Tag Archives: health

“The past three nights have been awful”

It seems that I’ve been fortunate enough to catch a cold right when both my girls have forgotten the meaning of sleep/bedtime. The past three nights have been awful. It started with P2 waking every half hour-hour. Then it was P1 who was awake really early waking her sister up. These two sleepless nights meant my immune system has been …

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“Something’s up with P2 tonight”

Something’s up with P2 tonight. I can’t quite put my finger on it. She did her usual “I want to go to bed” signs of only wanting me, resting her head on me and getting very emotional. So I did the usual – bum change, pjs on, GroBag on, placed in cot and have her milk feed. That’s when the …

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“I’m kicking myself for swapping the rooms around to be honest”

I don’t know how we managed to co sleep for 6 months. I’m a complete lover of co sleeping don’t get me wrong. Back when P2 was more of a potato and breastfeeding, it was easier and it actually meant we got more sleep between us! It’s been terrible the past week. I’ve not slept from fear of P2 choking …

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“first ever school parents evening”

After school every single day I am faced with this scenario: Me: did you have a good day at school? P1: yes. Me: great. What did you do? What did you have for dinner? P1: I don’t know. I can’t remember. I can nearly guarantee that you all know of or have experienced this scenario. (If you haven’t I’d like …

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“it sounded like she was drowning”

Being a parent is so nerve racking! Last night was one of those moments for us. Yesterday P2 was sick twice. Randomly choking when she had her morning nap, then again at dinner time and then once put to bed I kept having to run upstairs as she was coughing. My hubby and I was scared she’d be sick or …

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World Prematurity Day 2013 – My Story

It’s World Prematurity Day – 17th November 2013. 15,000,000 babies were born prematurely this year, 60,000 of those were here in the UK. Thousands of families and friends lives torn apart. Being pregnant at the age of 15 I never imagined that anything would go wrong. Naive. Stupid. Young. I gave birth to P1 at the age of 16. That …

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Living With Joint Hypermobility

Joint Hypermobility – Joint hypermobility means some or all of a person’s joints have an unusually large range of movement. As a family we live with hypermobility every day. P1 lives with it every day and she cannot escape from it. It all officially began in 2010 when P1 took her first steps. She was an early, premature baby which …

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Yu! Healthy Snacks Review

Yu! sent us a variety of goodies to try. Our taste buds have really been put to the test lately! We were given a selection of their fruit bars, yoghurt coated fruit, 100% fruit pieces and their granola range. Yu! products are completely preservative, colouring and artificial flavouring free and made from fruit and natural yoghurt. This means they are …

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Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine Review

I picked up a bottle of Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine whilst at The Baby Show. I chose the Rose flavour. It’s the only wine that I drink and like so I knew this would be the best option for some honest tasting. Eisberg have created a drink that is perfect for pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive mums. They’ve created …

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My Milk Has Gone

It’s gone. And I’m devastated. I knew this time would come, especially the past few weeks where I’ve noticed significant changes in our feeding patterns and my boobs. But tonight, it’s gone. I’ve used the last of my expressed milk too, except one frozen bag that I have round my MiLs which will be sent to make a keepsake. I …

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Medela Electric Swing Breast Pump Review

I’ve been experiencing a really bad time when it comes to expressing with P2. I was convinced it was my fault, that I wasn’t producing enough milk or that my body just didn’t like to express. I now realise that it wasn’t my actual ability to express that was the issue, it was the ability of the pump I was …

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Weaning Begins

We started weaning yesterday. I’ve purchased a book called Yummy Discoveries – Baby-Led Weaning. Yup, we’ve/I’ve decided to go with baby-led weaning with P2. I’m doing everything differently with her it seems; cloth nappies, breastfeeding, co-sleeping and now the weaning! She had baby rusks as her first taste a few weeks ago, but yesterday marked us properly beginning the weaning. …

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