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October 4, 2016
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12 Weeks Of Lies, Apologies And Other Dumb Stuff

As i sit with my 11 month old on my knee feeding him his dinner, because he had a mini break down when i put him in his high chair, i put my hand to my face to put my un-brushed hair behind my ear, when i feel, what i […]
September 29, 2016
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10 CF Phrases To Help You Understand Young CF Families

Perhaps you know us, but don’t like to ask too many questions. Perhaps you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing, or of upsetting us. Please don’t be. I think most families take comfort in you enquiring after the health of their child (or children) with CF, in our case our […]
September 26, 2016
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What If It Had Been Bridget Jones’s Preemie?

Tuesdays. We love Tuesdays. Because every Tuesday me and Amy (now 7 months or 3.5 months corrected) go to the cinema with one of her Amyazing NICU roomies and her mummy. As mums, this is the most perfect date, we get to do something that stimulates us while our wee […]
September 24, 2016
baby-feet

Holding My Breath: My ECMO Baby And Me

“One last breath and your baby will be here”, the nurse encouraged me. So I did what she said took one last breath and I haven’t let it out since. It worked you came out but you took only one last breath to and silence. I held onto my breath saving […]
September 23, 2016
pay-day

I’m In Mourning. Pay Day Mourning

Yes, I miss it. The buzz of pay day. Now that I’m a full-time stay at home Mum, that day is gone. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not moaning about the lack of cash,(although more would be nice. Financially we’re ok. It’s just that feeling of holding your payslip on […]
September 22, 2016
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The Innocent Moment Where I Failed My Daughter

My daughter is beautiful; she is a radiant being who emanates her inner joy and wears her heart on her sleeve. She is beyond compare. My breath regularly catches in my throat when I catch sight of her at random moments and am stunned by her, the way she holds […]

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