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“I’ve never truly had a sleepless night”

I’ve been a Mum for nearly six years. I’ve spent a lot of those years complaining of sleepless nights, especially and more particularly the past 20 months. However, after last night, I realised that I’ve never truly had a sleepless night and it really should have just been me moaning about broken sleep. Last night, I got a total of …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 8 Months

To my Princess 2, This month you’ve become a big sister. No longer the baby of the family. The middle child. You’ve actually taken the whole thing pretty amazingly. It’s been a strange week. One moment you were my tiny, cuddly and light toddler, then I had your baby sister and you became this grown up, heavy and robust little …

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“We have really formed a strong parenting team”

P3 is now a week and one day old. It’s gone so fast yet so slowly too. Each day seems to roll into one as I see nearly every hour during the night. I feel like hubby and I have really formed a strong parenting team, I suppose we have to as we are outnumbered now. I think generally we …

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My Birthing Partner

I was very nervous about hubby being my only birthing partner with P2. I was convinced I’d need my mum there like I did with P1 because her biological father was pretty useless but hubby proved himself. He stepped up and was amazing. This time round I felt confident that hubby was all I needed and I wasn’t wrong. If …

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“My boobies are the size of my baby’s head!”

My boobies are the size of my baby’s head! Bigger in fact and whilst inside a bra are quite attractive. Oh but there’s nothing glamorous about my boobies. They’re full to the brim, they’re firm, they’re leaking and they’re so painful that if anyone or anything touches them they’re likely to lose a limb. Yup, my milk has well and …

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Sibling Adjustments

When I was pregnant we had many conversations about having a new baby with both P1 and P2. Obviously P2 had no idea what we were talking about apart from the fact we kept pointing to my belly and saying there was a baby in there. We never had any worries about P1 adjusting, she had a struggle when P2 …

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“I’d forgotten how painful after-birth pains were”

I’d forgotten how painful after-birth pains were. I’ve been topped up on painkillers since the moment P3 was born. Every midwife or nurse that I spoke to at the hospital had said something along the lines of “oh yes especially with your third” when I told them how I was feeling. Great!!! The pains feel like extremely bad period pains, …

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Our First Night At Home

We’ve just encountered our first night and morning as a family of five. P3 and I were discharged at 6pm yesterday following some great blood test results that meant she no longer needed antibiotics and therefore was no reason for her or me to be in hospital. We got home at the girls bedtime. I’d promised P1 she could have …

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Welcome to the world Princess 3

I went to bed last night experiencing Braxton Hicks. I’d decided to sleep it off like I have done every evening for about a week now. The pains and tightenings were quite painful but nothing unbearable so I managed to sleep from 9:30pm to 2:45am. I woke suddenly feeling a slight trickle and wetness. I ran for the loo as …

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“I’m the problem!”

I’m the root. I realised that tonight as I watched P2 wriggle, kick, jump, push covers off and attempt to escape out of her bed. I lost count to the amount of times I had to lay her back down and remind her that it’s sleep time. It took hours and that’s when I realised. I’m the problem! Right from …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 38 Weeks #3

My 38 week pregnancy with P2 was quite different to this pregnancy. I had terribly itchy skin and was feeling quite ill. This week I’ve been feeling very uncomfortable, especially in the evenings. I’m getting frequent tightenings but only in the evening. It’s like my body is telling me to rest even though it’s pretty much all I have been …

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“I treated them to a naughty sugar treat”

Parents that are riddled with illness or pregnancy (hubby with the illness, me with the pregnancy) make pretty boring parents. That’s what it has felt like last weekend and most of this week anyway. Hubby has caught the cold that P2 and I had last week only whenever hubby catches a cold it seems to morph into a chest infection …

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To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 9 Months

To my Princess 1, You’ve started your second year at school. It’s crazy to think you are now a Year 1 pupil. You seemed to settle quite well at the start of school and your behaviour had really improved. But after a couple of weeks and us agreeing to an after school club once a week, your behaviour deteriorated drastically …

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

My hospital bag’s been packed for a while now but a dream I had the other night left me trying to remember whether I’d packed a hat or a blanket for baby, or what I’d actually packed. So the bag was brought inside again so that I could sort, repack and take the opportunity to photograph the bits to create a post …

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My Husband’s Take On Childbirth

This evening I laughed so much it hurt I laughed until I cried. I laughed so much I couldn’t breathe. It was my hubby’s fault. We were having one of our many discussions about labour and this time reminiscing on P2s birth. For me, it all went by in a bit of a blur but for hubby it’s clearly imprinted …

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