Turning 27!

My first birthday as a mama! Oh my gosh, I'm now 27! Mentally I don't feel so old, physically I feel much older (ha ha.) However it's my first birthday as a mum and although I'm not all too eager to celebrate as it's super cold, from having a rough time recently and due to... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!

My first Christmas as a mummy! Christmas 2021 has been amazing! Odin's first Christmas and my first one as a mummy! We were truly spoilt from everyone. We spent Christmas and boxing day with my in laws and the doggies, watching movies, listening to music, eating good food and opening presents, it was such a... Continue Reading →

Danni’s Birth Story

Danni, 26 shares her traumatic birth story to raise awareness for other pregnant women. Danni is one of my best friends whom I met through the Colostomy UK support group via Facebook. We have been eachother's rocks through our pregnancies and everything that she has been through, we have gone through together! *please note any... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Baby Odin!

We are so very happy to announce that my beautiful little boy was born on Wednesday the 13th of October at 12:48pm weighing in at over 8 pounds! We have named him Odin George Edward Laughton and he is just gorgeous! I was in hospital for 2 weeks prior to my c section as I... Continue Reading →

My Complex Health

I've had chronic health conditions for just under ten years now and as time has went by, I've been able to sit and reflect on my experiences and journey as a patient with complex health. My journey started in 2012 when I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. When getting a diagnosis for... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Story? Meet Abbie!

My name is Abbie Louise Crystal, I'm 26 and I live in South Wales. I’m a model influencer and blogger. I live at home with my mum and dad and we have a beautiful little blue staffy called Nico, he is 5 almost 6 and I wouldn’t be without him! He’s been there through thick... Continue Reading →

ModaVi Bag Review

This week I was sent samples of the new ModaVi bags to try from Pelican Healthcare! As promised, I would try them and write my review on my blog as well as sending feedback through the feedback link. How do they feel? Honestly the fabric feels amazing and soft, like suede! The flange is also... Continue Reading →

Words Can Hurt But Also Heal

Lately, I've had some negative comments about my pregnancy and it has been really hurtful. I wanted to be open about how many pregnant woman can often come across these situations and how to cope and deal with them as best as possible and to put yourself first. Sometimes when people don't know you, they... Continue Reading →

The Highs And Lows In Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of those experiences that unless you experience it, you don't REALLY understand it. The good and bad thing is that it is different for so many! Many women find that falling pregnant doesn't 'just happen' and it can take a few tries and losses to finally get far along enough to feel... Continue Reading →

Pregnancy At 19 Weeks

I can't believe I have reached 19 weeks already! Time whizzes by! Only feels like yesterday that we announced our rainbow baby. Firstly, pregnancy is HARD guys! Not even 10 years of chronic illness, surgeries etc has prepared me for this whirlwind. Having said that, I am getting really excited! Last week, I started to... Continue Reading →

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