Sorry I’ve been missing in action lately, but I have had a few projects on the go, one of which is my first article with Mum Central! Please, please, please share this around! As always, I really appreciate your support and the more love I get, the bigger the opportunities for me!
I’m also working on another exciting adventure which I can’t reveal just yet, but stay tuned! It’s dedicated to all those NICU babes out there and it’s my way of giving back and helping those who may go through a similar journey to us in the future.
I’m half way through a premmie-specific article for you all and am hoping to get it up on here by the end of the week.
Thanks for helping to share my articles to all those that need the support and reassurance. I love that James is the happy ending that people need to hear – we are forever grateful ♥
A family I know through mutual friends and local sport recently had triplets at just 24 weeks. As soon as I heard, my heart ached for them with a familiar pain that only few people know. I was instantly reminded... Continue reading →
World Breastfeeding Week. Who would have thought it would create such a fuss! And this is just on my Facebook newsfeed! I can’t imagine the controversy happening all over the world. The ol’ breastfeeding / formula debate always rears its... Continue reading →
The dust has settled. James is winning at life and I’m slowly winning at Mum-ing. But this has raised a new question – what happens next pregnancy? Well I’m glad you asked…because I recently was given the answers! When James... Continue reading →
Week Five (17th March – 23rd March 2016): This has been the best week of all. I was on my best behaviour as promised and had my monitor removed – no more silly beeping and no more stressing about keeping... Continue reading →
A quick update for the legends who followed my breastfeeding journey: the nipple shield is gone! Total fist pump moment for many reasons, but mostly: – James went from feeding for 30 minutes, down to 10 minutes – He now... Continue reading →
Week Four (10th March – 16th March 2016): This week got a little bit boring for me and I’m starting to get over being in hospital. Time drags when you sleep all day. I feel real strong and ready to... Continue reading →
This blog will follow the long, tiring and emotional journey I took to finally be able to breastfeed my premature baby. This is an educational blog (a long-winded one at that!) and won’t suit everybody, but feel free to read... Continue reading →
Week Three (3rd March – 9th March 2016): Oh my gosh everyone, so much has happened this week and I’m just bursting to tell you all. I’m getting so much better at remembering it all. I can’t keep this news... Continue reading →
Week Two (25th February – 2nd March 2016): This week my home was moved to SCBU2 which is apparently the last stop until I leave with Mummy and Daddy. I like it here because I’m getting longer cuddles. Being a... Continue reading →
Day Three (20th February 2016): Today Mum was discharged from the postnatal ward which made her cry (again!) She said she didn’t want to leave the hospital without taking me too, and didn’t want to be so far away at... Continue reading →
Many stories have already been written and shared describing parents’ personal experiences of their time spent with their premature baby(s) in NICU and Special Care Nurseries. Instead, I thought I’d share our journey from a different perspective. The next few... Continue reading →
We have been working on our nursery since we first started trying to get pregnant – this is over 2 years of visualizing and planning that has finally come to life. When I say ‘we’, you all know what I... Continue reading →
Most of you are probably aware that we keep calling James our miracle. It’s not purely because of our fertility struggle or even his birth story – there’s more! This blog will describe why James needed to be born when... Continue reading →
This won’t be my normal edited blog – but that’s because nothing is ‘normal’ right now. My world has completely stopped. And this is why… On Tuesday 16th February, at exactly 30 weeks pregnant, I woke as usual at 0530... Continue reading →
I recently caught up with an old friend who has also had trouble conceiving, hoping to offer some support and maybe even some advice. However, I was slightly taken aback when she asked me the golden question ‘how did you... Continue reading →
I recently had another obstetrician appointment following my scan at the Women’s & Children’s. This day, he was running a little late, so I was seated in the waiting room with a few other Mum’s and their children. I was... Continue reading →
After an anxious month, I am actually feeling the best I have felt since falling pregnant – I have energy, a beautiful growing bump, and – most importantly – I can feel Baby Purls moving about many times throughout the... Continue reading →
Those who have been following our story know we haven’t had it easy, but I want to reiterate we don’t ever take it for granted and we certainly don’t want sympathy. I want to say thank you to everyone who... Continue reading →
We’ve made it to 20 weeks pregnant and what an amazing ride! This blog will share the ups and downs of our pregnancy so far. While it has been the most exhilarating and gratifying time of our lives, it hasn’t... Continue reading →
After 22 months of trying to conceive, Scott and I can finally announce we are having a baby! I am writing this blog to share our experience of making a little human. Please remember this is OUR journey and in... Continue reading →