Something in the water at Frugi…

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Recently here at Frugi we have been very excited with the news that three of our team are pregnant (perfect guinea pigs for feedback, and keeping us all up to date with the baby world!) Of course we are also very happy for them and the delights parenthood will bring them...  ahhhhhh bless!

We’d like to introduce the ladies, and then we can follow them on this exciting journey!  We’ve asked them a bunch of questions to find out more…

Three Frugi Bumps

Jeni (right)

Who are you and what do you do?

Jeni Bolton, Head of Design

When’s your due date? Do you think you will be early on time or late?

16th October. I was thinking I would be late but the baby is so active I’ve got a feeling it’s going to run out of somersaulting space and want out early.

Any cravings as of yet? Or any desires you have masked as a craving to get what you want ;) ?

Cornettos and cheese (not together) however if I was really honest I loved them before and there may be a tiny weeny chance I was capitalising on calling them a craving. Unfortunately, the only healthy craving has been fizzy water with a straw. Also, not really a craving as such but there are a few smells that make my heart flutter at the moment; tomato plants, cracked black pepper and my new kitchen cleaner spray. Can’t get enough of those scents!

Have you found out what you are having? Tried any old wives tales to work it out?

We managed to resist finding out the flavour although we were tempted to get them to write it down and put it in a sealed envelope in case the suspense got too much. I did try the ring on a chain trick but completely confused myself as to what meant what so promptly gave up.

What you’re most looking forward to when the baby arrives… ?

Seeing what funny combination of me and my husband the poor little thing will be and, of course, having a cuddle of those little limbs that have been battering my internal organs for the past few weeks. Oh and going on walks with my little family. Already dreaming of lovely crisp winter beach walks with baby, husband and Bobby the dog. One more… dressing up the baby, of course!!

Frugi product you can’t wait to try out on your little one?

All of it! Although if I had to pick one thing it would be the AW14 Snuggle Suit with the lovely Rain or Shine print. If I was also allowed to pick a second thing then parsnip pants. They always look so cosy and comfortable. Oh and did you just say pick a third? Oh ok then. My third would be the Toasty Toes Outfit with the reindeer toes for a bit a Christmas dress-up.

Sarah (middle)

Who are you and what do you do?

Sarah Johns- I’m the Trade Marketing coordinator here at Frugi. I work on the promotions and communication for all of the retailers we work with around the world.

When’s your due date? Do you think you will be early on time or late?

I’m due on Friday 28th November. I think the baby will be a little early… not much, maybe a day or so, however I’m hoping for a week (I already feel rather large!)

Any cravings as of yet? Or any desires you have masked as a craving to get what you want ;) ?

I’m a little disappointed that I’ve not had any crazy cravings.. I was hoping to send hubby out in the night for strange food… there’s still time I guess!  I am really into scotch eggs at the moment, I can’t seem to walk past the deli counter at the supermarket.. a certain supermarket do a crispy spicy one… mmmmmm. I’ve also developed a real sweet tooth since becoming pregnant- normally I can pass on the penny sweets… however there was a little incident when I was fist pregnant when I ate so many sweets on a car journey I was ill! Whoops!

Have you found out what you are having? Tried any old wives tales to work it out?

This is our first baby and we’re having a surprise, but I definitely think it is a boy! I’ve tried the Nub theory on the scan photo (looked like it might be a girl), my sweet tooth apparently suggests a girl, we also tried dangling my wedding ring above my bump to see which way it moved but  it was difficult to tell, I think it looked like it could be a girl … but gut feeling I still think boy!

What are you most looking forward to when the baby arrives?

Every Christmas we go to Mousehole to look at the Christmas lights and eat fish & chips with a glass of mulled wine walking around the harbour. I can’t wait to bundle up the little baby all snug in its carrier and make it a family outing.  I’m really looking forward to being a little family :-)

Frugi product you can’t wait to try out on your little one?

I can’t wait to put the baby in the Christmas babygrow! Also if it’s a girl the cute Christmas reindeer dungarees and if it’s a boy the Little lookout top with the highland cow.  I’ve also already bought the gorgeous blue and star chambray dungarees from last Spring to put away for next year- I love them!!

Emily  (left)

Who are you and what do you do?

Emily Norman, I recently moved to the marketing team from sales… I’m now consumer communication  coordinator ;0) so you may be hearing a little more from me in the coming months.. I’m looking forward to filling your news feeds with exciting Frugi info!!

When’s your due date? Do you think you will be early on time or late?

7th January…My 1st, Elsie arrived on her due date, (we laughed saying it was the German efficiency in her.. shes a quarter German!)  so I doubt I’ll go over especially as they say number 2 arrives earlier if anything, don’t they?  but who knows!! I hope it’s earlier rather than later, at 25 weeks I already feel humongous

Any cravings as of yet? Or any desires you have masked as a craving to get what you want ;) ?

Just chocolate which I have indulged in hugely, and booze.. which obviously I have not… although as the months go by the need for a lager or cold Sauvignon Blanc might be too much to bare!!

Have you found out what you are having?  Tried any old wives tales to work it out?

We are having s surprise again, I just think after carrying a little one around the surprise is worth waiting for.. makes it even more exciting!! Saying that I’m convinced it’s girl, mainly because everything kind of feels the same as last time and now I’ve had a girl I can’t really image having a boy.. but who knows…we really don’t mind!

What you are most looking forward to when the baby arrives...

When it sleeps! (I probably shouldn’t say that.. but I’m just anticipating looking after 2 might be a tad more difficult!!) But really… Introducing the little one to Elsie and completing our little family! (ahhhh)

Name the Frugi product you can’t wait to try out on your little one?

I love the Charlie rompers.. cannot wait to buy the tiny sizes again… so cute!! Perfect for newborns day or night, pretty enough to be seen in public and practical enough for naps ;0)

Keep your eyes peeled for the next installment!  If you're expecting a baby or have any hints and tips for our mummies to be, feel free to comment below!