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This last week has been a haze of little to no sleep and shopping for washing powder and fabric conditioner to deal with seemingly endless piles of washing and drying. My little family has had a stomach bug which has worked its way around us all..lingering with Chloe for 5 long days and finishing up with my OH yesterday. I have done more washing this week than I’ve ever done in my life.
Poorly littlest girl:
The sofa cushion covers have had to be washed. Three times.
Baby sleeping bags and pyjamas – about twenty times.
The carpet – at least five times.
The clothes.. Oh the clothes.. So many times.
But worst of all has been the bedding. Because that’s when babies like to be sick. When you are all snug and drifting off into your dreamland because your baby who hasn’t been sick all day so is surely getting better decides to laugh in your face with a whole swimming pool worth of vomit. Sorry for the over sharing.
My poorly big girl who seemed to get over the bug quite quickly:
Chloe has two favourite times to throw up. Firstly when she is lying in mine or OH’s arms in my bed. Secondly when she is sleeping. In her bed.
I could pass as an Olympic athlete with the haste in which I can jump out of bed and strip it entirely in 5 seconds flat. It’s an acquired skill..which comes with the parent badge.
Some nights we were so tired that the beds and children were stripped quickly and the laundry basket filled before we collapsed back into a bare bed to snatch some sleep. There is no comfort or warmth in a bare mattress.
The only plus from it all is that at least three times this week we have all had clean bedding and there is no better feeling at night than that of clean, fresh bedding. Soft, fragranced sheets are a sure way to help make you feel better right?
Never has there been such good timing for me to need to pop to Asda and do a shop for #collectivebias
Persil and Comfort have joined forces with Tommys and you should see collaborative packs in store soon, they hadn’t yet arrived in mine although there were small leaflets on the shelves explaining about the charity and the collaboration.
Me on the hunt for the special packs:
For the children I like to use a good quality fabric conditioner for sensitive skin such as Comfort Pure and a non bio washing powder such as Persil non bio.
We don’t actually have any major skin sensitivities here luckily but they are still so young and their skin is soft and more likely to get irritated.
What do Tommys Do?
What we do:
Tommy’s funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to parents. They believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth. They fund research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage and also have freephone pregnancy line that can be called for advice and to chat to a midwife.
I had an extremely problematic pregnancy with my second daughter and quite a few times in the first 5 months I believed I was miscarrying. It was a very scary and dark time for all of us. I fully support Tommys and the work that they are doing to help discover the causes and to aid prevention of miscarriage.
You can read more about our other mums who are supporting Tommys by searching for #mums4tommy on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s been such a long week for us here but thinking about the charity and how many babies are lost just makes me realise how lucky I am that my children are here and that a stomach bug and cold is not really the end of the world.
It’s a good thing someone likes to watch the washing machine hey?