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A bag of little bottles of frozen expressed breastmilk

Breastfeeding my heart child: a ban on mummy milk

Sitting next to the hospital cot in the early hours of the morning, with my four month old daughter blissfully breastfeeding, I wanted to freeze the moment and hold it…

Me, hubby, Jessica and Sophie at Chateau Villandry

Me and Mine – June 2014

I’m at my happiest when it’s just the four of us, spending quality time together, creating precious memories. Twelve whole days together at the beginning of the month, enjoying a…

Silent Sunday 29/06/14

Jessica having a picnic with her toys in the garden

Enjoying the sunshine: simple pleasures

One of the best things about the summer is being able to spend so much time outside, going out and about or just spending time in the garden. The girls…

Outings - this week's word of the week

Word of the Week 27/06/14 – Outings

This week, we’ve been making the most of the sunshine and enjoying a few outings. Last Saturday, we had a fabulous day out at Peppa Pig world with some of…

In pursuit of a miracle: how in-utero surgery gave my child a chance to live

“If I was seeing this in a newborn baby, I would be advising against surgery as it is so unlikely to be successful.”   I was 22 weeks pregnant with…

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