Family

Cherished Moments

I collected the girls handprint/footprint plates we made the other week at Clay Cottage. The business is owned by a family member so I feel quite welcome there and it’s somewhere I plan to go more often with both the girls. They have come out absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to be able to hang them up in our …

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Happy 5 Weeks Princess 2

Happy 5 weeks Princess 2. I’m still in utter shock at just how different things are with P2. She hasn’t had the “boot camp” of Special Care like P1 who was pretty much forced to settle herself in the incubator. P2 however struggles can’t settle herself, she has to be held or have boobie for her to fall asleep. She’s …

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Little Miss Chatterbox

We’ve been having an issue with P1. I’m sure or at least I hope that all parents struggle with this issue with their children at some stage. Interrupting when others talk. Please tell me I’m not the only one?! It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are or what you are doing she’ll interrupt. Even when told to “sssshhhh” …

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It’s All Gone!!!

I seem to have lost all motivation or nesting instincts since the arrival of P2. I’d much rather sit and watch episode after episode of CSI than load the dishwasher or sort through clothes! I’m angry fuming at myself. I desperately want to tidy up but I just cannot be bothered!!!! It’s always another day situation. I know it’s annoying …

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First Smiles & A Happy Day

I’ve had a perfect day today – well almost perfect P2 did have a slight nappy leak. We had the HV come today and weigh P2. She’s now 9lb 6oz (4.25kg) !!!!!!! Our little porker. Today also marked her first smile. I’m pretty darn sure it wasn’t wind this time… She did it at me this morning accompanied with a …

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Don’t Mix A Baby

When P1 came home from nursery we made cakes – well P1 made the cakes and I iced them. As you can see the top half weren’t that fantastic… This was because P2 did not want to be put down for longer than 5minutes. Her whole life she’s spent the most time in people’s arms or sleeping on my chest …

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That Must Have Mother’s Day Post

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone in the UK! Today hasn’t started off too well. We had a rough night with P2. We ended up phoning NHS Direct and getting an appointment for the Out of Hours clinic up the hospital. My OH and I have been dosed up on paracetamol for a good few days now but you can’t give …

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40 Acts – Day 22 – Love Your Church

Visit your local church. If you wish, you can offer more. A flower arrangement? A meeting or supper held in your house? A standing order or one-off donation? A meal out for the vicar, spouse and children? By all means pledge a gift of time or food or money or love, once a year on Mothering Sunday I promised myself …

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Where Did That Come From?

When preparing for the arrival of our second daughter we bought everything we may need. I had visions to breastfeed for just a few weeks. So we bought all the equipment for bottle feeding – steriliser, bottles, express pump, dummies, milk powder dispenser etc etc. They are all sitting in the under-cot-storage-drawer. Gathering dust most likely. I haven’t expressed yet. …

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Already Terrified

I’ve been on maternity leave for 94 days, only 30 days of that have been joined by P2. I tried to keep my routine with P1 as much as I could at the start but I was exhausted. I took my maternity leave early as all the doctors etc kept telling me that P2 would be early and they wanted …

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Oh Go On Then… Jump Into Bed With Me

What would you do for a decent nights sleep? I finally got P1 home from hospital when she was 27days old. The first week of having her home was a nightmare – she was constantly sick, constantly crying and generally not well. By this point my milk had unfortunately dried up so she was being formula fed and the hospital …

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Happy 4 Weeks

P2 is 4 weeks old today. I’ve managed to breastfeed for 4 weeks. I’ve had 4 weeks of sleepless broken nights. I’ve had 4 weeks of less than 15minute baths. In 4 weeks I’ve had a total of three meals that I managed to eat as they were served and hot. I’ve had 4 weeks of “recovery” down below. In …

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40 Acts – Day 19 – Hug

Offer a hug to someone today who may need one, a family member or someone you ‘randomly’ meet today. (Make sure they would like one before you give them a bear hug!) Or, be proactive and make a ‘free hug’ sign and head for your local town or city for 20 minutes and wait and see what happens. If you …

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Warning Mothering Sunday Fast Approaching

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. My first Mothering Sunday as a mum of two. Last year my OH and I spent our first “date” shopping for Mother’s Day presents. Funny how you remember those things. A year on I’m happier than ever and have a beautiful little family. I’ve got to put my trust in my OH to sort my …

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40 Acts – Day 18 – Encourage

Take a minute to send an encouraging text to a friend. Hand the bus driver a cupcake. Thank your partner for doing the washing up. Buy the shop assistant a chocolate bar. Praise your child for trying really hard to dress themselves. Clothe yourself in Jesus’ attitude of mind and see what happens We’ve been so proud of P1 this …

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