A Letter To My First Born

Dear Ivy, Thank you.  Thank you for the gift of motherhood. Thank you for giving me the chance to learn, for allowing me to make mistakes without judgement.  Thank you for teaching me patience and filling everyday with joy.  Thank you for forgiving me of my flaws and always seeing the best in me.  Thank…

High Contrast and Eye-Catching

Have you ever noticed how babies seem drawn to black and white images?  Before a baby is even born it can decipher between light and dark.  Once born, a babies vision is limited and blurry.  Their eyesight continues to develop over the first year, and by the age of one they can usually see just…

Odette’s Birth Story

Odette is now two weeks old and a few of you have asked when I will be sharing her birth story, so without any more delay and whilst it is still very fresh in my mind, here it is… First of all, you should know that this is a very different story to Ivy’s.  Odette’s…

…and then there were four!

It’s been a while…I took a short break whilst we did something huge.  We had a baby! We were a little family of three, fumbling through life…and then suddenly there were four of us! I shouldn’t act too surprised, It’s not like I didn’t know it was going to happen.  Having documented my pregnancy on…

Pregnancy and Me

I am generally one of those annoying people who say… I love being pregnant! …and for the most part I really do.  I say ‘annoying’ based on the amount of people I know that have found pregnancy hard work, tiresome and generally just a means to an end.  But in general, I think ‘Pregnancy and…

Getting Outdoors

As I become steadily more heavily pregnant, it becomes harder to get out and about and so much easier to make excuses to stay home and do nothing.  But this isn’t me at all.  I always regret the decision to ‘slow down’ and end up with major cabin fever.  I am a huge advocate of Getting…