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The things I never thought I would do when I became a parent

While holding a positive pregnancy test in one hand and hugging the toilet bowl in the other, not only did I realise that my life was about to change I knew that this change was about to hit me like a roller coaster.
Along with the congratulations and well wishes upon our pregnancy news all those years ago, came the onslaught of advice and warnings foretelling the days that we were about to experience.
There were woeful tales of sleepless nights, horror nappy stories and some very firm advice to enjoy life – while we still can. Goodness if I didn’t want this baby so much, I would have been shaking in my boots.
Nine months later not only did our son arrive into our lives, our lives completely changed from the moment we set eyes on him.

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  • That was a really terrific post. I still remember that day when I was holding onto that positive pregnancy test stick for the first time… never imagining what the journey would be like. And survival mode is definitely the best way to describe those hazy first couple of months (and years)… but it’s now so much more than that these days.

  • Loree

    Every little thing we do for our kids is worth it.

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