Global FPIES Day – The reality of living with FPIES

Our daughter Daisy was born on the 21st of March 2016. It was the happiest, and scariest, day of my life, as I had to have a c-section and Daisy was born, weighing 5lb 13oz at full term (38+4). My entire pregnancy had been difficult and when she was finally born safe I was so relieved. We went home, and started our life as a family of three. Then on April Fools Day, at just 11 days old, Daisy projectile vomited for the first time. We had a chuckle. She was just playing a prank on us after all – right?! Wrong. Daisy had FPIES and the beginning of a long battle was starting for us.

Daisy at one day old - Global FPIES Day

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That time I taught my daughter to swear…

So something semi-funny happened recently. I accidentally taught my daughter to swear. Her first swear word, b*stard, was a pretty strong choice… I’m surprised it has taken until 17 months for her to hear, and repeat, a swear word. I’m a swearer. I can’t help it. I’ve just always been someone who expresses her happiness, anger or sadness with a good swear word. Obviously I don’t want my own daughter to swear, at least not at such a young age. However what’s done is done and there is no point dwelling now. Today I want to share with you how I taught my daughter to swear and some funny stories from other bloggers too.

That time I taught my daughter to swear...

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The joys of the charity shop

I’m a real fan of saving money wherever possible. I always think that a pound saved is the same as a pound earned. When we want items for our home, and toys in particular, I am always checking out our local charity shops. Daisy has had some absolutely fantastic toys and this is one of the joys of the charity shop! Now that Daisy is 17 months old she is more interested in toys than ever.

The joys of the charity shop

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Decorating with In The Night Garden wall stickers from Stickerscape

I’ve made no secret of the fact we live in a one bedroom flat. While most people would say this is not ideal, with a young baby, we have a longer life plan really. In around 18-24 months we will be moving in to a house, with a teeny tiny mortgage. Until then we are making the best of our situation and ensuring that our home is as tidy and welcoming as possible. Daisy shares our bedroom, of course, and has her own little corner. It really is a corner. Her cot in a corner. That’s it. However, the rest of our home is COVERED with her items. So why should this corner be any different?! We received a lovely delivery of In The Night Garden wall stickers from Stickerscape and decided to use them to brighten up Daisy’s bedroom area.

A look at the wall before we put the stickers on.

A look at our wall before we placed the In The Night Garden wall stickers on.

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