• 046/365-2013 – My poor baby 1

    046/365-2013 – My poor baby

    Just look at my poor baby, this is how he looked this evening after a trip to the hospital earlier today for further blood tests. He was having tests to check this thyroid function as a result of my underactive thyroid in pregnancy, then when we arrived at the children’s ward the nurses took one […]

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  • 037/365-2103 – Home 2

    037/365-2103 – Home

    Waking up at home this morning was lovely, I had missed how Little Bean and Beanie Boy would wake me up each morning with a kiss and a cuddle. This morning they were so excited to have us home and wanted to give their baby brother a big kiss and cuddle too. Look at how […]

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  • 036/365-2013 – Transitional Care/Coming Home 3

    036/365-2013 – Transitional Care/Coming Home

    I woke up this morning feeling much more human than yesterday. We had a really good night, near perfect in fact. Jelly Bean woke up every 3 hours for a feed like clockwork and because I wasn’t expressing I was able to get straight off to sleep as soon as he had finished feeding which […]

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  • 035/365-2013 – Transitional Care Day 2 4

    035/365-2013 – Transitional Care Day 2

    Our first night back in hospital was beyond tough, I had been told to set an alarm to feed him expressed breast milk every 3 hours throughout the night. What this meant was giving him the bottle, winding him, then expressing milk ready for the next feed. Sounds quite simple really but in reality, he […]

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  • 034/365-2013 – Transitional Care 5

    034/365-2013 – Transitional Care

    After coming home from hospital on the Friday things hadn’t been going so well with Jelly Bean. Labour had been really quick (more about that in a post to come) and as a result he was full of mucus. Despite having skin to skin contact immediately and trying to get him to nurse he wasn’t […]

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  • 033/365-2013 – When Jelly Bean met Ella 6

    033/365-2013 – When Jelly Bean met Ella

    Karin and I have been friends since our girls were just 6 weeks old and we attended a baby music class together. Our girls have grown up together and their friendship is still strong despite the fact that they now go to different primary schools. When Beanie Boy was born Ella was so excited, they […]

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  • 032/365-2013 – First cuddles for Curly and the Beans 7

    032/365-2013 – First cuddles for Curly and the Beans

    Despite Jelly Bean being born during the early hours of the 31st January, I was extremely saddened that his siblings didn’t get to meet him until the following day. I had given birth on the Midwife Led Unit and was told shortly afterwards that I would probably be home by lunchtime. As the day went […]

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  • 038/365-2013 – Jelly Bean’s first outing 9

    038/365-2013 – Jelly Bean’s first outing

    Hubby has been on holiday with us this week to spend time getting to know Jelly Bean and to help me out at home. Today we decided that we wanted to get out of the house and just go for a walk somewhere but we forgot how time consuming it can be with a newborn […]

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