28th March 2014 Helen 4Comment

So an update – our new baby is here! We are now a fivesome. A crowd. A loud and (hopefully) happy mob. My newest little boy arrived bang on his due date amidst some drama. A natural acrobat he spent the last few weeks of my pregnancy flipping every which way but down. Eventually he decided enough was enough and, just in time, he saved me a c-section and flew out in record breaking time. That said the wee fella then had some problems and broke his mama’s heart by spending nine long days away from me in the Neonatal…

9th February 2014 Helen

Thanks a mill to everyone who entered the giveaway for the Babytalk Festival Tickets. I have sent the lovely winners a quick email so make sure you fire me over postal addresses and I’ll get these tickets in the post to you well ahead of the Saturday 22 February Festival date. Images sourced from the Babytalk Festival website. Enjoy the weekend and all the great events on offer.  With an imminent due date complicated by a very stubborn breech baby I’m unlikely to make the Festival myself but I wish the lovely organisers and all who attend a really lovely…

6th January 2014 Helen 8Comment

So, we’re now in the single figures and the countdown to baby number 3’s arrival – or as my body tends to do it, sometime in the next 8 to 10 weeks, the snuggy unborn child will hear the words ‘cesarean section’ and decide it’s time to get out of bed before having the proverbial covers reefed off them. The ‘to do’ list for this little Bubba is slightly more basic than it was for the predecessors. Items like ‘snot sucker’, baby bath and rectal thermometer aren’t featured all having been variously discredited or binned over the years.  In addition…

1st October 2013 Helen 11Comment

To mark National Breastfeeding Week, the fabulous collective that is the Irish Parenting Bloggers have organised a blog march in keeping with this year’s theme, ‘Every breastfeed makes a difference’.To mark the occassion you can enter a competition to win Nuk Breastpumps. Enter here and also head over to www.mama.ie for a full round up of this weeks’s related posts: a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway My own contribution to this is as a mum who was determined but struggled to feed her first baby.  However with sheer stubbornness, paracetamol and support my breastfeeding story has a happy ending.  I am now expecting…