Wear Red for Congenital Heart Disease!

As you may or may not know that my little boy was born with a heart defect.

He had his surgery in October 2013 at Leeds General Infirmary.

The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is a charity that works with the hospital to provide things for the patients and families affected by CHD, everything from stickers and toys, to life saving equipment and accommodation for parents who travel from all over the Yorkshire, Humberside and north east Lincolnshire.

Friday 6th February will be the 3rd annual ‘Wear Red Day’ to raise money for the charity. Last year over £32k was made and used to refurbish the Paediatric Cardiology Ward & High Dependency Unit in the Children’s Hospital at Leeds General Infirmary.

We will be wearing red and texting WRED15 £3 to 70070 to show our support. Do you think you could too?


Another baby after post natal depression

Elodie is almost 7 months now – crazy! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. I know people say it all the time but it’s definitely true. The first time around it didn’t seem to go so fast. Of course, I look back and I think “OMG how on earth was that nearly 4 years ago!?” but at the time it didn’t seem to go fast at all. Every difficult stage that he was at seemed like it would last forever. This time, I’ve barely noticed the harder parts.

When I was pregnant everybody seemed to tell me:
“Going from one to two is the hardest!”
“It’s soooo difficult!”
“Enjoy those sleepless nights!”
So as you can probably tell, I was SUPER excited to be having another baby after hearing that from more experienced parents.

I had a really hard time after having Bo. It probably didn’t help that I went back to university when he was 3 weeks old. (Don’t do that.) Continue reading