Capturing your babies first moments

Many people who know my husband and I will know that our children were born premature. Our consultant made the decision when I was 34 weeks pregnant that it was time for our babies to be born. My husband and I knew quite early on in the pregnancy that the chances of our twins being born early was high. This is because twin two’s growth had started slowing down, and eventually she stopped growing altogether. When our twins were born six weeks early, they weighed 4lb3 and 2lb11. M, the smaller of two, was absolutely fine. Small, yes, incredibly small,… [Read More]

The Reality of Having Premature Twins: My Story for World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day. A global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the devastating impact it can have on families. I previously worked with Pampers when they first launched their nappies for premature babies. Read about this here. I’m pleased to be working with Pampers again to highlight World Prematurity Day. Did you know that approximately 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year? That’s roughly 1 in 11 of all births. With so many babies being born too soon, it’s reassuring to know that the survival rate of premature babies in the UK is… [Read More]

A heartfelt thank you to NICU Nurses on International Nurses Day #ad

Today is International Nurses Day. #IND2017 A day that I simply cannot let pass me by without saying a massive, heartfelt thank you to the NICU nurses who helped care for our twin girls when they were born six weeks early. Following on from my post about Pampers Preemie Protection nappies, I wanted to take a moment to thank the nurses that helped our daughters, as well as my husband and I during the difficult time that our girls spent on the neonatal unit. NICU nurses are truly amazing. Not only do they witness just how delicate life can be, they… [Read More]

The impact of having premature twins and how pampers are helping #ad

Pampers Preemie Nappy

I’ve always known that I wanted to be a mum. When I was little I used to collect baby dolls and pretend that they were real. I’d put nappies on them, dress them up for the day and then change them into their pyjamas at night time. Most of them would ‘sleep’ at the foot of my bed, but I’d always make sure I cuddled one at night time. When I thought about being a mummy, I imagined pushing them in the swing at the park, giving them lots of cuddles and singing songs to them. As I grew older and… [Read More]

A love letter to the ones who made our IVF dreams come true

Premature baby feet

Dear L, A and everyone else at the clinic where we had our IVF, From the very first day my husband and I met you all at your open evening, I think it’s fair to say that we knew we would be in a relationship with you that will truly last a lifetime. Although we haven’t seen one another for quite some time, there’s not a day that goes by without us thinking of you all. You see, you made our dream come true. Our dream to have children together, and you didn’t just make it happen once. You blessed us with twins,… [Read More]

Sewing Project: Rainbow Baby Dolls

My latest sewing project was something I’d wanted to try for a while.  I purchased the rainbow babies pattern from Dolls and Daydreams. It’s a jointed doll with wool hair. I thought the biggest aspect I was facing was the hair, but in all honesty every part of this doll was super easy to make, making it one of my favourite patterns ever! Of course I had to make our girls one each, but I thought I’d treat myself to one as well! Here are some pictures of the creative process!  My next project is a unicorn for M, a… [Read More]

Summer Holiday Checklist – Kids Edition

It’s almost summer and that means a lot of us Brits will be packing up ready for our summer holidays. Whether it be in the UK or abroad, travelling with kids can be stressful, so let me take some of the stress away by providing you with a summer holiday checklist for kids! Passport/EHIC cardTravel gamesBook(s)Ipad/Electronic games console – make sure it’s fully charged and bring the charger too! NappiesNappy rash creamWet wipes Medicine – Calpol etcFirst aid kid – make sure it’s well stocked!Teething gels and aids Plenty of dummies – why do they always going missing when on… [Read More]

Pisamonas Back to School Shoe Review!

Pisamonas – A name I’ve come to love. Not just because it’s a cool name for an online children’s shoe store, but because they also happen to be a brand that I love! Pisamonas have a fantastic range of high quality kids footwear designed and made in Spain. I happen to know that they really are high quality because I own a pair of their sandals and our twins also have a pair each. You can read about their spring/summer collection here. In this post I’ll be reviewing two pairs of Leather Lace Up Oxford Shoes which will be perfect for our girls when… [Read More]

To entertain or not to entertain? That is the question!

Over the past two and half years I’ve found lots of different ways to entertain my children. When they were babies simple things such as talking and singing to them worked, as well as pulling silly faces and making funny noises. Like most parents we also invested in a cot mobile – which we never used – along with a variety of toys that made sounds or had flashing lights on! Now that our children are almost three, I’ve been looking at the ways in which I keep my children entertained and I’ve been questioning it. That’s not a bad… [Read More]

BabyBeau Sophia Changing Bag Review

It’s the must have, essential item that every parent needs. They come in all shapes and sizes in a variety of wonderful designs and colours. What am I talking about? Changing bags of course! BabyBeau was born when mumpreneur, Rebecca Gono discovered a gap in the market for changing bags that didn’t merely serve their purpose, but looked great and enabled a life beyond the baby years. The first changing bag I bought was £15.00 from a supermarket. Suffice to say it didn’t last very long and if I’m honest with you it looked more like something you’d store your… [Read More]