Monday, 21 October 2013


 SO this week we went for our 18 week sexing scan which included a 4D peek!!! We have been so exited about this scan and the morning went by so slowly as the scan was at 4pm!

It was done at our usual place Babyvision in Shrewsbury. I couldn't recommend this place more as it has been the place I have gone for all my early pregnancy scans. It is a private clinic and the prices reflect the quality of the scan. Worth every penny in my opinion!

When we got in, I could see Chris's face beaming with excitement as she scanned over my belly and we saw out baby once again! It revealed a much larger baby with very long legs!!

She then went to reveal that our baby is in fact a little BOY!!! We are thrilled to bits! Chris espcially as it means he has a little Evertonian to take to the football! Though we always have referred to him as a he, part of me really did think we were having a girl, only as my mum is one of 8 girls, her sisters all have girls except 2 and it just seemed there are so many girls! I didn't care what we have as long as they are healthy and well but I wont lie I am SO glad we are having a boy. Far to many women in our family haha!! I always believe I would have a daughter but never saw myself having a son so it feels very nice.

Heart rate was down from last time 159 to 148  which she said is normal. He was wriggling around like mad which you shall see on the videos I am posting below. He is very active and making lots of lovely movements such as trying to put his thumb in his mouth though didn't seem to be able to quite do it!! Last time at 12 weeks he did put his whole had in his mouth.
Oh and another thing he did was scratch his bum, just like daddy!!haha. He is very dexterous and you can see him moving his little hands well.

Here is some 4D movements and also baby trying to put thumb in his mouth!
On the 4D peek I could really see features of Chris. His mothers side (Pye) have beautiful high cheek bones and jawline (have been the envy of mine as I hate my cheeks and I have no cheekbones what so ever!) and a lovely shaped nose, and it seems baby Mackin has the same!! He looks like his Daddy!

A lot of people have asked us if we have chosen a name. Answer is yes and no. We have a name however until we actually see what he looks like when he is born and see if the name suits him, is when we decide. Also we shall not be telling anyone until he is born and we wont be referring to him as the name we have chosen as we love the name and don't want to over say it and change our minds!! It took us ages to get to this decision!

Here is his 2D scan
As you can see he has such lovely little legs and feet..naww!
                               Here is his 4D scan, he is tucking his face away                   here, but you can again see his little feet!!

                              Here is his full face!!Definitely has the Pye family cheekbones!! He looks like Chrissie! I am worried however about the chord as it seems to be around his neck! But I am sure this is no cause for alarm as they would have said and I will just clarify it at the next scan.

And a sneaky bump pick that should really be for my 18 week update but oh well!!

Friday, 4 October 2013



MAC Full Coverage Foundation Review

  This is a foundation that I have been using for a long time and I Have wanted to review for a long time! I used this a while back when doing some editorial shoots and dismissed it ever since! I should NOT have!!

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Thursday, 3 October 2013


Here are some little photos of Mr Patch outs very cute rescue Llasa Apso cross with what we think is Bichon!! He is AMAZING!!



So finally my order that I made the other day from ASOS has arrived!! My amazing Nobbies leggings that I spoke about in my last post arrived and I have not stopped wearing them all week! So it was nice to have a change and get my new items in! 
Until now I was given some maternity items, and just brought on top and basic black leggings that I pretty much live in, and one pair on cream maternity jeans for a night I out had coming up!
 So I am happy to get my mini collections of essentials started! But other than a new maternity coat  I will try and work my normal clothes in!! So watch this space!

Here is the floral print T from new look, with the mid wash jeans that I under the bump which I find so comply, I really hate jeans at the best of times so I wouldn't mind wearing these even if I wasn't pregnant! 

And this is the outfit I wore out. It was SOO hard to find something that fit me and didnt make me look fat, and also that was suitable for the evening. This top I brought YEARS ago in Miss Selfridge after seen a pregnant friend at the time wear the pink version. But I lost so much weight in 2006 through illness, it literally didn't fit at all! It hung off me terribly and the boobs bits were like empty sacks!
 However unlike all my other clothes this top I kept as I loved it so much that I thought one day maybe I will fit into it again or get it adjusted. Deep down I think I kept it for when I got pregnant which is something I never thought would happen and now look!!!
(excuse the 'I am sober but going to pretend to be fun and drink' pose!!}

You cant see my bump so well but it hangs off nicely, You can kind of make it out here...
And these are the jeans I teamed it with from the same Maternity Jeans Line from ASOS

So I hope this is a little bit of inspiration for the week and I will be back again soon!!!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


This week my bump has really really popped out and I decided that it really was time to just store away my old wardrobe and buy in!!

I have really struggling with finding some decent maternity leggings that are good quality and can be folded down or are under the bump, which I prefer, other than H&M and even then they are only black ones!!

I have never been one of these people just loves jeans and will only really wear them when there is an occassion or there it is cold and I am leaving the house for the whole day!!! I know seems odd but i am such a LEGGINGS girl!!

Sooooo,,, I brought some amazing jeans from ASOS such as these Elgin Mid wash underbelly Jeans which are under the bump 

I also brought this digital floral print T Shirt top that I will probably wear with a long sleeved top under neath for extra warmth in winter!!

But by far the best thing that I have seen then best purchases my grey leggings!! I have been looking EVERYWHERE for grey leggings and it just make such a contrasting different from the usual black ones!! And means that outfits can be mixed and matched so much better!

I brought them on amazing from a company in Amsterdam. Noppies Maternity Leggings are FANTASTIC quality and the best bit is that they are adjustable and so you can have them a tight or as loose as you want meaning they get bigger as your bump does. They are super warm, under the bump, come in a range of colours,  and just feel so soft and perfect! They are not the cheapest but you pay for what you get and I can tell that these are going to last a good while!

So there is my little blurb of excitement about my items coming in the post and as I type I have brought more!!YAY!!so will do a Maternity fashion parade for you soon:)

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