Kenna, mum of a four-year old boy, and 23 month old little girl, is also 23 weeks pregnant with baby number three. Wind back nearly 27 years ago, Kenna was born at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, 14 weeks early, weighing just 1Ib 15 oz. She was the first premature baby to be cared for by Doncaster Royal Infirmary, and not sent to Sheffield or Leeds special care baby units.
As a teenager I always said I didn’t want to have children.
The thought of premature labour being a possibility scared me. Continue reading Kenna’s story – premature baby to mum
Going on to statutory maternity pay, and convincing my husband we could afford 11 months off work instead of the 9 months we’d previously agreed, meant some drastic action was needed. Continue reading Aldi – do you love it or loath it? Surviving maternity pay.
Being a lover of all food, my worst nightmare would be to have a picky eater in the house. Seven weeks in to baby led weaning, Harrison will have a go at just about anything, which is a huge relief. Continue reading #MySundayPhoto 25.09.16 Glorious Food
Not long from my pregnancy due date, I tried on my bikini, I’d bought all ready for my planned water birth. I took a picture to save a memory of my growing bump, my baby I was to meet very soon. That was the only time I got to wear it. Continue reading #MySundayPhoto 18.09.16
I am extremely honoured and humbled that Sadie and Tom, have shared their story with me. They hope by doing this, it will assist fund raising for Doncaster Neonatal Unit, and raise awareness and support for other families effected by premature birth.
Martha was born premature at 28 weeks, weighing a tiny 2 pounds. Mum Sadie had no idea her blood pressure had become sky-high, and was still working. She was suffering from pre-eclampsia. She had no hospital bag ready, and thought she had another 3 months to prepare. An emergency doctors appointment led to the birth of premature Martha within hours. Continue reading Sadie’s story – premature Martha born at 28 weeks
15 month ago to the day, we were busy packing. I had a big secret, I was 90% sure I was pregnant, bursting to say, but it wasn’t exactly the best moment. We were moving in to our new home, the very next morning. Continue reading 8 life changing letters……..pregnant. Read how we found out.
Food, glorious food.
We’ve been on the baby led weaning path for a month now, and due to mum being camera happy, we’ve taken some pearlers to share. Seriously need to upgrade my phone, and get more storage, so many pictures. Continue reading See Our Favourite Pictures and Food – 1 Month Baby Led Weaning
Simple play times
Simple things can be the best – throwing a blanket on the grass in the garden. Play and cuddles with mummy. Being silly.
Silly voices and faces.
Feeling the sun and the breeze on your face and pointing up to the sky. Not rushing to anything. Being 100% present and in the moment.
Remembering the important things. Because making simple memories is important.
What are your simple pleasures?
A small, silly idea from a googling mum. I stumbled across information for world breast-feeding week and “the big latch on” and looked for events in Doncaster, and there was diddly squat.
Then it dawned on me, I could do this. Continue reading How did we get 60 mums breastfeeding at once? – Doncaster Big Latch On 2016