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4am starts are good practice…

What an exciting week it has been with the arrival of Prince George Alexander Louis.  William and Kate have chosen such gorgeous names.

It seems as though there is a bit of a baby boom at the moment.  My fellow Place in the Sun presenter Jasmine Harman has just announced her pregnancy, Holly Candy is rumoured to be expecting and Peter Andre and his girlfriend Emily have one on the way too – so congratulations all round!




Last week I was on the road with Daybreak, live every morning around the UK with some great ideas of where to go with the family over the Summer.  I visited Tree Houses, Castles, Farms and Holiday Parks.  To find out more about what I got up to you can visit  I love it when I get the opportunity to film their live features as it is such a lovely team and getting up at 4am is actually really good practice for when the little one arrives.




The team on the road included Daybreak‘s weather presenter, Laura Tobin, Christina the lovely Producer, Rav the Director as well as a brilliant crew. Christina’s sister is also expecting so there was a lot of baby talk.




Alex and I have decided to keep the gender of our baby as a surprise, but there is a part of me that really wants to know.  So whilst on the road with the team, myself and the girls decided to do the ‘ring test’.  If you have never heard of it, it’s an old wives tale that supposedly reveals if you are having a girl or a boy… All you have to do is tie a piece of cotton around a ring and dangle it over your pregnant stomach.  If it moves in a circle, you are having a boy.  If it swings backwards and forwards it is a girl!  I’m not too sure if I believe it but it was certainly very entertaining conducting this test at a service station on the motorway on the way to location. I think other customers thought we were crazy.




So…according the test, I am having a boy – only 14 weeks to go to find out…

If you have ever tried this test I would love to hear from you as to how accurate it was. Or do you know of any other wives tale that are supposed to reveal the gender of your baby? Let me know.

We have now started our 3 day intensive NCT course so I will be reporting on that next week. I will also going to be looking at how much your baby can hear and how important it is to talk to them whilst you are pregnant so be sure to check back in a week or so.

I hope you have a lovely week.

Love Laura xxx

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“4am starts are good practice…”
  • Those old wives tales are quite fun as long as you don’t take them too seriously. There was a woman I worked with who swore by that old ring test and she was adamant that it worked every time. Whatever you have – boy or girl – as long as it’s healthy and grows up happy you’ll be the happiest mum in the world.

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