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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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40 Acts – Day 25 – Share A Good Joke

Think of your favourite joke, and share it with someone today. Make it your Facebook status, or perhaps tell it over a meal tonight. Have a back-up in case it doesn’t work, and make your back-up a deliberately unfunny joke. That way if your first one falls flat, you and your audience can unite over how bad the second one …

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Wowzaaaa!!! Stats

Yesterday I reached well over double my usual amount of viewings in one day!! I don’t write this blog to gain followers or views or whatever. I use this as my diary. A place for my to ramble on. I love having a blog!   Thank you for everyone’s continued support!

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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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What’s With This English Weather?!

It snowed today. I swear this English weather is just so confused! We first decided to keep P1 home from nursery as my OH didn’t want me driving in this weather with P2 being poorly. But when his attempt to work failed miserably after half an hour of trying to get out of the petrol station he decided to take …

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I’m Growing Up

We all battled our colds and viewed a house yesterday. A house for sale. We viewed one of three , 3 bed terraced houses that were for sale through the HomeBuy scheme for shared ownership – which meant potentially we could own our first home a bit quicker than expected. It was on the smaller side of what I’d hoped …

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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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I Think I’m Going LoopyLoo

The only thing keeping me sane at 2am in the morning whilst my throat is on fire, my OH is groaning in his sleep and P2 is quite clearly not well and using my nipple as a comforter and occasionally a milk dispenser is how bloody cute she looks in a white footless sleep suit. Now go to sleep baby!

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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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Do You Lock Your Car Doors?

I read something on the Sky News app today about man stealing a car which had a two month old baby in the back who he then strangled and buried in snow. This is quite clearly disgusting and I will never understand what goes through the minds of others but it made me think of all the times I’ve left …

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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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