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Twins or two under two, which is more difficult to parent?

Twins or two under two, which is more difficult to parent?

I was having a conversation recently around how exhausting it can be with 2 kids under 2 years old when someone in the company said it is probably worse than having twins. This got me thinking, would it actually be worse than having twins?!?   I wouldn`t know not having twins myself. What I do know is this, it is great to have had a little bit of a break between Sarah and Niamh but also think it may have…

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Rhythm and Rhyme after such a long time!

Rhythm and Rhyme after such a long time!

After 11 months away from my daughter’s first rhythm and Rhyme classMy first trip to Rhythm and Rhyme! I finally made it back this week with two children in tow. I couldn’t believe the change in the short space of time, now let’s paint a picture last time Sarah was 9 months and crawling around the room whilst I jumped every time any other child came near her, we usually just sat meekly in the corner, chatting politely and going through…

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A picture perfect moment it cetainly was not!

A picture perfect moment it cetainly was not!

So we decided today it would be a good idea to have a stroll along the local Lagan towpath and feed the ducks on a first such occasion as a family of four. Armed with a full loaf of bread approaching its sell by date we approached a quiet peer and started to break up the bread gradually encouraging some of the ducks and swans to approach as my wife and kids stayed back. I quickly was surrounded by a…

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How having a baby could make you a master criminal!

How having a baby could make you a master criminal!

Its amazing that something so innocent as a newborn baby could help you pursue a life of crime. How can this be,  well let’s look at the post baby training all parents subliminally recieve. At night you learn very quickly how to move around without being noticed and gain excellent night vision when looking for the misplaced soother. You also adapt into a statue of you are unfortunate enough to tread on a loose board. You gain amazing timing skills…

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Choosing a “family” car!

Choosing a “family” car!

It’s been a while with one thing and another but now I find myself imminently (within a few months) needing to change one of our cars for baby number two’s arrival. Please God don’t let it be my beloved Volvo S40 which goes to trade in heaven in the sky! So why do we need to change? The Volvo could easily hold two car seats and two parents no problem but when it comes to prams, changing bags etc..we are…

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And so it’s to be two babies, two daughters..

And so it’s to be two babies, two daughters..

Having had a few distractions in recent weeks I can now reveal that I’m going to have two daughters come August. Two under 15 months,  What have I let myself in for!  Following on from my previous post on finding out the gender of our baby http://wp.me/p5DoG8-3u I can honestly say I’m delighted, and maybe even a tad afraid! As Sarah reaches her first birthday this weekend I can see her character really coming through, it in other words she…

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Disappointed when finding out babies gender!

Disappointed when finding out babies gender!

Well it’s nearly scan time and the option to find out the gender of our soon to arrive baby and already I’m thinking should we do it? Why I hear you ask? Well it’s the constant assumptions people make on the subject. Comments like “I’m sure you would prefer a boy”, “you’ll be disappointed if it’s not a boy” and “a big sister for Sarah would be great”. Personally I’ll just be happy when the midwife ticks everything of and…

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My back to work transition and faux pas!

My back to work transition and faux pas!

Having now been back at work for three weeks after my long spell as a stay at home dad there are a number of observations I would like to share, 1,Having a “lets just see how the day pans out” attitude does not work, people get a little annoyed when you don’t show up for meetings and arrive and leave when you wish. 2, Naptime is no more, at least in the pure sense. It now consists of head nodding and…

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Hotels, holidays and the pre/post baby time shift..

Hotels, holidays and the pre/post baby time shift..

Having recently been away for the weekend to celebrate the birthday of Mrs Funkdydaddy I got to thinking about the differences between before and after baby. This was the little lady’s fifth hotel stay in just 8 1/2 months, lucky girl, this also gave me perspective. Leaving on the Friday for a quick 2 hour drive we all had the buzz of anticipation even though it was a hotel we had stayed at 4 times previous. When we arrived my…

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A baby, Dingle and the cold!

A baby, Dingle and the cold!

This picture sums up how the little lady was feeling, Dingle bay the most southerly part of Ireland in early October, pretty cold. I think shes saying if you are just gonna ignore me and take photos I’m gonna try stick my tongue out in rebellion! P