American Speedfest At Brands Hatch 2019.

At the beginning of June we went to American Speedfest at Brands Hatch just as we have done for the last few years. It’s become something of an annual event for us so as long as we all still enjoy it I would imagine we will still go. We went with all the grandparents this time and my sister and her family. So it was a whole family event.

If  you are at all interested in last years event you can read it in American Speedfest At Brands Hatch 2018.

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Audley End Miniature Railway Pirate And Mermaid Event.

A few months ago we visited Audley End Miniature Railway this is the third time we have been. We thought about going again in the summer for the summer festival which we did last time but I had a quick look at half term and they were doing a Pirate and Mermaid event. If you would like to read about the summer festival you can read it in A Day At Audley End Railway.

As this was a different event we thought we would go and see how it differed.

We have noticed in the past that lots of children go dressed in fancy dress when they visit and it really creates a lovely atmosphere. So this time I couldn’t resist but got them both costumes to wear, I thought they would look quite cute in their his and hers pirate costumes, and to be fair they did. We did take spare clothes with us incase it got sticky hot, as the costume material isn’t the most comfortable when its hot.

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What’s In My Hospital Bag?

The hospital bag can be quite a daunting thing to pack and there are so many different versions of what to pack its hard to know for sure. I’ve done this twice now and there are a couple of things that I definitely feel are essential. This is purely based on the items I used, there are lots of lists online and you may see something that you personally feel is important for you to take.

With that in mind I thought I would share with you everything I’m putting in my bag.

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40 Weeks Pregnancy Update

We are here, at 40 weeks. I am a firm believer that this one is not going to come this side of 41 weeks, my babies like my womb too much, I must make a really comfy home. If I’m honest I’m using my scheduled induction date as my countdown. I’ve found it so disheartening and really hard to get to due date and then start counting up how many days over I was. So for me I think it still works out better to count down to a realistic date, and as induction is set it seems like the best way for me to do it, rather than to focus on due date.

In some ways this pregnancy has absolutely flown by and I’ve barely had a chance to think about it. Which is possibly why not much got organised until the last couple of weeks.

Looking back at when we found out all the way back in October it seems like an awful long time ago. So much has happened in the last 9 months. You can read about how we found out in Announcement And First Trimester Update.

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What’s In Babies Hospital Bag?

I’m taking a separate bag for the babies stuff to the hospital just so that I know everything I need for the baby is in one place. I’ve found it much easier in the past to have everything for the baby separate. In theory then I don’t need to touch this bag until the baby is actually here.

I’m hoping I haven’t forgotten anything, I’ve been over this bag list about a hundred times and honestly feel like it’s not finished. So if you think of anything I have forgotten please let me know.

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Me And Mine Project – June Roundup 19

Here we are, hopefully the last month we shall be a family of four and halfway through the year. I can barely comprehend that.  I cant believe how we have got here so quickly, the last few months I don’t feel like I’ve had a chance to catch my breath and really think about what’s about to happen.

We started the month with our last possible day out to American Speedfest just like we did last year. We knew we couldn’t miss out on this one and it was a great day again. I’m not going to lie it was scorching hot and a struggle but we got through it. Have a read of last years American Speedfest At Brands Hatch as I’ve not managed to write this years one up yet. We went with a whole bunch of us this time and it made it even more special.

I  think we have all agreed to do it again next year too. Both the children really loved it, it actually surprised me how much M liked the actual racing, albeit she slept through the main race we were planning on watching.

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What’s In My Homebirth Box?

If you didn’t already know I’m planning on having a Homebirth this time around. I’ve heard a lot of positive things about a homebirth experience and they intrigued me. After having a discussion with my midwife this week, the whole experience sounds much less stressful. I will also get 2 midwives to myself the whole time, which again cant be guaranteed in a hospital environment.

One of the other big reasons for me wanting to do so is for the afterbirth experience. I will have help throughout the night and I wont need to wait to be discharged. Both times previously I was ready to be discharged in the morning but never got home till early afternoon. I found that to be quite stressful. I didn’t want that repeated.

So having had my discussion with my midwife there were a few things I have needed to get to prepare for the birth at home. This is in addition to your usual hospital bag and babies hospital bag.

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