Emma Day
I'm an ambitious and stubborn twenty-something writer, married but separated, working, hospitality graduate, mum to three amazing little girls and expecting a baby boy in July 2016. I'm a twice cancer survivor (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma) and survivor of the very deadly HELLP Syndrome, all of which are things I try to raise awareness of on this blog. In addition to spending time with my wonderful family, I have a love of travel, poetry, dancing, music, writing, social media, the Somerset Carnivals and blogging.

I aim to use this blog to tell the funny, beautiful and unsightly truth of being crazy with twins - it began with my twin pregnancy and will continue through raising twins and a singleton, as well as my current pregnancy. There are also posts on this blog about being a stepmum and many posts written whilst my husband and I were still together. I am brutally honest, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I bare all my scars and my heartaches on this blog.

It is a journey of tears, sarcasm, rants and giggles!

Hubs

This man was my rock for four years of marriage and then things happened which we couldn't recover from. In a way he is still my rock, as we have formed a solid friendship and are united in bringing up our girls. He is a proud father of four. His big loves are drum corps and the Somerset Carnivals (how we met). He is a very talented percussion consultant by hobby and works in the building trade by day. He now lives in Somerset but spends time with our three incredible little girls every weekend. In the posts written pre-separation, he is referred to as "Hubs". In the post-separation posts he is referred to as "Jonny".

Bunny

Bunny, 8 years old. Stubborn, creative and very kind. She has a somewhat unique sense of style and loves "designing" her own outfits. They are usually disastrous, but very cute. Likely to have a career in marketing, as she regularly quotes adverts, describes how great products are and does accidental sales pitches in shops! Bunny loves all things pink, purple and yellow, glittery, sparkly or shiny. Dresses instead of trousers ALWAYS and has quite a temper on her. She was angelic until she started Primary school, now she is 8 going on 13 in the attitude stakes.

Fluffy

Fluffy, the first of born of our twins, by 35 minutes (YES, it was a natural birth). She's got the longest hair and the most curls. The leftie, the thumb-sucker and the one who hears you say no, but does it anyway! She has an ultra cheeky grin and a full set of teeth (by time she was 18months). Fluffy loves watching tele, looking at books, destroying books, chatting, laughing and doing anything which involves either climbing or sitting down. The first to speak, the last to walk, but she is a very fast learner and spends little time practising.

Tiny

Tiny, the littlest twin, was born weighing just 4lbs 1oz. She has the softest hair and the cheekiest grin, but mostly does as she's told. She was a mummy's girl at first, because Daddy was too scared to hold her, because she was just so tiny, but now is most definitely a Daddy's girl (and has him wrapped around her little finger). Tiny has an obsession with hair and shoes and is often found with a hairbrush in her hand, wearing someone else's shoes! The first to crawl and the first to walk, but she takes a long time to perfect things.

Rhino

Rhino, 12 years old, is Hubs son, and my stepson. He loves computer games and has just about every PlayStation product going. A VERY fussy eater, who loves reading books and watching movies. Rhino is football crazy and plays every weekend. Sadly we don't get to see Rhino as much as we would like, as he lives far away, with his mum and his little sister.

 

JOSH...

Josh is a 21 year old chef, who dated me, got me pregnant, cheated on me and left me for someone 10 years younger than me, who we both happen to work with! He is Baby Bear's biological father, but his presence in Baby Bear's life is yet to be decided as we are no longer in contact and he is really not bothered.

BABY BEAR...

A little boy due in July 2016.

 

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  1. twinstiarasandtantrums says:

    Hi Emma

    I have only just read your post dated the 26th of April…

    As I don’t have much time with work and the girls (no excuse) I don’t tend to take as much time reading other peoples blogs as I should/would like to. Therefore, I have only just found out about the severity of your cancer.

    There is not a lot I can say to make you feel any better about your situation, but I want you to know although I may not be in constant contact I will be thinking of you and you little ones inn the coming months!

    I have finally subscribed to your blog because, I’m slowly getting round to adding the people who have been supportive of my blog since I started. I’m hoping to keep in better touch with more people in September when the girls go to school and I WILL have more time to support others.

    Sorry it’s taken me this long to realise your ill and I promise I will take the time to read your posts on a regular basis and be as supportive as I can be from a laptop.

    Sending you love, support and positive thoughts.

    Lisa xxx
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    • Emma Day says:

      Thankyou so much Lisa. That means a lot to me. I know how hard it is to keep up with reading other peoples blogs – there are so many great reads, whilst trying to maintain our own and have family time too. I get all your posts in my inbox as you publish them. In fact I think you were one of the first I subscribed to! 🙂 xx

      • twinstiarasandtantrums says:

        Ahhh bless you, yes you was definitely one of my first subscribers. Where has the time gone? My blog will be a year in June and I feel like I have neglected some good people 🙁 I never realised how much time it would take up. I am going to make a conscious effort to read more in future and now I have subscribed to yours I will be getting them straight into my emails so will have no excuse. Big hugs x
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  2. Linda says:

    Hi Emma, you were kind enough to comment very thoughtfully on my blog some months ago now and I just haven’t been around to respond, I just wanted to say I was grateful for your kindness and to wish you all the very best, please please take it easy and be kind to yourself. Much love xx
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  3. Marita says:

    Hi
    Sorry but do you live in N Somerset Area? I’m asking as I’m Group leader to Weston Twins & More Group and currently do not have you as one of our lovely members. Therefore I wondered if you would like to join our wonderful TAMBA registered support & friendship circles?

  4. Prema says:

    Hey..very nice n well written blog.U r great Emma as u r handling four kids at same time.

    My twins are just 8 months old and they are not eating solid properly 🙁

    • Emma Day says:

      Why thank you! I do try my best to keep a youthful glow. I look after my skin and hair, get plenty of fresh air and exercise and I eat good balanced meals. I’m just very lucky I guess!

  5. Cori says:

    I just want to say that Josh sounds like a terrible person and I’m very glad you didn’t abort your baby. If he “COULDN’T and WOULDN’T” be a father, the onus was on him to prevent it, as there are certainly ways of doing.

    It’s very brave of you to share your life like this, and I hope things continue to look up for you. 🙂

  6. Todd says:

    Hi Emma, I left a comment on your maternity photos blogpost back in December of 2014 and have been worried that perhaps I embarrassed and/or offended you by what I said. Well,I returned for another look at one of the most AWESOMELY BEAUTIFUL baby bellies I’ve ever seen and my comment is still there. I just want to say THANK YOU for accepting it and leaving it on your blog! That really did make me feel good!!!!!!!!!!

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