A Week of Good Cheer

This week has been a week of firsts, and cheerful firsts at that!  I have lots of reasons to be cheerful this week and here are some that I have chosen to share.

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy From the Heart

As with previous weeks I have chosen photos to illustrate each point but they are shown together in the gallery at the end of the post.

My Fiance has started his 2011 challenge – to swim in the sea at least once every month!

David and I both love the water but for me it has to be warm, at least the weather if not the water!  David however enjoys the sea in all seasons and this year he wants to make sure that at least once each month he swims in the sea, wherever we may be.  On Sunday we went to Winchelsea in East Sussex with my parents.  My Dad captured these great shots as David braved the waves of Winchelsea Beach.  Mad fool!  I love him dearly exactly because of things like this x He makes me smile so much x

I had a wonderful few days introducing my sister to her niece and nephew

My little sister, Julie, is home from Australia to get married.  Her wedding is on Saturday.  She took some precious time out of her busy pre-nup schedule to get to know her niece and nephew.  It has been just lovely having her around and we will miss her very much now that she has gone.  She was a natural with the babies and now we are hoping that Esther and William may soon have some new cousins to play with, albeit on the other side of the planet!  Have a wonderful wedding wee sis, we will see you there!!

I am not alone as a Premmie Mum

I struggle some days with feeling alone and lonely and misunderstood.  Kylie Hodges has shown me that this is not true.  I am such an avid reader of this blog and I hope that one day I will get to meet Kylie and her beautiful little boy, Joseph.  Thank you for being such a great friend and support.  Your virtual shoulder to cry on means so much. Thank You.


I went on the train to town with the babies

For ages I have been wanting to take the babies on the 9 minute train journey to our nearest town but I have not been brave enough.  Today I did it, with my sister, and it was really good.  We had a good girly day shopping and it was so good to get out.  We had coffee and I breastfed in public too.  It is not something I would want to do all the time but I am glad that now I have doen it once I will not be too worried to try it again.  Spring is coming, the end of cold and flu season and time for us to get out and about!  How exciting, a definite reason to be full of cheer.

Still need more stories to make you smile.  Follow this link to Mummy from the Heart’s Blog to find more Reasons to be Cheerful!

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy From the Heart


About willest

Very proud 34 year old Mum of twins William and Esther, born on 24th July 2010 at 27 weeks and 3 days
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8 Responses to A Week of Good Cheer

  1. Oh I am so touched to be one of your reasons to be cheerful!

    I wrote that post because I felt really teary and a bit miffed on Wednesday, and am so glad that it resonated with so many people!

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  3. Well done for braving the train for a day out. Your double pram looks huge!! Lovely reasons to be cheerful x

  4. You sound like such a brave family…swimming in the sea in February?! Seriously? A much stronger person than I! I am so happy for your achievements, travelling on the train and breastfeeding in public. I really want to breastfeed this time around and I know at some point I am going to have to bite the bullet and do it in public, but the thought really scares me, so well done you!

  5. madmumoftwo says:

    Wow hats off to you for braving the train – good for you, definitely a reason to be cheerful! Hope your sister’s wedding goes well, and the weather stays dry! Your Fiance must really love swimming, to brave the water in this weather, wouldn’t catch me doing that!!

  6. marisworld says:

    Three cheers for making the train journey!!! I’m a twin mum too but they weren’t premmies, big hugs to you on that one 🙂
    Nice meeting you

  7. Gosh that is a twin buggy and a half you have there! and what a nutter of a husband.

    Mich x

  8. Congrats on taking the twins out on the train!! DD was a premmie too, only 1 month, but I was scared to death to take her out for ages. It’s so freeing once you can get out and about 🙂

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