9 Weeks Pregnant

9 Weeks Pregnant


The changes are pressing on. Every day is different but you might not feel most of it yet. You are at week 9 now and here’s a summary of what you and your baby should expect: Continue reading 9 Weeks Pregnant

Carol Cline interview Potty Training Expert

Interview With A World Renowned

Potty Training Expert Carol Cline:

Today I had the pleasure to speak with a world renowned potty training expert by the name of Carol Cline. Her claim to fame all started when she stumbled upon a method that will have almost any child potty trained and diaper free, in just 3 days flat. To date she has helped thousands upon thousands of parents and here was some of the advice she had to share with me today:


Me: Hi Carol, thanks for taking the time with me here today.

Carol: Glad to make the time! Hope I can help answer all your hard hitting potty training questions and help some parents along the way.

Me: So, let me come right out and ask! Did you ever think that one day you’d be the world authority on all things potty training?

Carol: I wish I could tell you that I knew this was my calling the second I sat on my very first potty, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I actually went to school for business and owning my own daycare was always the life long goal for me.

Me: That’s fantastic! So this interview will be going out to lots of parents who are right now just about to start potty training. What one word would you use to describe the entire potty training process?

Carol: Well let me break the rules and sum it up in two;

Buckle Down

Me: Oh boy! I’m sure parents love hearing that lol. Can you tell me exactly what you mean by “buckle down”?

Carol: Well i’m sure some parents would expect me to say “Run for your life” while secretly hoping I’d say “Don’t worry about it, its easy!”. The truth is that potty training is different for every child and it will be just as challenging as it is rewarding when all is said and done.

Me: So what would you say  a parents very first step should be going into potty training if they want fast results?

Carol: The first thing I always tell parents is to remember P.P.C! That stands for always being “Positive, Persistent and Consistent”. They are the three pillars that make potty training stand, remove one and the entire thing falls to the ground. Getting a good and easy to clean potty.

Me: I know for a fact with my own child, being positive all the way through was a big part of it.

Carol: Children can sense if you’re truly happy or not. Simply put – If you’re not happy training them, they wont be happy learning from you.

Me: There is an age old debate on the topic of potty training when it comes to boys verses girls. Is it a fact that girls are easier to train than boys?potty training

Carol: Now this is a question I honestly get asked a lot and the truth might just surprise you. Boys and girls are exactly the same to potty train! This myth started due to the basic fact that typically in the past, women would be the ones responsible for potty train the child.

Typically  women feel more comfortable potty training their daughters simply because they can relate better to them. In reality, you potty train a boy the exact same way you would a girl – There is no difference.

Me: Now you literally “wrote the book” on how to potty train. If parents pick up your guide can they really have a diaper free child in three days?

Carol: Now let me say that if your child is 16 months you cant honestly expect more like a few weeks. But nearly every parent with a child around the age of two (give or take a month or two) who shows signs that they are read… CAN in fact be trained in just three days… Sometimes even less!

Me: What is the shortest time someone has ever potty trained their child using the methods in your guide?

Carol: I once had a women read my guide at 7 AM and emailed me that day at 3:40PM telling me their child has gone to the potty all day long on his own! So eight hours and forty minutes to answer your question exactly! lol

Me: An email like that must have felt nice?

Carol: As crazy as it sound. Helping parents potty train their children has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Me: So if parents want to experience potty training their child in three days, where can they find out more about your method?

Carol: They can visit my website! It’s the only place they will find out exactly how I came up with my personal method and get their hands on a copy for themselves. (Click Here To Visit Carol Cline’s Site).

Me: Well, thank you very much for your time with me here today Carol.

Carol: Any time!

You can find out loads more about Carol Cline and how she stumbled across her proven methods for potty training in three days by clicking here!

As always, good luck and any questions please ask in the comments below.



