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From The Monster Within

I was P1-free today. This morning I was really looking forward to it but by midday everything was far too quiet and I was getting bored of watching episode after episode of CSI! I was so excited to have P1 home but when she arrived I got told she’s not been behaving too great at my Grandparents regarding meal times …

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37 Weeks Of Pregnancy

I’m 37 weeks pregnant today! I don’t think I can put in words how amazing this feels to me. It’s a huge milestone – one not many believed I’d see! Ok yes my pregnancy is not technically over until I’m 40 weeks or 41 when I get induced but if my P2 arrives now she’ll be classed as full term. …

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Sisterly Love

Been having weird pains tonight. I refuse to go into hospital until I know I’m in labour… how the heck do I know that?! I’m just so fed up of going there and being turned away. P1 loves her sister already. We have tried to warn her what a newborn baby is like but she doesn’t seem to be bothered.

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Creative Baking

First things first. I’ve had a rubbish night sleep. One of those sleeps where you keep waking up and every time you wake up you can’t get back to sleep for at least half an hour! I feel exhausted before the day has even begun. Nursery is closed. Like I said in my snow post – the whole area halts. …

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Post Pregnancy Excitments

This pregnancy isn’t even over yet and I’ve already made a list of the things I’m most looking forward to reclaiming. Here’s my top 4: My Eye Sight — Since way before getting pregnant I’ve needed new glasses. That’s the joys of parenthood; kids tend to knock your glasses when having cuddles or accidentally dropping them when you are trying …

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How to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

Summer is fast approaching, and schools are soon going to close for summer holidays. This is an exciting time for both parents and kids as they get the chance to spend more time with one another. However, it can also be a very hectic time, especially when the kids are bored. This is when they usually decide to get up …

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Gifts

For Christmas my OH told me that his present to me would be taking me clothes shopping once P2 is here and I’m back to my pre-pregnancy body. My Nan is also doing the same. Anyone who knows me knows I hate shopping. Let alone clothes shopping. I’ve had the same clothes for the past… Well to be honest some …

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I Can’t Help It

Sorry guys – it’s me again. For my third post in one day! I’m beginning to think I should write and save as a draft or you will all get bored of me sooner or later. Snow has been forecasted for my area all week … Where is it?! I’ve been terrified of going into labour incase I get stuck …

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Meow

My mum used to foster cats. With over 15 years experience with animals from working as a veterinary nurse the fostering charity liked to use mum for all the “odd” cases or the kittens. I remember at one time we had two litters that totalled to about 14 kittens plus mum. Our house was a cat haven! Mum being Mum …

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Emotions Running Wild

I have a changed child today. She’s been amazing! As parents we all have our days when we could quite happily lock ourselves in the bathroom and cry. Then we have the days when we look at our children and feel that overwhelming feeling of proudness. Today I felt that. I’ve really needed her to behave today and that’s exactly …

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Early Riser

As I’ve previously mentioned in my post How Much Is Too Much? my 4 year old daughter tends to nap during the day. It’s been a worry to me. Her sleep pattern that is. This morning at 6:30am there was a knock on our bedroom door – morning P1 Still dark and far too early I took her back to …

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Appreciation

“It’s so lucky you are having another girl. Means you can reuse all of P1s things” – eeeeerrrrrmmm unfortunately not. Back when I had P1 and my relationship broke down with her dad I needed all the extra income I could scrape together. It wasn’t that I was stuck for money as I was working by then. It was more …

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36 Weeks Of Pregnancy

I’m 36 weeks pregnant today. pardon… 36. Weeks. Pregnant. Today. I really didn’t think I’d see the day. And to be honest I don’t think the health professionals did either. At 28 weeks pregnant I was given steroids to strengthen P2s lungs. I seriously thought at that point I’d only be pregnant for another month! But here I am with …

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Is It Really Worth It?

I’m a working mum and have been since P1 was 9months old. Work for me has always been my “time out” from parenting – as crazy as that sounds! Now P2 is fast approaching her arrival it leads us to think about the future; child care mainly and finances. P1 will be starting school the same week as I’m due …

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GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS

It sounds like a dinosaur or something! I have Group B Strep. Which is a bacteria infection that lives happily without causing any harm or symptoms in my lady bits. great! When I say it causes no harm I’d be lying. When labour starts and more importantly my waters break it could cause life threatening circumstances to me or P2. …

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