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PFFD – The Next Steps

PFFD – The Next Steps

It’s taken me 2 weeks to write this post – I wanted to get it all written down, and also needed time to process it all. 21-11-2018 I’m sat writing this with my beautiful 11 week old daughter sleeping on my chest. 11 weeks! Part of me feels she’s been here forever, our final little puzzle piece. The rest of me feels like she’s not been here two minutes. If you’ve hung around here for any length of time, then…

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Looking After Yourself After Giving Birth

Looking After Yourself After Giving Birth

The day after giving birth to my second child, I insisted we ventured to the local soft play, baby’s very first outing. I was excited to show her off. I sat at a table there, almost crying with the afterpains I was having whilst breastfeeding. I almost cringe thinking about it. What on earth was I doing, leaving the house so early, and to soft play?! It didn’t stop there, I was in and out the hospital within hours after…

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5 ways to make school mornings easier

5 ways to make school mornings easier

So, we’re now 6 weeks into our new school morning routine. With a 4 year old, a 2.5 year old and a newborn, I’ve had to do as much as humanely possible to make sure our mornings go well. Disclaimer – This doesn’t always happen. There will always be mornings where one child is having a meltdown about socks, whilst another insists of playing with all the toys they own instead of getting ready, plus a baby that needs a…

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PFFD – let’s start at the beginning

PFFD – let’s start at the beginning

This time 3 weeks ago we were enjoying our last weekend as a family of 4. I was so ready to have this baby now I’d got to 41 weeks. Looking back now, I feel so silly for worrying about things like the tidiness of the house, and if all the washing was done. I guess I just wanted everything to be perfect, presuming that when baby arrived we would be straight home. On the Monday morning, 20 days ago,…

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Baby O’s Birth Story

Baby O’s Birth Story

My due date came and went. I refused one stretch and sweep at 40+2 but accepted one 5 days after my due date. I’d been having annoying painful Braxton hicks at night, and baby felt so low, I was sure my body was getting ready for the big day, and was curious to see how things were going. ‘I’ve been able to do a really good sweep there, you’re around 1-2cm dilated and very stretchy’ my midwife remarked. Although this…

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Preparing For a New Baby on a Budget

Preparing For a New Baby on a Budget

Did you know the average family spend around £3000 in preparation for a new baby?! That’s no small sum of money, and obviously an amount of money that isn’t always readily available to most people. With baby number 3 arriving, we’ve been trying to save money as much as possible. When our first was born, we lived in a small 2 bedroom flat on not much income at all. Ever since then, we’ve learnt that preparing for a new baby…

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Ottilie Wren

Ottilie Wren

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you may not have seen our exciting news. Baby Ottilie Wren made her quick entrance into the world on the 3rd September 2018 at 03:09am, weighing a dinky (for me!) 8lb 5oz. I’ll be writing up her full birth story, with all the details, at some point soon. To say I was so sure I would be having a huge boy, we were shocked to say the very least. Unfortunately little Ottie has…

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37 Week Pregnancy and Life Update

37 Week Pregnancy and Life Update

Eek, how has it been so long since I did one of these! So much for my grand plans of updating you all every 1-2 weeks. What can I say, life seems to have moved up a gear and got crazy busy! So here is a long overdue pregnancy and life update. What’s going on? We’re currently in the middle of renovating our bedroom, it hasn’t changed since we bought the house, purple walls, awful built-in wardrobes, floral curtains, you…

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When Your Child Refuses The Buggy – Microtrike Review

When Your Child Refuses The Buggy – Microtrike Review

My youngest little sprog is nearly 2 and a half. She’s a determined little thing, and has recently decided the pram is just not for her. Which wouldn’t be an issue if she would walk everywhere. But of course not, she gets tired and then insists on a carry. With a 34 week bump, this can be problematic! I usually last about 5 paces carrying her. So when Micro Scooters asked if they could send a Micro Trike, we jumped…

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How To Survive Pregnancy In Summer

How To Survive Pregnancy In Summer

You’re most probably sick of hearing about the weather at the moment, if you live in the UK. We’re currently experiencing a heat wave, the longest we’ve had for a while. I’m no good in the heat at the best of times, add into the mix that I’m currently 33 weeks pregnant, and things are extra tough! Here are my top tips on how to survive pregnancy in summer: Don’t do too much This is kind of an obvious one,…

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