My Birth Experience

We are all just a little apprehensive about giving birth – aren’t we?Especially for the first time. So, women want to hear real birth stories, right? All blood, placenta and episiotomies, yeah? (But then again, I wanted to bury my head in the sand and go into labour with my comfort blanket made of naivety and optimism.) Anyway, for those of you (crazy people) who want to hear real – this is my birth experience.

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Why I’m no #MumBoss

(This post first appeared on www.meetothermums.com)

There’s much talk about the loneliness new mum’s can face in the first few days, weeks and months of parenting. Being stranded at home alone with a newborn can be a daunting and isolating prospect. However, for me, the loneliness eventually came when I ventured back to work.

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Baby, Mummy and The Blog – ten month update

Wow, we’re in double figures now – this is F at 10 months old! How on Earth did that happen? Here’s July’s run down…

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Baby, Mummy and the Blog – nine month update

Another monthly round up is ready. Late again… but better late than never! Thanks June, you’ve been great.

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Baby, Mummy and The Blog – Seven month update

Time for another monthly round up… and it’s been a month of great highs and massive lows.

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Chicken Pox: The Survival Kit

I’m writing this on day five of our chicken pox ordeal (and I mean ORDEAL!) We’re just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to some bear essentials- cue The Survival Kit.

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Baby, Mummy and The Blog: six month update

As time ticks on, things keep happening, places get visited, milestones are being reached and I’m loosing track of it all; therefore I’ve decided to start doing a monthly update (published at the end of each month). Here’s what’s been happening with baby, mummy and the blog during March.

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First night in his own room…

Asleep in his OWN room – all night (nearly)! How did that happen? Well, by accident. I’m aware that sounds like a ridiculous thing to say seem as the baby can’t put himself to bed in his own room, so yes, we absolutely, definitely put him in there… but truly it was accidental. How you ask…

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Essential packing for a weekend away with baby

It used to be so simple to go away for a couple of nights – stick some clothes and a toothbrush in a bag and head out the door. Not any more. Here’s my essential packing guide for a weekend away with baby (I’m talking in England where it’s usually/always cold-ish!)

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Why all I want for Christmas is … poop!

This time last year, all I wanted for Christmas was a baby cooking nicely inside my tummy; and wonderfully I found out on the 30th of December 2015 that there was. However, way back then, the pre-baby me had no idea how much my motherhood life would be ruled by bodily functions. Did I ever envisage myself taking a picture of my baby’s poo filled nappy to show the health visitor? Or Googling the words ‘baby’s green poo’? Or being delighted to hear a burp multiple times a day? No! My pre-baby self is thinking, ‘What kind of weirdo have you turned into? Stop it right now!’

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