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A message for my son (on the eve of your 7th birthday)

A message for my son (on the eve of your 7th birthday)

14 months ago your sister arrived. You have always wanted to be a big brother and you have become the very best big brother anyone could ask for. Whilst my life has been taken over with nappies, feeding and all things baby related you have grown so much. My little boy has changed in the past year, I see the man you will become in the boy in front of me. I have had moments when I have felt so…

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Managing the first few months of parenthood.

Managing the first few months of parenthood.

The above photograph came up on my time hop this morning along with the words ‘it’s 10pm and I am ready to party’. I would love to say it made me think nice thoughts of baby cuddles and kisses but it actually turned my stomach! Dylan was a good sleeper and from 3 months would sleep right through and most of the day if I let him but Tilly took slightly longer and I managed on a few hours sleep…

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Sling babies

Sling babies

“You will make a clingy baby” “Doesn’t that hurt your back?!” “What if you fall over?” “Can’t you afford a pram?” All of these questions and more have been asked whilst I have carried Tilly. I didn’t carry Dylan for long, after a hideous labour and the fact he was nearly 11lb it never really happened also I was unaware of the correct way to carry him. I had a forward facing carrier which he dangled in which not surprisingly…

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A letter for my baby

A letter for my baby

    You’re first birthday has come and gone. We no longer tend to count your age in months but count it in years. Your moving away from babyhood and becoming a toddler. I fear it won’t be long until you are up and running around. You love your big brother so much and adore any animal especially the crazy cats, you have such a delightful personality and you are such a happy girl. I love that you dance to…

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A more mature mum

A more mature mum

About 6 months ago I joined a Facebook group for parents with babies all born on the same year and month. I’m not sure why I joined this group, it was a decision made in the middle of one, never ending breast feeding night feed. It’s a lovely group but the one thing that has struck me is how old I am compared to all the other mothers in it. Some could be my children and we could be discussing…

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