I always find this time between Christmas and New Year a real mixture of emotions. Excited to be planning the next year for things we want to do, things I want to achieve but also disappointment that some of those things I had planned to do/achieve in 2018 didn't happen. Reflecting back on 2018 it… Continue reading 2018: A Year in Review
When I was pregnant with Amelia I found blogs with reviews on baby products invaluable. Especially as a first time mama hearing about a product from a parent who had used the product was worth its weight in gold; especially when there is so much choice. I have decided to write about some the products… Continue reading Review: MAM Electric Sterliser and Express Bottle Warmer
And like that my maternity leave is coming to an end. I have been so privileged to be able to have the last 12 months off with Amelia and watch her grow in her first year of life. I have loved every single minute of it. As some of you might already know I was made… Continue reading What comes next?
It took me a long time to feel comfortable with my birth story - every time someone asked how the birth went I had no idea how to answer. Do I say it was fine or do I let them into the little truth that I found the whole experience quite terrifying? How honest should… Continue reading My Birth Story
**Warning - although there is nothing graphic in here I have added a small description of the programme which some of my readers may find disturbing.** Last night my husband and I decided to watch Channel 4's Dispatches - Inside Facebook. I have been a Facebook user for over 12 years now, with my interaction… Continue reading Why last night I switched off my TV and hugged my baby hard
When I think back to my pregnancy there is only one word that comes into my mind; Journey. Not only was it the start of my journey into motherhood but it was also because it was full of lots of highs and lows coupled with challenges. I do however count myself very lucky that although… Continue reading My journey into Motherhood; Pregnancy
Two years ago on 22nd May, and 28 days before my honeymoon, my whole world got turned upside down. From a normal Sunday day out with the family I ended up dislocating my knee and rupturing my Patella Femoral Ligament. I spent 3 days in hospital, over 6 months on crutches, had over 50 hours… Continue reading 2 years later..
I have been writing this blog post for as long as I have been feeding Amelia. A whole 7 months my body has fed her and at the end of our journey I have found myself still adding or tweaking little bits of this post. I was thinking about why this was the other day… Continue reading CMPA, Reflux and Breastfeeding
So I had my first night away from Amelia last week for a friend's hen do in Portsmouth. As the whole of the UK knows the weather has been a little tricky with lots of snow so the combination of this and the snow was making me feel quite anxious about it all. Although I was… Continue reading My first night away from Amelia
Mum guilt - the most powerful gut wrenching feeling I have ever experienced. I seem to experience mum guilt whenever I am not around her and seems to peak when I am doing something for myself. In the last couple of weeks I have felt such mum guilt in nearly every decision I've made. From… Continue reading Mum guilt