A little trigger Anger starts to simmer Try to take a deep breath and calm down Tension is growing Anger’s embers are glowing Shoulders tensing, jaw clenching and frown Anger takes its hold on me – mustn’t let it control me – But the fuse is shrinking by the second… View Post

Word of the Week 18/07/14 – Crawling

Word of the Week 18/07/14 – Crawling

Life has suddenly become a lot more fun this week as Sophie has started crawling. Yes, my baby is now on the move and getting around at some speed. Life has become a lot more interesting as a result. It now feels like I am constantly diving to the floor… View Post

Pre-schools and painting

Pre-schools and painting

Jessica will be getting her funding for pre-school from January next year and so we have started to look at the pre-schools near us in preparation for this. We are lucky enough to live within five minutes’ walk of three different pre-schools/nurseries so we are concentrating on these as I… View Post

Heart to Heart – July 2014

Heart to Heart – July 2014

Our journey as a heart family began just over three years ago at a routine 20 week scan. We arrived at the scan that morning as excited parents-to-be, looking forward to seeing our precious baby on the screen. We left the hospital with our world falling apart around us. Being… View Post

Expressing and sharing

Expressing and sharing

I have been a breastfeeding mama for just over two years in total. In that time I have done a lot of expressing. From the days after Jessica’s birth when she was a tiny baby recovering from heart surgery in the paediatric intensive care unit, to twelve long weeks of… View Post

Black & White Photography Project Week 1

Black & White Photography Project Week 1

This is one of my favourite photos ever. It captures the moment when Jessica met baby Sophie for the very first time. Unfortunately as the room was fairly dim and Jessica is quite a wrigglebottom, she is a bit blurred in the shot. I love the photo in spite of… View Post