The pressures we put on ourselves 

The pressures we put on ourselves 

Since I started back to work in May this is the first full week off I have had that we have had nothing planned. At first I was excited about it, imagined that we would take daily spontenious trips to petting farms, swimming pool, soft play etc. Lots of super fun...

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It’s ok to enjoy it 

It’s ok to enjoy it 

I remember so well sitting on the bed with my little 3 week old Annie, it was 2pm and I hadn’t managed to get out of my pajamas but that was OK as it was wet and miserable outside and I thought a day  (or 90) of books and playing will do no harm. Bella had went...

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Holidays 

Holidays 

Last week we went on our first holiday as a family of 4, we went with 2 other families and this was our second holiday together. 6 kids under 4 and 3 husbands 😁( well technically Annie and all the babies were there before but we didn’t find out until we arrived...

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To my Annie bird 

To my Annie bird 

1 year old 365 days Countless hours in my arms Many times praying for time to speed up, for days to get easier Many times begging for time to slow down, to stay my baby, to keep needing me as much as you do. Yet it has been a blink. I will never forget that morning...

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Educating the heart

Educating the heart

A great friend of mine would regularly say ‘you can’t teach these things, that’s the things that are taught while sitting on your parents lap’. This week I started to stress I wasn’t ‘educating’ Bella enough, I wasn’t...

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Enjoy every minute 

Enjoy every minute 

Those 3 little words that every new mother has heard at least once, normally followed by ‘it goes by so quick’. I remember those days, long, relentless days where nothing went quick (well except for nap time). I remember feeling guilty for not...

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A new meaning of romance 

A new meaning of romance 

Last night at 2am I heard Bella scream, I leaped up and ran in to find her and her bed completely covered in sick. I shouted for Colin to help as I scooped Bella up to change and clean her as best as I could at that time of the morning. As I pulled her into our bed...

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing 

Hindsight is a wonderful thing 

I said something today again that I have said a few times before when describing why I really wanted the extra 3 months maternity leave. I felt we were robbed of the first 4 months of our time together, so now we are making up for lost time. I know it sounds harsh,...

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