From the moment you announce your first pregnancy people tell you how fast time will go.  You smile at them and nod your head, not truly understanding what they mean, until your baby is born.  Then when your second arrives it feels like time accelerates even more.   It only feels like five minutes ago I was in hospital, sat on the bed waiting for the midwife to collect me to take me down to theatre on that scorching hot day at the end of May.  Now the weather is a lot colder and we have a six month old… View Post

Since having G in the summer it seems more important than ever to spend quality family time together.  I don’t think that is purely down to having another member, O starting school also makes me realise how little family time we have available.  During the week it often feels that I hardly see him, and that’s despite me dropping him off and picking him up everyday so I’m sure this feeling will increase when I’m back at work. Weekends now are so precious and there always seems so much to do in them.  The past three weekends have involved birthday… View Post

Dear O Here we are my boy, the day before you start school. We’ve been building up to this day for months. Your uniform is hanging neatly in the wardrobe, your hair is freshly cut, your About Me worksheets all filled in. You’re starting a little later than most of your class, a perk of being one of the older ones of your year. It meant we got a bonus extra week together, a week to cram in as much of you as I could. We had fun didn’t we?  You’re so ready for the next step. You’ve been a… View Post

Dear G Happy 3 Month Birthday little man, I can’t believe how quickly the past 3 months have gone. A quarter of a year.  You are not my tiny newborn anymore, you are fast becoming my gorgeous little chunk.  All chubby cheeks, chubby thighs and double chins. Whilst the past three months has gone so fast I can hardly remember what it was like before you were here.  All the longing for you and the hurt has quickly disappeared, those feelings have been replaced by so much love.  And you are so much loved, by everyone.  They are all smitten… View Post