Family

“This weekend has got off to a really, really rocky start”

This weekend has got off to a really, really rocky start and the stupid thing is, the morning I’ve had is probably perfectly normal and average to most families with young children. P2 woke me up at 5:51am. This woke P1 up too but I fed P2 her bottle and explained to P1 that it was too early to wake …

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“Something’s up with P2 tonight”

Something’s up with P2 tonight. I can’t quite put my finger on it. She did her usual “I want to go to bed” signs of only wanting me, resting her head on me and getting very emotional. So I did the usual – bum change, pjs on, GroBag on, placed in cot and have her milk feed. That’s when the …

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“It’s 1996. I’m starring as Mary”

It’s 1996. I’m starring as Mary along side my class mate who is Joseph for the afternoon. I’m wearing a long blue dress that I keep tripping on. Joseph has dropped baby Jesus and the audience of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are laughing. I’m nervous and shy as I look out to see my Grandad with his bulky camcorder …

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“I spent four hours last night wrapping Christmas presents”

Yesterday, I finally found a baby group here in Sevenoaks that was just perfect for P2. It catered for crawlers and little ones taking their first wobbly steps. It’s full of singing and fun! It’s also a very small group, perfect for hopefully making some new friends. But guess my luck, it was the last session before they close until …

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“How do you wean from a dummy at a young age?!”

I’m a mum that has never had a baby that hasn’t had a dummy. I didn’t choose to use them, it just happened! P1s dummy journey started when we took her home from hospital. When her stomach problems began. She was never settled due to the constant sickness that the pyloric stenosis caused so I turned to the dummy to …

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“We have a crawler”

We have a crawler. This is the first real indication that our baby is becoming independent and grown up. With this independence has come increased dangers. It happened overnight, one minute we had a bum shuffling, arms-dragging-body-in-a-circle little 9 month old then we woke up one morning and she got up onto her hands and knees and started to move …

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To My Princess 2 – 10 Months

To My Princess 2, Double figures baby!!! You’re 10months old today. I’m in shock really, it’s going so quick and you are also developing at super rapid speed. This month you mastered crawling. After spinning around in a circle on your bum or on your tummy, overnight you just got up on hands and knees! You are picking up speed …

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Letter To My Nan – 3 Months

Hi Nan, Things aren’t getting any easier. I try to talk about you every day with P1 but you know her, she just wants to talk about something else or play. I showed P2 the photo I have of you on the window seal, she stroked your face which left me emotional. I keep having the sudden realisation that she’ll …

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“This weekend has been very slow and relaxed. It’s been nice”

Our weekends are always so busy. Usually travelling to Essex for swimming or seeing family. This weekend has been very slow and relaxed. It’s been nice. It started with P1 having a sleepover round her Great-Grandad’s house Friday-Saturday evening. So Friday evening I did the house cleanup whilst hubby was out with his friend. Saturday, I was up really early …

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“I’ve never had a member of the family that has Alzheimer’s”

Something in the news has really touched me. A man seeking love after his wife is stricken with Alzheimer’s. I’m trying my hardest to understand his point of view but I’m struggling. I’ll put it bluntly. I think he’s selfish. I’ve never had a member of the family that has Alzheimer’s, so really I can’t comment, but my Grandad stood …

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“I’m kicking myself for swapping the rooms around to be honest”

I don’t know how we managed to co sleep for 6 months. I’m a complete lover of co sleeping don’t get me wrong. Back when P2 was more of a potato and breastfeeding, it was easier and it actually meant we got more sleep between us! It’s been terrible the past week. I’ve not slept from fear of P2 choking …

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“It’s 28 days until Christmas”

It’s 28 days until Christmas. It feels like it’s suddenly crept up on us. I cannot believe that it was nearly a year ago that we were taking our yearly “generations” photo with my Mum, P1, me and my Nan. 2011 2012We didn’t get a chance to have a generations photo with P2. Nan didn’t get a chance to have …

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