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Maternity leave ending poem

Maternity leave I’ll never forget the day when I first held you in my arms, All I’ve ever wanted to do since then is protect you from all harm. This year I’ve experienced the highest of highs, I feel so blessed every time you greet me with your beautiful smile. I’ve also had some pretty …

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BABY BLUES ‘SHE’S MY DAUGHTER!!’

The baby blues are a real thing. They tell you it’ll happen day 3-5 that you’ll just be highly emotional and weepy. However baby blues come back. When you least expect it – usually after a sleepless night your body will think ‘yep you are at the brink of exhaustion so let’s just throw in …

SLEEPING

SLEEPING I thought I was prepared for sleepless nights. You hear about sleepless nights and sleep deprivation and you just think it’s all part of the experience. What they (I don’t know who ‘they’ are but ‘they’ need to buck up their ideas and start telling some home truths!) don’t tell you is that everyone …

BREASTFEEDING

BREASTFEEDING Breastfeeding Is such a natural thing you think it would be innate and easy…. It is so heavily promoted at the antenatal classes the word ‘bottle’ and ‘formula’ are practically taboo. The way in which it is promoted is a happy clappy video of mums feeding their children who latch on with complete ease, …

Labour….!

LABOUR Let’s start from the start! You wait in anticipation for nine whole months. While the first 8 and half fly by the last two weeks do not. Every little sneeze, kick, hiccup, urge to wee could be a potential sign that labour is starting so you spend most of those days googling every symptom. In …