Gulliver Adventures & Puddles [Ordinary Days]


I don't know if I was feeling brave, or just being damn stupid, but I thought it was a good idea to go on a day trip to Gulliver's world of adventures with Emily and Isabelle by myself. Well, I wasn't completely by myself, I knew other people that were going, and I knew if I needed help it would be there but anyone who knows me will know that I am such a stubborn person and that I never ask for help. Carla (one of my lovely friends) was going too with her two kiddies, and I knew that she wouldn't be able to go on many rides as she is expecting a little girl later this year. It was nice to know that there would be someone I trusted to watch Isabelle from the side of the ride, while I took Emily on them.

Isabelle & Her Milk Protein Allergy


Since Isabelle has been born, she has never been content or happy. At first, I thought it was just because she was unsettled but I started to notice whenever she had her milk she would get more upset. Then she got a cold, and really struggled with that, a week after the cold cleared up her mood still didn't improve, and her face was covered in a rash. It was red and blotchy, she was still crying whenever she had a feed and she was also having tummy problems. I knew something wasn't right but when I spoke to the health visitor she said maybe the rash was a reaction to our washing powder, but we hadn't changed it, and always use non-bio. I knew it wasn't that, we also ruled out any aftershaves or perfumes that Sam and I wear. We stopped using bath stuff to but it still didn't clear up.

Hamerton Zoo Park [Giveaway]


We were very kindly invited to visit Hamerton Zoo Park a couple of weeks back and Emily couldn't wait to see the Zebra. It's rare that we get to go out as a family, as Sam works lots of long hours. So when we do, we try to make the most out of our day. I was a little worried about the weather as I didn't want to be caught in the rain, luckily for us it did stay dry but when we arrived we soon noticed that most of the park is under covered walkways, meaning no matter the weather you are set for a good visit and will be able to see most of the animals.

The Journey Through Egg Donation

When we started trying for a baby, I was young and nieve, I thought that it would be a straight forward thing and we could conceive quickly. However, we ended up having four miscarriages before being lucky enough to conceive our two rainbow babies. Having our miscarriages led me to start my blog, which then opened the door to other blogs, particularly parenting blogs. I learned so much about miscarriage, and baby loss through reading other blogs - I realised I wasn't alone. I also learnt lots about IVF and other treatments. The one thing I haven't really learnt much about was egg donation which is something that has always interested me. 

Fair Rides & Toddler Tantrums [Ordinary Days]


On Sunday we planned to take Emily to the mini fair that was visiting near our house. Emily has never been to a fair before, so it was kind of a big deal to her, like any two years old would be she was full of beans and so excited to go and visit. Normally I'm not a fan of fairs, they are usually over priced and crowded - but this wasn't the case with this one because it was the school holidays they had a really good deal on. We paid £6.99 for Emily, and she could go on as many rides as she liked between the times of 12-3. Seemed like a pretty good deal to me, and when we got there I was really impressed because there weren't any big scary rides, all of the rides were age appropriate and out of them all, I think there was only one she couldn't go on, which was pretty good going.

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