Before sitting down to write about my second gorgeous girl’s entrance into the world, I had a quick re-read of her sister’s story. For the first time, I was able to think about those two days without getting upset or tearful. That’s because her little sister’s birth story has healed my heart and my mind.
It has allowed me to feel like a proper mum. A real woman. It has enabled me to regain my sense of strength and above all, it has made me realise that the difficulties Lottie and I experienced during her labour weren’t my fault. Something I had always wanted to believe, but never really did.
April has passed by in a flash in our household. Our first full month as a family of four has been an onslaught of nappies, sleepless nights and tears, snuggles, giggles and unconditional love. There’s been times I have felt... Continue reading →
Dear Lottie Bella Since my last letter to you, you have experienced the biggest change to your little life to date, and I could not be more proud of how well you have dealt with it. Just under a month... Continue reading →
So it seems my children are much like me and have both started life fashionably late. Bump number two made its grand entrance into the world at 41+1 and it’s a…. Continue reading →
Well, this is an update that I didn’t think I would actually write, if I’m honest. As with my certainty that Lottie was going to be boy, it seems my ‘mother’s intuition’ was totally out with this pregnancy too as... Continue reading →
Today is our due date for baby number two. As yet, Sunny seems quite happy to stay put for the time being, thank you very much, and although I’m dying to meet him or her, I’m not rushing anything. It... Continue reading →
During my first pregnancy, I blogged about the essentials which had got me through each trimester. This time, with a toddler to look after, as well as a family going through cancer and dementia, I admit that I haven’t really... Continue reading →
So here we are – what’s supposed to be the final week of pregnancy. I wonder if it actually will be? I’m pretty sure my body is now preparing itself for labour, but how long that preparation will take is... Continue reading →
Dear Lottie Bella Gorgeous girl, you’ve been with us for a year and a half already. In lots of ways that has shot past, but in others, I can’t imagine our lives without you in them now. As always, there... Continue reading →
I totally missed Me and Mine in January. I just forgot. Best to blame baby brain, I think! And if I’m entirely honest, I nearly missed February too and remembered when we were at the park last Sunday, so it’s... Continue reading →