7 and a half Things That Scare Me About Giving Birth A Second Time

When I fell pregnant for the first time, I went to yoga classes religiously throughout my second trimester. My morning sickness had subsided and I had more energy. Then when I got to the third trimester, driving the 15 miles in rush hour traffic got too much and I gave up. Read more

Very Early Signs of Pregnancy

Compared to first time around, I fell pregnant fairly quickly with baby number 2. And to be honest, if it wasn’t for me being so in tune with my body I may not have known I was pregnant as early as I did. All of those very early signs of pregnancy were there… Read more

My Captured Moment: BUMP

There is only one thing I love more than a pregnancy announcement… and that is lovely, warm, pink, squidgy, new baby cuddles.

A few of my friends are expecting or have just had babies (the host of this link-up included), and a few more that I know of are trying!

And although Mr Vista and I would love nothing more than a little brother or sister for Little Miss Vista, we’re not 100% there yet for a few reasons. Money being the main big one: We would need a bigger house, a bigger car and it would mean that we’d be missing a whole years worth of wages from me when we’ve just recovered from maternity leave the first time around.

But it seems to me that everywhere I look it’s bumps galore and scan pictures a-plenty – no complaints from me. Here’s hoping that all of 2016’s blog babies are healthy and happy.

I haven’t joined in with Heledd’s My Captured Moment for a little while. Mainly because I’ve been busy with work and and trying to sort out my work/life balance… I will publish that meal plan that I’ve been working on for a while. I promise!

Anyway with all of these little blog babies making their way I had a trawl through the photos on my laptop. All the way back to 2013 when I was baking the one and only Little Miss Vista – for a bit of a reminisce… Here is what I found…

My Captured Moment: BUMP Little Miss Vista Bump Collage pregnancy during 2013 by life on vista street katie haydock selfies

I think it’s safe to say my selfie abilities have improved in the past two and a bit years… but look at that BUMP!

I remember being shocked at how early my bump sprouted and how big it (she!!) got so quickly due to the gestational diabetes.

Once that was under control, the bump maintained and just got lower… I can still remember how excited I was and how much I loved the smell of Fairy non-bio!

Do you still have your bump selfies?

Thanks for reading: My Captured Moment: BUMP



Running in Lavender

Tricks to Reduce Your Grocery Bill

This January is the first one in a very long time that although we’re still on a budget we won’t have to panic about where next meal is coming from.

Tricks to Reduce Your Grocery Bill blog post for life on vista street by katie haydock

Last year – I had only just gone back to work after being off for twelve months on maternity leave, we’d just had Christmas on one wage and it was that horrible six week month. We had just enough money to pay our bills and keep our heads above water but there was no extra money in the budget to put petrol in the car or food in the fridge. We were walking any journeys with a short distance making sure the fuel we had in the car could get us to work and back and buying none perishables wherever possible for the best prices we could. Read more

Blogger Advent: Door #15

Welcome to day number 15 of blogger advent.

decorated-christmas-tree-2-1359515 blogger advent calender by katie haydock life on vista street Read more