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Jessica's painting of a fish

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…

A heart with the text "Heart to Heart" on one side and a picture of hands making a heart over a child's chest with the text "A linky for sharing posts about CHD"

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…

A freezer drawer full of frozen expressed breastmilk

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…

Sophie in my arms shortly after being born

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 looking at one of the Pretty Jessica roses in the garden

Silent Sunday 13/07/14

 

Love - this week's word of the week

Word of the Week 11/07/14 – Love

Today is my fifth wedding anniversary and so my word for this week has to be love. My husband’s love has helped me keep going through all the struggles of…

Sophie and Jessica sitting on the floor together playing with bricks

Siblings – July 2014

Watching my two little girls playing together is so beautiful. Sophie is now very confident with sitting unsupported. This means that she can now sit down on the floor with…

Jessica's painting of Sophie

Mini Creations – Painting

With a rainy afternoon stopping us from going out and playing in the garden, it seemed a good moment to get the craft box out and do some painting instead.…

Breastfeeding my heart child: getting back to the breast after chylothorax

Six long weeks of not being able to give Jessica my milk due to a chylothorax felt like an eternity at times. Six long weeks of continually expressing to keep…

Me, Jessica and Sophie at benches #8 (Brick Lane), #9 (Bridget Jones), #10 (Jacqueline Wilson) and #11 (Mary Poppins)

Book Bench Challenge – City Trail

We love getting out and about as a family and having a challenge. In previous years, hubby and I have visited the seven wonders of the British waterways, and over…