8 Weeks Pregnant

8 Weeks Pregnant8 weeks pregnant

Hey! This where things start to get more exciting as your bambino/a is starting to come along:

  • Your baby is almost 2 centimetres, the size of an OLIVE.
  • His skin still almost see-through.
  • His fingers are looking more like digits now and your womb has doubled in size

Your baby at 8 weeks

Although your little miracle still tiny he/she is growing rapidly now. Everyday is different. The heart is beating beautifully, the toes and little fingers are forming and taking shape, the eyes will start to colour. The diaphragm is on the way, this what will make him/her breath.

pregnancy week by week

Yes, all of this is happening and taking place inside you despite the fact that they are no bigger than an olive at about 2CM from top to bottom. Isn’t it truly amazing!

You at week 8

  • Relax please, relaxin is on it’s way. Relaxin is a hormone your body will produce to get your body ready for the birth.
  • You should avoid contact with farm animals particularly newborn lambs.
  • If you don’t have food cravings, it is normal. Only a small number of pregnant women get this symptom.
  • You’re not big enough yet but your womb has doubled in size and of course it will get a lot bigger in the coming weeks.
  • Your expanding womb will put pressure on your bladder causing you to wee a lot more often.

And once again here’s the amazing Heidi from what to expect, explaining it a bit more:

If you need any more information or if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to help.

And don’t forget to:


7 Weeks Pregnant

Do I Look Pregnant?

7 weeks pregnant

At 7 weeks pregnant you are probably feeling all the symptoms but your tummy still not big enough for you to be decisively pregnant. Nausea and maybe some sickness could be the worst during this week because of the heightened levels of the pregnancy hormones that cause this symptom. Have a look at my previous post to deal effectively with nausea. Continue reading 7 Weeks Pregnant

6th Week Of Pregnancy

6 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby’s spinal cord is almost here, the neural tube is starting to form!

6 weeks pregnant


At 6 Weeks Your Baby:

6 weeks pregnant

  • Is the size of a pea.
  • Has small arm buds.
  • About 1 cm in size.
  • Will multiply his weight many many times.
  • The masterpiece which will become your baby’s beautiful face is facing forward the tissues are developing but it’s just the beginning.

Dealing With Some Of The Symptoms:

Some of the symptoms particularly in the first trimester will be at its worst, however, there are few things that you could do to alleviate it’s effects and manage it really well:



  • Nothing could beat a good rest and plenty of it. If you allow yourself to get tired then it will get worse.
  • Avoid cold drinks.
  • Avoid smells that make you feel queasy and sick.
  • Do not eat any foods that make you feel sick.
  • Don’t think about it or contemplate it, that alone will make you feel sick, so just distract yourself with a good book or a favourite comedy – ” FRIENDS ” used to do it for me.
  • Sipping lots and lots of fluids may stop you from vomiting. Small amounts at a time.
  • Avoid having large meals, have smaller ones more often.

Here’s Heidi from ” What to Expect,” to explain more about it:


I will deal with the symptoms and how to best manage them, one at the time. If you liked this post please share it with somebody who will benefit from it. And as always if you have any questions please ask them in the comment box below, every comment get read and replied to.

Relax as much as you can and make a note of being present in the moment, every moment and have lots and lots of:




Fifth Week Of Pregnancy

5 Weeks Pregnant

5 weeks pregnant

You might feel pregnant, specially if you’re going through some of the early pregnancy symptoms, but you wouldn’t look pregnant. Not just yet. Your baby at this stage probably the size of an orange pip.

Your Pregnancy Test

The hormone pregnancy hCG by now is quite high to positively confirm your pregnancy. So now is a really good time to have it if you haven’t done so already. And of course if you haven’t seen your GP yet you really should be making that appointment top of your to do list.

So What’s Your Little Miracle Doing At 5 Weeks?

five weeks pregnant

Although he/she is no bigger than an orange seed, the umbilical cord is now forming and by the end of this week, your baby’s brain and spinal cord will be forming as well.

The heart is already starting at a basic level, it’s made up of two channels that already bumping blood and as soon as those tubes fuse together your baby’s heart is fully functioning.

Few other organs will start to form this week such as the neural tube and the digestive system.

How Is Your Body Doing?

