A week before my mum died, I had a dream where my nan (who died 18 years ago) came to my childhood house, gave me a big hug and told me she’d come to take care of my mum. Today is my mum’s birthday, and I had such a lovely, comforting dream of her last night. She held me in her arms and I told her how much I’d missed talking to her. It was so good to see her again. I love visitation dreams like these, they bring a sense of peace and I hope I continue to have them for many years to come 💕
I’ll be 24 weeks on Sunday and I already feel huge, but I guess that’s what happens when you’re on baby number 5 🤷🏼♀️ I’m looking forward to wearing more dresses once the weather warms up, it’s so much more comfortable when you’re pregnant. This one is non-maternity but has an adjustable waist which is perfect for the growing bump!
It’s a boy! We’ve had 4 weeks for the news to settle in, and although I suspected it may be a boy due to the same symptoms I had with William, Noah and Henry, I was still surprised when the scan showed another baby boy. Our fourth son. We’re so looking forward to welcoming him into our family. He is already so loved 💕
Everly is growing up so fast. She can count to 11, recite the alphabet, talk in 6 word sentences and she knows all the words to her nursery rhymes. She sings all day long, it is the sweetest sound. She loves to dance. She adores Henry and it’s the greatest joy to watch them together. She’s wild and fearless. She tells us she loves us multiple times per day. And we are so blessed to have her 💕
We are so happy to announce that all being well, we will be welcoming another baby into our family in June! It hasn’t been without complications, but I’m now 18 weeks and we’re feeling optimistic. There’s more up on my blog about the pregnancy so far 🤰🏼We’ve just returned from the anatomy scan, thankfully all is well and we found out the sex! ☺️ #liketkit @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2uaYh
We missed my mum a lot today. Christmas was her time of year, she always made it so magical and some of my fondest memories as a child are of the festive period. When she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer earlier this year, one of her first questions to the doctor was, “will I make it to Christmas?” We’d all hoped she would, but it wasn’t to be. She would have loved seeing our tree this year, we always enjoyed showing each other any new decorations we’d bought. She is dearly missed and her absence leaves a big hole in our hearts, but her traditions will live on in our family.
The excitement is truly palpable in our home. It’s such a magical time of year with children at this sweet age and I feel so blessed to have them lighting up our life, especially at such a difficult time. Tomorrow we’ll be dearly missing William and Noah, our sixth Christmas since they died, and now my mum too, but they’ll be in our hearts as always. Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas 🌟
After our 17 hours of travelling back to the UK, we were really struggling at the airport with 2 sick kids, 4 suitcases, 2 car seats, a stroller and me in a wheelchair. Then a lovely young woman and her father offered to help us. It was so unexpected and so appreciated after all the uncompassionate people we’d encountered over the last couple of weeks, that it made me cry. And it brings tears to my eyes every time I think about it. I wish they knew how much that small act of kindness meant to us after so much hardship and heartache. It reminded me once again how important it is to teach our children kindness and empathy 💕