 worth of Artistry make-up

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Goodluck all!

Irish Parenting Blog Awards | Nominations

Do see my new shiny badge on the right hand side of the page? The Irish Parenting Blog awards nominations list is now open until April 1st.

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The awards categories are:
Best Newcomer
Best Homespun blog
Best Personal blog
Most Entertaining blog
Best Writer
Inspirational Blogger
Most beautiful blog
Best Special Interest blog
Best post of the year

If you would like to nominate my blog or your any of your favourite Irish Parenting Blogs for an award you can nominate them HERE!

The Lost First Curl

On Saturday I gave Frankie a spontaneous haircut, so there’s no cute ‘first haircut’ pictures. He’d been sporting a Mohawk complete with a sideburn of ringlets but the curls were getting a bit uncontrollable.

With my beloved samurai I gave him a quick trim around the edges and put his curls in a glass for safe keeping while I cleaned up the avalanche of hairs around the kitchen.

The glass somehow managed its way back into the cupboard.

Last night I came down for a glass of water and a Rennie (this baby is a chewbacca) on one of my midnight walks. This morning the other half was filling the dishwasher and noticed a suspicious substance in the end of one of the glasses. After some investigating we realised I had actually drank Frankie’s curls.

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Don’t ask me how I didn’t notice but there they are, the few pathetic strands I’ve managed to salvage  from the glass.

Can we call this one baby brain?

Mother’s Day Giveaway #4 | Win €55 of Artistry Make-Up

ARTISTRY is leading the way in the beauty industry with its scientifically advanced beauty solutions making it one of the world’s top five premium skincare brands. ARTISTRY cosmetics offer advanced comprehensive foundation shades and modern, sophisticated colour palettes. From the rare fruits of the African plains to the potent botanicals of the Mediterranean shores, ARTISTRY finds the earth’s prized ingredients to deliver superior skincare and anti-aging treatments to customers across the globe.

I have one Artistry Signature Volume Mascara and a Signature Sheer Lipstick in Honey valued at €55 to giveaway.

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To enter

LIKE My Little Babog on Facebook

LIKE Artistry Europe on Facebook

and finally COMMENT below…

GOODLUCK!

Giveaway closes on Mother’s Day, Sunday 15th of March. Winner will be announced on the My Little Babog Facebook page.

El and Baby A | Guest Blog | Get Ready With Me Mommy Edition

Introducing another guest blog and Irish Parenting Blogger, Ellen who writes El and Baby A. Ellen shares her ramblings as a first time mom and the occasional delicious recipes.

Today Ellen shares the reality of getting ready with her baby. It’s like a timeline of events in my own home.

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5am: Tell eight month old it is not time to get up yet and get him back to sleep. Spend twenty minutes planning your outfit for today’s lunch date in your head before falling back to sleep.

7am: Be re-woken by baby who has decided it is in fact time for the day to begin.

7:30am: Trip over the last step of the stairs – it never moves yet you always manage to misjudge it.

7:45am: Feed the beast baby.

8:10am: Make morning tea; be distracted until it reaches four degrees.

8:30am: Get in the shower and wash hair – this is done in three ten minutes segments with regular trips to tend to the little bundles screams, demands and needs.

9:30am: Realise planned outfit is amongst the 27kg of laundry – panic- find a pre baby outfit and tuck all lumps and bumps into waistband. Perfect I was planning on only having water for lunch anyway!

10am: Accessories your outfit with some baby spit up draped over your left shoulder in the form of an abstract print. Pause.

10:10am: Change baby’s nappy. Oh and again because he only poops in clean nappies – expensive taste.

10:30: Feed baby breakfast. Use baby wipes to remove porridge from your hands/arms/ear.

10:55am: Continue. Realise matching socks are a novelty from a former life and be happy you have two clean socks at all.

11am: ‘Find’ baby’s missing toy – which may or may not have been underneath him/ in his other hand!

11:05am: Tie your fresh, clean hair into a perfected messy bun to avoid teasing your baby with your dangling locks. Said baby has the eyes of a sniper – spots your clean hair and tries to surgically remove it from your head using his drooled on, sticky claws hands.

11:20am: Put on one shoe and begin to search house for it’s match. After twenty-five minutes find the lost shoe in the gob of your teething offspring – where most things are found these days!

11:50am: Pick up toy thrown from highchair. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

12pm: Tweet about the stress of your morning #wheresmyshoe #mommyproblems

12:10pm: Nappy change – wee fountain disaster!

12:20pm: Dress baby in adorable outfit.

12:22pm: Poonami in adorable outfit. Re-dress baby in nearest available alternative – matching not necessary.

12:30pm: Keys… Keys… Keys…

1pm: Find keys in the seat of baby’s push along car.

1:15pm: Get everything and everyone in the car. En route.

1:25pm: Realise you’ve forgotten formula/wipes/nappies. Redirect route back home.

2pm: Finally reach lunch destination an hour late. Pat yourself on the back for making it there at all. Use all remaining energy not to nap at the restaurant while you wait for your water.

2:03pm: Make a mental note to never accept a lunch date again until baby reaches 16!

For more hilarious real-life stories check El and Baby A’s blog, Facebook or Twitter.

Mother’s Day Giveaway #3 | Win a Simba Themed Nappy Cake

Our next giveaway is from The Baby Gift Boutique. They create beautiful nappy cake gifts suitable for baby showers, newborns & Christenings. Having only set up in December they have sold hundreds of gift and themed baskets to suit each customer’s needs.

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I have an adorable Simba themed cake valued at €75 to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. The nappy cake includes a musical Simba teddy, Simba comforter, 45 size three pampers nappies, super soft fleece blanket, 2 cotton muslin cloths & full clothes set (baby-grow, vest, hat, bib, socks & mittens, all 100% cotton).

To enter

Like My Little Babog on Facebook

Like The Baby Gift Boutique on Facebook

and finally comment below

Giveaway closes on Sunday 15th of March. Winner will be announced on the My Little Babog Facebook page. Goodluck all!