If you are experiencing some mood-swings this is perfectly normal:

  • Your hormone levels are up and down.
  • You already missed a period.
  • You are probably experiencing the early symptoms of pregnancy.


week five pregnant

Well, if you are not familiar with your hormones during pregnancy, there job really is to tell your body to prepare for the growth of your baby, here’s a brief introduction:

  • Estrogen: The estrogen will control the levels of progesterone and hCG to keep them where they should be.
  • Progesterone: This one will maintain the function of the placenta. It will also stimulate your breasts to grow, so if they are feeling tender you know why?
  • hCG: The hCG will support the corpus luteum which will nourish your baby until the placenta is ready at week 10 of your pregnancy.

Once again, here’s the lovely Heidi Murkoff from what to expect, to tell you all about it:

If you have any questions at all about this week or if you need any help or further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us,, either through the comment box bellow or through the contact us page. I look forward to hearing from you real soon. Until then as always:




Week 4 Of Pregnancy

Pregnancy At Week 4

Exciting! This is the week where you are most likely to find that you are pregnant. Congratulations are in order. But what happens at this stage? How big is your baby? and most importantly what’s happening to your body to accommodate your little miracle, lets find out. Shall we?

An overview

  • At week 4 you are more likely to feel the pregnancy symptoms.

  • The nervous system and your baby’s brain are starting to take shape.

  • Your baby is still tiny but is positively growing.

How Big Is Your Baby?

At this stage your baby is probably the size of an apple seed or there about 3mm, the miracle, however, is unfolding and the magic is constantly happening inside you. The embryo is going to split and divide into three sections:

  • The brain and the nervous system are taking shape.
  • The heart along with the circulatory system coming along.
  • The lungs and the digestive system are at their early development stage.

There is so much taking place it is absolutely AMAZING!

Did You Know:

From now on your baby will start sleeping!

Your Body at 4 weeks

The typical pregnancy symptoms will start to show now, things like:

  • Your breasts swollen and feeling tender.
  • If you miss your period for a week or more.
  • Urinating more than usual.
  • Backache.
  • Slight bleeding and cramping.
  • Feeling nauseous sometimes with vomiting. ( Morning Sickness )
  • Feeling fatigued and tiered often.

If you are positive that you are feeling these pregnancy signs, then take the test and if it is positive, it is time to visit your GP and when you make it to your GP he will ask you few questions and give you some advise on health and wellbeing.


Here’s Heidi Murkoff to tell you all about it:


If you have any questions about this week or if you need any help or further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us,, either through the comment box bellow or through the contact us page. I look forward to hearing from you real soon. Until then as always:



Third Week Of Pregnancy

Third Week Pregnant

3 weeks pregnant

Last week the miracle happened and the epic journey started when the sperm penetrated the egg and fertilized it.

This is it your baby is on his/her way. Few days ago you conceived and your baby is starting to form now and you haven’t even missed a period yet.

The Zygote Journey

The zygote ( your fertilized egg ) Will travel through your fallopian tube over the next few days, dividing into identical cells, over and over, until it is 16 cells, although it’s really tiny at this stage but it is your baby. It will continue to drift through your fallopian tube until it gets to your uterus, it’s final destination. Where it will stay there for the rest of the 9 months.

Week 3 symptoms

The symptoms are not there yet, that’s because your hormones have not gone all over the place yet but don’t worry that will come. The symptoms for this week are not really dissimilar from last weeks, here’s  a recap:

  • Nausea: Some hormones might be making their way through your body, particularly hCG hormone, aka pregnancy hormone.
  • Implantation bleeding: When the zygote gets to its destination it will start burying itself in the lining of your uterus (womb) causing a light bleeding.
  • Missing your period: At the end of this week you may realize that you’re pregnant if your period is shorter than 28 days.

To Conclude

The magic is happening although you don’t  know it for sure yet, your baby is growing inside you and at very fast rate. Your hormones are getting around making you feel nauseous and maybe sick. The zygote will soon be reaching his final destination for the next 8 months. It’s all congratulations, all going well, happy days ahead.

