8yrs ago it was pouring with rain and I married my best friend. We didn't have any grand plans of what our life would be like, how many kids we would have or when we would have them, we just jumped in feet first and said no matter what happens we are in this together...
On another note I have aged so much in eight years, I blame that on the kids.
An open letter to all
As October marks International Pregnancy and Infant loss
month it is time for many families to reflect on the impact one little soul has
had on their lives even if it has been for such a short time.
In 2010 we were awaiting the arrival of our third baby, our
first boy. On the day that we found out Riley was a boy; my husband had a
spring in his step as he planned our son’s future sporting career and when
would be a good time to retire from local club footy to take on a coaching role.
We were so excited and never ever did we expect that our only son would never
get to come home with us.
We were a busy young family with two girls aged 4 and 2, like
any family a new baby brings about much planning, hospital appointments on a weekly
basis as my pervious babies arrived a little early and running around being the
mum with all hats on at once. We had brought a new house to accommodate the new
member of our family, set up his room and washed all his clothes, we were…
I started to blog when a became pregnant with Riley and now, it is one of the few things i have to remember him by. We lost our darling little boy on 16th February 2010 at 31 weeks. I had a feeling that something was not right, that he hadn't moved much in the days leading up to his arrival so called the hospital and was told to come straight in to get checked out. I was concerned but thought that everything would be OK. Riley didn't move much or maybe is was that i'm always so busy that i only ever noticed it at night when i went to bed. When i was pregnant with the girls; we would see feet sticking out, so clearly that you could count their toes. This never happened with Riley and I put it down to being a different baby, he never really bothered me much at all. I was much less sick with Riley then i was with the girls that is for sure. I had to carry zip lock bags with me every where with the girls and with Riley I was sick but he always allowed me enough time to get to …
As we head into the last week of term for the Princesses we're all dreaming of having a break and the awesome time that we had when we went away over the Summer Holidays. We were very lucky enough to go on a cruise around the Pacific on P&O Eden.
Santo was the first stop and it was beautiful, so beautiful I actually spent the time enjoying it and not taking many photo's with my camera and left it up to Hubby and the GoPro. After we got off the ship we arranged a bus and driver for the day, hot tip the further along the street you go, you get a better price. Don't expect air conditioning, or luxury like we have in Australia either. That is just not island style, they will say yeah we have air con then you drive around with the windows open all day. FREE AIR CON. I had the same type of air con in my first car.
In Santo we started at the Blue Lagoon, unbelievable, amazing clear fresh water. The Blue Lagoon effect is caused by the limestone. You know it is good when you…