• H&M Haul Vlog 2
    Fashion,  Parenting/Baby Related

    Another H&M Baby Clothes Haul!

    Because I’ve had to replace nearly all of Theo’s baby clothes I placed a massive H&M order and have made another haul video. I really find H&M online so much better than in store for baby clothes. I went to the Trafford Centre branch the other day and they only had one of the styles I’d ordered! The baby section is tiny and full of basics, the toddler section is a bit better but the best styles were still missing. It was all more of what I call “traditional” baby clothes rather than the more modern styles that they have online. I was also a bit annoyed that you can’t…

  • Anxiety During Pregnancy FI
    Lifestyle,  Parenting/Baby Related

    My Struggle with Anxiety During Pregnancy | #anxieteaandme

    In support of the #anxieteaandme campaign started by the lovely Charlotte from Mombie Diaries, I’ve written this post about my struggle with anxiety during my pregnancy in the hope that more of us will feel able to share our struggles, normalise mental health issues and seek help. Pregnancy is supposed to be a really exciting, happy time. Preparing a new life for the world is meant to be one of the most fulfilling things a woman can do but unfortunately for me, it didn’t happen that way. I’m naturally a worrier so in my first pregnancy, it came out to play a bit but it was manageable and didn’t bother…

  • H&M Haul Vlog
    Fashion,  Parenting/Baby Related

    Baby Clothes Haul H&M Kids – June 2018

    I bit the bullet, jumped on the bandwagon and a bunch of other metaphors and made a Youtube video! I did a baby clothes haul because Theo is a little whopper and has outgrown all his stuff and I really love the H&M kids collection at the minute. I tend to shy away from traditional, cutesy, pale blue baby clothes and prefer monochromes and geometric prints and H&M is really good for that. I can’t believe how quickly he is growing, he’s already in 6-9 month vests and sleepsuits and he’s only a few days shy of 3 months! I don’t think I’ll be able to carry him around in…

  • Lifestyle,  Parenting/Baby Related,  Uncategorized

    How to Take a Baby Passport Photo

    We’ve made the brave (or stupid) decision to take Theo on holiday soon and so he needed a baby passport and that means a baby passport photo! The very sound of taking a baby passport photo is daunting, it’s bad enough getting one taken for myself! It was actually more stressful for me to think about taking him to Timpson’s or one of the other many places that take passport photos for babies. What if he was crying? What if he needed feeding and they wouldn’t wait? Admittedly the rules on what is and isn’t acceptable for a baby passport photo aren’t as strict as for adults, for example, the…

  • Lifestyle,  Parenting/Baby Related

    New Mum Reading List – My Top 5 Books for New Parents

    With breastfeeding I’ve found a lot of my time as a new Mum has been taken up confined to the sofa or bed and whilst I have binged ALOT of TV sometimes nothing beats a good book! So I thought I’d share with you the books that I’ve been devouring in the last few weeks so that you can start your own new Mum reading list. 1. Happy Mum, Happy Baby – Giovanna Fletcher I’ve always had a soft spot for Giovanna, I was a closet McFly fan and am a hopeless romantic so I loved that Tom wrote Obviously about her and now they’re married with little ones! This…

  • Breastfeeding Capsule Wardrobe
    Fashion,  Parenting/Baby Related

    My Breastfeeding Capsule Wardrobe

    Something I hadn’t even considered before having the baby was that postpartum I wouldn’t be the same size as I was pre-pregnancy and that I’d need easy, frequent access to my boobs! Breastfeeding is pretty intense anyway without one handedly struggling with your clothes to allow a small human access to your nipple without making you both super uncomfortable and getting completely soaked! In the last few weeks I’ve had a pretty constant stream of parcels coming (and often going back) as I’ve tried to get the hang of what to wear for convenience whilst also not feeling like a frumpy mess and I think I’ve finally cracked it so…

  • Best free baby knitting patterns
    Knitting

    My Favourite Baby Knitting Patterns

    TodayI’m going to share with you my four favourite free baby knitting patterns and my finished versions. I had big plans to make loads and loads of stuff in preparation for the baby’s arrival but unfortunately I’ve had loads of trouble with my back (in the erector spinae muscle if you’re interested) which has made it really difficult for me to sit upright and knit or sew. I’m pretty gutted about this but have still managed to make him a few things in time for his arrival in the next couple of weeks. Baby knitting is my favourite knitting because small pieces take less time and so are super satisfying…

  • Tiny Baby Hat Knitting Pattern
    Knitting,  Tutorials

    Adam’s story + Preemie & Stillborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

    Just a warning that this post includes some sensitive and emotive topics before we get to the baby hat knitting pattern. For anyone following the Oh Hi DIY instagram (@ohhidiy), you’ll probably already know that I’m 29 weeks pregnant! What you might not know, is that I was also pregnant at the end of 2016. At the 20 week anomaly scan we were told that our little boy, Adam, wasn’t growing properly. He was subsequently diagnosed with Thanatophoric Dysplasia – a skeletal condition that means the rib cage and the limb bones do not grow. The condition’s name is derived from a Greek work “Thanatos” which means “death bringing” –…