Turning 35 with 3 under 5

I’m now the “wrong side of 35”. Happy birthday to me! So in my mind this is how I thought turning 35 would go (run audio-visual daydream in head)…wake naturally after lovely sleep, hubby brings me breakfast in bed and kids come and snuggle in while I open my gifts.  Nice relaxing shower and pamper […]

Welcome to the world 

Welcome to the world little one…or not so wee at 10lbs 5oz…after keeping us all waiting and me staring to get anxious about being induced, he arrived without intervention. A gorgeous wee bundle of joy. A massive thanks to Natal Hyonotherapy, TeNs and Lucozade for assisting me through my labour so I could manage on […]

Third Trimester …on the home straight

So here I am, 9 weeks to my due date with what is to be my last pregnancy, my last labour, my final child. Having been here (third trimester) before on two occasions I am not particularly welcoming the next few weeks as the heartburn increases, the weird night time leg cramps and twitches increase […]

Make Me Up Before You Go-Go

  Thank God for the invention of make up. I am not a mum at the school gates in the morning who always has a full face of slap on (if I have managed to remember to brush my hair by the afternoon it has been a good day), but a bit of mascara and […]

Hope After Post Birth Trauma

So almost 5 years after I almost bled to death after giving birth to my first child I have finally received a copy of my hospital notes. I have read every page and Googled the medical terms I do not understand… such as tachycardia and hypotensive. It has been an emotional experience reliving that day […]

Tiredness – a Perpetual State of Existence

Shattered. Gubbed. Exhausted. Match sticks for eyelids. Im on day 3 of little sleep with my little one on a lethal combo of top teeth teething and a snuffly , gloopy nose, cold. Tiredness is used as a form of torture in war. A friend of mine who was in the forces told me having […]