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“Moving into a big girls bed!”

With our third baby’s arrival fast approaching we thought it was about time that we started making the changes in the sleep arrangements for the girls, well P2 actually. We’d decided that instead of getting a new bunk bed that we’d be cost effective and just put a standard single mattress on the floor for P2 under P1s high sleeper …

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“The weather has been truly glorious this past week!”

I’m going to jinx this so I apologise in advance, but the weather has been truly glorious this past week! We aren’t lucky enough to have a garden with our house so getting outdoor time has been tricky. We are fortunate enough to have a few parks and a nature trail nearby and we’ve made full use of those lately. …

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Boy or girl?!

We have our 20 week scan tomorrow and will be finding out whether we are having another girl or a bouncing boy! We’ve had guesses amongst the family and now I’d love to hear what you think it’ll be… Comment below…

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Pregnancy Diaries – 19 Weeks #3

It’s really crazy to think that I’m nearly 5 months pregnant already and although I’m feeling fat, I don’t really feel pregnant as such. I felt the baby move last night and a few times today. It’s the weirdest feeling but has made this all so scarily real. I also heard it’s heart beat on Monday at my midwife appointment …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 18 Weeks #3

I think I’m ready to start sharing photos of my growing bump. I don’t feel like I have a bump when I look down at myself but after taking my second bump photo the whole of this pregnancy I’ve realised I do have a tiny one forming.My sickness is still there on occasional days, but I think I’m managing it …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 3 Months

To my Princess 2, This month has seen the introduction to tantrums. I dread to think what you’ll be like during the “terrible 2s” stage. You’ll throw yourself onto the floor without a thought for what body part, usually your head, will get damaged in the process. I have to admit, seeing a tiny toddler sitting on her bum with …

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Letter To My Nan – 8 Months

Hi Nan, I’ve been thinking about you a lot this month. Asking myself questions that will never be answered, like what your last thought was and whether you were in pain when you passed away. My other Grandad passed away. He’ll be up there with you somewhere and I hope you can share many stories from my childhood with him. …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 17 Weeks #3

This pregnancy seems to be flying by. People ask me how many weeks I am and I actually have to really think about it. I don’t feel as connected with my body as I did with the girls, it’s very strange. We have plenty to be excited about but I think my worries are overwhelming that excitement at the moment. …

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To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 4 Months

To my Princess 1, We’ve had two weeks of having you at home this month. It’s allowed me to really observe you, your behaviour, your habits and just the way you are! Some things have been lovely to see and others I’ve been left really a little upset. We seem to go through phases. One week you’ll be a joy …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 15 Weeks #3

It seems a little surreal that I’m only 5 weeks away from being half way through my pregnancy!! I was looking back on my pregnancy photos with P2 and I had quite a clear “baby bump” by 16 weeks. Well right now I simply look like I’ve eaten too many cakes. There isn’t a hard baby bump appearing at all!! …

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“My daughter is far stronger than I will ever be”

Children are amazing little creatures. The strength they have and the determination is incredible. I saw all of this inside my tiny 5 year old daughter when she went through her growth hormone test yesterday. We arrived at the hospital at 8:45am. My Grandad came to support whilst hubby had P2 for the day. P1 hadn’t asked for food or …

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“Both of us grew up with animals around us”

I’ve always had a love for animals. I’ve always respected them even if sometimes they didn’t respect me. As a child, my earliest memories, I’ve been surrounded by various animals. As a child, I grew up with a mum who’s career was a veterinary nurse. We actually lived attached to a veterinary clinic… When I say attached I mean part …

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“This is even worse than when she was newborn”

Last night was night four that P2 has been up every hour. It seems to have happened with her illness but she’s not poorly anymore and seems to have made it a habit. I thought we’d finally cracked, nearly, her sleep patterns. She’d wake up in the morning at 7:30am, have just one nap a day in her cot at …

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