Friday, 8 February 2013

New addition of the small pink wriggly kind.

It has been a busy few weeks here at the C.C household. Sadly we started the year with the passing away of my brother in law after a 10 month fight with a very aggressive brain tumour. Unfortunately we were not able to get home before this happened so my husband flew home as soon as he was able. Two days after he flew home I went into labour and sadly he also missed the birth of our beautiful daughter Annabelle. Not a great start to the year. 
Cheeky monkey!

Luckily we have some amazing friends on the patch of the kind who are happy to drag themselves out of bed at 2.30 am to come and sleep on the sofa and organise our children for school in the morning. He also took number 2 son to his wife and he got to play with their little boy most of the day. The other sort of friend we have is the one who drives you to hospital and doesn't leave your side until the next afternoon when hubby finally arrives back in the same place as you. She was there throughout the birth and was the first person to hold our daughter after me. She was also the first person to be wee'd on and sicked on by her. Without these friends everything would have been rather more traumatic than it was. Unfortunately, (yes there is more), I was then readmitted the day after we came home from hospital with a double infection and put on IV antibiotics for 7 days. The first few days I have to be honest I don't remember much I had a temperature of 39-40+ constantly. But it is all over now and we are both back home with the boys and my husband and starting to get used to life as a family of five not four. 
Sleeping angel!


  1. Blimey what a year already! Sorry to hear your bad news, and to hear that you have been poorly. Your daughter is beautiful. How lucky to have people around you that will drop everything to be there for you. I hope that you are now well and that things will be great for you all x Sue x

  2. What a bittersweet post, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your daughter is beautiful congratulations to your family! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and I'm sure there will be more photos of this darling little girl and her brothers very soon. Take good care of yourself and hold on to those friendships xx


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