Baby No. 3’s C Section Story…

So for anyone following you will know I spent just over a week in the Coombe for Baby no. 3. Certainly wasn’t my plan. Obviously my plan was to have a fast painless labour and be home within 24 hours!!! How and ever. So I went to the Coombe at 38 weeks expecting to be induced or to have my waters broken because with Gestational Diabetes they don’t let you go over 38/39 weeks. (If you missed it here’s the update I wrote from inside the prison walls of the Coombe on my day of sentencing.) Naturally I was devastated to be told that – once again – this baby […]

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A Family Of 5…

Day 3 at home. All 5 of us are still alive so we’re not doing too bad. I feel and look like I’ve been dragged through about 70 hedges backwards and upside down but getting there. Lost my prescription when I got home so took a few phone calls and a fax from the hospital to the local chemist but I’m back up and running in the drugs department. The kids reluctantly went back to school yesterday after 7 days off being orphaned out to relatives while I was imprisoned. I was fairly impressed that we managed to get lunches made and get them sorted and out the door on […]

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Steroids In My Ass & Other Fun Things…

Firstly, if there’s a whole bunch of spelling mistakes it’s because I’m typing this on my phone from my hospital bed so bare with me.. 😊 This morning I had my latest check up in the clinic. I’m 38+1. I’d been told they would most likely induce me or break my waters at this stage with the Gestational Diabetes but at the same time I wasn’t sure of a definite plan so I was excited and nervous and curious coming in here today. Well, it all turned in to a bit of a crap fest fairly fast to be honest. 😂 So baby is oblique again. This is exactly what […]

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37 Week Gestational Diabetes Growth Scan…

So at 32 weeks pf this pregnancy I was sent for the Sugar Test because the baby was measuring 2 weeks larger..  … and was subsequently told I had Gestational Diabetes and have been pricking my fingers 5 times a day ever since and not eating anything – well, nice basically – to keep an eye on my blood sugar levels.  Today, at 37 + 2 I had a growth scan to give me an idea of how big of a baby we’re dealing with here.  I’ve been really uncomfortable since Sunday. Like, REALLY uncomfortable. Every step I take I feel like I need to pee again and I’m doing the […]

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When You’re A Punching Bag For The Kids…

Ah Parenting. So rewarding…….  This morning was one of those mornings I could do or say nothing right. Nothing.  They woke up around 7am and took down every single toy they possess and played a game for over an hour before I went anywhere near them.  I said Good Morning and told them it was time to go climb Mount Everest…. Sorry, to go downstairs for breakfast, that’s what it was….. but I may aswel have said the Mount Everest thing.  Que incessant whining.  “You ALWAYS ruin our game.” “You NEVER give us time to play with our toys.”  “It’s SO unfair.” “I HATE School.” I told them I don’t […]

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Milton Hygiene Kit Giveaway…

Ah cleaning! Who doesn’t love it! 😉 With all the snotty noses being wiped on everything and dirt and germs from school and ugh, the list goes on.. With Baby number 3 on the way soon I know I’m going to be going on a mad one cleaning soon in a desperate effort to have the place clean! A leading brand for over 70 years, Milton prides itself on its products being baby and family friendly, while still able to tackle every day germs and bacteria. Milton is a well known and trusted brand used by health professionals, in hospitals & nurseries. The good news is they’ve given me one […]

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36 Week & Gestational Diabetes Update…

Ah the last month. Where time stands still!!!  Today I’m 36 + 2 and starting to feel like I’ve been pregnant for 100 years.  But my spirits were lifted slightly yesterday at my latest check up because it’s finally feeling like we’re near the end!  So basically, when you have GD they won’t let you go over because they don’t want the baby to get too big. “Generally” they will induce you around 38 weeks. So that seems to be the plan so far – which means 2 weeks to go!! Now, THAT sounds better!  It’s too hard for them to get anywhere near an accurate measurement of the baby […]

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WIN My Nametags Stickers & Iron-Ons…

Last year I reviewed My Nametags and ran a giveaway, and they have kindly asked me to do the same again this year. My Nametags are an Irish company creating fun sticker labels & iron – ons for kids. Your kids can pick a pre-set design or they can design their own labels! There’s loads to choose from. You can have a look here. I label everything. Do not underestimate how much stuff your kid can – WILL – misplace. It’s insane! I wrote this about kids labels last year – I genuinely have always used stickers and iron – ons for the kids. On everything. EVERYTHING. Lunchboxes, Beakers, School […]

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