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I’ll Swap For The Longer Straw

So who the heck handed me the short straw this year? I’ll do absolutely anything to swap it. My two pregnancy experiences couldn’t of been more different. P1 – easy pregnancy, no sickness, 7weeks early but natural birth, 19hours of labour, no wounds down below, she had troubles breathing, weighed 4lb 13oz, bleeding ended within 4 weeks, milk dried up …

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Insanity Forecasted For Easter Half Term

This morning my OH participated in the Ace Cafe Southend Shakedown. I’ve never seen him so motivated to be up early. He does love his motorbike. P1 loves to watch him and spent ages watching out of the window. P2 and I joined her but P1 soon got bored and left us watching. We eventually saw him an hour later! …

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What’s This?!

What’s this craze all about for Sophie La Girafe’s?! Well today I joined that craze, P2 is now the proud owner of a Sophie. It says it’s suitable from 0 months so we’ll see how she takes to it when she’s awake. I’m not 100% sure she’s worth the £15 I spent but maybe P2 will prove me wrong and …

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To My Princesses – Letter 1

(I’ve decided to do a dedicated post each Wednesday for my two Princesses. They were both born on a Wednesday so it seems appropriate for the post to be done on a Wednesday and I’d love for them to be able to read about their lives when they grow up.) To my Princesses, I started this blog as an online …

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Slow Up Speed Down

In April we find out whether P1 has got into the school we chose. For a lot of parents they’ll be wondering which school their children got into. You are meant to put three choices but we hated the other schools in our catchment area so only put one down. We’ll have to appeal if she doesn’t get in! Anyway, …

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Happy 6 Weeks Princess 2

How beautiful is she… So we’ve made 6 weeks. P1 has completely adjusted to her new sister now and seems to be really loving her. P2 is getting stronger by the day, she’s beginning to reach out and touch things properly – like her Daddy’s beard. She’s also started to really babble away to us especially to her big sister. …

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Excellence

I had a perfectly perfect day today. I had a leisurely “get up” this morning. No rushing about and no arguments. Still haven’t managed a bath time without P2 crying though. I dropped P1 with my Grandparents like usual for a Tuesday and headed off to visit my work with P2. On maternity leave yet can’t keep away. I then …

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I Did It

I’ve been nervous about expressing for a while – trying to decide when the right time would be to do it. I found the courage to express last night. It was prompted by a conversation with my OH a few days ago. We were discussing anniversary presents. I’ve sorted his present but it’s been quite tricky for my OH as …

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Cherished Moments

I collected the girls handprint/footprint plates we made the other week at Clay Cottage. The business is owned by a family member so I feel quite welcome there and it’s somewhere I plan to go more often with both the girls. They have come out absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to be able to hang them up in our …

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Happy 5 Weeks Princess 2

Happy 5 weeks Princess 2. I’m still in utter shock at just how different things are with P2. She hasn’t had the “boot camp” of Special Care like P1 who was pretty much forced to settle herself in the incubator. P2 however struggles can’t settle herself, she has to be held or have boobie for her to fall asleep. She’s …

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First Smiles & A Happy Day

I’ve had a perfect day today – well almost perfect P2 did have a slight nappy leak. We had the HV come today and weigh P2. She’s now 9lb 6oz (4.25kg) !!!!!!! Our little porker. Today also marked her first smile. I’m pretty darn sure it wasn’t wind this time… She did it at me this morning accompanied with a …

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Oh Go On Then… Jump Into Bed With Me

What would you do for a decent nights sleep? I finally got P1 home from hospital when she was 27days old. The first week of having her home was a nightmare – she was constantly sick, constantly crying and generally not well. By this point my milk had unfortunately dried up so she was being formula fed and the hospital …

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Do You Lock Your Car Doors?

I read something on the Sky News app today about man stealing a car which had a two month old baby in the back who he then strangled and buried in snow. This is quite clearly disgusting and I will never understand what goes through the minds of others but it made me think of all the times I’ve left …

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Happy 4 Weeks

P2 is 4 weeks old today. I’ve managed to breastfeed for 4 weeks. I’ve had 4 weeks of sleepless broken nights. I’ve had 4 weeks of less than 15minute baths. In 4 weeks I’ve had a total of three meals that I managed to eat as they were served and hot. I’ve had 4 weeks of “recovery” down below. In …

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40 Acts – Day 12 – Give Intelligently

Put aside time to review and pray about the charitable organisations which you support. Do you feel that you should offer them other help such as your time or skills, change the amount that you give or support other charities as well? Bliss is a charity very close to my heart. I’m not completely sure how much they contributed to …

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