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Me breastfeeding Jessica on the neonatal unit

Breastfeeding my heart child: in the beginning

There were many moments during my pregnancy with Jessica that I hardly dared hope I’d get to hold her living breathing form in my arms, let alone have the chance…

The finished birthday card for Godmummy Katy

Making birthday cards

Jessica loves sticking and helping to make birthday cards. It was Godmummy Katy’s birthday recently and so we got the card, stickers and colouring pencils out for Jessica to help…

The In the Night Garden performers holding the various characters

Review – In The Night Garden Live

In The Night Garden is one of Jessica’s favourite CBeebies programmes. We thought that she and Sophie would enjoy going to see one of the live shows in Richmond.  …

The fishbowl cake I made for the Families of Ocean Ward day out

Silent Sunday 22/06/14

Mummy and Jessica on Miss Rabbit's helicopter ride

A day out at Peppa Pig World

We’ve been having a lovely day out at Peppa Pig World in Paulton’s Park with some other heart families from the hospital where Jessica had her surgery. This is the…

Laundry - this week's word of the week

Word of the Week 20/06/14 – Laundry

Being back from holiday means facing an inevitable mountain of laundry.     Thank goodness for washing machines and good weather. Four people and one fortnight’s worth of laundry has…

A selfie of me and hubby on holiday in France

Me and You – June 2014

I took a happy snap of hubby and myself when we were in the south of France earlier this month:     It’s been a very, very long time since…

Jessica playing with her sock puppets

Making Sock Puppets

One of the recent CBeebies magazines contained a Mr Tumble sock puppet craft kit. This proved to be very useful in providing Jessica with some distraction during the ferry journey…

Baby Jessica in intensive care, stroking Daddy's face

Being a heart dad: a personal reflection

For Father’s Day, I asked my husband to share a post about his journey as a heart daddy. This is his raw and honest account of his feelings about the…

Review: The Sweet Revenge of the Football Widows – Siobhan Curham

The Sweet Revenge of the Football Widows tells the story of four very different women – Belle, Maz, Ginny and Anna – who, frustrated by their partners’ constant obsession with…