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
A couple of weeks ago Steve referred to himself as the "assistant" in this parenting marlarkey. He said it was my "show" and he felt like I was in charge and he was here to support. His comments have really made me think about how he is feeling and maybe how my actions might have… Continue reading Feeling like an assistant in this parenting malarky
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
I don' t think I am the only one throughout pregnancy and motherhood that has relied on Google. It is literally the worst thing to do but that doesn't stop me from looking up everything from symptoms to what other mums are doing at different stages. Today was a prime example when Amelia bumped her… Continue reading Pregnancy, Motherhood and the power of Google.
As I got dressed today I put on my maternity jeans and it dawned on me that I am not longer pregnant so should I really be wearing them!? I'll be honest Maternity clothes were made for my body shape; a little more give around the stomach area and longer length in tops, jumpers and… Continue reading Maternity clothes are just too comfortable…
This time last year Steve and I were getting ready for our 12 week scan the next day; we were both so nervous. The time between our positive pregnancy test and our scan felt like a lifetime, 8 weeks in fact. I felt such different emotions throughout those 8 weeks, mostly sickness but fear, excitement… Continue reading This time last year..
We had the absolute pleasure of attending my Brother in Law's wedding at the end of December up in Scotland, 295 miles away from our home in Surrey. We had previously visited my brother in law and his fiance before Amelia was born and it took us around 9 hours to drive with one stop… Continue reading 295 miles, a wedding and a poorly baby on New Years Eve
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
There were many midwives who supported me during my pregnancy; through the routine appointments and also the extra checks Amelia and I were looked after so well. When it came to labour the team at Epsom hospital supported me through my induction and birth of Amelia as well as the aftercare from the community midwife… Continue reading Thank you to my midwives Laura and Geri
I saw this on my Instagram feed the other day and this could not be more true for not only myself but Steve and I. Those big life decisions or choices are only possible with your village behind you. For us, without our 'village' or personal cheerleaders we would have had a very different journey… Continue reading It takes a village..