TK Maxx Shopping Review

Neil and I had a Jake free evening on Wednesday so took a drive to the Bull Ring Shopping Centre. We went into TK Maxx as they have a huge nursery event on at the moment and who doesn’t love buying stuff for a new baby? I have to be honest and say that I wouldn’t usually go to TK Maxx as my first choice for baby things, but I was invited to go along so took the opportunity to.

We always knew we wanted another baby, so we have kept all of Jake’s old things, but there were things that we knew we needed. So I took my £50 gift card, and off to the nursery section we went.

The first thing we found was a self inflatable booster seat by The First Years. We didn’t have one with Jake and looking back, it would have been so useful when visiting friends and family.

RRP £26.99. TK Maxx Price £16.99

The next thing we grabbed was a Fisher Price Bathroom Space Saver. If our next one loves having a bath as much as Jake does, then this is a must for bath toys!

RRP £17.99 TK Maxx price £7.99

When Jake was tiny, a very dear friend of ours in Canada bought him a blanket, and it felt so soft and lovely. We found one that felt very similar by a company called Beansprout, and decided that we should get it for the new baby.

RRP £14.99 TK Maxx price £9.99

We found an item that neither of us had ever seen before called The Captains Seat by a company called Playgro. We probably bought it far too prematurely as it is designed for children no longer using a booster seat, but we both thought it was a good buy. The idea being kids can store drinks, books, snacks, game consoles etc in the car.

RRP £19.99 TK Maxx Price £6

The final purchase we made was a SlumberSack by Summer. We thought these were brilliant when Jake was tiny. No kicking off of any covers or wriggling under blankets, so we definitely wanted some more!

RRP £14.99 TK Maxx price £7.99

RRP Grand Total £94.95

TK Maxx Grand Total £48.96

Go and see for yourself and grab yourself a bargain!

*This is a sponsored post and I was given a £50 gift card to spend in store, however I have not been told what to write and all views and opinions are my own*

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Gender Disappointment?

When I first saw those two lines on the pregnancy test, up until the day I paid for a private gender scan, I made no secret of the fact that if I had a choice in the matter, baby number 2 would be a girl. Hubby doesn’t want any more children after this one, so it seems as though I won’t ever be able to go shopping for pink things.

And you know what? Part of that makes me really sad. I feel like in amongst my group of friends, I’m the only one that will have two the same and no little girl. While I might feel a bit disappointed that I’m not having a girl, that doesn’t in any way mean I’m disappointed to be having a little boy.

I look at Jake, and I am so proud of him. He’s funny, he’s clever, he’s mostly well behaved, his speech is really good, and in my opinion, he’s gorgeous! So if my next one is half as cute, I’ll be more than happy.

While I’m dealing with my own demons on this, I feel like I’m also dealing with other peoples. I know that someone in particular would have loved for me to have a girl. I was nervous about telling that person that it was another boy, worried that their reaction would be one of disappointment. I was having a conversation with said person the other day. We were talking about Jake, and I said “We’re going to have another baby boy soon”. Their response? “It doesn’t matter”

I know perfectly well it doesn’t matter, but the fact that they felt the need to say that out loud clearly shows it matters to them.

I am beyond happy at having another baby. There was a chance that the chemo I had would make me infertile, and even though it was only a small chance, I was still very worried about it, so the fact that I am not and that so far, everything is progressing well with the pregnancy, makes everything else pale into comparison.

So don’t tell me that “It doesn’t matter” that I’m having another boy. I know it doesn’t. I am already in love with my baby boy, and I can’t wait until April when I get to meet him.