Happy Christmas Darling Heidi My heart aches for you just as it did last Christmas, the one before and every day in between. I’m not going to pretend that I thought it would be easier by now but it isn’t. I miss you so very much. I miss what we could have had together, I miss what you could have had with your brother and sister. I miss the future that I didn’t realise I had mapped out for you. A few days ago I was cuddling your sister, your brother was playing on his computer game and I looked…

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Recently the media has shone a spotlight on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in new Mums. It seems that thousands of women who experience trauma related to childbirth are going undiagnosed. So why is PTSD in new mothers being missed? A couple of weeks ago I was given a diagnosis of PTSD. After an incredibly traumatic birth of my twin girls resulting in one of them being born sleeping and one of them being in NICU for 9 weeks, it came as no surprise to people close to me. It came as a surprise to me though. And that I…

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I have written many many times about my twins being premature. If you want to read our story then you can here. But for today, on World Prematurity Day I wanted to join in with the conversation going on on blogs, social media and probably in person too. The wonderful charity Bliss (a charity for babies born premature or sick) are heading up that conversation with their hashtag #prematurityis. 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely so imagine the amount of stories out there about these amazing tiny little humans! There are still so many stories to tell and so…

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**Trigger Warning** Welcome back to my series Life After the Loss of a Twin. I have had some really great feedback about raising awareness with these posts so I am glad I am not just sharing my story but others too. Losing a twin is such a bittersweet experience and brings on such a range of emotions. As always, with baby loss there is no right or wrong way to navigate the grief but I was interested to hear how other twin loss parents coped with it. Today we are hearing from Rhiannon from the Instagram account Twin Mum Minus…

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**Trigger Warning** Welcome back to my new series Life After the Loss of a Twin. Last week was Baby Loss Awareness Week and in support of it and the aim to keep talking about baby loss past the week itself I wanted to share more than my story on my blog. The loss of a twin isn’t something is talked about as much in the baby loss world and I wanted to do my bit towards changing that. Losing a twin is such a bittersweet experience and brings on such a range of emotions. As always, with baby loss there is no right…

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