Family

40 Acts – Day 10 – Grab A Cuppa

Who could you ‘grab a cuppa’ with today? Seize the moment this weekend and invite someone new for a coffee or to your house for tea and cake. Get to know your neighbours and ‘grab a cuppa!’ 40 Acts was certainly not designed for me! I hate tea and coffee. Although I can do today’s task on the day for …

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I’m A Master At Multi-Tasking

Today has been a bad day. Is it too late to blame something on a baby brain?? I decided to cook some garlic bread last night… Garlic bread that had been in the fridge for nearly two weeks. Yup I know – gross. Although at the time nothing seemed wrong with it. Until I spent most the night feeling so …

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40 Acts – Day 8 – Cross A Generation

Think about someone from a different generation – at your work, church or community group – who you can get to know more. Start initiating conversation; ask them what they are up to, and what their current projects or ambitions are. Find out if you could help them in some way, whether financially, through giving your time, or simply by …

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Cuddles

As a Grand-Daughter, Daughter, Sister, girlfriend and Mother I know the importance of a cuddle. Cuddles vary. They mean different things depending on who they are between. My Grandad tends to squeeze really hard. “I’m never letting you escape my prickly beard”. My Mum tends to be gentle and warm. “I’ll always be here”. My brother squirms away. “I’m too …

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I Made It

Happy 2 Weeks P2! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going. One minute I’m in hospital staring down at my minute old baby girl… Then I blink and she’s two weeks old!! Today was my second day of having the girls on my own. A week since I had my major breakdown day and felt like a failure …

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I Feel Like Super Mum

At 8:45am P2 hadn’t demanded her “breakfast” feed and we needed to leave by 9am. So I poked and prodded – changed her bum and clothes. It didn’t go down too well with her as you can see from the photo. I made a “To Do List” last night of all the things I need to do. I made a …

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A Day Of Rest

There will be no 40 Acts post today as it’s a day of rest. I’m resting in every way possible today! Slowly but surely I’m getting used to the demands of my beautiful newborn. I never had P1 at home when she was this young and the whole process with P2 has been like a whole new journey. Like I’ve …

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It’s Alive

After refreshing the Apple website several hundred times last night – an appointment came up for the Geniusbar. It was about 6:15 and the appointment was for 7:20. In a mad rush which is hard with a breastfed baby my OH drove us up to the nearest Apple store. We spent 20minutes hanging about, then another 20minutes waiting to be …

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40 Acts – Day 4 – Get Uncomfortable

So I challenge you to step up and step out of your comfort zone; tell a mate about your faith, apologise, share your lunch, write to your parents, pray dangerously, maybe even throw a banquet… Go, be brave today, God is with you. Today’s task was about doing something out of your comfort zone. It was quite hard to think …

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Devastation

You don’t realise just how much you rely on something until it’s gone. My mum had the day off yesterday purposely to make P1 feel special and take her out. I decided to go along with them with P2 as our first official outing. We went to the local indoor play area Tumbletown. P1 really loves this place. She’s always …

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40 Acts – Day 2 – Love

(I missed the first day as I only decided to join this right before bedtime) ‘Clothe yourself’ with love today. Think of something you can do or make that will make another person feel especially loved. I’ve sat thinking about the things I can do for this one. Mixed with recovering its been quite hard to decide on something as …

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Feeling The Strain

  Yesterday was a really low day for me. I never ever thought it would be this hard for P1 to adjust to a new sibling. For me to adjust to having two children. The day started really good. Shockingly good actually. We’d had an ok night with P2 so I made the effort to get up and make my …

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Happy 1 Week Princess 2

Happy 1 week Today Princess 2 What have I achieved in 1 week? Such a lot… But not enough. This past week I’ve learnt to love two children. My little newborn is so dependent on me right now to love and protect her. Every time I look at her; an overwhelming amount of love fills my heart – how could …

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Life Is Too Precious

Life gets taken for granted. My Grandparents were surprisingly over the moon when I told them I was pregnant with P1 – shocked yes but they felt it was a blessing to be able to see have a Great-Grandchild. Now P2 is here you can definitely see the appreciation in their eyes. They thought one was a blessing… Now they …

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