So many burgers. So many babies. Happy birthday (errr, for tomorrow) and thank you for a lovely BBQ little red!!! 🍔🌭🥗🍦
A new video has just gone up where I say the word blood a slightly worrying amount so maybe don't watch it with breakfast but yes, it's a look around my hospital bag! 🎉🎉🎉 Direct vid link in bio or just search PoppyD on YouTube.
Why aren't slow-cooked eggs more of a thing here? They're bloody perfect. Lovely to catch up with @therealjonnya over minty avocado, Aussie-approved coffee and tax chat 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Fancy creams can't compete with twins, genetics and plain ol' luck but I find if you match your stretch marks to your lipstick and find a jazzy scarf in a similar shade then you learn to love them. After all, they're there for a reason. 28 week scan today and both bubs are still big and growing really well. And fighting. Constantly. *Please let them be kinder to one another on the outside*. #wiwt #twinbump #loveyourbody #twinpregnancy #stylethebump #maternityfashion #maternity #bumpstyle #realpregnancy #ootd #mummyblogger #pregnancyblogger #growingtwins #stretchmarks
When you're slap bang in the middle of what feels like the loooooongest week you need homemade double chocolate brownies. And when it's raining as hard as it has been all day here, you need said homemade double chocolate brownies to be *made by someone else* and DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. Man alive, brownie delivery is a revelation to me. @NutkinsBakery has just been launched by @harrymumford (scroll to the second pic to see her gorgeous logo, I'm a bit in love with all the branding) and I can confirm that her wares are delicious. Congrats Harriet on getting out of corporate-ville and into the world of brownie domination! If you want to try a box you can use POPPYCHOC15 for 15% off til the end of the month, there's a whole bunch of flavours and they can be posted anywhere in the UK I believe 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 YUM YUM YUM #nutkinsbakery #supportsmallbiz #notanad #justlovebrownies #eatingforthree #womeninbusiness #supportsmallbusiness
The belated birthday cake I made for Mother dearest. Rich chocolate sponge (not sweet, sweet chocolate sponges are a disgrace), vanilla caramel, strawberries and ALL THE FRESH CREAM. We can have some now for breakfast, right?
Why am I scared to blog about breastfeeding?! Gah. I am ridiculous. ANYWAY, I *have* blogged about my hopes and fears for breastfeeding twins today as I thought I'd jump on the #nationalbreastfeedingweek bandwagon and it's something I've been meaning to post about. I hopefully don't come across too bonkers and uptight in the post, I've just tried to be as honest as possible about where I'm at and how I'm feeling. Link is in bio or head to PoppyD.com to read 🍈🍈
July Food Faves is live 👌🏼 It's a bit of a sugar-fest. Ahem. I am eating vegetables too. I promise. (Direct link in bio or search PoppyD on YouTube 🍫🍫🍫)
We picked up the pram at the weekend and I can confirm I got it through all ten doors from the car to the nursery by myself. BOOM! I am so tempted to do a trial run on the bus without the stress of the babies being here but I'm aware that if anyone peeked in it would be very very VERY weird. Clip a muslin over it so people don't realise it's actually empty?! Somehow also hide my massive bump?! Maybe I'll do a covert 3am nightbus mission instead. Stick a couple of stray cats and pot noodles in there, act natural.
Oh hi, autumn weather. At least you bring autumn clothes. (Also, not gonna lie...I quite like the evenings getting darker and getting excited about X Factor). Swipe left for comedy side profile 👌🏼
You can't tell how diddy these 5lb sleepsuits are but they are SO diddy. Diddy-tastic. I know the novelty factor of pre-washing baby clothes will wear off but it hasn't yet 💕
Firstly, good morning and yes I'm aware that's a lot of skin to shove in your feed. Sorry about that. Secondly, how horrible is SPD?! If you've had pelvic girdle pain (I like saying girdle, that's the one upside) then you'll know how horrid it is but in today's blog post I've shared some of the things helping me getting some relief. It includes this natty sacroiliac belt which has been a bit of a god send. Have a read on PoppyD.com if you don't mind moaning with a positive ending! 👌🏼
On Saturday, ST and I headed off to Chiswick for a full day twins antenatal course. It was REALLY good, even if he did wind me up by saying ludicrous things like I expect we'll probably sleep for 12 hours a day (we don't sleep that much NOW for goodness sake) and we'll probably only spend 15 minutes a day changing nappies in total. Ahhhhh. Anyway, we both really enjoyed it and whilst we probably did embarrass ourselves in front of the other parents by going a bit Chris and Olivia (he's funny! He's adorable! She's controlling! She's a massive nag! She has no patience for his baby related jesting!) we learnt a lot and we came away really reassured and REALLY excited. I've blogged about the day if anyone is interested over on PoppyD.com 👶🏼👶🏼
You two alright in there?!
Two things about this pic: 1) it's the thumbnail to my latest video which has just gone live. It's a baby equipment haul and the direct link is in my bio or you can just search PoppyD on YouTube. And 2) I have officially morphed into my mother. I can't believe how much I look like her here!
An after-work picnic to kill time before Love Island and celebrate the return of the sunshine is never a bad idea....especially when it involves ice cream. I can confirm that the new tubs from Mars and Snickers are everything you would hope they'd be and I have just blogged about their chocolatey caramelly peanutty goodness over on PoppyD.com 👍🏼 #marsicecreamtub #snickersicecreamtub #ad
Oooooh what I'd give to be resting those hips of mine in this glorious bathtub right now. I'd need someone to help me in and out (preferably whilst blindfolded as I really wouldn't need them to see the A-Z map of veins which now covers my entire body) and ideally there'd be cake waiting for me on my bedside table before my post-bath snooze. Yes, that would be very nice indeed. Today's blog post (which only took a week longer to write than expected, thanks brain of mush!) is all about our lovely seaside trip to @thegallivant. Link in bio or just head to PoppyD.com if you would like to read 🌊🌊🌊 #travelblog #thegallivant #cambersands #babymoon #rye #eastsussex #luxurytravel #mrandmrssmith #travel #visitengland #camber
Yes they were lion stamped 🦁👍🏼👶🏼👶🏼
Three sleepy cousins. I can't wait til they meet each other. 👶🏼🐣🐣 #twinpregnancy #maternity #pregnancy #realpregnancy #growingtwins #secondtrimester #mummyblogger #pregnancyblogger #twinbump
At 4pm every day, residents at @thegallivant are treated to a big mug of tea and a slice of homemade cake. If this isn't a tradition that all hotels should adopt, I don't know what is. I've put up a vlog from our seaside weekend already (link in bio or search PoppyD on YouTube) and I'll blog about the hotel tomorrow. Long story short though: it's very nice indeed! 🍰🌊🌞 #travelvlog #thegallivant #cambersands #babymoon #rye #eastsussex #luxurytravel #mrandmrssmith #travel #visitengland #camber