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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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Challenge Day#11

I cannot believe it! I haven’t shouted today. Zero, zilch! I definitely see a huge difference in her behaviour when my OH is around and we are doing stuff as a complete family. She loves it. Very happy with P1 today.

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Boys And Their Toys

I’ve had a lovely, busy morning with my OH. We had a meeting at the Ford dealer to discuss a new car. My current Fiesta Zetec is just too small, I have to remove the wheels of the pram for it to fit! I know you’re probably thinking “just get a new pram” I got to test drive a 2010 …

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Challenge Day#10

Absolutely fantastic day… Hadn’t raised my voice at all right up until 7pm when I noticed some lovely art all up my mothers lounge wall… Her cream wallpaper. Naughty step was done. And P1 was made to clean the drawings off by herself. Which she did with a massive grin on her face!!!!!! Why oh why can’t she just behave! …

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TOTS 100 Bathroom Competition

I don’t normally join in with competitions that require me to post on my blog, mainly because my blog is about my life, not about winning things (apart from blogging awards of course!) But this is different, it caught my eye as I know it’s something that needs doing in my parents house. My mum’s bathroom is small. It’s boring. …

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Challenge Day#9

I didn’t shout or raise my voice! I had to repeat myself several times in a firm voice but it wasn’t a shout. Even when she accidentally wet herself again! Tomorrow will be a true test, it’s Friday and that always means lots of shouting… Plus we are having our first full day at home in AGESSSSS. Nightmare!!

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Tap

I had my nails done… For the first time in years!!! My paid job, when I’m not on maternity leave or being a mum, is quite hard on your hands. I’d paint my nails and they’d be chipped the next day… Hence why I always changed my nail colour pretty much daily. Well that all stopped when I became a …

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Challenge Day#8

I think we may be starting to see a difference in P1 since I’ve stopped, no.. reduced my shouting. Today, well today was amazing!! She got dressed without a fight, even her shoes, she went to nursery happy and when I picked her up she was fantastic too!! So much so that I treated her to the circus (a post …

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Challenge Day#7

P1 was fantastic this morning! I didn’t have to raise my voice at all. 7:45PM – Raised to level 3, but it was a misunderstanding on my behalf so I apologised to her. Bedtime went smoothly too. Good day!

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Date Night

My OH and I managed to grab some couple time for the first time since the day before I gave birth to P2! 10 weeks is a long time for us, we used to get couple time at least once a week, usually twice. I missed being with him. So I took the opportunity to put on some nice clothes on, …

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A 3AM Update

I don’t know whether what I do is the correct way, but it’s my way and it works for us. I change P2s bum at 10:30PM, just before her last feed. She wakes at 3AM-ish every night, this is usually the only time she wakes. I put her in bed with me for a feed and only change her bum …

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Challenge Day#6

9AM – I raised my voice to about a level 6. All we argued about was putting shoes and coats on. That’s how blooming ridiculous it was. I probably didn’t need to shout at her, I could have dealt with it in a mature calm manner – but I just didn’t. I couldn’t. I’m just so fed up of her …

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Challenge Day#5

Today was a bad day for yelling. It started off amazing! She was so good getting dressed, we were all laughing and dancing about. Then we went round the MiLs and it just went downhill from there. P1 finds it hard to communicate properly with her younger Uncle. He’s nearly 3. One minute they’ll be playing beautifully, the next Uncle …

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Dreams Can Come True

It’s hard to think about Karl and me getting married. It’s something I’m desperate to do! Marry the love of my life, my best friend. I want us all to be a real family. It was all meant to be happening in just three weeks time!!! 13th May! I should be doing final dress fittings, final food things and generally …

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Challenge Day#4

10AM – First need to raise my voice today, probably because I was hungry and completely not P1s fault that she was grating on me, level 3 for repeatedly telling me she was hungry, despite eating all her breakfast X2. 1PM – Had to firmly tell P1 that she was indeed going to go to her swimming lesson. Level 2 …

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