Sugar and spice and all things nice!

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“Girls are moody” “girls are bitchy” “girls are so much harder to read than boys” “girls are emotional ” “girls have attitude” “girls…who’d have em!” Yes I’ve heard each and everyone of these remarks since having my first daughter and it’s not only taken me by surprise but upset me so much. Never in my life have I heard such … Read More

How to prevent Mastitis-or at least try!

breastfeeding

I’ve had mastitis four times throughout my breastfeeding journey. Four miserable, achy, horrible times. If you’ve never had it, then you are so very lucky, but if you have, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I describe it as being hit with a tonne of bricks. It sucks. After coming down with a second bout of mastitis … Read More

5 things I’ve changed since number 4!

erin and the kids

Well, it’s been three whole months since our beautiful fourth bundle came bouncing into our world, making it entirely richer. Three months of life drastically changing, expanding, adapting, every single day. I’d like to say I’ve handled it all in my stride, but that would be a bold face lie. Some days have been extremely tough, others less so. But … Read More

Olivia’s Birth Story-Part two

our family

If you didn’t catch part one, you can do so here! So about that tsunami… The thing I hated about Billy’s birth and yes I don’t use that word lightly, was that it escalated so quickly. My contractions came over and over again, with no break, and I felt like I was drowning. It was the part I had been … Read More

The longest month of all

37 weeks pregnant

You know that saying that each month has roughly 30 days…except the last month of pregnancy which has approximately 4,567? Yep…I’m living it. I’m officially down to my final few weeks (3 to be exact) and to say I’m limping over the finish line would be an understatement. My body is achy, my mind is in overdrive and my mood, … Read More

The marathon of pregnancy

Tired pregnant lady!

I could never have been a marathon runner. I would have given up long before the finish line. In fact I have this memory of a sports carnival and being asked to fill in for someone in the long distance event. I agreed because I’m a yes person and instantly regretted it. About 400 metres in, I faked a rolled … Read More

30 weeks down…

30 weeks pregnant

So here I am. 30 weeks pregnant. Where on earth did the year go? I remember finding out I was pregnant and sharing the news with you all at 13 weeks, and now suddenly here we are, well and truly into the final trimester and dare I say it, onto the home stretch! I had thought this pregnancy would by … Read More

I’m in denial…apparently

28 weeks pregnant

So in exactly 11 weeks and 4 days, my fourth baby is due and if it is anything like its brothers, it will be on time. Since its conception I have been doing everything in my power to pretend that life isn’t about to change dramatically…again. Well that’s according to every one in my life. We’ve moved house, we’ve moved … Read More

20 weeks aka half way!

me at 20 weeks

Yippppppeeeee! I’m officially half way through my fourth pregnancy. 20 whole weeks. Can you believe it? My all day nausea has finally relented and I’m having bursts of energy on some, but not all days. The second trimester of this pregnancy is similar to that of my last two pregnancies and I put it down to one thing. Exhaustion. You … Read More

The first trimester…

my tummy

This is the FOURTH time I’ve done the first trimester, and I wish I could say it has gotten easier. But, I can’t. This by far has been my worst “first trimester”. Ever! The all day nausea and exhaustion is showing no signs of weakening. And it’s getting me down. I feel like I’m disappointing my kids at every turn … Read More