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“Trying the controlled crying method”

I changed our bedtime routine exactly 7 nights ago today. I was really beginning to feel my body shutting itself down and not functioning properly with the extent of my exhaustion. My mood has been awful and I just couldn’t wait until the new year to change things like the Health Visitor advised. The new routine goes as follows; 6:40pm …

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“It took six attempts to get the cannula into a vein”

Our stay in hospital was cut short thank goodness, although our visits are not over. p3 needs antibiotics intravenously, hence the cannula, for a minimum of five days whilst they await her urine results. Potentially she may not even have an infection but due to the high temperature she had and her age they give it as a precaution. Yesterday, …

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“we have to stay in hospital for the next 48hours”

Up until the evening, yesterday had been a good day! We’d all gone on the school run and then hubby, P2, P3 and I headed to Bluewater shopping to have a look around. We ended up spending money on the Disney Store and in Superdry. P1 was at her after school club until 6pm and then P1 & P2 went …

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“Infacol has certainly saved my sanity!”

I’ve felt completely useless every time I hear my beautiful newborn cry. She’s my third daughter and you’d think I’d be a pro at consoling my girls and I am with P1 and P2, I pretty much instantly understand each cry and know when and how to react to it. Whether it be food, a cuddle, changing P2s nappy or …

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October Half Term 2014

We always seem to suck when it comes to organising things to do over the school holidays. I tend to plan in my head but never put those plans into action. This October half term has been completely different to our usual school holidays. It feels like we haven’t stopped! It started on Saturday with P1 going away for the …

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“It’s not just a phase anymore, it’s a habit”

There’s no doubt about it that I am sleep deprived. It’s the main focus of my blog posts at the moment and I apologise for that. The health visitor came last week to weigh and check up on P3, at the same time she asked questions about P2 and things about her development. The time before that she focused on …

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A Third Child “Brings No Extra Joy” Is this true?

A new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows that the birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents’ happiness, but a third does not. I read the article several times over the social media platforms. Having just given birth to my third it got me thinking. Am …

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Coping With Crying

“I need a doctors appointment for my daughter” “Ok, what’s wrong?” “This is going to sound silly, but she’s my third daughter so I know I’m not being stupid but she won’t stop crying and I just need to get her checked” That was the conversation I had last Monday with the doctor receptionist after we’d experienced two or three …

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To My Princess 3 – 1 Month

To my Princess 3, I’ve been writing letters to your sisters for a while now and so of course it’s time to start yours. I want you to be able to read back on your childhood, your life and to know who you are and what has shaped you to be the person you are when you finally read this. …

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“It just cannot be healthy to never sleep through the night”

I sound like a broken record really and I know that but I hope that when I look back on each and every post where I’ve moaned about sleep that I will be at a point where I’m actually getting some decent shut eye and can laugh about these days. Right now though, I don’t feel like laughing. I feel …

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“The post-pregnancy new-mother hormones raged”

Yesterday was an awful day full of P3 crying continuously from 7am until 6pm and having a total of about 15 minutes sleep the whole entire day whilst I also tackled the needs of a very poorly toddler so this morning I’d decided to get the two of them out of the house for some fresh air and use the …

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“I definitely need to get my big camera out more often”

Today, I decided to get the big camera out and take some shots of P3. She’s been in the world just over three weeks and we’ve barely any good quality photos of her, they’ve all been on our phone cameras. I took some tips from lovely Mr Internet on how best to take newborn photos and put what I had …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 10 Months

To my Princess 1, It’s fast approaching your sixth birthday. It’s very scary how quickly you’re childhood is passing now. This month your newest little sister made her dramatic entrance. I have to admit you didn’t seem to take it very well which surprised us all. We thought that because you’ve done this before everything would just fall into place …

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“The newborn crying, the demands of a sick child and a bored toddler”

We are being pulled in every direction this week. We have illness, crying, boredom, testing behaviour and exhaustion. P1 has been under the weather since Friday. She came home with a croaky voice but other than that she was fine. It progressed over the weekend into a temperature, sore throat, headache and a cough. She certainly wasn’t herself and spent …

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