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Honesty – The Best Policy

Honesty is the best policy… I don’t cope very well in the evenings if I haven’t napped at least once during the day. To top it off I’m having more energy during the day and struggle to fall asleep for the nap I need to carry me through the evenings! Last night was another bad night – not entirely P2s …

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Welcoming Warmth

I managed it into church today. On arrival; we (P2 and I) were greeted with so many friendly familiar faces. The church itself hasn’t changed but there was so many new people – although new people that seemed to know my parents. P2 was bombarded with pokes and prods from all different ages. She ended up getting quite frustrated I …

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Cluster Feed

I experienced a “cluster feed” last night. P2 fed for about two hours with little breaks. She then followed on with a rubbish night sleep. I received a leaflet from the hospital advising that as long as strict guidelines were followed, it’s absolutely fine to co sleep with a breastfed baby. I don’t think so… I need my sleep… Proper …

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All Above Board

I got over food poisoning within 24hours and managed to register P2s birth this morning. She’s legal!!! P1 has has a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. But I think we have finally got it under wraps. I’m hoping so anyway. Her behaviour has got so much better the past few days and she’s been rewarded with lots …

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40 Acts – Day 10 – Grab A Cuppa

Who could you ‘grab a cuppa’ with today? Seize the moment this weekend and invite someone new for a coffee or to your house for tea and cake. Get to know your neighbours and ‘grab a cuppa!’ 40 Acts was certainly not designed for me! I hate tea and coffee. Although I can do today’s task on the day for …

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I’m A Master At Multi-Tasking

Today has been a bad day. Is it too late to blame something on a baby brain?? I decided to cook some garlic bread last night… Garlic bread that had been in the fridge for nearly two weeks. Yup I know – gross. Although at the time nothing seemed wrong with it. Until I spent most the night feeling so …

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40 Acts – Day 8 – Cross A Generation

Think about someone from a different generation – at your work, church or community group – who you can get to know more. Start initiating conversation; ask them what they are up to, and what their current projects or ambitions are. Find out if you could help them in some way, whether financially, through giving your time, or simply by …

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Cuddles

As a Grand-Daughter, Daughter, Sister, girlfriend and Mother I know the importance of a cuddle. Cuddles vary. They mean different things depending on who they are between. My Grandad tends to squeeze really hard. “I’m never letting you escape my prickly beard”. My Mum tends to be gentle and warm. “I’ll always be here”. My brother squirms away. “I’m too …

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I Made It

Happy 2 Weeks P2! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going. One minute I’m in hospital staring down at my minute old baby girl… Then I blink and she’s two weeks old!! Today was my second day of having the girls on my own. A week since I had my major breakdown day and felt like a failure …

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I Feel Like Super Mum

At 8:45am P2 hadn’t demanded her “breakfast” feed and we needed to leave by 9am. So I poked and prodded – changed her bum and clothes. It didn’t go down too well with her as you can see from the photo. I made a “To Do List” last night of all the things I need to do. I made a …

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A Day Of Rest

There will be no 40 Acts post today as it’s a day of rest. I’m resting in every way possible today! Slowly but surely I’m getting used to the demands of my beautiful newborn. I never had P1 at home when she was this young and the whole process with P2 has been like a whole new journey. Like I’ve …

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It’s Alive

After refreshing the Apple website several hundred times last night – an appointment came up for the Geniusbar. It was about 6:15 and the appointment was for 7:20. In a mad rush which is hard with a breastfed baby my OH drove us up to the nearest Apple store. We spent 20minutes hanging about, then another 20minutes waiting to be …

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40 Acts – Day 4 – Get Uncomfortable

So I challenge you to step up and step out of your comfort zone; tell a mate about your faith, apologise, share your lunch, write to your parents, pray dangerously, maybe even throw a banquet… Go, be brave today, God is with you. Today’s task was about doing something out of your comfort zone. It was quite hard to think …

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Devastation

You don’t realise just how much you rely on something until it’s gone. My mum had the day off yesterday purposely to make P1 feel special and take her out. I decided to go along with them with P2 as our first official outing. We went to the local indoor play area Tumbletown. P1 really loves this place. She’s always …

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