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233 Days Left AND Counting

I’ve currently had 160 days of my maternity leave. It seems like forever since I was at work. I’m very nervous about returning. We’ve decided to extend my maternity leave to the full entitlement, which makes my return date 2nd January. That makes me a little more relaxed but so much has changed since I was there. I feel like …

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DP – Hi, Mom!

Today is Mother’s Day in the United States. Wherever in the world you are, write your mother a letter. I haven’t participated in the Daily Prompts for a while, there hasn’t been a topic that’s made me want to write about it! But I quite like today’s. Hi Mum, I just want to say thank you. No matter what you’ve …

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Absent Mother

I was apart from P2 for the longest time today. I’d decided I deserved a break… I didn’t exactly need one, I just fancied one. She was without me for 4hours!!! It was slightly stressful to start with. My OH was very nervous and reluctant to leave her with my parents. But I persuaded him and we went off the …

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Why Do You Ask These Things?

It’s hard to answer questions you don’t have the answers to. Last time we had this conversation I was pregnant, and I’d cried so much that I’d made myself physically sick. How do you answer a four year olds question to why see doesn’t see her biological father?! If I know where they live why can’t I speak to them?! …

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Blast That Baby Fat

P2 is now three months old and I think it’s about time that I start trying to get my body back to it’s pre pregnancy, ironing board state. I’m breast feeding and I’m happy with my weight. I just want to tone up a bit more and maybe get rid of my flubby tummy. So yesterday I took part in …

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I’m Missing Out On Things

Look at the frown on that face!! P2 has become more reluctant to fall asleep in her bouncer or car seat. In fact she’s quite reluctant to fall asleep anywhere during the day. And when she eventually does, it’s for a quick half hour power nap… and that’s if we’re lucky! I don’t know if this is an age thing?! …

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Touch Me

It’s so crazy how grown up P2 is becoming and so fast she’s doing it! In the past few days she’s really begun to touch things, hold things and bite things – uh oh! Don’t worry, she isn’t suffocating herself… Yesterday, she was absolutely fascinated by my OHs top. Staring intensely at it, trying to reach forwards to grab it. …

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I Didn’t Invite You Aunt Flow?!

Aunt Flow decided to pay a visit. I’m not overly impressed at her unwelcome visits. This is the second visit I’ve had since P2s birth (not counting the 6 weeks I bled continuously). Don’t get me wrong a visit from AF means that I’m not pregnant and have working ovaries and womb – fantastic. However, I’m breastfeeding, exclusively so why …

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Good Morning. Just Some Sex Ed Here

Pornography!! Caught your attention for a Friday morning?! At school, being a girl who preferred the company of boys over girls, meant that porn was the topic of conversation for most lunch times. It disgusted me, the way they put these women on a pedestal and expected us “normal” girls to be exactly like that. Most of the boys probably …

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OCD – It’s A Real Thing!

I think I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when it comes to my bed covers. In fact I know I do. I have absolutely no idea what started it, where it comes from, all I know is that if I see mattress, covers aren’t straight or the duvet is making its way out of the cover I get a horrible tightening …

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DP – Personal Space

To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers? How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it? I set up my blog to be literally be somewhere to express my feelings. But I …

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How Does It End Up Like This?

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s used to be my relaxing days. When I was pregnant; they’d be my days to sleep and spud about in my Jammies. Watching countless episodes of CSI. I could probably still do that, P2 is quite flexible and enjoys chatting to me in bed. Our snuggle times. But living with parents means I’ve got to keep on …

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My Orange Rhino Challenge

I’ve found myself shouting less. Thinking about what I’m doing. Ok, I still have my moments. But on an overall, I’m loads better at controlling my anger towards P1. And what’s better is although she has her moments, her behaviour is gradually getting better. So, I’m stopping the challenge. I figured you probably don’t want to read “no shouting” everyday …

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1AM Mummy Moment

I suddenly woke and ran to P2s cot. She’s in there, has been since 10:30pm, it’s now 1:35am and i don’t normally get woken by her until 3-4am, but I had a heart stopping panic… Why is she so quiet? I’m so silly. She’s sound asleep. Quite happy. I’m not! I miss her dreadfully being by my side. This was …

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Co-Sleeping To CotBed

We put P2s cotbed up the day we moved back to my parents house. This was partly because we thought we would be having a premature baby but mainly because it was easier to get all furniture we needed put up before “stuff” took over the bedroom. The cot was there acting as a dumping ground for three months before …

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