When I was putting Girl Child to bed last night she asked me “Mummy, what do you love more, me or sleep?’ A perfectly reasonable question, as how much I love my bed is a running joke in our house. I explained that I loved her more, and that all mummies loved their children most. […]
Life with Babies
Having and looking after babies can be incredibly challenging. This section has advice for before you become a mum (should you attend NCT classes or are the NHS ones just as good?) as well as when you’ve had your baby (is it normal to have no parenting instincts whatsoever?)
I was blessed with a big, colicky, sicky baby that didn’t sleep and I’ve written about all of the experiences to hopefully help people who are going through it.
I’ve also written about my experience of postnatal depression and not bonding with my baby, both of which need to be talked about more openly.
While there’s plenty of serious bits you’ll also find some tongue in cheek stuff about my total naivety about what parenthood involved.
When you have a baby, a long line of people rock up to your house with gifts for said baby. This is all well and good, but what about gifts for new mums? While the baby is lovely, it’s unlikely to care if you’ve bought it yet another cute outfit or it’s tenth Jelly Cat […]
My first baby weighed 9lbs 7oz. Not ginormous but definitely a big baby, known as Macrosomia. I was reliably informed that, as a newborn, he looked three months old (I myself had no idea what a three month old baby looked like). I was fairly concerned when I was pregnant the second time as baby […]
We all know that having a baby is expensive. Before the baby comes we spend hours making lists, comparing products, planning our baby shopping, ensuring our new baby gets the best of everything. What we don’t always realise, is that the spending doesn’t stop once the baby arrives. Thrown in to the unchartered territory of […]
A is for adult conversation Unless you want to burn a hole in your other half’s eardrums when they get home in the evening, find a way to get out of the house and meet other adults you can talk to. Babies are cute, but are very poor conversationalists. B is for bathing The baby […]