{WIN} My First Truck from Duplo.

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So as you might know, we have teamed up with Lego Duplo to showcase all the new amazing products whilst giving you a chance to win a product every single month until December. How cool? If you didn’t see last months post on the ‘Around the World’ Duplo set, have a look here. It’s so amazing to partner up with a brand as iconic as Lego, we are genuinely HUGE fans.

I cannot even begin to tell you how much Jordan loved the My First Truck set. Don’t you think it’s funny that by nature girls and boys generally like different things. Jordan is naturally drawn to trucks, cars, trains, golf carts (!?), lawn mowers, diggers and anything that has an engine basically. He always has been. We didn’t ever tell him to like these things, he just kind of did and I swear that the best outings in the world for him are to building sites where he can sit on the trucks and diggers and pretend to be a ‘worker man’ driving a digger truck.

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Help your toddler to sleep later in the morning. Explaining the Gro Clock.

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For as long as I can remember, Jordan has woken up at 4:45/5am. That’s when our day used to start. 95% of the time he doesn’t ‘sleep through’ until then either. He wakes frequently for milk or water and even though he generally goes right back to bed, the broken sleep is a killer for all involved. We have tried everything.. later bed time, earlier bed time, no afternoon nap. NOTHING has worked. Jordan has a busy morning at school so by the time he gets home at 12 he is exhausted and sometimes even asks to nap, although that has stated to fall away as well which makes for a loooong day.

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Around the world with DUPLO.

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We are such HUGE Lego fans. in this house What a legendary product. A part of my child hood for sure. My brother and I collected Lego together and strangely enough, we watch a home video the other day of Nic and his brother opening birthday gifts and when the one had a particular set, the other would always get the complimenting set for his Birthday so they could play together. Lego and Duplo have brought hours of fun to children and adults all over the world. Nic is still very much into his Lego, on a mission to collect every bit of Simpsons Lego paraphernalia there is to collect. He is currently working on building the Simpsons house and has the Kwik-E-Mart on the top of the list for his next project. It’s taken him much longer than expected because…kids. But he find it so therapeutic after a stressful day.

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Happy 12 weeks Micah baby.

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How did we get here? You are 12 weeks old already. It’s been so great to be honest.. and for some reason I feel guilty saying that. Probably because of societies stereotype on becoming a mom and especially becoming a mom to more than one child. It can’t be manageable, you must struggle and surely you stay in your pyjamas every day and don’t wash your hair for weeks. Of course we have had rough nights but it’s been nothing that we haven’t been able to handle without loosing our marbles. I would be the first to admit if I was struggling purely for the support, but I really feel that it has been easier this time, MUCH easier. I do understand that every baby is so different, I really get that now as Jordan did not have nearly as much chill as Micah does. I also suppose that it is really different the second time around because you know what to expect and you don’t question every noise and every niggle. We have coped so well because you are such a champion my Micah. Really. And so is your brother.

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Winter. Sick kids. Tantrums. Parenting.

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Our household has quite honestly been a hot mess for the past 2-3 weeks. This flu is horrific and we have ALL had it. Nic being the last fly to drop. Poor little Micah has had it the worst because, well, he is only two months old. I suppose this comes with the territory of having a toddler in play school bringing home a new bug every week. The kids pass things back and forth to each other and no matter how much the poor teachers beg parents to keep their kids at home when they’re sick, there is no stopping it.

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What to pack in your maternity hospital bag.

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Packing a weekend bag can daunting, never mind a hospital bag – the bag you take with you to the one event that will change your life as you know it. In the absolute best possible way if course!

A few readers / friends and Instagram followers have asked me to put together a list of items that one needs to include in their maternity hospital bag. I know most hospitals give you a list but after two kids, there are definitely a few (lots of) additional items that I recommend you bring with you for a comfortable, admin free stay.

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Welcome to our world, little Micah.

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Our little Micah. I cannot tell you how happy we are that you’re here. You made your grand entrance into our world at 3:30am on Wednesday the 24th February 2016. It was so incredible seeing a little 3,070kg you for the first time after what felt like a very long wait.

You look so much like your big brother Jordan when he was your age.. but you also don’t. Jordan has been absolutely incredible with you. And not even because we told him what to do or how to be but I think because he genuinely knows that you, little Micah baby, are now a part of our tribe and he really, really loves you. You’re often the first person he asks for when he wakes up or gets collected from school. Jordan cannot walk past you (sleeping in your Moses basket) without giving you a little kiss or a gentle touch on the head. Jordan also LOVES to tell us how ‘whittle’ your nose, eyes, feet, hands and fingers are. And how big his ‘big boy feet’ are in comparison. He is so proud to be your big brother.. You really struck gold in the sibling department there my sweet boy. Jordan adores you.

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You have been on so many outings already, mommy can’t stand cabin fever. You are gaining weight beautifully and have already grown so much in your first 6 weeks of life. You even smiled at me the other day and my mommy heart nearly exploded. You are so strong already and love to stare at mommy while I talk to you or at daddy while he sings to you. You are completely entranced with contrasting colours and love to stare at the white curtains against the black wall in our bedroom. And the white slatted cupboards. Yesterday I even caught you smiling at the cupboards, you funny boy.

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Gosh sweet pea, my little fat man, you are SO loved, by us all. You have brought us all even closer together as a family and we are so excited for all the adventure in our future!

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