Friday, 2 January 2015

Baby Checklist

We are now on 6 weeks countdown!! I say 6 weeks but that's only if little one arrives on time. To say I am not organised is an understatement! With everything going on, I haven't had much time to do much so have come up with a checklist to try help  me get organised.

What I Have:
  • Moses Basket 
  • Bouncer
  • Unisex Baby Clothes, blankets etc
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Wipes 
All baby clothes and bedding for the moses basket needs a good wash but are in perfect condition. I need to make space in my chest of drawers for all of these as well as nappies and wipes

What I Need to Get/Do:
  • Travel System - I have one picked out but want to go test drive it. Last time I had one picked but when I went to look at it, I hated how easy it was to push and how awkward it was to fold away. On a side note, I can;t believe how expensive they have become. 
  • Bottles: Dr. Brown all the way. I used these with Jack and am convinced these are the reason we never had to go through colic. We did have one Tommee Tippee bottle and it was a nightmare. I'm just going with 240ml bottles as from experience the 120ml ones only do a short time. Dr Brown are a bit more expensive but I feel they are worth the extra euros. 
  • Steriliser: Another thing that has gotten more expensive, then again I was ruined by a universal one that was just €20. The Dr.Brown steriliser is €66 in Boots, something I just can't justify so I went researching and the Avent 2 in 1 steriliser will fit 4 Dr. Browns. Not as great as fitting six but it will be fine. My baby bro is insisting he gets this for us so I am hunting for it on sale.
  • Play Mat for Tummy Time. Not very urgent but I'd like to have one here. 
  • Nappies
  • I need to start my hospital bag! Last time I brought far too much stuff with me so will be thinking more sensibly this time. I'll do a post on my hospital bag onceI have it sorted. 
A very kind cousin and his girlfriend gave us a generous One4All Voucher for Christmas so I'll be using that on the bottles and replacement teats.

I'll do a pregnancy update after I have had my scan on the 12th

Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Years Resolutions

Welcome to my first post of 2015! I'm not one for New Years Resolutions really because more often then not they are a total fail. I am going to try cut down my spending habits, any non necessary things will be by passed and I will try ignore all the pretty makeup in the shops unless I 100% need a replacement for something  in my stash.

What I have decided to do it attempt the 52 week saving challenge. The idea is that you put away a specific amount every week for the entire year starting at just €1. 

*I searched high and low for a euro version but you get the idea from this pic*
Not sure how well I will do once baby arrives or during the summer but I can always make up for weeks I miss. As it is, I already put anything under 50c in a jar after I've been to the shops and currently have €10 stashed in it. This is something I started doing a few years ago as I really dislike having lots of change hanging around. Once the jar is full I usually go to one of those coin machines in the likes of Tesco and then lodge it into our saving account.

By the end of the year, I should hopefully have saved over €1000. Fingers and toes crossed

Anyone else thinking of trying this or have you done it before?

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Hello 2015

Hi all, hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas. I just wanted to drop by and wish you all a Happy 2015. 

Personally I cannot wait to see the back of 2014. It has been a pretty tough year so am hoping next year will be better. I realise I have been a bit quiet lately and while  I won't go into too much detail I will say thank you to all the lovely Irish beauty bloggers who have been so kind and thoughtful We really do have a great little community. 

Here's to a great new year! One thing I cannot wait for is the arrival of our little baby. I am taking a bit of time off to spend with family and try get sorted for the little ones arrival. I have so little done! I  have a few posts scheduled while I de stress a bit. As always I will be hanging around on Facebook and Twitter