A few weeks back we got an exclusive tour with the zoo keepers at Dublin Zoo to see the brand new orangutan forest habitat. Orangutans Sibu, Leonie, Riona and Majurs brand new forest home is inspired by the Orangutans natural environment in the tropical rainforests of Borneo. It is five times bigger than their old habitat with eleven trees, all between seven and twelve meters high complete with inbuilt lifts. These (more…)
Today marks a huge milestone, I have exclusively breastfed for the first time for six weeks and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. It’s been a rollercoaster the past few weeks. I’ve endured cracked nipples, a milk bleb, pressure from family to give her formula when I struggled in the early days and an unbelievable oversupply. But I overcame it all and we are both thriving. It’s been an amazing journey so far. (more…)
Summer is coming to an end and with one weekend left, I had to whizz up a quick review on the Kia Ora Mini Farm located on the outskirts of Courtown, Wexford. With a host of attractions, the two kids legged it once inside. I couldn’t tell you the number of trucks, tractors, go karts and trikes sitting around the grounds of the mini farm. We couldn’t get the boy off them. He hopped from one to another the whole day. (more…)
During my first borns early years, I spent my days in the Medical Tower of Our Lady’s Hospital visiting Dermatologist after Dermatologist. Kayla had awful eczema. It started on her chin, little spots that I dismissed as a heat rash but within a few days, it spread across her cheeks, down her back, it was on both elbows and the backs of her knees. She was covered in it, it was itchy, inflamed and sometimes it weeped. (more…)
Everyone keeps asking how we are getting on. Well, it’s mayhem, it’s madness, it’s absolute chaos. Nothing can prepare you for two under one, or three under three. Somedays I look down and say to myself who owns all these kids. There’s so many of them. There are too many names remember. I call Kadie Kenzie and Kenzie Kadie. I even opened the door one evening and called Frankie’s name really loudly. He was in bed and I woke him with my roars. I was looking for the dog. (more…)
My Nametags approached us to review some of their stickers or iron-on labels a couple of months back. It didn’t take much persuasion as Kayla is a disaster for losing stuff, just like her mammy she’d forget her head if it wasn’t screwed on. (more…)
It was Wednesday the 13th of July, with just under two weeks to my due date. The mini bus was kitted with our new Pebble Plus Maxi Cosi and my hospital bag. I was so nervous driving into the hospital, I was going in to have a membrane sweep. They had been successful in my last two pregnancies so as far as I was concerned I was going in to have my baby. Due to having a BBA (born before arrival) with Kadie I was been kept in after my sweep just as a precaution. (more…)
Tiny little baby, so precious and small,
Before I know it, across my floor you will crawl.
One finger, two fingers, three fingers, four, (more…)
On Saturday Kayla, Kenzie and I snook out for a couple of hours to go strawberry picking in Lamberts Fruit Farm just up in the Dublin mountains close to the DSPCA. I’ve always wanted to go strawberry picking or fruit picking in general but never knew such places existed in Dublin never mind Ireland until a friend told us about it whilst robbing snuggles from little K.
What a week it has been. Our beautiful little bundle arrived last Friday night, and she is perfect, all seven pounds two ounces of her. It’s like she’s always been here, and for everyone asking, yes, we made it to the hospital with plenty of time to spare. My poor mother was palpitating when I rang to tell her I was getting mild irregular contractions so much she left work in a panic and spent the next few hours hounding me to leave. (more…)