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The Wonder of Babies

We all know that every birth and every baby is an absolute miracle. But after having our second baby Hugh back in November (and spending many a sleepless night reading up about his development and wondering how we created such a perfect human) I’m now starting to think that babies are even more amazing than I initially thought. First of…

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New Mum Diary: surviving our first few weeks as a family of four

Honest guest post from my amazing wife, Rosie. I’m such a worrier. Before we had our second baby, Hugh, I spent nine months worrying. Worrying about whether our big house renovation project would be ready in time. Worrying that the baby might come early. Worrying whether or not the home birth we had planned would all work out. Worrying about…

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Baby news…it’s another boy!

I can’t quite believe it (I was convinced we were having a girl!) but at 1:53am on a stormy Wednesday morning – missing my birthday by less than two hours – our second little boy arrived into this world, delivered by our local home birth midwife on our playroom sofa. Weighing in at a whopping nine pounds nine ounces, with…

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10 essential baby items that got us through our first month of parenthood

As every new parent knows, during the latter stages of pregnancy, we are all bombarded with countless lists of essential baby items that we simply ‘must buy’ before our little one’s arrival. For the first timers among us, at around the 36 week mark, beset by a dangerous combination of confusion and fear, we dutifully set about buying anything and…

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Our Birth Story – the day our lives changed forever

It was Thursday 25 August, eight months into our first pregnancy and everything was going perfectly to plan. We’d been in hospital the day before for our 36 week midwife appointment and all was well with the world. The baby was engaged and in the right position. We’d filled out our birth preferences in our maternity notes. And we’d even…

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