Frankie’s Birth – Labour Story

My due date was estimated to be Friday 13th November 2015, finding out at 17 weeks that I was pregnant and without having a period for over a year his due date was worked out by estimation from his size at the scan on the day we found out – How…

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Frankie’s & the pre-op

Yesterday we had to attend Colchester Hospital for a pre-op appointment for Frankie who is having orchiopexy surgery next month. Orchiopexy (or orchidopexy) is a surgery to move an undescended (cryptorchid) testicle into the scrotum and permanently fix it there. Orchiopexy typically also describes the surgery used to resolve testicular…

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Potty Training – The Conquering?

I have had messages asking for advice on other Mummies starting their potty training (mis)adventure so I wanted to relay our journey with you! I do not claim by any means to be a parenting guru, my friends have heard me curse under my breath enough times to know I…

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10 things I now know about Potty Training

Poo goes EVERYWHERE. You will get poo in places you didn’t know possible.. (back of your ear, behind your knees, you get the picture) You will experience a joy like no other when your child does that first poo on the potty (& still forget the date to put in…

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Potty Training FAIL

So.. 5 days into my ‘go hard or go home’ approach, I have thrown more pants than Frankie now owns, cleaned up more poo than a Farmer does mucking out a pigsty & heaved more than I have in my whole life. Our starter day Wednesday proved an anti-climax, I…

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