My darling mother in-law sent me this lovely message on my bb. ..i thought it was really sweet so i thought i would share. enjoy!
I am a stay at home mum, a homemaker if you please and i thoroughly enjoy my many roles. To some my role may be the most boring of roles yet God in His goodness manages to fill my days with His beauty. In my everyday activities i get to meet so many interesting people from all walks of life and at times it may seem as if the Lord is trying to tell me something through these experiences. Being a mother is not boring at all because it is one of the most important jobs in the world because one way or another we are helping shape and mold tomorrow’s people.
It does not matter where i go or what activities i engage in with my darlings because somehow the love of Christ and His Grace is all around. So yesterday i was at playgroup following my baby (well she walks now i guess that makes her a toddler…) as she played. I got talking to another mother who was there with her 2 year old daughter. We complimented each other’s little ones n and had a little natter about how quickly children grow. She then told me that her child should not be alive because she was born at 24 weeks. My face dropped and i asked her if she meant 34 weeks she repeated 24 weeks. She explained to me that they had only moved to the area when she fell pregnant unexpectedly. She went into labor at 24 weeks and the hospital nearby is the only hospital that ‘works’ to save babies born that early. She explained to me that the majority of hospitals at the time only worked to save babies born at 27 weeks (i do not know if this is still the practice). I looked at that beautiful little girl and i almost cried because to look at her walking,talking and enjoying her life you would not believe how she almost never made it because of policies and politics. Her mother told me outright that her daughter would have certainly died had it not been for this particular hospital and also it got me thinking about how precious life is. I thought about the abortion laws which state:
Under UK law, an abortion can usually only be carried out during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy as long as certain criteria are met (see below). The Abortion Act 1967 covers England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland, and states
I am not trying to make anybody feel guilty of any past abortions but i feel that the government should be doing more to reduce that limit because at 24 weeks the baby is well and truly developed and after that little miracle i met yesterday nobody can tell me that she is not real and did not exist or have feelings at 24 weeks. I have never really given much thought to the subject but now i know that the 24 weeks limit is not justified and there are now more and more cases of babies surviving even at 22 weeks thanks to medicine and technology.
My eyes are now open and i can safely say that i believe every baby should be given a chance to live and i am so grateful i met that beautiful miracle yesterday. Long may she continue to thrive as God continues to bless her with perfect health and a life filled with Grace.
There are various Christian organizations that provide post abortion counseling and can be found on the following:
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Katie Price has come under fire for naming her new born baby bunny. The mother of 5 who had her latest addition 7 weeks ago defended her choice as she wrote in her column for Now magazine: ‘Bunny is an old-fashioned name and I love it. Some may ridicule our choice and some will love it – I really don’t care to be honest.’
It seems she gave much though in naming her child as she mentions in her collumn she was suffering from a mind block. She explains having difficulties coming up with a name as good as her first daughter’s name Princess Tiaamii. She also writes in her collumn as reported by DM that the name suits the tiny tot because she embodies all things a bunny rabbit represents – ‘soft, cute, cuddly, unique.. fun’.
People might laugh but at least she thought about the name and made her choice. The name is not my cup of tea personally because it may encourage teasing and bullying at school as the child grows up. I notice there is a trend in the celeb world to give babies odd names but nothing tops Gwenneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s healthy vitamin C filled Apple. Apple is definitely strange compared to bunny and maybe she should have used O in the place of U to mean attractive or beautiful. The name Bonny is also used in the Scottish expression “a bonny lass”.
A picture emerged on line this week from Norway showing the moment a couple put their tiny baby on the edge of a cliff and stepped back to take photos. The photo was taken by Mr Fred Sirevag a hiker who witnessed the shocking incidents. According to DM, he was hiking with his his 11 year old daughter when he saw a group of people by the cliff. Among the group was a lady who placed the baby right by the edge of a cliff which has been responsible for many deaths. The identity of the family is unknown but authorities should do what they can to check on the welfare of this child because i think what they did was damn right irresponsible. What is crazy about this picture is that their baby girl was dressed appropriate fro the weather. She even wore a hat yet she was placed on a spot where she could have have died in a split second. They should have swapped the sun hat for a safety harness i say or better next time find a baby friendly holiday spot.
On her recent interview with in Touch magazine, Kandi spoke of her desires to become a mother again. Kandi who married Todd Tucker in April 2014 expressed her desires to pop baby number 3 by age 39 and is therefore planning to conceive this year (we love Kandi but that is far TMI)…
Kandi who is still known by her famous maiden name Baruss is already a mum of 2 girls her biological daughter Reily who is 12 years old and Todd’s daughter who is 18 years old. Wow those age gaps should be interesting and here i was worrying about my 3 year gaps but i suppose families just have to do whatever suits them.
Radar online reported that Kandi and Todd are so eager to add to their brood and will go as far as IVF because of her age (age? what age she is only 38 i think she stands a good chance). Radar online reports that IVF is very much welcomed by the couple who want to ensure they have a boy!
Well they are grown married folks so all the best to them but as for choosing the sex of the baby..i hope Mama Joyce will talk some sense into them!
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These days it seems wherever you go there is no escaping apps. There are apps for cooking,exercising,betting,maps,traveling and so on. There is now a new app on the market aimed at helping new fathers find their feet when a new born arrives and beyond. The app called quick tips for dads was created by Dave Burton from the UK who felt like he had no idea how to be a father when his first child was born 2 years ago. Mr Burton who is married and has since had another child said: ‘If I’m honest, I was absolutely terrified.‘When your baby is born, you suddenly feel a huge weight of responsibility and quickly realize that this tiny bundle of life is completely dependent on you.
The app features simple practical tips such as how to change a nappy,give the baby a bath and also other tips on how to take care of new mums. Think of this app as a mumsnet for dad. It does exactly what it says on the box and like mumsnet, fathers can use it as a platform to swap ideas.
If this app was created by the local council i would have felt insulted as i may have perceived it as another attempt to dumb down father’s roles in society by telling fathers what to do and how to do it however seeing as it was created by an individual i reckon its a brilliant idea as its bound to come in handy for some people.
Quicktips for dads is only available on iphone and it costs £1.50 ( roughly $2.50)
Above picture taken from DM is Mr Burton with his new baby son William.
I saw this advert a couple of weeks ago and could not help but laugh…how true is that! You know the feeling when your pregnant and craving for something and only that something will do. This man heeds to his wife’s cravings and goes out late in the night to find pickled gherkins for her. Pregnancy eh…some crave sweet some sour and some even crave clay but whatever it is you crave i am sure you can relate…my husband used to come home with bags and bags of royal gala apples as i could not get enough of it. I used to wonder if in the end i might give birth to an apple so i thank the Lord i had a sweet baby girl…lol