Hospital

Princess 3’s Tongue-Tie Procedure

I was up early this morning after being woken up from my dream about my Nan by P1 upsetting P2. It was 6am and the house was still pretty dark. The early morning was ok this time as its been a busy day. Today was the day for P3s tongue-tie to be looked at and hopefully snipped. We’d been referred …

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Doona Review – Out and About with a New Baby

We were sent the Doona a few months ago to review. You can see our initial thoughts here. We’ve now been using it for three months and I’m struggling to remember how I coped with life with a baby twice before without having a Doona! As I said in the first post, the Doona is Isofix compatible however we’ve been using …

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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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“It took six attempts to get the cannula into a vein”

Our stay in hospital was cut short thank goodness, although our visits are not over. p3 needs antibiotics intravenously, hence the cannula, for a minimum of five days whilst they await her urine results. Potentially she may not even have an infection but due to the high temperature she had and her age they give it as a precaution. Yesterday, …

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“we have to stay in hospital for the next 48hours”

Up until the evening, yesterday had been a good day! We’d all gone on the school run and then hubby, P2, P3 and I headed to Bluewater shopping to have a look around. We ended up spending money on the Disney Store and in Superdry. P1 was at her after school club until 6pm and then P1 & P2 went …

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“Googling Jaundice tests didn’t help with my nerves”

On Thursday we arrived up the hospital for P3s jaundice blood test. I felt really nervous about the whole trip because I wasn’t exactly sure what would be happening. Of course, Googling Jaundice tests didn’t help with my nerves. We were a little early so had a cheeky McDonalds breakfast. Our appointment was at 10:30 but typically we didn’t get …

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My Birthing Partner

I was very nervous about hubby being my only birthing partner with P2. I was convinced I’d need my mum there like I did with P1 because her biological father was pretty useless but hubby proved himself. He stepped up and was amazing. This time round I felt confident that hubby was all I needed and I wasn’t wrong. If …

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

My hospital bag’s been packed for a while now but a dream I had the other night left me trying to remember whether I’d packed a hat or a blanket for baby, or what I’d actually packed. So the bag was brought inside again so that I could sort, repack and take the opportunity to photograph the bits to create a post …

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“I’m really struggling to get comfy at night”

I can’t quite put my finger on my mood today. One minute I’m feeling ok, the next I want to cry then the next I’m agitated, then I’m ok again. I’ve spent the whole day with at least one of the girls touching me or clinging to me. I’ve had P2 elbowing me in the stomach or using me as …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 34 Weeks #3

I’m getting increasingly nervous now. The fact that I have 6 weeks until my due date, but only 3 weeks until I’m classed as “term”. It’s scary. You’d think that I would be a pro at pregnancy and birth by now but I think the fact I only gave birth last year means that it’s all still so fresh in …

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Pregnancy Diaries – #3 Growth Scan Results

My midwife had slight concerns for P3s growth since I was 28 weeks and measuring a few weeks behind. She sent me for a scan today to make sure everything was actually ok. I hadn’t been that worried until last night and just before the scan when sudden thoughts of the worst kept filling my brain. What if there was …

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Concerns About Sleep and Measuring Small During Pregnancy

I thought we’d cracked it. The sleeping situation. They haven’t been a complete breeze but they’ve certainly been easier. An average bedtime starts at 7pm – I get P2 changed and into PJs whilst P1 goes to the loo and brushes her teeth. We have one story together on P2s bed. By about 7:20 both girls are in their separate …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 28 Weeks #3

After a short spout of bad weather, the good weather is back and my golly isn’t it?! It’s been an average of 26c the past few days and it doesn’t look to be cooling down. This heat is dreadful and I can see why everyone moans about summer babies. Both my girls were born in winter months meaning I was …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 22 Weeks #3

Pregnancy seems to be agreeing with me at the moment. I haven’t felt sick in a long time and my tiredness is managed slightly by having short naps with P2 in the day time. My hips, however, are another story. I’m literally in agony if I do too much in one day. I cleaned the bathroom, a pretty small room, …

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Bliss Buggy Push in Sevenoaks Chronicle Newspaper

After the school run this morning I immediately went to our local newsagent to grab myself a copy of the Sevenoaks Chronicle. There outside on a huge poster was the words “Mums’ Charity Buggy Push”. I huge rush of achievement fell over me. I feel so proud to have raised awareness for Bliss and to share our story. Here’s a …

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