Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives.
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This week our brilliant mum feature is Rachel who blogs at Mummy in Training. Rachel is 32 and lives in the West Midlands. She’s a full time blogger and stay at home mummy with a 5 year old little boy, and in July 2016 Rachel gave birth to identical twin girls. Unfortunately only one made it through, and she is now doing super well and they think about her sister every day.
Thanks for taking part Rachel!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
Yes. I had an array of dolls, pushchairs and accessories as a little girl and played at being mummy for ages. As I grew older I knew it was something I definitely wanted to do and I’m so glad I did.
How did you feel when your children were born?
Having my little boy despite a difficult birth (emergency C-section after being induced) was the most magical experience. I couldn’t quite believe he was mine and I could keep him! When the twins were born it was incredibly bittersweet. I was only 29 weeks pregnant so it was all very unexpected but although it was scary and heart breaking meeting my girls was amazing.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
For me, it’s the little things; when they learn to do something new or we find something they love. Putting them to bed happy every day with a cuddle is the best feeling.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
I’ve had too many to count. One of them has to be when my boy was a toddler and he grabbed his little rucksack and keys and told me he was leaving home. My little girl calls me daddy and regularly shouts it across public places. I get some funny looks!
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
First time round I found this tantrums hard to deal with. I wondered what I was doing so wrong. Now I know he was just trying to communicate. With my little girl being premature there have been lots of tough times and lots of health scares at the beginning. That was all really tough.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
Happiness. I hope they choose a path in life which makes them happy.
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