Cawood Baby 2 has had it's 20wk+ scan….

Time to do a quick personal blog!

We had the 20wk+ scan on Friday and were thrilled to find that baby is progressing well, everything is correct for my dates, and everything appears to be where it is supposed to be. What a relief! We always get nervous before a scan, and baby is good (as was Kieran funny enough) at keeping very still on the run-up to a scan, just to help with the nerves (!) so getting everything checked out and getting the “all good” (as much as they can of course) was just fantastic. True to form baby has been jumping around, kicking and generally making a nuisance of itself on my internal organs since the scan.

I dared to asked (as the grumpy cow wasn’t going to volunteer as everyone else does) the gender and it’s a…..

boy! ha told everyone was it was another little fella but no-one believed me. Mummy knows best you know.

Kieran is understandably thrilled also as “Girls are Yucky!!” so all is going well.
Baby 2 will be called Taylor, after my Grandad Taylor who I was very close to and loved dearly and already it’s lovely to think of “Taylor” rather than It, Bubs, Baby etc. No second name yet but that’ll come in time. Kieran is also pleased with the name. He is practicing it often, just the other day he sat with the Argos catalogue and said “My brother Taylor would love this Mummy”, “Daddy can we get this for Taylor?”. I’m not sure Taylor will immediately be into Ben10 and technical lego but Kieran says thats ok because Kieran will share it all with him so it won’t get wasted. Clever boy!

Anyway- before I run off (run ha lol, oh I wish), what are people’s thoughts on finding out the gender at scans? My take is “why not?”. If we hadn’t been able to see then fair play and we wouldn’t have forked out for a sexing scan privately to find out, but if the option is there… I’m unable to curb the nosy-factor! Many people now do find out, but I have been told a few times since “Why did you want to do that? It’s ruined the suprise!” so we obviously don’t all feel the same way- so where to stand- to ask or not to ask?

PS. IT’S A BOY!!!!!!!

REVIEW: Therapeutics Extra Rich Cream

This is a specially formulated, extra rich cream which contains no steroids and can be used to both combat the effects of Eczema, Psoriasis, Dry or Inflamed skin like dermatitis and as a barrier to cream to further ensure a reduction in flare-ups and cracked/sore/bleeding skin by leaving a thin surface layer to protect against loss of moisture from the skin.This product is also anti bacterial.

Water (Aqua), Grapeseed (Vitis Vinifera) Glyceryl stearate Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Cetyl Alcohol Wheatgerm (Triticum vulgare) Sodium Lactate & Sodium PCA & Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein & Asparagus (Officinalis) & Sodium Phosphate Tea Tree Oil.

My thoughts.
When I was asked by Nikki Pepper of Nikki’s Eco Products (see below for contact info) to accept a sample pot of this cream to test and review and I jumped at the chance. I have contact dermatitis on my hands which dates back to my time working in a nursing home, many moons ago, and although I don’t suffer with daily, or even weekly, when I do I am left with sore, cracked and irritated skin. Generally speaking my hands do get very dry, between being a Mum (ie hands constantly in the washing bowl or cleaning mess!) or from my skin problem and I have, until now struggled to find a cream that ticks or my “want” boxes.
1) No steroids – I only ever use any medications, especially steroidal based ones if absolutely necessary.
2) Easily and quickly absorbed, I hate creams that leave your hands feeling greasy afterwards!
3) A decent scent – I’m not overly vain but I don’t like stinking of something metallic, or worse during the course of the day.
4) Economical, I hate waste so this again was ideal as I only had to use a very small amount each time.
5) An Eco-product! I like to use green products where possible, going more for the natural feel than anything else and again, this is product is very natural!
With this product, all the relevant boxes were ticked and I would be happy to recommend this product to others.

Overall rating
5/5 I would personally recommend this product.
This product is currently available as both a sample pot, for the very reasonable price of £0.95 with free shipping and the full-size product is available at again the discounted price of £12.34 (P&P is £1 +50p for each additional item).
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