Product review – The NUK Summertime Soother

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I was so excited to see that NUK has introduced new funky designs of their Summertime Soothers and was lucky enough to introduce them to both of my kids. Alyssa has always only used NUK bottles and soothers, she literally would not take to any other brand, so I will of course be introducing NUK products to Aidan. Alyssa still uses a soother at bed time and now with Aidan using one, she naturally wants to use hers more often. I’m not going to take that comfort away from her now, she will grow out of it soon enough!

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Two (and a half) weeks in – as parents of Two

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BTS of our first family of 4 photoshoot

What a rollercoaster this past 2 weeks have been! To think I would still not have given birth at this point, should Aidan have arrived on or around his due date. In some ways I am happy that he decided to come so early (and so speedily!) and on the other hand it would have been nice to have a few weeks extra to better prepare and get some rest.

Well, here we are two weeks in and it we are easing into our “new normal”. Thus far, it hasn’t been easy but it hasn’t  been that hard either….some things are just easier this time around and some things are just harder:

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My Baby Registry – SA’s First Dedicated Baby Shower Gift Registry

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Last month ( just 2 days before Aidan was born) I had an amazing baby shower. I got so many stunning gifts and I am utterly and truly grateful, however had I known about the new services offered by My Baby Registry I would not have sat with so many duplicate items which I now have to exchange!

This service allows you to create an online baby shower gift registry for you to let family and friends know what you want for your little one. Based in Cape Town, all delivery is free within the Cape Metropole but they also deliver nationwide.

How does it work?

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Welcome Aidan Cole Malan

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I am so thrilled to announce that on Tuesday 31 March 2015 we welcomed our little boy Aidan Cole Malan into the world.  Arriving 3 weeks earlier than his estimated due date and within just a few hours of labour this little man was clearly in a hurry to meet us.

You know how in the movies when someone goes into labour, it seems as though that baby will arrive in minutes and there’s always a mad rush to the hospital? I would always laugh as I know labour takes a long time to progress (as it did with my first pregnancy) but it seems that is not always the case.

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