Devastation

You don’t realise just how much you rely on something until it’s gone. My mum had the day off yesterday purposely to make P1 feel special and take her out. I decided to go along with them with P2 as our first official outing. We went to the local indoor play area Tumbletown. P1 really loves this place. She’s always …

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40 Acts – Day 3 – Make A List

Somebody once said to me, “The way to find out how much you love something or somebody is to imagine it gone forever.” Make a list of those things that you have to be thankful for and then take some time today to let someone know that you appreciate them. Make a phone call, write a letter, email – or …

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40 Acts – Day 2 – Love

(I missed the first day as I only decided to join this right before bedtime) ‘Clothe yourself’ with love today. Think of something you can do or make that will make another person feel especially loved. I’ve sat thinking about the things I can do for this one. Mixed with recovering its been quite hard to decide on something as …

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Feeling The Strain

Yesterday was a really low day for me. I never ever thought it would be this hard for P1 to adjust to a new sibling. For me to adjust to having two children. The day started really good. Shockingly good actually. We’d had an ok night with P2 so I made the effort to get up and make my OHs …

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Valentines Day Delights

A little update on the Lent situation… I’ve decided to join in with the 40 Acts and will be posting daily with my progress. Happy Valentines Day! Valentines Day since 2007 has been a bad day of the year. One I tend to brush under the nearest mat. A very commercialised event. 14th February 2007 our 9month old Whippet puppy …

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Pancakes And Lent

As I’ve mentioned before – I’m a Christian. And I’m sure you all know that yesterday was pancake day. It was also P2s due date. Shrove Tuesday – the day before Lent. Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season …

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Happy 1 Week Princess 2

Happy 1 week Today Princess 2 What have I achieved in 1 week? Such a lot… But not enough. This past week I’ve learnt to love two children. My little newborn is so dependent on me right now to love and protect her. Every time I look at her; an overwhelming amount of love fills my heart – how could …

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Life Is Too Precious

Life gets taken for granted. My Grandparents were surprisingly over the moon when I told them I was pregnant with P1 – shocked yes but they felt it was a blessing to be able to see have a Great-Grandchild. Now P2 is here you can definitely see the appreciation in their eyes. They thought one was a blessing… Now they …

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Those Post Birth Luxuries – Review 5

As everybody knows – the uterus has to contract and return to its normal size. This includes flushing away all the bits and bobs that was there to protect your beautiful baby. This is by far the most unpleasant part of after birth!!!! Here comes Mothercare to the rescue! With their Mothercare Maternity Towels – 48packI remember with P1 that …

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Zombie Attack

I feel like a complete zombie. I think even when I was having less sleep than I am at the moment my bags were a lot less! Breastfeeding really wears you out. Drains you of everything it seems. My boobs feel like they’ve doubled in size and are about to go pop. I’m trying to alternate the boob I use …

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Recovery Is A Slow Process

Despite the extremely large and sore boobs – I’m absolutely loving breastfeeding. It’s created such a strong bond between P2 and me already. We had a really good night with P2 last night. Everything seems to be falling into a routine AND she’s sleeping fine in her cot which for a moment I really thought I’d have to invest in …

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First Day On The Outside

I forgot that even though you have your beautiful baby finally in your arms – that doesn’t mean the pain and discomfort is over. Oh no. You get lumbered with feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus down there and have to wear a very sexy brick between your legs for… Well no one quite knows exactly how long. …

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Welcome To The World Princess #2

Welcome to the world Princess #2!!!! Born at 9:15am on the 6th February 2013. Weighing 7lb and 7oz. Apparently, my labour and birth couldn’t have gone any more perfect… I suddenly woke up and ran to the toilet just in time for my waters to break at 3:15am. This was something I’d never experienced – it wasn’t a gush of …

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Toby Toby Toby – Review 4

We took some time out last night. Couple time. I’m so lucky to have wonderful parents who don’t need much notice to babysit – it probably makes it a lot easier because we live together at the moment. Anyway, we took a trip to my favourite restaurant ever! Toby Carvery. My favourite food is a roast so with me being …

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39 Weeks Of Pregnancy

I’ve made it to 39 weeks pregnant. How?! I’m still completely and utterly shocked that my tiny 4foot 8inch body can carry the child of a 6foot man! To mark the last 7 official days of pregnancy I’m going to do a little blog survey: How far along are you? I am 39 weeks exactly. How big is Baby? According …

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Just Another Manic Monday

We had a road trip yesterday. It wasn’t that far away but I wasn’t about to be left in the house alone with P1 so close to my due date so we all went along for the ride. For about two months now my OH has been stealing borrowing my car. Which hasn’t been very ideal as I’ve relied a …

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I’ll Totally Go Saw On Myself Soon

No miracle cure found. Yet. I’m starting to sound like a broken record. I’ve never been so uncomfortable in my whole life. Well my sleep totalled to 2hours last night – superb! As you can imagine it has left me feeling rather emotional. My OH was woken up at 8am this morning by P1 shouting “Mummy” because she couldn’t find …

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Maybe A Cure

I realised that, despite the fact I feel like ripping my own skin off, I have a lot to be thankful for. So many people have troubles with starting their own family and here I am moaning and groaning about my pregnancy and the symptoms that come gracefully along with it. So many women would kill to experience this. So …

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I Can’t Cope With This

I feel like I haven’t seen much of P1 this week. It does upset me because I feel like a failure as a parent but at the same time I’ve really needed the break to relax and take it easy. All the help this week has come from my Grandparents – nursery runs, the normal babysitting days AND they even …

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Non-Contact Thermometer – Review 3

When I was pregnant with P1 I always went to The Baby Show – I went to both the London ones and absolutely loved it. This pregnancy I dragged my OH and P1 to London to spend some monies. It definitely didn’t fail once again although my OH looked pretty fed up with being bombarded with information on babies by …

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