Look at who’s a month old already!

We opted for traditional names for our children

      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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Baby 13′s Pregnancy Diary: Week 37

Baby shoes

  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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More