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Little Mister H at two months old

A faded photograph of a smiling baby boy who is wearing a light green, light blue and white striped babygrow and is lying on a white and blue patterned muslin - includes the title of the blog post "Little Mister H at two months old" - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Mister H was 10 weeks old yesterday. And 10 days ago, he turned two months old. The newborn baby days are behind us. Little Mister H is now a very active and alert baby. He loves to smile and happily gurgles away whilst lying on his playmat. He makes the cutest noises and it sounds like he is trying to talk to us. We have definitely settled into life as a family of 4. And it feels like Little Mister H…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Perinatal Mental Health #PNDAW16: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

A faded photograph of a young woman looking wistful as the sun sets in a tropical setting behind her - Includes the title "Perinatal mental health #PNDAW16 - It's okay not to be okay" - Mrs H's favourite things

Today marks the end of the first ever Pre & Post Natal Depression Awareness Week #PNDAW16 run by PANDAS (the UK's leading pre and post natal depression charity). In light of this, I wanted to share my story of perinatal mental health. My experience of perinatal mental illnesses may be slightly unusual as I have suffered from depression for almost 17 year; most of my adult life. At times, my mental health has been terrible. At other times it has been…

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Motherhood

Super Skye, The Superhero – #VertbaudetHeroes

A little girl dressed in pink with bunches and a hairband stands in a garden and smiles_including the blog post title "Super Skye, the superhero - #Vertbaudetheroes" - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H has an amazing imagination and is brilliant at independent play. She can happily bounce around her room for hours pretending to be a mermaid, princess, Octonaut or superhero. She likes to pretend that her My Little Pony toys are in trouble and that she has to leap to their rescue In fact, only this morning she was Super Princess Mermaid Ariel and she had to rescue Rainbow Dash. Who had got stuck down a crevice (the side of…

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Motherhood

Little Mister H at one month old

A faded photograph of a one month old baby boy wearing a Bamboo Bunny Romper from Bambini & Me and lying on a white blanket covered in tiny yellow, green and grey stars_ with the title "Little Mister H at one month old" - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Mister H is one month old. It is hard to believe that our sweet boy has been in our lives for only one month. I can't remember what life was like before Little Mister H was part of our family. I was sad that I never completed a baby book or made a record of Little Miss H's development. So I have decided to record how Little Mister H changes from month to month. Starting at the very beginning with Little…

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Finding Happiness Motherhood

A Heart Full Of Love – The Siblings Project – July 2016

A mum sits on a hospital bed with her three year old daughter and introduces her to her newborn baby brother - with the title "A heart full of love - The Siblings Project - July 2016" - Mrs H's favourite things

I always knew that Little Miss H would be an amazing sister. That she would be kind and gentle to her sibling. She would be concerned for their welfare and look out for them. She would also boss her baby brother or sister about. Demanding that they play with her. Telling them which character they were playing in her imaginary games. Probably a Disney Princess or a My Little Pony. She would read them stories, show them how to paint and teach…

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Baby Loss Motherhood

Introducing Little Mister H

A beautiful newborn baby boy is sleeping peacefully in a cot. He is wearing a little hat, stripey sleepsuit and has both a lightweight star blanket and bunny rabbit swaddling blanket _ includes the title "Introducing Little Mister H"_Mrs H's favourite things

On Sunday, 10th July I was 38 weeks and three days pregnant. Although I still had 11 days until my due date I was beginning to wonder if Little Mister H was ever going to arrive. Over the weeks my anxiety levels had grown. And I could not see the pregnancy ending happily. And that weekend, I had begun to talk to Mr H about asking my midwife for a stretch and sweep. I was worried about how apprehensive I was beginning to…

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Motherhood

My hospital bags – what have I packed?

A photograph of two packed hospital bags_ the first is the toTs Voyage Changing Bag in Dark Grey Melange and the second (just seen) is from Cath Kidston _ includes the title "My hospital bags - what have I packed?"_Mrs H's favourite things

Last weekend, I began to feel that Little Mister H might make an early appearance. And I panicked! I hadn't written a birth plan and my hospital bags weren't packed. Spurred on by the thought of Little Mister H arriving into chaos I packed my bags and wrote my plan. And I feel much happier knowing that I'm ready for Little Mister H's arrival (well, as ready as I will ever be).…

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Baby Loss Motherhood

32 weeks pregnant – Piriformis Syndrome and The Fear

A photograph of a 32 week pregnant lady with brunette hair, wearing a light green t-shirt and bright red lipstick - with the titile "32 week pregnant - Piriformis Syndrome and the Fear" - Mrs H's favourite things

First of all I have an admission to make I am not 32 weeks pregnant. I am now 33 weeks pregnant and this update is a week late. Sorry. There are only 7 weeks until I reach my due date. I am on the final stretch. How did that happen? The past few months seem to have passed in a blur. And now here I am thinking about my birth plan and what I need to pack in my hospital bag.…

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