*Trigger Warning* As I have hinted at recently, a couple of weeks ago I left my job as a School Librarian to be at home with my kids. The one thing I will say before I get into the nitty gritty of this is that I know I am very lucky to be in the position where I could do this and also that this blogging hobby has gradually grown into something more than that. However, I never really pictured myself as a Mum who stayed at home all the time (I was working 3 days a week); not for… View Post

I remember the day we bought Little Lady home, it was just over a year ago and it was one of the scariest moments of my life. She was hooked up to a breathing monitor and she was tiny. We were armed with a huge bag of medication for her and I was armed with fear. Could I look after her as well as the nurses did? Was she ready for the big wide world after 9 weeks on the Neonatal ward? Of course she was; she had endured being on oxygen, numerous near death experiences, injections, possible infections, chronic… View Post

Dear Little Lady, Here we are; nursery day. My littlest child, my last child. Milestones are huge with your first child but they feel even bigger with your last because you know you will never be doing it again. You are more than ready for nursery. You are such a sociable baby and you are never happier than when you are with other children. The nursery you are going to is the one Little Man went to so we know you will be ok there; safe, happy and well looked after. All this aside, I sort of want to wrap… View Post

Welcome back to my Neonatal Life series. Little Lady spent 9 weeks in NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). I wanted to read about other Mum’s experiences; I wanted to know if how I was feeling about it all was normal so I thought it only right that I shared my experiences of it too. Little Lady was born one hour into my 29th week of pregnancy weighing just over 3lbs, you can read about why she was born early here. Our 9 week NICU journey was the hardest one of my life so far but believe me, it is more than worth it. Today’s… View Post

Dear Little Lady, I can’t quite believe I’m writing this. I can’t believe that already you are one. When I look back over this year I’m not really sure how we got here but we did and I couldn’t be prouder of you. You didn’t have the easiest start to life. You came out before you were ready; you were tucked up in my belly with your sister. I often wonder if you miss her. I remember the moment you were born. Your sister came first and then it was your turn. I looked at Daddy and waited, waited to… View Post