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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Siblings - November 2016

The Me and Mine Project



So, my two beautiful girls have been joined by a lovely little boy. 

They adore him. 

I think he could be the most kissed baby ever. 

They've had three weeks together - well, just shy of that due to him and me having to go back into hospital for a couple of days. 


Monday, 31 October 2016

Me and Mine - October 2016

The Me and Mine Project

We are five. 

For less than a week we have been a family of five, and it has surpassed the rest of the month. 

A little boy, a son, a brother. 



Saturday, 22 October 2016

A Brief, but Miraculous, Update


A Ray of Light Shining Through

We had a scan.

The Sonographer was so friendly.

We saw a little hand. And the cutest little foot, attached to a chubby little ankle.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

40 Weeks - Still Pregnant

I was wrong.

The baby didn't arrive the day I thought it would.

I'm still pregnant.

Due date bump
40 Weeks Pregnant - Clearly, my womb is comfortable!

And I'm angry.

Like this enormous ball of pregnant rage.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Siblings - October 2016

The Me and Mine Project

No baby yet, so these girls are still a twosome. And you know you'll get a third sibling in my next Siblings Project post. 



Thursday, 13 October 2016

39 Weeks - Counting Down the Days

39 Weeks Pregnant
For once I feel I can report a positive week of pregnancy. 

I feel completely upheld by the prayers of family, friends, and strangers who read this blog. 

Gradually I am gaining a sense of peace. A peace which is beginning to dwarf the fear.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

38 Weeks - Approaching the End

37 weeks pregnant
Bump at 37+4

I feel I owe you all an apology.

I intended this pregnancy series to be a positive and helpful account of being pregnant with Gestational Diabetes.

And it has been anything but.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Me and Mine - September 2016

The Me and Mine Project

Unless I go totally overdue, this will be our last Me and Mine post as a family of 4.

We had a lovely holiday together in September. It was great to spend time together, with days out and lots of laughter. No nappies to change either, since M toilet trained herself, so my need to go to the loo constantly was useful for making sure the kids went too.

I don't know how bringing a baby into this foursome is going to work. The girls are excited, but I worry about them feeling left out, forgotten, ignored. M is quite a bit older now than B was when she was born. Will the greater age gaps be a good thing? They're both quite capable, so I'm hoping they'll be able to help out a bit more than B could.

The dynamics will change. That is certain. But I'm looking forward to seeing the new relationships forming, and to having new adventures.



This month...

The Hubby has enjoyed:
Running
Getting our issues with the Consultant sorted
Our holiday
Hot weather
Watching "White Collar"

I have enjoyed:
"The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Finally getting myself and the girls to a Home Ed meet
Our Norfolk holiday
Crabbing - I caught 5!
Spending time with my grandparents

B has enjoyed:
Getting a beautiful, red bike from her uncle
Visiting her cousin
Colouring
Meeting some Home Ed kids
Her Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party
Our holiday and the chance to spend time with Grandparents and Great Grandparents

M has enjoyed: 
Writing letter Ms
Drawing around her hand
Visiting her cousin and playing with her kitten
Seeing the Seals at Blakeney
Spending time with Grandparents and Great Grandparents

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

36 Weeks - Polyhydramnios

Due to birthdays, M getting chicken pox, our summer holiday and party prep, I haven't had a chance to let you all know how our meeting with the Consultant went.

Bump at 35 Weeks + 4
Bump at 35 Weeks + 4
Before the meeting I wrote down everything I wanted to ask her, and some facts and figures I felt could be helpful to me.

It was a really positive meeting. We came away feeling heard and cared about.

The Consultant assured us that she would make sure that the safeguarding referral would be either removed from my notes or that she would get something inserted to say that the referral should never have been made.

We talked about possible reasons for polyhydramnios.