My VBAC journey: beginning, middle and end.

I honestly thought I would be writing about my VBAC journey in November. The beginning is easy. The middle has some hiccups, but the end? The end hurts. And I know it shouldn’t. And even if it all turns out ok, it is still the end. It has to be.

My VBAC journey_ beginnging middle and end~


I wasn’t sure I would be ‘allowed’ to even consider a VBAC. After three sections, surely my body was too broken now to deliver a baby by itself? Perhaps it was never really meant to do it in the first place? I wasn’t sure. But I found support in the most surprising of places. Online, in doctor’s consulting rooms, at home. It seemed that most people thought it wasn’t such a ridiculous idea at all. All I needed to do was figure out why I wanted to do it. Continue reading

The best days of your life

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They say that the school days are the best days of your life. They weren’t really, for me. But I want them to be for my kids. Finally I understand what everyone meant back then. When else do you get the opportunity to be immersed in learning, to soak up new skills and to develop new talents? Make new friends without the shackles of adult life? Laugh because you feel like laughing? Discover amazing facts about sharks? Run around a field holding hands with your best friend in the world?

The best days of your life~

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The second growth scan (31 weeks 5 days)

After a better, yet equally as exhausting week the day of our growth scan finally arrived! We finally believed our limbo could be over. We could start to make plans that were real. We could either buy those micro nappies and pack that bag, or we could leave them there on the shelf and continue until November.

the second growth scan~


We’re still there, and it aches. Like a dozen dull needles in my stomach each time I wonder what on earth is really happening inside. There are moments when I think this is still all a big fuss over nothing, and then others where I will the weeks to hurry by so that we can finally meet this baby, and know that all is well. Continue reading

Win a pair of tickets to The Baby and Toddler Show Manchester or Bluewater

I am so gutted that I cannot attend either of the Baby and Toddler Shows in Manchester or Bluewater, due to location and dates! Baby number 4 is a monkey indeed.

BUT I am delighted to be able to offer you the chance to go along instead.
Win tickets to baby and toddle show~
I have two tickets to give away to The Baby and Toddler Show of your choice- Manchester or Bluewater, and entry is so easy. All you need to do is fill in the form below, not forgetting to leave me a comment letting me know how many babies of your own you have. Simple!

About The Baby and Toddler Show

The Manchester event takes place on September 26th- 28th 2014 at Event City in Mancheseter, and the Bluewater show is October 10th-12th at Glow, Bluewater in Kent.

The shows will feature 150 leading baby and toddler brands, including Bugaboo, Silver Cross, Joolz and Mamas & Papas. You’ll get the chance to test out stylish and innovative products that you’ve both been lusting after, and some that are brand new to the market too. Facilities are free, and there is a feeding area for your use too. Take a look at the blog to see what else is going on in the world of baby and toddlers!

Good luck!

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