Tag Archives: love

“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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Joovy Purpleness Caboose Pushchair Review

As you all know, because I’ve been banging on about it catching up on reviews, I went to The Baby Show last month. When I was trying to find the Fisher-Price stand I stopped to ask a friendly face at the Joovy stand. Pam clearly could see my sweaty, struggling face as I pushed the borrowed double buggy so started …

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BBC Children In Need 2013

We’ve spent the whole evening watching every bit of BBC Children In Need. Both my hubby and I shed quite a few tears. People think that kids are so flexible to everything. I could definitely see that in the stories that were told tonight. They are flexible, but they are not indestructible. Things do effect children in ways we could …

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“P2 has created her first piece of artwork”

At 40 weeks and 2 days old P2 has created her first piece of artwork. We went to a Messy Play group for 0-2yrs. It wasn’t overly “messy” focused but I braved the paint. The black paint. She loved it, wiggling her fingers all in the paint then bashing the paper. She had no idea what she was doing or …

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MamaBabyBliss BabyBliss Baby Massage & Baby Yoga CD Review

When I lived in Essex I attended a Baby Yoga group every Tuesday. I loved it and so did P2. When the teacher went on maternity leave I felt a little lost. Googling yoga positions as there wasn’t a group near to our new home in Essex. Then I was contacted by MamaBabyBliss and met the wonderful ladies at The …

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New mothers ‘bribed to breastfeed’ by NHS with £200 shopping vouchers

I breastfed for 6 months. Exclusively. Rarely gave expressed breastmilk and never gave formula. Right up until 6 months. I didn’t wake up and decide that I wasn’t going to breastfeed anymore. P2 decided one day that she just wasn’t interested anymore. The pain I felt emotionally of her decision was overwhelming! I never imagined myself to be a mother …

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“The time has come to lower the cot”

The time has come to lower the cot to its lowest setting. Our baby girl is getting grown up! I have no idea how I’ll reach into her during the night now. I’m 4ft 8in tall and struggled to reach her when it was on the middle setting but needs must. It’s pretty scary how my two princesses are so …

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Thorntons Christmas Hero

I’ve been playing a little bit of Secret Santa and who better to play with than Thorntons?! They asked me who I thought deserved a special chocolate treat. I instantly knew who – my Grandad! My Grandad is 83 years old. He certainly doesn’t look it or act it either. He’s very deceiving! He’s no ordinary Grandad. Right from the …

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Soft Floor Kids 30 Piece Puzzle Foam Play Mat Review

P2 was very lucky to receive a 30 piece puzzle foam play mat from Soft Floor Kids. The mat arrived super fast and in see-through packaging which I thought was a great way for free advertising. The mat itself is made from 30 tiles each 30cm X 30cm and 12mm thick. They are made from closed-cell EVA foam which is …

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HiPP Organic Pouches Review Plus A Competition To Win A Hamper Worth £25!

P2 received a huge selection of yummy organic pouches to get her few teeth and gums around from HiPP Organic. We’ve been using HiPP since we started weaning and now they’ve launched 13 new organic pouches! I love pouches, they are convenient and easy to use. To celebrate this launch HiPP conducted a survey to ask their members for their …

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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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