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Our Christmas Tree Day

A photograph of a young girl wearing an angel costume and standing by a Christmas tree and holding a fairy Christmas tree ornament - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

Ahhhh Christmas. It’s such a magical time. It’s even more magical now we have children. You see Christmas through their eyes. The excitement of seeing a tiny Christmas elf door appear outside your bedroom or of getting to unwrap a book every day during Advent. We always put our Christmas tree up in the first weekend in December. We want Christmas to last as long as possible. But we don’t like to start it in November and our tree tends to…

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The day I closed the door and walked away

A photograph of a blonde haired, rosey cheeked and blue eyed 16 month old baby boy sitting on his bedroom floor and playing with some wooden toys - The Day I Closed The Door and Walked Away - Mrs H's favourite things

Before I became a mother I could never imagine turning my back on a crying child. Especially not MY crying child. Of course, I knew that children had tantrums but I foolishly imagined that my children would be different. They would be angels. And they would never tantrum in public or get so upset that I wouldn’t be able to calm them. I also thought that I would be a natural mother. That from the moment they were born I…

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Reviews

Diono Quantum travel system – A Review

A photograph of a woman pushing her baby boy in a Diono Quantum Travel System in teal blue - she is pushing the Diono Quantum in a beautiful park (called Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells) and is standing in front of the boating lake/ duck pond and there are pedalos in the background - #AdventureReady with Diono Quantum Travel System - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

A while back the lovely people at Diono sent me their brand new travel system to review. Since attending the launch event and writing up my first impressions about the Diono Quantum travel system, I’ve been putting this fabulous new buggy through its paces. (With some help from Little Mister H of course!) I thought it was about time that I write-up some more considered thoughts about the Diono Quantum Travel System. The Diono Quantum travel system – a review A different…

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Little Mister H Reviews

Celebrating our Rainbow Baby with Party Pieces

A photograph of a beautiful 7 month old baby boy at his Welcome to the World party celebrating the birth of our second rainbow baby - Celebrating Our Rainbow Baby with Party Pieces - Little Mister H's Welcome to the World Party - Mrs H's favourite things

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that Little Miss H and Little Mr H are rainbow babies. This means that both our children were born following baby loss. And they are the bright and beautiful rainbows in the sky after the heartbreaking storms of miscarriage. After three miscarriages we’d almost given up hope of having a second child. And so the pregnancy with Little Mister H was always going to be our last. No matter how it…

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Mental health Pregnancy after baby loss

Suffering from Prenatal Anxiety and Depression following recurrent miscarriage #PNDAW17

A photograph of a woman and her young son (he is about a year old) sitting on a wooden dragon in a park - she is looking down at him and he is smiling - but during her pregnancy with him she suffered from Prenatal Depression and Anxiety after experiencing recurrent miscarriage - Suffering from Prenatal Anxiety and Depression Following Recurrent Miscarriage #PNDAW17 - Mrs H's favourite things

This week is the second annual Pre and Postnatal Depression Awareness Week (#PNDAW17) run by the fantastic charity, the PANDAS Foundation. And this year the week is focused on raising awareness of prenatal mental health conditions. So I wanted to share my story of suffering from prenatal anxiety and depression after experiencing recurrent miscarriages. My story of Prenatal Anxiety and Depression At risk of Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Sadly, Mr H and I always knew that my pre-existing and long-term mental…

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Reviews

Diono Quantum Travel System – the launch and first impressions

A mother standing in front of her sleeping baby in a teal Diono Quantum travel system and #adventureready in a beautiful park - #AdventureReady with the Diono Quantum travel system - the launch and first impressions - Mrs H's favourite things

Back at the beginning of June, I was invited to the launch of the fantastic Quantum. The new travel system designed by Diono. #AdventureReady with the Diono Quantum The launch I felt a mixture of nerves and excitement as I headed into London for the exclusive press party to celebrate the launch of the Quantum. I’d not been to this kind of event since my days at Cancer Research UK. So I really didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully, I’d…

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Family Motherhood

The sadness of not being able to breastfeed my babies – My breastfeeding story

A sepia tinted photograph of a newborn baby girl having skin to skin and lying in her Mummy's arms - The Sadness of Not Being Able to Breastfeed My Babies - Mrs H's favourite things

This week is World Breastfeeding Week 2017. A week dedicated to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. I agree with it wholeheartedly. But this week has made me sad. Because I still have issues about the fact that I was not able to breastfeed my babies. Little Miss H is now four years old. But even after all this time, I feel guilt that I was not able to breastfeed. And I feel a tug in my heart every time I…

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Family Recurrent miscarriage

Now the miscarriages are over

A photograph of a woman walking with her baby in a carrier. She is hugging him and walking through some gardens and by lush green trees - this is the featured image for a post entitled Once The Miscarriages are Over - Once The Miscarriages are Over - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: you may find this post upsetting if you have experienced miscarriages. In a little over a week our rainbow baby boy will turn one. That is a whole year of having his sunny presence in our lives. And a year of knowing that the miscarriages are far behind us.  My last miscarriage was in May 2015. And in September 2015 we were given the news that the miscarriages were unexplained. That there wasn’t a known reason for our…

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