The fourth trimester is a real thing...what are my tips to survive?
We survived the first six weeks!! I mean, that is a massive milestone. At the end of those weeks you see the Dr, make sure that you are both doing ok and then get sorted for those all-important first vaccinations. Somehow those 42 days pass in the blink of an eye and your baby is … Continue reading The first six weeks
The best laid plans eh…we have this wonderful vision of introducing the baby to the new big brother or sister, but as like most things with kids, it never works out that way. Saying that, there are some really simple things that you can do that can help you get as close to your vision … Continue reading The big introduction – top three tips
It is amazing how every birth is so different - and this time was no exception. I was fully packed and prepared for the waiting, the not remembering quite how much it hurts and that I would end up in theatre again. So yes, this time there was a lot of waiting. I was admitted … Continue reading My final birth experience
My last post was about getting engaged and what that all means... It came about because it was nine years since I got engaged; next month is my eighth wedding anniversary - so now my thoughts turn to where we were at all those years ago. We planned a church wedding, a big barn reception, … Continue reading The biggest day of your life
Nine years ago The Mr put a ring on it - on Valentines Day actually. It wasn't a crazy romantic proposal...I am not even sure he planned it more than a few days in advance, but to me - it was actually perfect. Admittedly, when I was younger and most certainly in the six years … Continue reading If you like it put a ring on it
I am terrible in that I haven't actually written anything properly and then published it in ages... There are loads of excuses and reasons why and I could bore you but I wont. Honestly, I re-read some of the half-drafted posts and thought 'boring; jumping on a bandwagon; no idea what the point of that … Continue reading Festive Cheer
A friend of mine recently confessed that they had a miscarriage earlier this year and it really hit them hard. Not just because it was unexpected (the miscarriage), but because she already has a baby so knows her body can do it. How could it let her down and betray her so? Another friend of … Continue reading Rainbow Babies
Wriggler has started school. Reception. Apple class...no biggie. I mean, last year (when he started Preschool) we were both wrecks, crying, snotty and desperate to see each other after a couple of hours. Fidget didn't bat an eyelid at 'Bubba' not being around... This year was a bit different. I was determined to hold it … Continue reading The start of a new chapter
The pressure to get it right and not pass on the 'duck-ups' from your childhood is immense and I swing between moments of 'Halleluja' I got that bit right, to 'Holy Moly...that bombed'. I cant help but reflect back on things in my childhood that weren't easy and think now how when I see similar … Continue reading Raising little people is hard!