…The newest (and final) member of Team Brushneen is due in November 2018! You can watch our announcement video here: It feels like we have known, and been keeping this quiet forever. I honestly didn’t think when I took a test just before we went to Disneyland Paris in March that it would be positive – mostly because we had only just started trying, and with Mason it took 4/5 months for me to fall pregnant. I’ve honestly never been so excited to see the word ‘PREGNANT’. I will be documenting this pregnancy over here on my blog and via…

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I always feel for Ollie, being that his birthday is 6 days before Christmas. It is always a stressful time because people have so much going on – I hope he doesn’t feel this too – I’m sure he doesn’t as the steady stream of presents is just amazing for him. We are really lucky that none of our family and friends have ever tried to pass off one present for both occasions and everyone makes a real fuss of him. Ollie turned 4 on the 19th December. He was really lucky to have a joint birthday party at our…

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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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Mason turned 1 on Saturday 14th May 2016. It is bittersweet when your final baby reaches their first birthday. I find myself looking forward to all the firsts left to come, but mourning the newborn stage, and the first smiles, and all the things I won’t get to experience with my babies again. We had a small garden party with family and friends to celebrate, and as we had just finished laying the artificial grass not long before, I was so pleased with how the garden looked –  we recycled the christening bunting for the 4th time and it made…

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