Feeling like the worst mum ever

Today started out well. The girls woke at a reasonable time and were in good moods. We had plenty of time to have breakfast, for me to have a shower and even wash and dry my hair. We didn’t need to rush to nursery and had a pleasant morning. I picked the girls up from nursery, took them home and gave them lunch.  Around 1.45pm we were heading out the door to go to playgroup. R had opened the front door and had stepped into the driveway, I turned to shut the front door and then it happened.  M screamed…. [Read More]

Bigjigs PlayPatrol – The Final Mission

I can’t believe that this is our last Play Patrol mission for Bigjigs! I feel so sad that it’s come to an end, but so blessed that we’ve been given the opportunity to work with Bigjigs. Agents Double Team, R and M, have really enjoyed putting fun to the test by testing out the various Bigjigs toys they’ve received. I know they”ll be sad too that this our last mission, but we’ll be sure to apply again! Before I continue with our last mission here are our previous Bigjigs Play Patrol missions: Pre-Play Patrol Mission Mission One Mission Two Mission… [Read More]

Back Soon

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged for a little while. On Friday night, R became ill with sickness and diareoh.  At 4am on Sunday morning I started being sick and had diareoh too.  By 11am, M also became ill. I spent Sunday night in hospital on a drip having fluids and anti-sickness medicine because I was dehydrated and tachycardic (fast heart rate). I was allowed home yesterday, but unfortunately M has now been admitted to hospital with the same symptoms as myself.  They think it’s a bad case of Norovirus.  My husband is with M in hospital and… [Read More]

Extra peace of mind for new mums as hospital places cameras in baby unit

M’s foot One of the biggest hardships I, as a new mum had to endure when our twins were born was not being able to see them straight away.  I caught a quick glimpse of them through teary eyes when my husband was allowed a quick cuddle and I was fortunate enough that, although I couldn’t hold them, I was able to give them both a kiss. I couldn’t really see what they looked like because tears blurred my vision.  Did they have cute button noses? Hair like mine or eyes like their daddy? R’s foot A number of hospitals… [Read More]

World Prematurity Day

Saturday, November 17th 2012 is World Prematurity Day.  Bliss, the charity for premature and special care babies needs your help to raise awareness of the 15 million babies who are born too soon each year.  This a cause very close to our hearts. Nobody can truly understand what it is like to have a baby, or in our case two babies, born prematurely unless you have been there and experienced it for yourself. It is heart wrenching, upsetting, very emotional, and so many other emotions.   Having a baby is one of the most precious, wonderful things in life.  Unfortunately,… [Read More]

Paternity Leave: Dad’s Missing Out?

This is a topic that has been on my mind for some time now. 27 days after our beautiful twin girls were born, we finally got to bring them home. For the first 10 days twin daddy was by my side and our girls sides more or less 24/7. When they were transferred back to our local hospital, twin daddy had no choice but to go back to work. This is because he is self employed. He works on his own and has no employees, meaning if he wasn’t working, he wasn’t earning.  Of course, he didn’t work full days… [Read More]

Bonding with your baby during and after special care

Having a baby in special care is a very trying time. Filled with emotion, anxiety, nerves and many, many more emotions. Seeing your baby in an incubator, surrounded by machines and wires is not a pleasant experience.  There are lots of reasons in which a baby may need a stay in special care, one of the most common reasons is being born too soon. A baby is classed as premature if he or she is born before 37 weeks. Not all babies born prematurely will require a hospital stay, but most will. Whether it is a few days or a few… [Read More]

Saying Goodbye

Over the past year and a half, I have spoken to so many wonderful people on the road to becoming parents. To say the last few months have been very emotional for Twin Daddy and I is an understatement. We started IVF treatment in April 2011 and since then we have been in and out of fertility clinics, had numerous tests and operations between us and, out of it all, came our beautiful twin girls.  The first 27 days of their lives were spent in hospital. At first, they were confined to incubators with little hatches you could open to… [Read More]