Today Mason, my youngest, my last baby, turns two. I honestly can’t believe how fast two years has flown by – I can blink and I am back in the haze of the newborn days, and then I blink again and I have a beautiful crazy toddler, who knows his own mind and is fiercely independent, but is yet still the cuddliest of my babies. I found out I was expecting Mason early September 2014. From the beginning I felt a sense of calm as I worked out my due date was days apart from Sophie’s due date. Mason was…

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Dear Izzie, As I’m writing this, it is the 6th of April, two days before your 7th birthday. This day 7 years ago I had arrived at Great Western Hospital in Swindon to be induced. You were was my first pregnancy, I had no idea what to expect. This is story of the day you were born. I was being induced at 40+3 because of suspected diabetes. I had tested positive for gestational diabetes at around 26 weeks but had not had any issues with my blood sugars, and never had a reading that was high, but the induction was still…

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  Dear Ollie I sit here writing this on the eve of your 4th birthday. Tomorrow at 8.45pm you will be four whole years old. I wanted to celebrate your birthday this year by writing down your birth story. Although four years have passed I can blink and be back in the delivery room in an instant – as I can with your brother and sisters, but yours seems that much more prominent. Ollie, you are my rainbow baby. You were born on 19th December 2012, 8 months and 18 days after your sister Sophie was born sleeping. My pregnancy…

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