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SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is a part of our lives now. There is no escaping it. It does has its place and can be very useful in many ways but it also has its disadvantages, people, myself included can get sucked in to the game of compare and contrast and it can greatly impact on mental health. …

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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 …

Hazy Crazy Newborn Days – my first post!

I have kept lots of journals over the years…countdown to my wedding, holiday journals and even a pregnancy journal. My daughter is almost 6 months old and I haven’t kept a written journal of all the tiny changes she has made, all the firsts milestones and what we have been up to. While I initially …