Monthly Archives: November 2014

To My Princess 3 – 2 Months

To my Princess 3, It’s just zooming past. I think that your rough start may have slowed down some of your development things but you’re finally getting there. You’ve been smiling for about a week now and it’s so cute. It’s a very odd smile, one side goes up and then the other side but the happiness and joy in …

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“P3s weight gain is not good, in fact it’s awful!”

At the 6 week checkup P3s weight had dipped slightly. It wasn’t a huge concern because she’d just been ill and on antibiotics. Then today, we visited the health clinic for a weigh in and to see the health visitor. That’s when it smacked us right in the face. P3s weight gain is not good, in fact it’s awful! This …

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“Bedtimes are easier in the winter”

It’s well known that I’m the owner of a toddler that has never slept through the night. At 21 months old I can count the amount of 8 hour straight sleeps she’s had on one hand. Being sleep deprived is an understatement. At the beginning of November I wrote about the changes I was making to P2s bedtime. I’m pleased …

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My Healthy Habit with Juice Plus – Start Day

Today I’ve started my healthy eating diet with Juice Plus. It means a lot more to me than just losing weight. It’s about my health. For a very long time I’ve been eating around ten or more biscuits each day and the meals I eat have been easy-to-cook options like pizza or ready meals. It’s become a habit and if …

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To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 11 Months

To my Princess 1, I’ve been so proud of you this month. I had a phone call from the school to say you had been chosen to go and visit Leeds Castle to have your photo taken for the newspaper because your class had won the Walk on Wednesday competition. You are one of only two going from your whole …

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Trunki ToddlePak Purple Review

The moment P2 learnt that are feet meant independence and took those first wobbly steps we knew she was going to cause trouble! Within a few days she was fast, very fast, and interested in absolutely everything she shouldn’t be, like cupboards and stairs. Trips out quickly became the most stressful thing in our lives. Hubby and I were unable …

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“It was traumatic for all involved”

It is just totally upsetting to watch toe exclusively breastfed 8 week old daughter scream, squirm and be so unsettled from her night feeds. This is what happened last night. P3 normally wakes in the evenings from 6ish to 10ish. She’ll usually take a quick 5 minutes or so, we’ll head upstairs where she gets changed and swaddled, she then …

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Damart Cable Sweater & Boots Review

The cold and wet weather has truly arrived. It’s goodbye with thin fabrics and flipflops, and a warm hello to knitwear and boots. Damart sent me their Coussin D’Air Double Width Boots and a Cable Sweater to review. Since my Nan passed away I’ve been wearing a cardigan of hers, which happens to also be from Damart. The French company was established in 1953. …

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Tommee Tippee Kids On The Go Big Chill Cup Review

During the last visit we had from the Health Visitor, she suggested we stop P2 from having bottles. It’s not like she can’t use a cup, she can, but it’s the comfort she gets from having a bottle that needs to be taken. This same day we had a Tommee Tippee Kids On The Go Big Chill cup arrive. The …

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“P3 has smiled!”

On the 20th November 2014, at 7 weeks and 3 days old, P3 has smiled! It’s isn’t wind, although I was dubious at first, she’s actually smiling. Little smiles at the moment and I don’t think she has much control over it at the moment. That was the first one I managed to capture on camera, it’s slightly wonky and …

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“I’m uber excited about a new lifestyle and a new me”

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you’ll know that I’ve decided to change my appearance. Since giving birth to P3 I’ve felt quite low about the way my body is. I discussed this with hubby and he jokingly said I should dye my hair blonde as a change. This idea played on my mind. I’ve been blonde before, …

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Dear Santa… Our Christmas 2014 Wishlist

Dear Santa, I hope you don’t mind too much but this year I have added another child to your delivery list under this household. I always struggle with choosing presents and the girls have been so lucky thanks to my blog this year that they don’t really need much. In an ideal world I’d love to get a new storage …

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World Prematurity Day 2014 – My Premature Birth Story

Today is World Prematurity Day. Around the world each year 15 million babies are born too soon. In 2008, I was part of that statistic when I welcomed P1 7 weeks early. In that same year the idea came to raise awareness of the serious issues that these babies and their families face and so World Prematurity Day was born. …

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Bernard Matthews Family Panel Blogger Event

**Warning This Post Contains Lots Of Photos** As part of being on the Bernard Matthews Family Panel, we were invited to their Blogger Event at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in South London on Saturday. I originally planned to go by myself with P3 but the trains were extremely disrupted so Hubby offered to drive us as it’s only 22 miles …

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