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For those who need some info… I googled this (a lot) but there isn’t unsurprisingly much out there. I assume a) people are not that stupid and b) if they are they have no time to be writing about it online! My firstborn was 12 weeks old when I found out I was 7 weeks pregnant ”oh fuck” were my exact words, I came downstairs and my husband new by looking at me, he was relatively relaxed, I was far from… so followed days / weeks of hormonal rollercoaster tears I honestly didn’t know how I was going to mentally or physically face another pregnancy
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but… I did! So I am the ”light” at the end of the tunnel for anyone who finds themselves in this situation.

Is it hard? YES Can you survive it? YES! I honestly don’t know how parents of twins/ triplets (& more!!!) cope. And to anyone worried about 2 under 2 – that’s a breeze, if your oldest can walk its easy street ūüėČ Not really sure where to start, I am not the type of mummy who can sit and pay 24-7 and hats off to anyone that can do I think all mothers are beyond amazing. I work full time (as does my husband) but I see it as short term

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pain long term gain, if I can get my career back on track now (although I did return for 6 months in between the pregnancies, I’ve pretty much been away from work for 2 years) I hopefully will be able to drop down some hours when they are school age and be there for them to drop off and pick off – that’s the plan anyway, we shall¬†see.

The way I try and look at it is, is¬†everything is a memory¬†– it might seem like pain when you’re in the eye of the storm but roll¬†on a¬†few months and its a memory that lasts a few seconds. The days are long but

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the years are very short. So to 5 tips off the top of my head.

Tip 1 –¬†Don’t be afraid to put them in the same room, we had months of our oldest not sleeping then we put them in together and what do you know he slept like a dream!

Tip 2 – divide and conquer, we don’t do this as much as we could but getting you and one baby out of the door is much easier than getting all 4 (5 with JD) out, if you can divide up jobs do.

Tip 3 – online food shopping, amazon monthly deliveries of nappies & wipes – a little organization goes a long

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way.

Tip 4 РEstablish a bedtime routine, then relax, we bathed them religiously before milk and bed but once they get the hang of it we could relax a bit more, now its bath 3 times a week which makes our lives easier too.

Tip 5 – get yourself ready first, I get up shower get dressed and put my make up on so I’m ready to do any popping we need to, at the weekend its easier as I can leave hubby in charge but when I was on mat leave it was either shower first thing or wait for the lunchtime nap (which also happened plenty) Being ready for the day

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meant a walk to the park / library / post office was on the cards and that meant no cabin fever (for everyone)!

My boys are true partners in crime but opposite in every possible way, the past year has been HARD but I know the next few are going to be a massive amount of fun!! I just wanted to set the scene before I bore you with some goings on of everyday life big loves x

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- 12 Feb 16

For those who need some info… I googled this (a lot) but there isn’t unsurprisingly much out there. I assume a) people are not that stupid and b) if they are they have no time to be writing about it online! My firstborn was 12 weeks old when I found out I was 7 weeks pregnant “oh fuck” were my exact words, I came downstairs and my husband new by looking at me, he was relatively relaxed, I was far from… so followed days / weeks of hormonal rollercoaster tears I honestly didn’t know how I was going to mentally or physically face another pregnancy but… I did! So I am the “light” at the end of the tunnel for anyone who finds themselves in this situation.

Is it hard? YES Can you survive it? YES! I honestly don’t know how parents of twins/ triplets (& more!!!) cope. And to anyone worried about 2 under 2 – that’s a breeze, if your oldest can walk its easy street ūüėČ Not really sure where to start, I am not the type of mummy who can sit and pay 24-7 and hats off to anyone that can do I think all mothers are beyond amazing. I work full time (as does my husband) but I see it as short term pain long term gain, if I can get my career back on track now (although I did return for 6 months in between the pregnancies, I’ve pretty much been away from work for 2 years) I hopefully will be able to drop down some hours when they are school age and be there for them to drop off and pick off – that’s the plan anyway, we shall¬†see.

The way I try and look at it is, is¬†everything is a memory¬†– it might seem like pain when you’re in the eye of the storm but roll¬†on a¬†few months and its a memory that lasts a few seconds. The days are long but the years are very short. So to 5¬†tips off the¬†top of my head.

Tip 1 –¬†Don’t be afraid to put them in the same room, we had months of our oldest not sleeping then we put them in together and what do you know he slept like a dream!

Tip 2 – divide and conquer, we don’t do this as much as we could but getting you and one baby out of the door is much easier than getting all 4 (5 with JD) out, if you can divide up jobs do.

Tip 3 – online food shopping, amazon monthly deliveries of nappies & wipes – a little organization goes a long way.

Tip 4 РEstablish a bedtime routine, then relax, we bathed them religiously before milk and bed but once they get the hang of it we could relax a bit more, now its bath 3 times a week which makes our lives easier too.

Tip 5 – get yourself ready first, I get up shower get dressed and put my make up on so I’m ready to do any popping we need to, at the weekend its easier as I can leave hubby in charge but when I was on mat leave it was either shower first thing or wait for the lunchtime nap (which also happened plenty) Being ready for the day meant a walk to the park / library / post office was on the cards and that meant no cabin fever (for everyone)!

My boys are true partners in crime but opposite in every possible way, the past year has been HARD but I know the next few are going to be a massive amount of fun!! I just wanted to set the scene before I bore you with some goings on of everyday life big loves x

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