A Family And Lifestyle Blog With A Tropical Seychelles Twist!

Month: March 2015

Waaaa, twooo, weeee {The Ordinary Moments 15} #9

Arthur has always loved when we count, particularly going up and down stairs!   What’s really exciting is that now he has started counting too!  It started off with him saying “two” every time he went up and down any step…..I’m not so sure why […]

19 weeks pregnant and the big reveal!

I’m now 19 weeks pregnant! If you missed it check out last weeks update! This week Seychelles baba is as big as an heirloom  tomato (whatever that is!) which is more than 15cm crown to rump!  Also baby can apparently now start to hear my […]

21 months!

21 months

Arthur is now 21 months old!

We are now all moved in at our new house and we have been so proud of how Arthur made the transition to his big boy bed!
He’s still sleeping pretty much until 6 every day which has definitely been a pleasent surprise for us!!

I can’t believe we’ve only been in this house a month, we’ve settled so quickly and the madness that was the few weeks leading up to and including the move thankfully seems like a distant memory!!

We were worried that having stairs in our new place would be an issue but he’s handled them really well too!!  The first few days he was pretty excited about throwing toys down the stairs but he seems to be over that already thank goodness!!  He gets pretty distracted half way up (or down) most times as we have a big window there and he likes to stop and look out!  It’s cute but it can be a little bit tiring when you’re trying to get stuff done!  All in all though we are greatful that he’s being good with the stairs!!

Last month I mentioned how I felt like the countdown to 2 is definitely on!  I was so right!  We are having ridiculous tantrums left right and centre!!!
They are still generally pretty short lived but they are becoming more frequent!!
A lot of them seem to be centre around Arthur’s obsession with the fridge!!!

The fridge thing is seriously very annoying!  Even if he’s just eaten a huge amount of food he will decide he wants something from the fridge and will go crazy if you don’t give him anything!!  Or if he sees you go in there for anything he goes nuts too…the days of secret snacking for this mama are long gone!!!

Aside from the annoying fridge obsession, over all Arthur is eating really well!  I’m getting better at sneaking in lots of veggies into his foods too!!

Something really cute that’s happening now is Arthur is calling us ‘Mummy’ and ‘Daddy’!  He used to say Dada a lot but never really said Mama unless I wasn’t around (which is really not very often!!)
But now he’s very excited to say Mummy and Daddy which we absolutely love!!

In general, Arthur is loving pointing out things and telling us what they are!  It’s amazing how much his speach has come on this month actually!  He’s picking up words left right and centre (we must be very careful with our choice of words now!!!)

Arthur continues to be a really affectionate little guy and is starting to say “cuddle” more of a “cuggle” so cute right!? He still loves to kiss my tummy and say “baby” I’m amazed at how interested he is! He also really loves to point out whenever he sees a baby!!

So another month has rolled on by so fast! We really are approaching 2 way too quickly! I wrote about trying to make the most of Arthur before his little brother or sister arrives and I will continue to do this!!

Not My Year Off

18 weeks pregnant

I’m now 18 weeks pregnant! Apparently little Seychelles baba is around the size of a bell pepper (over 14cm long crown to rump!) and is doing lots of arms and legs movement!! If you missed last week take a read of my 17 week pregnancy […]

Making the most of Arthur!

Today I spent a lot of time thinking just how soon Arthur will not be an only child any more. My pregnancy is flying by, I’m almost half way already.  This is, at least partly I’m sure, due to the fact that I have Arthur […]

17 weeks pregnant

I’m 17 weeks pregnant!
If you missed it, check out my 16 weeks pregnant post!

So this week Seychelles baba apparently weighs as much as a turnip (140g) and is around 13cm crown to rump!!  Also it can move all it’s joints and the little skeleton is hardening into bone from cartilige!  (I can’t wait to be able to say he or she!)

Here’s me this week:

17 weeks pregnant

Excuse the toddler mess on the floor!!  I realise looking at this, that I also really should put a bit of make up on before sharing these bump shots haha!


Bump measurement:

35.5 inches (+1 inch from last week)

We have started to look at names!!!  We were planning on waiting until we know whether we are having a boy or a girl, but we found the baby name book we had for Arthur in the move!
We have really not got anywhere with it but it’s really exciting to start looking!


Movement!!!  Definitely!  Last week I was pretty sure I was starting to feel it, and this week it’s getting really strong!  Particularly after I eat chocolate, if that’s not an excuse to eat more I don’t know what is!!

Last night it was really really strong, I know this seems way too early for this to happen but Mark could actually feel it which was amazing!

I still have been getting pain in my leg, BUT, I actually had a couple nights without it this week which was amazing

I have a lovely “mask of pregnancy” blemish on my face, in exactly the same place I had it with Arthur!  Ahh the pregnancy glamour continues!!!!

Arthur continues to be wonderful with my bump, it really is so cute how excited he gets about it!!

No real cravings or dislikes this week!!

I have a midwife appointment on Thursday and I should be getting my date for my next scan which I’m really excited about!
I’ll be back next week with my 18 week pregnancy update.



How I know my son is an island baby!

How I know my son is an island baby! We are lucky enough to be raising Arthur in the Seychelles. Since he was born here this life is all he knows, but we know just how lucky he is!! I think if we had to […]