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Pregnancy Loss again… Experiencing an ectopic pregnancy

Pregnancy Loss again… Experiencing an ectopic pregnancy

As I type this title my head is spinning... I still can't believe that we're going through this again... Another baby lost. My mind is having trouble coming to terms with what my body has experienced and my heart has checked out. I feel completely broken and just when...

10 lessons learnt from 10 years of marriage

10 lessons learnt from 10 years of marriage

Like most big, life changing experiences reality isn't always what you expected. Marriage is no different. We are all warned about the potential challenges one could face but when you're in love, passion at boiling point... You can't imagine things ever changing and...

Making sense of miscarriage

Making sense of miscarriage

Writing this post has been more difficult than I ever could have imagined. I've written, re-written, deleted, started again, edited and refreshed... I've been on the verge of crying pretty much throughout, all while battling with myself... Why is talking about our...

A letter to our daughter on her 1st birthday

A letter to our daughter on her 1st birthday

Here we are, one year after the 1st moment I held you, the 1st time I heard your voice and the 1st instance I looked into your big, beautiful eyes. So many things have happened and changed over the past 12 months and although it sounds like a decent amount of time, it...

Easter: Why I Believe – My road to God

Easter: Why I Believe – My road to God

It’s no secret, we are Christians... A label that carries so much weight and judgement and I completely understand why. With statements like; "Christians are boring. They are “know-it-all’s”, thinking they know best. Christians are hypocrites, believing they are...

The birth of Ava Loïs

The birth of Ava Loïs

Today our Ava is two months old. I celebrate by sharing her birth story. It took me a while to post because finding words to describe the emotions and experience of that day is impossible, but I'll try my best. So here goes... Being my 3rd Caesarean section you'd...

Gender reveal: The girls meet baby Ava.

Gender reveal: The girls meet baby Ava.

July 6th, 2017... The day we welcomed our 3rd baby into the world. Gender reveal time for us... After 9 months of wondering, praying and excitedly waiting we finally got to meet our 3rd little lady! YES, we had been blessed with another girl. Ava Loïs Only finding out...

Finding myself in Pregnancy. Part 2

Finding myself in Pregnancy. Part 2

Here I am; 30 something, 30+ weeks pregnant with our 3rd. What an incredible blessing but wow what a reality check too. I am thankful to be pregnant and adore pregnancy and even hope to maybe do it all again. This is simply my truthful account of pregnancy a 3rd time...

Finding myself in Pregnancy. Part 1

Finding myself in Pregnancy. Part 1

We have hit the halfway mark of this pregnancy! 20 weeks! Being a 3rd pregnancy, things are very different than the 1st two... You are in it alone and at times this incredible blessing can be forgotten, not just by those close to you but even yourself. At a moment in...

A letter to our 5 year old: Please “donut” grow up (too fast)!

A letter to our 5 year old: Please “donut” grow up (too fast)!

A letter to our darling girl, please "donut" grow up, too fast...Today's your birthday Pickle and it's kind of a big one. It's one you couldn't wait for and one mama still has trouble even believing is here. Turning one whole hand, FIVE, yes 5!How can it be? How have...

Our 2015 Urban family Christmas shoot

Our 2015 Urban family Christmas shoot

A South African christmas means fun in the sun,  yummy watermelon and braai-time! So finding some xmas inspo for our annual family christmas shoot can be difficult seeing as most of the world views christmas as snowy and white... Last year we decided to embrace our...

Fun family pregnancy announcement!

Fun family pregnancy announcement!

A pregnancy announcement, it has to be one of my favourite things! How a couple chooses to share this amazing news can be funny, beautiful, hush-hush or over the top. In the end though, it always comes down to the same joy and excitement a new little person brings....

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