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New mothers ‘bribed to breastfeed’ by NHS with £200 shopping vouchers

I breastfed for 6 months. Exclusively. Rarely gave expressed breastmilk and never gave formula. Right up until 6 months. I didn’t wake up and decide that I wasn’t going to breastfeed anymore. P2 decided one day that she just wasn’t interested anymore. The pain I felt emotionally of her decision was overwhelming! I never imagined myself to be a mother …

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“The time has come to lower the cot”

The time has come to lower the cot to its lowest setting. Our baby girl is getting grown up! I have no idea how I’ll reach into her during the night now. I’m 4ft 8in tall and struggled to reach her when it was on the middle setting but needs must. It’s pretty scary how my two princesses are so …

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Leeds Castle Firework Spectacular

My mum had tickets to Leeds Castle Firework Spectacular. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to go with P2 being so young and her ears so delicate and my hubby wasn’t able to come. But I decided to use it as an opportunity to spend some quality time with my girls alone, more importantly with P1! Mum had bought both …

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Letter To Princess 2 – 9 Months

Dear P2, You have now been out in the world longer than you were inside my tummy. You’re 9 months old! This month you’ve figured out how to bum shuffle. Only properly in the past few days actually. One minute you’ll be sitting with your crocodile cushion and the next you’re half way across the room. Hopefully you’ll master the …

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“School seems to be ruining everything I worked hard to create”

I spoke to the teacher this morning about P1s hair incident. I wish I hadn’t now to be honest. Ok, the teacher was extremely apologetic and I felt reassured that she was going to speak with P1 and the girl involved. However, when getting her home today and asking her about her day at school she owned up to actually …

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“P1 had some of her hair cut off at school today!”

I’ve thought about many ways to start this post but I just can’t find the words for it. P1 had some of her hair cut off at school today! I’m beyond devastated and confused. It’s only a little bit in comparison to what it could have ended up like. Children are cruel. Do I blame the little girl who did …

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Letter To My Nan – 2 Months

Hi Nan, Life in Kent finally feels like home. I know you were really unhappy when we told you about the move but I also know that you can see we are happier over here. P1 is doing so well at school! We are all so proud. She’s basically reading short stories on her own, you know the Biff and …

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“yet another migraine with aura”

P2 woke once in the night again. 5am. I woke up actually feeling more tired though. I had a nice chilled morning researching bits for our new business when I got up to get some food and just like before I experienced yet another migraine with aura. After a lay down and a nap I feel ok now, luckily no …

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“A perfect little girls room”

We’ve done the room transition and swap around. I say we… It was actually my hubby and SFiL. I just had the task of tidying up afterwards. We had to cram all of P1s toys into the bathroom so we could move it all over. I haven’t got any before photos. My hubby, P2 and I was in the big …

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“She didn’t really seem excited about seeing me”

I can’t believe that it’s November already. Well it’s actually now the 2nd, why am I not asleep yet? I travelled back to Essex this afternoon to pick P1 up from my Mums. I left at 3:30 expecting to miss rush hour on the way there, this did not happen, the traffic was horrendous!!! However, the takeaway pizza soon took …

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“We won’t be trick or treating for Halloween”

P1 has been enjoying a few days and nights with her Nanny, Grandad and Uncle B back in Essex. She’s been there since Tuesday evening and I feel completely lost!!! I’m used to leaving her, or not seeing her but it’s been really odd this time. Since moving out and becoming a stay at home mum I’ve developed a routine, …

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“It was really chilled and I loved having my Grandad over for the day”

I had my Grandad round yesterday. It was the first time he’s seen the new house so I made sure everything looked tidy. I’m still finding things a little difficult around him, I don’t know why really, he’s been my absolute world for ever. I think he’s just not the one I actually used to “talk” to all the time, …

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“This transition is going to be huge whatever we decide”

We had a visit from the sleep specialist. The things she told us are standard things; controlled crying, own room, no milk at night, no talking after bedtime and keep to the same thing each night. I can do all of that. It’s just finding the will power, the support and the energy. We’ve taken on board the own room …

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