April 21, 2015

Vital Things You Need To Know About Pregnancy

Image of pregnant woman touching her belly with hands

    The moment you get pregnant, your life changes forever. When you start a family, you become a different person. Before you know it, you will have a little person to look after every day. It might sound intimidating right now, but being a parent is one of the most joyous and exciting things […]

Motherhood of Yesteryear: Parenting Wisdom from the Past


    Pregnancy and parenting issues seem to be subject to ever-changing advice and recommendation. It seems there isn’t a week that goes by when we are recommended to avoid something we were previously told was okay during pregnancy, or for the latest parenting advice to completely contradict the advice given in earlier days. I […]

Totally Pregnant: The only all-round pregnancy app you’ll need

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    There is no doubt about it, pregnancy is a special time indeed regardless of whether it’s your first or your tenth baby. One thing is for certain, no matter how many times you go through it, you’re bound to have questions or need support and reassurance at some point. Totally Pregnant is a […]

Life After Birth – What To Expect After Having A Baby

mother kissing smiling newborn baby

    After carrying a child for 40 weeks and then giving birth, whether naturally or via c-section, your body will go through an incredible strain. It has basically acting as a lending tool for the past 40 weeks and whilst it can be a relief to have finally given birth, the relief is not […]

Look at who’s a month old already!

Tim Sullivan 1 month old

      This first month of Tim’s life has gone by so quickly. I still can’t believe that he’s here, yet paradoxially, it also feels like he’s been a part of our family forever. I simply can’t imagine life without him. Please don’t forget Tim’s Journey, and please do donate anything you can so […]

Tim’s Journey

Baby 13 approximately 12 hours old. Being well cared for in SCBU.

    Our 13th child was born on 15th February 2014.  Despite being born at full term gestation at 37+4 weeks, Tim had difficulty breathing and spent the first week of his life in special care. Here is his story:     None of our other children had needed special care before – not even […]

How we’re celebrating Baby 13′s birth by making a difference

wicker pram

    We’re the first to admit that it’s somewhat unusual for a family to be celebrating the impending birth of their 13th child, especially in this day and age. Yet, the novelty never wears off. Never. We still wonder what whether it will be a boy or a girl, what (or who) it will […]

Baby 13′s Pregnancy Diary: Week 37

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  37 weeks? Really?! We’re now into the final countdown of delivery day and, as an added bonus, the day has been brought forward to the 19th instead of the originally planned 20th. Apparently, the hospital doesn’t schedule in c-sections to be done on Thursdays. Saturday was the day that sudden urgency hit. ‘We’ve only […]

How hard is it to buy a buggy? Very, if you want a Britax product sold exclusively by Mothercare

Furious woman

    You’d think that buying a new buggy would be easy, wouldn’t you? You find what you want, you buy it, it is delivered. Not if you want an item made by Britax which is sold exclusively by one store only, because then it’s pretty much impossible to get. You see, I wanted a […]

Baby 13′s Pregnancy Diary: Week 36

Baby shoes

    We’re now a little over two weeks away from Baby 13′s delivery date. Early Sunday morning was spent sorting out the baby clothes. The twins were my willing little helpers, full of cheer and excitement though I’m not quite sure that they understand what is going on. Every so often Anna will pull […]

Something special for Baby 13

Baby Sleeping By Gift Boxes

      But then, aren’t all babies special? I have been on the lookout for a special little item to act as Baby 13′s going home outfit. With just over two weeks until our scheduled c-section date I appreciate I’m cutting things fine, so I haven’t left myself long to look around. So last […]

Pregnancy Q & A

Young pregnant woman

    Steph sent this over to me. I’m not sure where she found it but it seemed to be one of those ‘I saw this and I thought of you’ moments for her. I can’t think why. Anyway, I thought it was a fun, light-hearted piece on pregnancy so I’m sharing it. (My favourite […]

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