Family

“It’s definitely the cold/flu season”

It’s definitely the cold/flu season. P2 has been hit hard this weekend. The poor little mite has a cough, little bit of a temperature, eyes watery and snotty!! Lots and lots of snot, and everyone knows I hate snot. She’s not eating too well and is drinking all the time! I know I’ll soon catch it, the horrid parent circle …

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“it sounded like she was drowning”

Being a parent is so nerve racking! Last night was one of those moments for us. Yesterday P2 was sick twice. Randomly choking when she had her morning nap, then again at dinner time and then once put to bed I kept having to run upstairs as she was coughing. My hubby and I was scared she’d be sick or …

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World Prematurity Day 2013 – My Story

It’s World Prematurity Day – 17th November 2013. 15,000,000 babies were born prematurely this year, 60,000 of those were here in the UK. Thousands of families and friends lives torn apart. Being pregnant at the age of 15 I never imagined that anything would go wrong. Naive. Stupid. Young. I gave birth to P1 at the age of 16. That …

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Living With Joint Hypermobility

Joint Hypermobility – Joint hypermobility means some or all of a person’s joints have an unusually large range of movement. As a family we live with hypermobility every day. P1 lives with it every day and she cannot escape from it. It all officially began in 2010 when P1 took her first steps. She was an early, premature baby which …

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BBC Children In Need 2013

We’ve spent the whole evening watching every bit of BBC Children In Need. Both my hubby and I shed quite a few tears. People think that kids are so flexible to everything. I could definitely see that in the stories that were told tonight. They are flexible, but they are not indestructible. Things do effect children in ways we could …

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“P2 has created her first piece of artwork”

At 40 weeks and 2 days old P2 has created her first piece of artwork. We went to a Messy Play group for 0-2yrs. It wasn’t overly “messy” focused but I braved the paint. The black paint. She loved it, wiggling her fingers all in the paint then bashing the paper. She had no idea what she was doing or …

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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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