This post is sponsored by Bupa. “How are things?” she asked when we met out the front of the hospital. She wasn’t expecting the flood of tears, and, quite frankly, neither was I. But there I was, standing on the street, with tears streaming down my face. “I’m sorry” I snuffled. “Don’t be sorry” she […]
Brains and Twins and Things.
I saw Zoe’s brain today… well on a screen anyway. The last time I saw my girls’ brains, on a screen, they were 11 weeks old, or ‘term’ if you are working on corrected age. The time before that, was the day I heard the words “they need to be born now, regardless of the […]
Kids, Cameras and Prem Babies.
This is what happens when you give two seven year olds each a digital camera…. I think they are quite good…. well except the one of my bum. And to think… 7 years ago we’d not even held our 5 day old twins because they were too unstable. This week is National Premmie Week in […]
On this day in 2003 I was 29 weeks pregnant, sitting in a hospital bed, waiting for the second of two nasty steroid injections we hoped would help mature our babies’ lungs. I was bored and uncomfortable and scared, knowing that our twins would be born, for better or for worse, the next day. Today […]
I learnt to breastfeed via You-tube
In celebration and recognition of World Breastfeeding Week I am going to talk about my boobs today…. You would think that since I managed to breastfeed twins for over two years that I had this whole breastfeeding gig totally sorted…. but you’d be wrong. The girls born way too early to breastfeed. They were too […]
I Didn’t Bond with My Babies
I really need to remember, when I can’t get to sleep, watching late night TV is not the best option. Last night I stumbled across the last in a two part series on ABC2 called Help Me Love My Baby. I blamed pregnancy hormones as I got all teary watching this mother of twins learning […]
Wordless Wednesday – Fight For Premies.
I blogged for the March of Dimes Fight for Premies awareness day yesterday… and of course I started looking back through photos from when the girls were born. These two photos are of the girls at about 5 days old, … as much as they are not the normal ‘gorgeous baby photos’ and probably freak […]
A while back I blogged about premmie babies for Australia’s Premmie Awareness Week. This time it is for the US based March of Dimes Fight for Preemies (I didn’t miss-type that, they just add an extra e in the US) supported by Bloggers Unite. Zoe 6 weeks old Izzy 6 weeks old Of course our […]