❤ 33 – 36 Week Pregnancy Vlog | Turn Baby Turn ❤

 

❤ 29 – 32 Week Pregnancy Vlog | Babymoon and Nesting ❤

Here is my 29-32 week pregnancy vlog. I’m 33 weeks pregnant today. I can’t believe I’m so close to meeting our little one!

I’ve been busy getting through my list of things to do before baby arrives. We’ve done pretty well. I just want to get the nursery finished! Even though little nugget will be sleeping with us for the first few months.

So my birth plan – as I said in the vlog I came across so many different templates and none of them really suited us. So I took inspiration from a couple and came up with the below. Feel free to pass it on or use it yourself 🙂 As I put the text into PicMonkey to turn it into a JPEG the bullets and formatting are missing. Here is the Google Doc where you can make a copy and save your own version.

Birth Plan

I mentioned Rosie our new bunny in the vlog. Here is a picture of her – she is such a darling and I’m glad Trigger has a little friend. He has been so lonely since Poppy passed away.

Rosie the Rabbit

 

Christmas is almost here!!! I’ve been busy planning food over the festive period so watch out for some new recipes coming up on the blog. I apologies it’s only really been pregnancy updates for a while.

Lots of Love

Jess xx

❤ Pregnancy Vlog Weeks 25-28 ❤

Hi everyone, soooo sorry for the delay in uploading this. Moving house is time consuming!!

Here is my weeks 25-28 vlog. I will hopefully will be moving to a more regular update in the next week or two.
 

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Lots of Love

Jess

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❤ 20-24 Week Pregnancy Vlog ❤

Here is my 20-24 week pregnancy vlog.

Weeks 15 – 19 Pregnancy Vlog | Marshmallows, Marmite & Meditation

Time for another pregnancy vlog update.

So today I am 20 weeks pregnant! I can’t believe I am already half way through!

Pregnant Funny

Things are chaos here as we are moving out of this house in 2 days. Due to our house not being ready until October we are having to put our stuff into storage and live with my parents for a while. So essentially moving twice!

So I’ve been a bit slow off the mark with getting this pregnancy vlog update out (sorry).

I’m looking forward to spending some time with my parents. Although it’s making feel like a teenager again! I’m going to miss my little fur babies as they can’t stay with us at Mum & Dad’s. Just have to keep reminding myself it will all be worth it when we are in a new lovely house.

Next week is our 20 week scan and I cant wait! If you don’t want to miss any updates then make sure you subscribe to my channel on YouTube

Jess xx

Vegan Vanilla Bundt Cake and Caramel Sauce

I love this Vegan Vanilla Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce. I’ve slightly tweaked the recipe so it has the UK ingredients and just through some trial and error.

The sauce – I could sit there with a spoon and eat it out of a jar!! Delicious.

So here is the recipe.

Vegan Vanilla Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce

Vegan Vanilla Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce

For the cake

3 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 can coconut milk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Sauce Ingredients

1/2 cup butter *I used Pure Sunflower Dairy Free butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat a bundt pan with non-stick baking spray (or butter and flour).

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together oil, apple sauce, sugar, lemon juice and the vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and coconut milk alternately starting and ending with flour mixture. Using a spatula, scrape the sides of the bowl and incorporate all the batter. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 1/2 on hour at 350 F then lower the heat to 325 F and bake for about another 15-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cool slightly before removing to a rack to cool completely.

Now make the glaze.

Glaze Directions:

In a pan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter, brown sugar and salt for about 2 minutes. Add the golden syrup and vanilla and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour hot glaze over cooled cake.

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate-Banana-Bread

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s been all systems go here. My life seems to consist of packing at the moment. I can’t wait to move into our new home but the packing is such a pain!! However it’s a good time for us to de-clutter and do a clear out before the baby arrives.

Talking of babies- I’m having a serious pregnancy craving for something delicious today. I saw the over ripe bananas on the counter knowing that yet again they had been wasted. Well not today my banana friends. Today you are being united with chocolate and will make a pregnant lady very happy.

I’m writing this as it’s baking in the oven and I’m already fantasising about having a great big slab of it with a cup of tea later.

Anyway here is the recipe:

Chocolate Banana Bread 

Serves 1 pregnant lady  6

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

2 eggs (beaten)

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 bananas (mashed)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1.5 cups plain flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp bicarb (baking) soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips (or chocolate chopped up)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine bananas, oil, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until combined.

2. Combine sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder.

3. Add banana mix to flour mix and ensure fully incorporated.

4. Mix in chocolate chips

5. Pour mixture into a greased loaf tin and bake for 60-70 minute. Until a tooth pick comes out clean.

6. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin and then leave to cool completely on a wire rack

You can eat this as it is, with ice cream, with cream, warmed up with some custard. Oh my I can’t wait until that timer goes off!

 

13-15 Week Pregnancy Vlog

Hello my gorgeous readers. Here is my weeks 13-15 pregnancy vlog.

Feeling really good so far in the 2nd Trimester and getting more and more excited about the baby.

We have found a lovely house for us to move into to raise our little family. We can move in on the 1st Oct and I can’t wait. Here is a little pic:

Our little cottage

 

I’m in full organisation mode now. My energy has come back with a vengeance! House moving list, baby wish list, Christmas lists, freezer meal ideas for after the birth etc. Pinterest has seen a lot of action these past few weeks! Click Here to follow me 🙂

So here is the vlog. I hope you enjoy watching. Please let me know if you have any questions/comments 🙂

 

Jess

12 Week Pregnancy Vlog

Cake…. that’s all I can think about. I want cake!!!

In this 12 week pregnancy vlog things are much better, sickness has gone and energy is creeping back in (hooray).

 

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A Bun in the Oven

So what am I busy baking at the moment? A baby! Yes me and Phil are expecting our first baby and we are super excited.

We had our 12 week scan this week and seeing our little nugget for the first time is something I will never forget.

12 week Baby Scan

 

I’ve decided that I’ll use this blog to document my pregnancy and my journey into motherhood. It’s a totally new and exciting time for us so I hope you will follow our journey.

We announced the pregnancy to everyone on Facebook yesterday and here is the picture we used for our announcement.

Pregnancy Announcement Jessica Bakes and Makes

Here is my first pregnancy vlog that I recorded. This was done a while back (4 weeks ago) but I didn’t want to upload it until after our scan. I will be recording my 12 week vlog this weekend and will post that up as soon as possible!

 

Lots of Love

Jess xx