Catch 22

After a lovely, refreshing four hours of broken sleep, Robyn has decided it’s play time again, which is great. We’ve been downstairs for an hour while Dan and Nina sleep upstairs which is also great. I’ve had a cup of coffee and am considering another as HARDtalk is just starting. There’s some guy on there […]

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I had hoped for better…

Dan ordered this book as Nina (2.5) has been pushing our buttons at bed time for weeks. She’s trying her luck, she’s only little, she’s not designed to be quiet blah blah blah – but we’re both knackered and by 8pm the constant repetition of ‘mummy, what you doing?’, ‘daddy, what you doing?’, ‘deedle deedle […]

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Breastfeeding a 4 month old

I fed her sister for 8 months and have blocked this stage from my memory because ITS HORRIBLE! We’d had it really easy this time around. First feed was a dream after an easy labour and birth (unlike her sister which was like the opening scene of the remake of ‘Carrie’)The last month or so she […]

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I died a little bit inside today

It was 10:00 and Dan had been up for 20 minutes, after getting up at 6am and smuggling the girls downstairs quietly so at least one of us could get some sleep, doing the dishes he told me to leave last night – ‘leave them, I’ll do them’ like a ninja to keep the noise […]

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Mummy would love a bath…

So my littlest sleep thief is also a bath wrecker. I ran a lovely hot bath – with bubbles and a Guinness on the side an hour and a half ago – the second I turned off the hot tap she woke up wanting to smile, coo and gurn at me. It was lovely, her […]

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Adjusting…

Day 56 – I went to bed last night at 19:30 while Dan was in the bath as I’ve had tonsillitis, Nina has an ear infection and Robyn has a cold. Was asleep by the time Dan came to bed but had to pretend to still be sleeping when he selfishly tried to wake me […]

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Toddler vs newborn

Nina loves her little sister. She likes to share with her, the pre sucked lolly, the forkful of steak, the cup of tea, none of which Robyn can have. ‘No no honey, she doesn’t need any of that, she’s too little, nice sharing though’ are common comments at the moment. Trying to put a positive […]

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The Decision

When Dan and I decided to start a family we knew there would be good days and bad days. We spoke at length of our hopes and dreams, what we were and were not going to do, what sort of parents we would be. There would be no children’s television on in our house, we […]

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