Firstly congratulations! You are about to embark on the best journey of your life. There are no words to describe motherhood and becoming a parent other than it changes your life forever in ways you never could have dreamed of and your heart will never feel so full of love. There will be lots of… Continue reading A letter to any mum’s to be…
It has been nearly 6 months since I started back at work and Amelia has been at the childminders. I'll be honest its flown by and we both seem to have settled really well into our new routine. I am quite busy at work so thankfully the days are going quickly but I have had… Continue reading Returning back to work
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