A Family And Lifestyle Blog With A Tropical Seychelles Twist!

Month: February 2015

20 months

Arthur is 20 months old!  Wow, it really feels like the count down to 2 is really on now. I realised while looking for a picture for this post that I have definitely not taken enough photos this month. Looking back on this month, it […]

Kandy: Sri Lanka with a toddler

Kandy: Sri Lanka with a toddler It has been a long time since I wrote my last post on our Sri Lanka.  It’s because I had to wait until we could make our little announcement!!! So last time I wrote about our stay in Unawatuna. […]

14 weeks pregnant

Im 14 weeks pregnant! This week our little Seychelles baba is around the size of a lemon approximately 9cm!! Apparently it can now suck it’s thumb and pee too….awesome! Here’s me this week!  Not a great shot again I know!  But I’ve given up on anything better until we move!! 14 weeks pregnant Thought I’d start doing some measurements which makes me a bit nervous sharing but will be good to look back on!!! I’ll update the weight after I’ve had a midwife appointment (every month at the moment) as I don’t have scales at home. Weight: 55kg (+2kg in 2 months weight at 1st midwife appt 53kg) Bump measurement: 32.5inches (round my tummy at my belly button.  Wish I had done this from the start but usually I’m somewhere between 26-28 inches here!) I had a midwife appointment yesterday.  Felt like a bit of a waste of time to be honest.  It wasn’t with my midwife (but it was the lady I had with Arthur…a proper battle axe).  She tried to tell me there wasn’t enough folic acid in pregnacare and that I should be taking more.  I wasn’t impressed with that, she had no idea clearly!!! Arthur is still giving lots of kisses and cuddles to my bump!  He’s also started giving it raspberries, cheeky monkey!


Metal taste has gone thank goodness!! I’ve had a few twinges of carpal tunnel…I had this, totally inexplicably to all doctors around 10 years ago and and to have it operated on both wrists which sucked.  I had it a little when pregnant with Arthur but not too bad.  I know it’s common in pregnancy but I really don’t want it to develop fully because it’s so horrible! For a couple weeks now I’ve had a pain in my left leg starting at my lower back it is really uncomfortable and no matter what I do I can’t get it to go!  Very annoying! Anyway that all sounds very miserable!  I’m not.  I’m enjoying my little bump!


Still wanting red onion…..specifically as part of a tuna melt!!! Diet coke!  I’ve always loved diet coke, but when I was pregnant with Arthur I was totally off it so I’m more than happy to be treating myself to the odd can!! Crumpets…still! In amazing and bad news all in one go, there are crumpets in the little international shop.  Actual Warburtons crumpets!  The bad news is that a pack of 6 cost me around £4!!  Ouch!!! In my opinion it may be the best £4 of Marks money I have ever spent, he disagrees!!!


Ummmm, not really any dislikes I can think of this week woohoo!

Maternity Matters~ Ghostwritermummy

Just the two of us {The Ordinary Moments 15} #7

On Tuesday Mark left to go to London to do some interviews for new teachers at the school. This ment that Arthur and I would be by ourselves for 5 nights! Now this might now seem like a big deal for many, after all a […]

13 weeks pregnant

Now I am 13 weeks pregnant! Apparently this week, our little Seychelles baba is as long as a pea pod (around 7cm) and has it’s own fingerprints! Here I am this week, looking pretty much the same I’d say although I’m feeling bigger! I know […]

My Expat Family 7

Hello and welcome to My Expat Family 7 the seventh ‘My Expat Family’ blog link up.

A a big thank you to everyone who linked up last month if you missed it take a look there are lots of fab posts there to read! Last month was the most popular yet, thank you so much for that!! I hope you enjoy reading the posts as much as I do! 

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You can start to link your posts from Thursday 12th Feb and I’ll leave the link up open until Sunday night.

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Bunny and Blanket {The Ordinary Moments 15} #6

Bunny and Blanket have been with Arthur since he first left the hospital.   In the little travel cot he had to call home while we stayed in Mahe  Then once we got back home to our little house, and his big cot, in Praslin. […]