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After Biggest was born, following a textbook delivery in the birth pool, I lifted her out of the water and held her to my chest, waiting for this magical, other-worldly explosion of love that everyone says you will get to overcome me. But it didn’t. I thought maybe you had to wait a little while.… Continue reading You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK
The last week has been one of tremendous highs and lows. On Thursday it was Biggest’s 3rd birthday. I can’t believe I am the mother of a 3-year-old. At all. When you are pregnant for the first time you mentally set yourself up for having a baby for a long time. You acknowledge you’ll have… Continue reading Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare
When you’re a first-time mum you’re eager to reach all the milestones: first smile, rolling over, sitting up, laughing, crawling, walking, etc. As a second timer and beyond, you’re in a little less of a hurry, because you have the gift of hindsight and how truly fleeting babyhood is (even though it doesn’t feel like… Continue reading 3 Baby Milestones I Am Always Eager To Reach
Body, we have been Through so much that I do not Recognise us now.
…or Partner/Relationship, delete as appropes. Have you ever noticed how in magazines, on blogs, mummy sites, generally everything, when they’re giving advice on how to navigate this crazy world as a new mum, it doesn’t take long before the relationship advice starts being helpfully doled out? How YOU must prioritise your relationship? YOU must make… Continue reading 14 Ways to be a Good Husband and Keep Your Marriage Alive After Having a Baby
Littlest has just turned 6 months old and so begins a new baby-led weaning adventure. If you didn’t already know, baby led weaning is essentially giving a baby ‘real’ food, sliced into sticks (or similar shapes which are easy to hold) and allowing them to explore the food and feed themselves. The NHS recommends that… Continue reading 6 Tips for Before You Start Baby Led Weaning