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This week our brilliant mum feature is Lindsey from Newcastle Family Life. Lindsay is a 33-year-old stay at home mum from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. She lives with her partner Lee and their three children, Chloe who is 14, Sophia who is almost 4 and Jacob who is 2.
Lindsey used to work in social care before having her youngest two children and now she earns a part-time income via her blog. As a mum of three, Lindsey says that she doesn’t really get a lot of free time, but when she does, she loves dining out, going to the cinema and random day trips out with her other half or friends.
Thanks for taking part Lindsey!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
I was only 18 when I had my eldest child so I was still so very young myself and did not really have a chance to think about it if I am honest. Being a new mum I always knew that I wanted more children someday, once I had a good job and was a bit older myself. I was lucky that my wish come true.
How did you feel when your children were born?
I was only 18 when I had my eldest so I was very nervous about childbirth, I was induced due to her being overdue. Luckily I was only in labour for 4 and a half hours and despite being induced everything was really straightforward. I did not know what I was having when I was pregnant so when she was born and I found out she was a girl I was amazed, I had been so sure she was a boy.
With my 2nd child I was 29 and felt a lot less nervous about giving birth this time around. I ended up going overdue again, but this time I went into labour myself after a sweep. I was in slow labour for two days which was tiring but Sophia eventually arrived 6 days late after a normal 4 hour labour.
I had my 3rd just 14 months after having my 2nd, I was induced early as I had high blood pressure and they thought that he was measuring small for dates. I was only in labour for 40 minutes and he ended up weighing 8lb 6 and was the biggest of my children – so much for being small! He needed a little help when he was born so we ended up staying in hospital for a few days which I was not expecting.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
I think just seeing the three of them together, watching their bond develop and how much they (sometimes) adore one another. Also when one of them does something new for the first time is always a little bit amazing.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
Oh I don’t know, that’s a hard one.
There is probably so many that I have forgotten about.
I always remember when my eldest was younger and I asked her to take her shoes off and she asked all serious if all humans had bare feet and I said yes. So she replied really loud does that mean all bears have human feet. That still makes me laugh now years later.
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
Yes, so many times. When the little two were really small and I had two under two that was really hard, as I also had a teen too. That almost broke me as the three of them needed me nonstop and my youngest had bad colic and reflex so screamed all day for months on end.
Parenting a teen and two toddlers can be hard at times, every so often one of them will do something that has me tearing my hair out.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
All I want is for them to grow up safe, happy and healthy.
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