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“The newborn crying, the demands of a sick child and a bored toddler”

We are being pulled in every direction this week. We have illness, crying, boredom, testing behaviour and exhaustion. P1 has been under the weather since Friday. She came home with a croaky voice but other than that she was fine. It progressed over the weekend into a temperature, sore throat, headache and a cough. She certainly wasn’t herself and spent …

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“Googling Jaundice tests didn’t help with my nerves”

On Thursday we arrived up the hospital for P3s jaundice blood test. I felt really nervous about the whole trip because I wasn’t exactly sure what would be happening. Of course, Googling Jaundice tests didn’t help with my nerves. We were a little early so had a cheeky McDonalds breakfast. Our appointment was at 10:30 but typically we didn’t get …

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“For once I don’t feel annoyed or like I’m losing sleep”

It’s 6am. I’ve been awake an hour with P3. For once I don’t feel annoyed or like I’m losing sleep. I’m worried. Anxious about the day ahead. Yesterday, we had our routine visit from the midwife and we met our health visitor for the first time. The MW weighed P3 – she’s now 7lbs 6oz! We discussed her snuffles and …

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“We picked up our double stroller”

I now have two daughters under the age of two. There’s actually 19 months 3 weeks and 2 days between P2 and P3. We debated for a long time whether we’d need a double pushchair. I’d researched many brands and had one that I desperately wanted, the Mountain Buggy Duet. I wanted a side-by-side double. I’d borrowed a tandem style …

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“I’m at the stage where I can’t find anything to wear”

I’m at that stage where getting dressed is the biggest drama of the day. Not just because I have to hop in and out of the shower whilst juggling a maternity pad, leaking boobs, a toddler and a newborn baby. But it’s the getting dressed bit that’s upsetting. I’m at the stage where I can’t find anything to wear. It’s …

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“I was always rubbish at doing homework on time”

When I look back on my school years, I was quite academic. I actually enjoyed school and the topics I found interesting I did well in like Art. But I was always rubbish at doing homework on time. I’d get so many lunch time detentions or after school ones because of homework related issues. I generally suffer with organisation so …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 40 Weeks My Due Date

I’m 40 weeks pregnant today I’m sitting with my 10 day old baby girl on my due date. My tummy is still a bit of a wobbly mess but it’s getting there considering I’m not exercising yet. It’s really hard to believe that we have a baby now. These past ten days have gone so quickly and although there’s parts …

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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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