• Nominate your local children’s hospital for a “Cine-makeover”

    Children’s wards across the country are being offered the chance to have a space in their facility transformed into a state-of-the-art cinema room, complete with all the latest technology. Finite Solutions, a national company specialising in smart home technologies and bespoke home cinema design and installation, is looking to provide a children’s hospital with a […]

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  • Birthday in Hospital

    Jelly Bean’s 4th Birthday . . . in hospital!

    In the days leading up to Jelly Bean’s birthday party for his 4th Birthday, things were starting to go downhill. He came down with a bit of a cough and cold which was going around his friends at preschool and as a result became dehydrated and began withholding his poops again. I preempted the fact […]

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  • #problemswithpoop

    So pleased to have my boy back! #problemswithpoop

    These past few weeks have been more stressful than I can begin to explain. I always look forward to the beginning of December, getting the decorations up and doing Christmas activities with the Beans after school. Unfortunately things haven’t gone quite to plan this year, as December began I was home alone with the Beans […]

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  • Hospital

    Beanie Boy’s traumatic visit to A&E

    After the high of a lovely day out with my Mum shopping on Saturday (a delayed opportunity to spend our Christmas pennies), Sunday came crashing down. The morning was pretty normal, we just stayed around the house getting the cleaning and tidying up done and then had a stressful trip to do food shopping in […]

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  • A&E

    First A&E trip for 2015 – CHECK!

    When I asked Jelly Bean this morning what he wanted to do with Mummy whilst his sister and brother were at school, I didn’t really have a trip to A&E in mind but that is exactly where we ended up. Do you something, before having children I think I could probably count my visits to […]

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    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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  • 036/365-2013 – Transitional Care/Coming Home 7

    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 8

    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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