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Jessica in intensive care after her Norwood procedure

Children’s Heart Week Day 1: Some facts about CHD

This week (12-18 May) is Children’s Heart Week. I have two beautiful daughters, one of whom has a severe and complex congenital heart defect (CHD) called hypoplastic left heart syndrome…

A Duplo cake and a birthday card for Mummy

Silent Sunday 11/05/14

Sophie and Jessica sitting on the sofa together

Siblings – May 2014

I love watching my girls together. They are (mostly) very loving towards each other. Jessica’s first reaction on seeing her sister in the morning is usually “Baby Sophie! Hold hands,…

Sophie asleep in her cot

It was inevitable

It was inevitable that the week leading up to my birthday would see hubby even more sleep-deprived than me due to working into the early hours on events followed by…

Mini Creations – Animals

Jessica loves painting. As Sophie was still snoozing when Jessica woke from her nap, it seemed an ideal opportunity for some mummy-toddler time and so out came the paints and…

Sophie sitting in the Bumbo and playing her toy piano

Silent Sunday 04/05/14

The word "coffee"

Word of the Week 02/05/14 – Coffee

I’m joining in with the Word of the Week linky and my first word is: Coffee is what gets me through the day. It transforms me from shrieking harpy to…

The front cover of Weird Wild by G. Clark Hellery

Review: Weird Wild – G. Clark Hellery

Weird Wild is the debut collection of short stories written by my fellow NaNoWriMo-er and writing buddy Geraldine Clark Hellery. It consists of several linked short stories and a couple…

Me sitting feeding Sophie in the spot where she was born six months earlier

My Sunday Photo 27/04/14


Me feeding Sophie on the day she was born

Moving on from mummy milk

On Sunday, my baby will celebrate her half-birthday. She will have her first taste of solid food (which will probably be puréed parsnip). This is a big milestone and one…