Hi I'm Andrea. I'm a mediator by profession, but thats on the back burner whilst I bumble along with my new career of mummy to my 2 gorgeous girls. Notably born just under 14 months apart.
Daddy Marcus, has a job that includes a 2 hour commute and staying away over night at least once a week, if not half. So its me and the girls the majority of the time. Except when I can rope in my mum or mother in law to help.
Then there is Isabella, born July 2014, and Sienna joined the team September 2015. Oh and the cat. Poor old Bella doesn't even get a look in these days! I'm sure that will change once she has two slightly older people to curl up on and claw. Currently I just referee tail and ear pulling.
I can say 100% that my mum friends are all heroes and amazing in their own different ways, but most of all they have been one of many great things about becoming a mummy. New mummy friends started for me by attending a pregnancy yoga class when I was expecting Isabella, and joining, much to[…]
What I’ve learnt from having the girls so close together and, in general, I guess a second child: No more babies. It’s OK to change the routine when needed. They adapt. It’s OK if someone is crying. There often isn’t enough mummy to go around. Actually, there is NEVER enough mummy. I’ve got another good year or[…]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin A good friend asked me about accessing blogs easily through an app. She loves a good read. I’ve found the app Bloglovin’ which looks pretty straightforward and fun, so check it out if you also like a good blog and get saving your favourites…. Me of course 🙂
So, we have survived the last 10 months that have been 2 under 2!! Hooray. Does today feel any different now Isabella is 2? Easier? Not at all. However, as the months have rolled by, and boy has it gone quickly, each new phase has passed and things have become easier and challenging in different[…]
Being mummy of two little cherubs, under the age of two, has been amazing, extremely challenging and above all, absolutely exhausting. It’s not just the usual lack of sleep from a newborn joining the fold, but also the running around all day juggling them and keeping them entertained when you can hardly keep your eyes[…]
Well, one thing I can say is that the first few weeks were super challenging, but now nine months later it feels like a distant memory. I wouldn’t have coped half as well without a lot of support from my husband, mum, mother in law and fantastic Doctor. In fact, thanks to Sienna arriving with[…]
Following on from my last post about our fertility treatment, actually finding out we were pregnant on both occasions was a huge surprise. Even more so after being told, quite categorically, that we couldn’t conceive and that Marcus’ count was actually dropping. The upside of such tragic news is that our sex life went from[…]
The absolute hardest part of having to have fertility treatment is by far the emotional journey. The not knowing, the feeling of it being so bloody unfair that you can’t do it yourself, the heartache when your period starts, the feeling of being defeated, and wondering if you can even go through it all again. I[…]
You never actually know when labour is going to start, unless your booked in for a c-section or induction of course. So one of my first worries was what on earth do I do if I go into labour whilst I’m alone with Isabella; only 13 months old by then. Marcus works away over night[…]
I’d like to think I’m just a typical muma doing my best day in day out. But since popping out two babies with a somewhat closer age gap than I’d ever planned, basically 14 months!! And after being told by medical professionals we couldn’t concieve naturally, I hope some of my experiences will be useful[…]