40 Acts – Day 6 – Be A Mentor

Consider becoming a mentor to a younger person. Perhaps someone at your church, at your work or a family member or a friend. It could catch on and span generations. The word mentor means an advisor. Or to advise or train. This is going to be a tricky one because I’m constantly at home. My mum told me to teach …

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I Feel Like Super Mum

At 8:45am P2 hadn’t demanded her “breakfast” feed and we needed to leave by 9am. So I poked and prodded – changed her bum and clothes. It didn’t go down too well with her as you can see from the photo. I made a “To Do List” last night of all the things I need to do. I made a …

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40 Acts – Day 5 – Read The Local News

It’s simple. Pick up the newspaper from the doormat. Make yourself a mug of tea. Slowly read the paper. Each time it mentions a person or a street, lift them up before God and ask for his blessing. Don’t miss out on the adverts, especially if they are about local businesses. Then look for the names of the editor and …

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A Day Of Rest

There will be no 40 Acts post today as it’s a day of rest. I’m resting in every way possible today! Slowly but surely I’m getting used to the demands of my beautiful newborn. I never had P1 at home when she was this young and the whole process with P2 has been like a whole new journey. Like I’ve …

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It’s Alive

After refreshing the Apple website several hundred times last night – an appointment came up for the Geniusbar. It was about 6:15 and the appointment was for 7:20. In a mad rush which is hard with a breastfed baby my OH drove us up to the nearest Apple store. We spent 20minutes hanging about, then another 20minutes waiting to be …

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40 Acts – Day 4 – Get Uncomfortable

So I challenge you to step up and step out of your comfort zone; tell a mate about your faith, apologise, share your lunch, write to your parents, pray dangerously, maybe even throw a banquet… Go, be brave today, God is with you. Today’s task was about doing something out of your comfort zone. It was quite hard to think …

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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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