Monday, June 19th - My waters ruptured – yay we get to meet our little girl soon! Dammit – no contractions or labour. Must go garden shopping to distract me, drink my body weight in raspberry leaf tea, bounce on a ball, walk the dog, eat curry and Google acupuncture on Youtube intensely. The birthing centre … Continue reading My birth story – first 7 days
Baby girl's nursery tour
Today’s blog post was meant to expose my light-hearted concerns about becoming a ‘two under two’ household. However, following last night’s callous and evil attack, parents are today without the most precious things in their lives – their children. I have no idea how one even goes about coping with the aftermath. The loss of … Continue reading I wouldn’t change my children for the world but I wish I could change the world for my children.
I said that three’s a crowd and the beard wasn’t coming on our little break to Malta but it travelled with us anyway. I must be losing my touch! Apparently Mark was going to trim it while we were away because he hadn’t had time. Imagine his delight when our case, with absolutely everything in … Continue reading Baby moon: Malta, the beard and the missing case
I've joined the fabulous Morgana at Coffee Eat Sleep to immerse myself in her Little Loves round-up. It's a weekly chance to remember the little things you’ve loved that join up your week. Anyone can join in, whether that's posting your own blog with the headings or tagging your Instagram images with #LittleLoves. Here are … Continue reading #LittleLoves
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d put my mum’s wish list together. It could inspire you to treat yours to a unique gift this year. Alternatively, you may wish to leave this page open on your phone or laptop to lend your partner a helping hand for you. Not a gentle … Continue reading The Mother’s Day wish list
I am losing a sense of myself and it’s no wonder with all the things that need to be juggled right now. If someone can remind me what the actual joys of raising a tiny human are that would be great. Before Harris was born I’d have free weekends with the hubby to unwind, I’d … Continue reading Where have YOU gone?
Go bananas for this easy recipe which all the family will enjoy. By the end of the week bananas can start to become over-ripe. Using them in banana bread never fails me for a quick weekend brekki and it's so easy to make too. Harris adores it, especially with some fresh blueberries. Plus, bananas and … Continue reading Banana bread recipes
We have a small room at the front of our house which was originally meant to be my husband’s study. As with many couples who have a baby on the way, it soon became another space the adults lost. No stylish furniture or stupidly expensive leather chair (sorry Mark.) It started off as an empty, … Continue reading Creating a playroom, perfect for mum and baby
Reflux in babies is common but it can vary in extent and cause havoc for new mums. I thought I’d share my story in an attempt to show you aren’t alone. Harris was born four weeks early and without us realising it, this meant some of his organs probably weren’t as mature as those babies … Continue reading Reflux baby: our journey