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Pregnancy Diary 4: 3rd Trimester || The Cuddle Blog

"Feb 9th, 2017 - 33 Weeks 
Wow, it's just amazing how it felt so far but right not, it's here. We have just 7 weeks to go and honestly, it's getting more difficult by the day as everywhere hurts. Lower abdomen, tight tummy, really everything... walking, bending... SIGH
I'm just trying to keep  a positive outlook and attitude towards everything. The last doctors appointment was indicating that you are not in the right position yet, so I have been bouncing on the birthing ball and rolling on it as I hear it help encourage babies to turn. I am trusting God that it will all workout. I will know by next week"

Pregnancy Diary 3: 2nd Trimester || The Cuddle Blog

"Nov 2016. 1
I wonder what makes strength
is it the energy?
the emotion?
or just the ability to do what I don't feel like doing? 
or is there more? 

This has got me bending 
bending over backwards
Things I never felt
Emotions I've only read
and I won't have it any other way
because it births you.

length, 126.
For now, 
For tomorrow. 
For now, because there is so much 
bending I can take. 
for tomorrow, because there is so much
more to look forward to.
You. "

REVIEW: Huggies Newborn Diaper || The Cuddle Blog

About 2 weeks before we were had our baby we still hadn't bought diapers. We had no clue what to buy, so we called a few people for recommendations and this Huggies was not on the list of highly recommended but when we went into the store, we were not sure of the sizing and what size to buy but then we saw this with the "New Born" on it and decided to buy it. 
I must say, it was one of my best purchases for my baby. 
What I Loved:  It had an colour indicator if the diaper was spoiled and by the colour I could tell if it was number 1 or number 2. It had a firm grip despite the fact that it started out being small for him. The quality.It is pretty to look at, It has winnie the pooh design on it.Minimal Spillage; I didn't deal with poop explosions so much until I changed the brand I used What I didn't like: You had to change a couple of times at night.It has just that newborn size; I wished it came in more sizes.  I would definitely recommend this for any new mum. I g…

My Delivery Playlist || The Cuddle Blog

I know and understand the power of music. It is absolutely amazing the part music plays in making our lives more colourful. Naturally, I wanted music to be a part of my delivery. I wanted songs that focused more on the power of God and reminded me that my strength came from him. I didn't want to entertain fear in any way, mostly because of the stories I had read and all the youtube videos I watched.

I specifically picked the following songs and downloaded them on my phone at the beginning of the month and my EDD was the end of the month. I went off social media and I took time off my per-time jobs in order to get in the zone because, I didn't know what to expect but I wanted to be mentally and spiritually strong for it all.

What the playlist did for me was;

- Help me focus on God.
- Take my mind off everything else.
- Calm my nerves and Spirit.
- Continue to declare the greatness and goodness of God.
- Be in the Zone!

Find the playlist on Youtube below. I hope you like them.

Watching my husband be a Dad || The Cuddle Blog

I could feel the excitement when I told him we were expecting our first child but it was nothing compared to the Joy he exuded when he held his Son in his arms for the first time. I saw the twinkle in his eyes "The first sign of my strength" He would say.

Why was it so special? Asides the fact that the miracle of the birth of a child is always so special, My Husband had never thought this was going to happen, He got married a little later than most people in his age group when he least expected it and about a year later found out he was going to have a baby. It was surreal which made him all the more grateful for the blessing of a beautiful boy. While I was busy thinking I wasn't quite ready to be a Mum, He was over the moon and making fun of me.

It's been 3 months!

When we got home from the hospital, Our new baby woke up every 2 hours to feed what we did was at night the would be a bottle of expressed milk and whoever woke up first would feed him. I would nurse him…

When we have Kids we would never do these || The Cuddle Blog

I have been following this couple even before I got pregnant. I found their videos really hilarious and this particular one resonates with me because I have started doing some things I said I won't do when we have a child. x_x

What did you say you won't do before you had kids that you do now after you've had kids?

How to choose your hospital for Delivery in Nigeria || The Cuddle Blog

There's been too many horror stories about our healthcare system in this country and if we want to be honest, the government doesn't really care or if they do they have a very funny way of showing it. There's still a recent circulation of a young woman that died during labour and delivery because of the negligence of the doctor and I also know someone who lost her baby for this same reason. It's absolutely sad that this is our reality in this country. We owe it to ourselves now to make sure that we take caution when choosing a hospital to deliver our babies. 

Pregnancy Diary 2: 1st Trimester || The Cuddle Blog

After the euphoria of finding out we were expecting our first child faded, We were hit with the reality that comes with pregnancy. Google became my friend that stuck closer because we hadn't announced to anyone except family which meant I couldn't talk to anyone about it yet. I started dealing with all the symptoms I was having which was Nausea, irritability (I couldn't stand staying in the kitchen), tiredness, food aversion.

DIY: Child Monitor

My Husband had just indicated that we needed a baby monitor because, I have to cook and I can't watch the baby sleeping until I hear him cry - Which is not very good- So, this faithful day I was home alone and cuddles had taken a nap, I wanted to use the window to quickly get some things done in the kitchen so I improvised. I hope this can help you as it helped me.

A LaptopA Phone 2 Google Accounts Internet Connection METHOD 
STEP 1: Add your other Gmail account to your Hangout Or You can just use your someone's own.  STEP 2: Call the other account on Google Hangout  STEP 3: Place your Laptop to face your baby  STEP 4: Ensure you can see your baby on your phone  STEP 5: Go around the house doing your duties and watch your baby from there! 
Let me know in the comment section; Was this helpful? What have you improvised?

Pregnancy Diary 1: How we found out || The Cuddle Blog

Hello Everyone, 
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I decided to share my Pregnancy diary, lessons I learnt in each of the phases and it will be in 5 parts. How we found out, 1-3 Trimester and Birth Story. I hope you enjoy it.
Before we got married, we talked about having kids and our desire was to wait a couple of months before we tried, that was the agreement but God had other plans. 
We were not trying and we were not not trying. To be honest, I was terrified of getting pregnant because I knew the responsibility it comes with - or I thought I knew - after the first 6 months, we already had family concerned for us but we were not worried at all as we had been working on ourselves and getting to know each other better to focus on. Looking back now,  I am glad we had that time before we got pregnant.

The Cuddle Blog || First Post

Hello there and Welcome to the Cuddle Blog.
I didn't give too much thought to life after the Birth of my baby, I just wanted to go through the pregnancy phase one day at a time. It was my first pregnancy and asides what I had read and heard about, it was all new and knowing that everyone's experience was different I really had to take each day at a time because I didn't know what to expect. Since it was my first pregnancy, we decided not to share it with the world mostly because it was a different experience and I didn't want the extra attention from the world, looking back now I wish I could've documented my experience for atleast one person to learn. Which is why we are here... The Birth of this blog.