If you watch my Instagram stories you will know that half term a week or so ago was a bit of a wash out. Little Lady came home from nursery on the Tuesday with a high temperature and in the days following got more and more poorly. She had no energy, no appetite and had no smiles. I have health anxiety surrounding the kids so I often have to check that I’m not overreacting but by Friday morning my gut told me something wasn’t right. After 47 calls to our GP I finally got her an appointment that evening. If…

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Dear New Neonatal Mum, I saw you when you walked into the room that our daughters are in. You smiled and said hi, I congratulated you on your beautiful girl. You said how surprised you are that my teeny tiny girl was nearly 6 weeks old, we politely swapped stories. You looked frightened. I remember feeling like that. I don’t think you ever know what goes on behind those doors until you’re there. All those tiny babies, all those poorly babies and the parents who are as white as a sheet. The beeping…oh god the beeping. It drives you mad…

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