Gentle Caesarean Birth, Welcome to the World Edison

For those that have been following my pregnancy diaries, you’ll know that most of my pregnancy went very smoothly. It continued to go well, until the task of getting baby out, that is! We had discussed and agreed with my Consultant that I’d start having sweeps from 38 weeks. This was hopefully to help start things naturally and avoid being overdue like I was with Mini. My Midwife attempted sweeps at 38 and 39 weeks but was unable to complete to do it. Both times my cervix was still very posterior and very much closed. Talk of induction had begun,…

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Rudolf at Midlands Arts Centre, Festive Family Fun

We were recently invited to review Rudolf at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, this years’ festive family offering. Mini was excited and decided to dress up in her very own Rudolf outfit for the performance. Baby Mack had arrived the previous week, so at just 9 days old he was attending his very first theatre performance. I’m not sure that he was overly impressed though as he slept through the entire show. Rudolf is a co-production between Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) and Pins & Needles. The story focuses on Rudi (Hannah Bristow) who arrives at the safari park with a crash…

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Little Brian Paint Sticks Review: Mess Free Play!

This post may contain affiliate links Little Brian Paint Sticks Review We were recently kindly sent a package of Little Brian Paint Sticks to review. Mini, like lots of 6 year olds, loves drawing and painting pictures. She often comes home from school with anything up to 6 pictures she has done for us that day. She couldn’t wait to get stuck in and try out the paint sticks. Little Brian Paint Sticks look like glue sticks, you twist them to reveal the colour. They claim to be a fun, easy and most importantly MESS FREE way for little ones to paint.…

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Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave Review

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave Review Imagine the scene, DJ playing massive dance tracks, people dancing, bright lights flashing across the dancefloor. You must be in a nightclub. Correct, but this is no ordinary night out. In fact its the middle of the afternoon. The dancefloor is filled with babies and little ones throwing shapes and there are chill out rooms with play-doh and colouring walls. Welcome to Big Fish Little Fish! Big Fish Little Fish invited us to their Halloween themed family rave recently in Birmingham. Mini and I persuaded a reluctant Mr Mack to join in with…

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Team Mack is Expanding: Pregnancy Diaries The Third Trimester

The Third Trimester Update Thank you for stopping by to read my latest pregnancy update. I’m so relieved and excited to have reached the Third Trimester. Again time has flown so quickly since my last update. I’m pleased that I seem to have a bit more energy in the Third Trimester, which is handy as we’ve continued to be so busy again. Week 29 We decided to make the most of the last week of the school holidays with a family day out this week. We visited Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire, and enjoyed a delicious Higgidy Picnic. I am determined…

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