If you read regularly, you’ll have already seen our travel posts to France and London and spotted the Joie Brisk pushchair amongst the photos and likewise on social media.
As Munch is still 3 and we had alot of ground to cover on both trips, we were looking for a pushchair for her to relax in and take the weight off. We were also looking for a pushchair that had good capacity for luggage at the airport, or those days when we were out at the pool/beach and had extra to carry. Basically we just wanted to make both trips as child friendly as possible. London especially had the potential to be a bit of a nightmare with a 3 year old pair of legs.
Here we are staring July in the face and we still struggle weather wise up in the North East of Scotland. Having just returned from France and London I am definitely having weather envy and wish the Summers here allowed the same level of outside living as our southern friends. So when the sun does shine in Aberdeen, we have to make the most of it and cram as much outside living into our short sunshine hours as possible.
Since we moved house, we have inherited the largest garden space we have ever had and I have turned to pinterest for some pinspiration on how to make the most of the garden space and ensure we create a family fun outdoor living space.
Another 2 weeks have past and I’ve now reached 24 weeks pregnant. If you’ve been following the posts, you will know that I’ve suffer with HG and SPD, both of which I’m sad to say are still raising their ugly heads every now and then..like I could forget I’m pregnant without them!
This last 2 weeks saw us travel to London for Britmums, which I was dreading due to all the standing up and walking around, but I think I was too caught up in the buzz to notice most of the time. Although it did catch up with me on Sunday!
If you read the 22 week post, you’ll know that we had a rather disappointing first gender scan and had booked into another clinic the day before Britmums Live. Those of you I bumped into, will already know the gender…I thought it would be more exciting telling you in person, not every blogger gets the chance! However for those of you who don’t already know…
We are all super chuffed! I can’t wait to have another little girl join our family and thankfully it’s what Munch wanted all along, so we didn’t have to bring her round to the idea…phew! Now I can sort through all the old clothes and toys and although we decorate pretty gender neutral around here, I can start to organise the nursery.
I’m really looking forward to our new arrival in October and finding out the gender has really helped with the excitement in the house. I perhaps wrongly have paid attention recently to bloggers with 2 girls and the bonds between them and it makes me even more excited. I know there aren’t any guarantees when it comes to family relationships and I for one will not take anything for granted, but allowing myself to imagine just for a minute that we could have that little bubble of warmth and closeness I’ve seen, fills my heart with joy.