"I might just have a nap, standing up, holding the baby" said a lady next to me one coffee morning. Before you ask, yes she was joking and no, that's probably not advised - but dear lord have we all thought about it at some point in time. How was your night? - possibly one… Continue reading Sleeping Beauty And the Sleep Thief
There’s a lot of talk about baby sensory amongst the world of Mums and child development so I thought it was about time I took Zac to see what all the fuss was about! We went over to a local sensory room that we hired out (as opposed to a structured class) along with a… Continue reading All Things Sensory
Having giving birth to a tiny human being over 2 months ago, and making up for the lack of off-limit foods during pregnancy by eating my body weight in Brie and cured meats over Christmas, I decided that instead of moping about feeling like a right old lump I'd best get off my increasingly large… Continue reading Clubbercise – Mums get fit!
Well this was a new experience. Cinema AND baby...how could this possibly work I asked myself. Won't he hate it? Won't I spent 95% of the time trying to shhh him and miss the entire film? Well it turns out that when the screening is exclusively for parents and babies, everyone knows what… Continue reading Baby Cinema – our trip to Odeon Newbies in Coventry
As I sat watching the New Year fireworks on TV whilst feeding my 6 week old baby boy, I found myself thinking about just how much my life has changed. Little one had managed to time his feed so that we could see in the new year together, just me and him, and as I… Continue reading New Year New Identity
When you bring your little one back from hospital and are in the comfort of your own home, you suddenly realise that all the research and prep you tried to do whilst pregnant will only get you so far. Just like anything, learning on the job is the best way to find out what works… Continue reading The first few weeks of Motherhood
On 14th November 2017 we welcomed little Zachary James into the world. Weighing 6lbs 11oz, he arrived exactly 2 hours before his due date at 10pm through a fairly straight forward natural birth. Now, no birth is 'straight forward' but I feel incredibly lucky that things went well and he was delivered safely! My contractions… Continue reading Welcome little man – my birthing experience