My world.. My boys.

My boys, my world, my two peas in a pod.

This is one of my favourite photographs from our collection.
It melts my heart every time I take a look 🙂


Xx ❤ xX


Oh dear… Naughty mummy!!

When the little man was born he was extremely poorly and had to stay in the special care unit for two weeks on very strong antibiotics due to meningitis. His suction skills weren’t that great either and he found it hard to latch on to the bottle.

After what felt like an eternity of being stuck in bed on the ward following my cesarean, the big man was finally allowed to wheel me down to see the little man. When we arrived at our destination I wasn’t at all suprised to see him sucking away on a dummy, that looked far to big for his tiny little face 🙂

I understand some parents may not be happy with their baby being given a dummy without their permission, I didn’t mind at all. As long as it improved his suction skills he could have his dummy for as long as he wanted.

And that is how it has always been. Ever since the little man met his new best friend they have been inseparable. Now that he’s getting bigger he loves nothing more than to bite his way through his dummies. So much so, he is going through one a week.

Normally we pick some up on our weekly shopping trip. I was an extremely naughty mummy this week and completely forgot to pick some up. The little man was left without his dummy and only his cranky (his soft teddy blanket) for comfort.

Me and the big man didn’t have any idea how the night ahead would plan out and expected a restless night ahead of us. We even dug out his ‘too big for his face (keepsake) dummy but he looked at us as if we were crazy and giving him a toy.

Munmmy and daddy were very impressed with the little man for doing so well and going to bed and sleeping all night without his dummy. I have a strong feeling this may have been a one off though because as soon as he awoke the next morning the baby dummy was in his mouth 🙂

Now that I have learnt my ways, I have stocked up on the dummies once again as just live in hope that he grows out of the attack of the dummy that he has come to love.



A weeks supply of coffee needed please

Hello Panda eyes!!!

No matter what the adverts say, no amount of concealer would hide my bags today, I may even need to pay extra for transport fees for these bad boys…. Why won’t a concealer work for ME? I want to have nice refreshed looking eyes once in a while too you know.

Today it seems i will be functioning on a whole 2.5 hours sleep. (This should be heaps of fun at work ) This isn’t down to me being a rock ‘n’ roll mum, I can honestly say I love being tucked up in bed by 10.30 on a school night. This doesn’t get much later on a weekend either I’m afraid 🙂

The little man hasn’t been to well all yesterday and last night 😦 He seemed to settle into bed eventually after a couple of tantrums. Normally when he falls asleep at night that’s it, not a peep out of him until the morning. However this was not meant to be.

You remember the film gremlins? Everyone remembers the gremlins… Well this is exactly what the little one was like after his crying had subsided and the calpol had kicked in at 1am this morning. Luckily I don’t have fan fixture on my ceiling as I’m sure last night he would have been swinging from it.

I then decided to put a film on to see if this would settle him. Ice age seemed like good choice and it was (go mummy). As I sat and watched manni, Dieago and Sid the sloth on their quite funny adventure, the little man seemed to be calming a little.

Not wanting to disturb him just yet we watched the remainder of the film, little man looking all angelic as if the reason we were downstairs watching tele at this time was all my idea, and me looking very much like the beast that had been rudely awoken on the old Kellogg’s advert.

Once the film had finished it was 4.30am. I took him to bed and he fell asleep straight away and was still snoozing when I left for work. I managed to close my eyes for about 15-20mins and then I had to get ready for work.

I plan that today should mostly consist of lots and lots of strong coffee and hopefully a little bit of work completed… Unless someone finds me asleep at my desk..

The countdown is now on until 4.30pm.