Petite Pudding

Petite Pudding

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And so you’re back, from out of space!

And so you’re back, from out of space!

Hello, hello, anyone out there?? Yes Pudding fans we are back! All I can do is apologise for the radio silence. You see we have been moving house. Now for most people this is a stressful time. But for my parents it was an all […]

#EatSleepBlogRt Linky

#EatSleepBlogRt Linky

Welcome to Week 8 of #EatSleepBlogRT! Thanks for everyone who joined us last week. It was a great group and very hard to choose a top post among so many great ones! The winner of Top Post was Miss P Meets World, “ “What’s in […]

#TearsintoSmiles Dealing with Bumps & Grazes Alongside Elastoplast

#TearsintoSmiles Dealing with Bumps & Grazes Alongside Elastoplast

It is a fact of life that kids fall over, bump heads and scratch knees. Here at Pudding HQ we are lucky to get through the morning without someone needing a plaster or a bruise soother! I would say that Pie is the worse for […]

#EatSleepBlogRT – Rebooted Week 7

#EatSleepBlogRT – Rebooted Week 7

Howdy Retweeters! After a prolonged absence and a hosting disaster I am pleased to announce my return to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky. Nicole has done a sterling job keeping everything going whilst I have been away and I am pleased to see so many of you […]

To The New Mum From A NICU Nurse

To The New Mum From A NICU Nurse

Hello There, come on in. I know it’s bright in here and it’s loud. In fact I am sure it’s totally overwhelming for you. Most people don’t even know this place exists. It certainly wasn’t what you had in mind when you announced you were […]

Lazy Saturdays Are The Working Mum’s Saviour – Staying Home the New Going Out!

Lazy Saturdays Are The Working Mum’s Saviour – Staying Home the New Going Out!

Did you know that staying home with the kids is the new going out? Time to try a lazy Saturday like us

Why I am failing at Middle Class Motherhood…

Why I am failing at Middle Class Motherhood…

It’s a long standing joke in our house that I am a ‘terrible’ mother. To be honest I think the main problem is that Pie attends an outstanding school. This would be fine, apart from the fact I am not an outstanding parent. In fact […]

Uncommon Fathers Day Gift Ideas with UncommonGoods

Uncommon Fathers Day Gift Ideas with UncommonGoods

Personally I love buying gifts. It is not just the giving them that I enjoy but spending the time to really search for the perfect gift. Hearing people comment on how unusual or original the gift is makes me smile inside. finding UncommonGoods was better […]

#EatSleepBlogRt Rebooted – With The Mum Reviews – Week 5

#EatSleepBlogRt Rebooted – With The Mum Reviews – Week 5

Hello and welcome to Week 5 of the rebooted #EatSleepBlogRT. I can’t believe we’ve been going for around a month now, and now spring has sprung! I’m looking forward to 2 weeks of having my eldest home from school and a slightly lazier pace of […]

Snore No More with Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring

Snore No More with Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring

So recently everyone at Pudding HQ has been disturbed by Mr Puds window rattling snoring. In all honesty it was getting beyond a joke! I was fed up of listening to it and he was fed up of being black and blue. Yes every night […]


My Diary

To The New Mum From A NICU Nurse

To The New Mum From A NICU Nurse

Hello There, come on in. I know it’s bright in here and it’s loud. In fact I am sure it’s totally overwhelming for you. Most people don’t even know this place exists. It certainly wasn’t what you had in mind when you announced you were pregnant those few short months ago. It’s ok to be scared, to be shocked and to cry. But that tiny person in there is yours. Yours to touch and to talk to. Yours to love and to cherish. He is your baby, not ours. He knows your voice. We are just here to lend a hand, not to take away your early days with your baby.

I know it’s hard when he seems so fragile. When there is a plastic box between you and so many wires in the way. But just hold his hand, you are the only person he truly knows. It’s going to be a tough journey for you both. A whirlwind of emotions, good days and bad. An uphill battle but you can do it. Try not to panic when the alarms sound, its natural to be afraid but if you need to be concerned we will say. Don’t stare at the machines we know its easy to fixate on them. Just try to look at your baby, he will tell you what he needs. Whether its quiet time he craves or hand upon his shoulders.

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You don’t always have to be strong, it’s ok to say you are not ok. Don’t bottle it up. We want to support you, to help you be a family. Everything we do is to get you all home, together. We can tend to his medical needs, your only job is to love. That’s something we can never do. That is your baby, a tiny piece of you. It’s ok to say you are tired, to tell me its all too much. Remember to look after yourself, its to easy to forget that you need time for you. Please don’t feel guilty for taking an extra 10 minutes to enjoy a cup of tea, before racing to the hospital. We know you want to be here, 24 hours a day if you could. But you need to keep your strength up for the long road ahead. Feel free to phone us at any hour. Someone is always here to tell you how your precious baby is, and don’t worry if we need you we will always call.

Don’t be afraid to ask us anything. No question is silly, no feeling too small. Chances are we have answered them before but we never mind answering them again. I may never know exactly what you are going through but I won’t judge you. I am here to support you as much as your baby. Whether it’s a tissue and a kind word or a joint celebration of preemie milestone. It won’t always feel so alien walking through those doors, you won’t believe me now but one day you will look back and remember all our names. We will also remember you.