Family

To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 7 Months

To my Princess 1, I feel like I don’t write enough about you and take enough photos anymore. I feel like your little sister is getting a lot of attention from me and you are being forced to seek all attention from Daddy or your Grandparents. It upsets me, we share bedtimes still but our cuddles are very sparse and …

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Groggy Summers Day

I really hate storms. Call me childish, but they are scary. I don’t know why or where my feeling of nervousness comes from. The moment I heard the very loud, very angry grumble of thunder I immediately snuggled up to my OH. He slept through the first few hours of the storm! We seem to have finally cracked P2s awful …

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Fluke?

Another very odd night in the sleeping department of P2. I fed her at 9:30pm, put her in her cot about 10:30pm. She then woke up at about 2:30am, but I literally got myself out of bed and put her dummy in her mouth. She fell straight back to sleep until 4:30am. Although she’s rather content and happy, she’s currently …

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Where Did That Come From

After what seems like so many broken nights of sleep, last night was a tad different. Rather unusual and very nice. P2 had fallen asleep at about 8pm, on top of our bed whilst I sat and worked on creating our new business spreadsheets. She was quite unsettled but didn’t feed. She then woke at about 10pm for an hour, …

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Sleepy In The Heatwave

I’ve been feeling really down recently. In a sort of hole that I can’t seem to climb out of. I’ll be fine all day, right up until when P1 goes to bed. I’ll just be quiet and down, then randomly cry. I really think it’s a lack of sleep causing this. P2 has been waking and feeding every two hours …

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School Appeal Hearing

Life has been utterly crazy recently. I feel like I’m knee deep in wedding planning, business planning and parenting. To top that off, our Internet is down at home which means I’m stuck with shoddy iPhone Internet. Today, well today was really scary! We had our school appeal hearing today. My OH and I dressed up, him in his suit …

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Riding A Bike

My grandad has been teaching P1 to ride her bike. He bought her a beautiful bike, pink with a seat for her toys, stabilisers and even a bell attached. It’s been about a year. At first it was reported that she would only pedal backwards. I hadn’t yet witnessed her on her bike until today. P1 was amazing! She actually …

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Family Dynamics

Families are funny little creatures. We all have one. It doesn’t just end at your parents or siblings, oh no, it extends to great lengths really. My family itself is totally confusing. My mum has been married three times, I have a younger half brother and a younger step sister. I have a stepdad, who’s family alone would confuse you. …

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Co-Sleeping Troubles

Co-sleeping has taken a turn for the worse, if you’re my OH, or for the better if you are me. I keep accidentally falling asleep with feeding, which in this heat is pretty easy. P2 will start in her cot and end up in our bed. I have no issues with that whilst she’s small. However, a few nights ago …

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The End Of An Era

It’s an emotional Mummy day today. P1 finishes nursery for 6 weeks leading up to the start of big school (which we still have no idea of where she’ll go) I tried to prepare P1 as much as possible. She’s an intelligent girl and I wanted her to have the chance to say goodbye and enjoy herself on her last …

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Heatwave

Our breastfeeding journey has been pretty straight forward, only crack sore nipples this time round. Today, I’m worrying. This heat is beautiful and I love being in the sun, but P2 just isn’t feeding properly. One minute she’s feeding all the time, the next she’s really unhappy by my boob and squirms and cries. I’m worried I’m not drinking enough, …

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Mr Sun, Sun, Mr Golden Sun, Please Shine Down On Me!

We retreated to my MiLs yesterday. After the police had been to take statements about my OHs bike, he desperately wanted to be with his Mum. Understandable. He needed a distraction to the devastation he’s feeling inside. My OH, of course, is still struggling to come to terms with the fact someone could just so easily take his bike from …

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To my Princess 2 – 5 Months

To my Princess 2, This month you have really started to grow your personality more and more. This month we went to a Young Mums group. We’ve only been once though as I really missed having Thursday as my day at home with you in our pjs. You’ve moved into your cotbed now and I’m really missing having you so …

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Weaning Begins

We started weaning yesterday. I’ve purchased a book called Yummy Discoveries – Baby-Led Weaning. Yup, we’ve/I’ve decided to go with baby-led weaning with P2. I’m doing everything differently with her it seems; cloth nappies, breastfeeding, co-sleeping and now the weaning! She had baby rusks as her first taste a few weeks ago, but yesterday marked us properly beginning the weaning. …

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The Worst Thing In Life Is Death

I keep thinking about my Nan recently. The way she’s gradually becoming more frail. I don’t really remember a day where she was fighting fit and jumping about, she’s always had to catch her breath when walking long distances – that’s my Nan. That’s who she is and has always been. But once upon a time she could play with …

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