• Breastfeeding: Pearl’s story so far…

    As Pearl is now 10 weeks old, it seemed like a poignant time to write this post about our breastfeeding journey. The 10 week marker is significant to us as it’s when I stopped breastfeeding with Violet. It was such an emotional week and a huge turning point in Violet’s early months, it sticks in my

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  • Pearl’s Two Month Update

    Little Pearly-Whirl is officially TWO MONTHS OLD! So it’s time for a little update to see how she is getting on! I wrote these updates for Violet so I wanted to keep the same memories for Pearl too. Since Pearl came along I’ve realised how lovely it is to read back over Violet’s updates from

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  • Pearl’s Nursery Wishlist

    It’s all systems go in our house to get Pearl’s bedroom ready! She won’t be in her own room until she’s 6 months old, but seeing as she’s nearly two months already, I’m sure it’ll be here before we know it! Especially as decorating her room as been quite slow progress with looking after two

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  • Life as a Family of Four – in Photos

    The newborn days are like no other. Swept into a vortex of all-consuming love for your new baby with a side serving of sheer exhaustion, worry and difficulties you never expected. Those early days can be so beautiful but so incredibly hard too. The newborn days really do take you to your limits and then

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  • Pearl’s Positive Birth Story

    I can’t quite believe I’m writing this, but I am going to tell you my positive birth story. Yes, I actually experienced this elusive ‘positive birth’ that I’d heard everyone talking about but I’ll admit that in heart-of-hearts I never thought I’d ever be able to achieve. I might have even wondered if it was even

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  • When Robbie met Pearl

    Every girl needs a furry best friend, right?! Well, Robbie is in luck as he just got a brand new playmate to play with and he couldn’t be a prouder big brother! If you’ve been reading my blog a while, I’m sure you’ll have seen me talking about Robbie, but if not – let me

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  • Introducing Pearl

    Introducing our newest member of the family, Pearl Vivienne. Pearl arrived into our lives quickly on Saturday 4th August. It was the day of Brighton Pride and thankfully, being 39 weeks pregnant we didn’t go into town for the festivities, but to our local village fair instead, where my contractions began. At 11am I was chatting

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