• Family & Wellbeing

    Fill n Squeeze – perfect for baby weaning & more!

    Another milestone has crept up from no where for Grace and its time to start weaning her onto foods.  Even though I’ve already done this before (5 years ago) am I however always up for trying anything if it makes life a little easier.  So when my friend recommended the Fill n Squeeze I thought I’d give it a go.  This is a really great tool not only for weaning but I can see this coming in really useful for the next few years too! So what’s it all about you ask… its a device that helps you package food you’ve made yourself in reusable pouches.  For me personally its a user…

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    First month of being a mum

    I can’t believe I gave birth for the second time 4 weeks ago.  For anyone who has been here before or is about to do it for the first time let me reassure you we all go through the same emotional experience within our first month. I’ve been capturing my own chain of events and hope that anyone who is, about too or has recently gone through this will know you are totally normal, it happens to us all.  Here’s how my first month of being a mum unravelled… Week 1 Coming out of hospital I felt like I was on cloud 9 as giving birth to Grace was an amazing, unforgettable experience…

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    Labour day brought me my baby little girl

    After what has felt like a lifetime, this week labour day brought me my little baby girl.  She arrived on Monday 22nd August 2016 at 22.13pm weighing 7lbs 15oz, Grace Ann Little completes Our Little Lives perfectly.  Here’s what happened… Way back in early December last year I was so happy to find out that Jay & I would be parents again but also for Charlie, knowing he would take up the role of big brother with great pride, our little family would soon become the awesome foursome little family.  For those who read my blogs “Baby No2 not long now” , “breach position.. time to turn baby girl” & “Life so far on maternity leave”…

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    Breach Position… Time to turn baby girl!

    When I woke up this morning my head was filled with dread & anxiety, the time had come to try and turn my baby girl as she was still in the breach position.  I didn’t know anyone who had been through this, so in case you find yourself in this situation, I hope it helps. Being 37 weeks pregnant my thought’s were filled with excitement about the immanent arrival of baby girl.  Like any normal mum to be, I’ve had the occasional wobble about giving birth, especially with my first time delivery.  I haemorrhaged and lost blood which resulted in a blood transfusion, nevertheless I still felt blessed he was…

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    The build up to your new arrival….

    Whether its your first, second or third time having a baby, the mixed emotions of doubts, fears and happiness can overwhelm you and sometimes feels like your head just might burst….. Well this is all very normal and you’re no different from anyone else. Charlie, my beautiful little boy is 5 now and its true what they say, Kids really do change your life but he changed mine for the better. I won’t deny it took me sometime to understand what being a mum truly meant and I have no shame with admitting that but when it clicks (no matter how far or soon that is), life for me was put…