If you have any questions about this week or if you need any help or further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us,, either through the comment box bellow or through the contact us page. I look forward to hearing from you real soon. Until then as always:




Second Week Of Pregnancy

Pregnancy At 2 Weeks

two weeks pregnant

Did you know that roughly 600 million sperm compete to reach your egg. Only around 200 will make the journey. And there will ONLY BE ONE WINNER! One of these will succeed in penetrating the membrane to fertilize your egg. As we said in the last article week 1, your body will release an egg which will move to the fallopian tube. The egg will stay there up to 24 hours when the champion sperm gets in and fertilizes it.

two weeks pregnant

This egg will get swept down your fallopian tube and digs into the lining of your uterus and if all goes well, it will grow into your wonderful baby.

All this should happen during this week, and you still don’t even realize that you are pregnant!

Symptoms at two weeks

two weeks pregnancy symptoms

Although it’s still too early for the symptoms of your pregnancy, some women might have them at this early stage. So here some common ones:

  • Tingling in your breasts and your nipples might become sensitive.
  • Light bleeding, this caused by the fertilized egg digging into the wall of your womb.
  • An increase in your vaginal discharge.

Your Pregnancy Test

your pregnancy test

Even if you spot the first symptoms of pregnancy and you really can’t wait to have it confirmed, I would hold my horses, the reason being that “the most reliable sign of pregnancy is a missed period”. Although most pregnancy tests nowadays are fairly accurate and sensitive enough to detect pregnancy hormones really early, still I’d wait until the after the first missed period.

Health Reminder

two weeks pregnantOnce again:

  • Have you started taking folic-acid? If not, Please start.
  • Have you considered some exercise during your pregnancy.
  • Eating well. What to eat a lot of and what to reduce or even avoid.
  • Stopping any bad health habits. Smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine.

Here’s Heidi Murkoff once again, telling you all about it:-

This is it for week two. I hope everything is going really well for you, you have a lot to look forward to. Relax and enjoy it as much as you can, don’t get overwhelmed I know there are a lot of things to remember and organize but at the same time there is a lot of help and support for pregnant women out there, you just need to reach out.

If you need any help and advice, please leave me a comment down bellow and share the love.

Until next time, please:


First Week Of Pregnancy

First Week Of Pregnancy

first week of pregnancy

Do you know that you’re pregnant? Of course not! Despite the fact that you don’t even know it, there are lots of things that are happening to you and to your baby!

Your Baby First week

Can you believe that:

  • Is it a boy? Or perhaps a girl! It’s already done. Yep! The sex of your baby is already decided.
  • The most vital organs are already taking shape. The heart, spine and the brain.
  • The rate of their growth and development is the fastest at this stage than any other stage of your pregnancy.

Yet, you don’t even know that they are even there. Amazing!


Your Body First week

Before we go any further, let me ask you: are you taking any vitamin Folic-Acid? If you are, that’s good, keep it up. If not, it’s highly recommended that you start now, this is because, if you’re actually trying to get pregnant, you’ll be 4 weeks into your pregnancy before it is confirmed. Health-professionals calculate the start of your pregnancy from the first day of your last period.

As for what’s happening inside your body at this stage:

  • Your body is releasing last month’s egg.
  • It’s building the new uterine to hold the new month’s egg.
  • The new egg will get fertilized and develop into a fetus.

It probably wont be until you miss your period at about four weeks that you will notice the early symptoms of pregnancy. In saying that some women, however, will have some really early symptoms after the fertilization, such as:

  • Nausea.
  • Tierdness.
  • Sore breasts.
  • Frequent and sometimes urgent need to pee.
  • Fatigue.


Getting  Ready:

Healthy Mum = Healthy Baby

first week of pregnancy

Simple, right!


  • Eating well is key.
  • Stopping bad health habits, such as: smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine. If it is not possible to completely stop then reduce it to as little as you can.
  • Exercise: if you already doing it, that’s great! If not, then this is a good time to consider it. Consult your health-professional and always take up exercise with instructors who have experience in working with pregnant women.

Isn’t it amazing that all of this could be taking place without you even knowing it!

Here’s Heidi Murkoff telling you all about it:-

As always any questions let me know. Leave me a comment and share the love:


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