Today was Charlie’s craft afternoon at school. It consisted of having lunch together then staying and making Christmas crafts.  DH and I went along and the girls stayed with my parents. I made a conscious decision before the girls were born to ensure 1 on 1 time with Charlie especially when it came to school as he only started in September. We are very fortunate that we have lots of support and people that will babysit. Whilst I still find it hard to leave them I have three children and Charlie was on his own for four & a half…

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When I had my first baby I was the first out of my friends to have a baby so I didn’t have any other Mom’s that I knew so I decided to go to baby groups. And I really enjoyed them – well most, some were ridiculously clique-y – but on the whole I liked going to allow Charlie time with other kids but also to get advice and help. Charlie has even started school with some kids we met at these groups so it was really nice to have some familiar faces. So armed with positive experience I’ve taken…

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 So it happened. I knew it wasn’t far off but it well and truly has. P1 refused my boob. So with a heavy heart I have to admit that It’s time to call time on my breast feeding days, forever. And I’m not quite sure how to feel about it if I’m honest.   I’d always wanted to give breastfeeding a go with my girlies and just see how we got on. When I told people I was planning on breast feeding twins, I may as well have had a third head – but the way I saw it – two babies – two boobs! Simple.…

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This may sound really really silly – but I’m DREADING weaning. Not because of the mess, stress or time that comes with it. Because it means my girls are growing up. Too fast!  I know it’s one of the most exciting and fun parts of parenting and don’t get me wrong once we have started I will absolutely love seeing them munching on new foods – and also seeing their faces when disapprove! But I feel like the girls haven’t been small enough for long enough. The thought of them becoming more independent makes me have a pang of sadness. …

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Twitter was one of the first places I turned to after scaring the crap out of myself googling twins. I wanted to find “real” twin moms who had been through it and could tell me it from the horses mouth. Not some biased company trying to flog you their product or some politically correct medical site. And twitter was excellent! I found other expecting twin moms, newly twin moms and ones with toddling and school age twins. They gave me invaluable advice and pointed me in the direction of products that they saw as essential I’ve only had my girls…

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When we had finally got over the shock of finding out we were having twins – my mind went into overload. Our next scan on 28th December had confirmed they were identical so my husband caved – we could find out the gender! He had been dead set to not find out but once I pointed out how organised we needed to be and how much easier if we could prepare knowing their sex he soon came around. So we booked our scan for January. At 4pm. Meaning it was the longest day EVER! But we took Charlie with us…

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When I found out I was pregnant I was absolutely thrilled. We had only got married on 30th September so to find out on 24th October that I was pregnant was amazing and also meant – honeymoon baby! With Charlie I’d had a very easy problem free pregnancy but from about a week after getting a BFP I started feeling rather nauseous. As the weeks went on it intensified making work rather interesting! Then the tiredness and sickness started. Big time. I secretly thought I may be having a little girl as it was the complete opposite of my first…

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