I held of writing this one for a few weeks, incase we were just having a fluke period of 'ok', and I didn't want to jinx it! But we're two weeks in to the 'back at work/ starting nursery' situation, so an update is in order! I never thought I'd take the 'first day of … Continue reading Baby starting Nursery? 10 Top Tips!
Is there anything you do as a parent, that's the complete opposite of what you expected you would do? In many ways, I parent in exact the ways I expected.. however.. in one very big way, I don't! I am a routine ADDICT.. I find myself doing lengthy calculations of how 5 minutes extra here … Continue reading Confessions of a routine addict
Writing books about raising babies is a big business! We were gifted a few, flicked through a few in the library, tend to ignore them as much as possible, but one that cropped up- just kept asking to be read. 'The Danish Way of Parenting'. Now it may just be that it sings to my … Continue reading The Danish Way of Parenting
I'm just wondering.. about this wonder weeks app... is it as wonderful as they all make out? I mean, with a bit (a lot) of jiggling dates, it provides the perfect explanation for any bout of grumpiness thrown our way.. but I assume that's not the point? I find myself going off his due date … Continue reading Wonder Weeks got you Wondering?
Current popular topic of conversation for the past few months has been baby food! Or just.. food... that babies eat.. Weaning seems to be the next thing in a long list of activities everyone seems to have an opinion on! Don't spoonfeed your baby, or you'll have a morbidly obese 8 year old who won't … Continue reading I’ve got 99 problems, but food ain’t one!
Today is May 15th. Today is Monday. Today is McDonalds' 57th anniversary. Today is Andy Murray's Birthday. Today is International Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness day. I've written a lot about HG, how life alteringly debilitating it is, how it clouds what should be the most exciting time of your life, how I wouldn't wish it on … Continue reading Post Traumatic Growth
You may consider us insane, for moving house, having a baby and getting married in the space of 7 months. And you wouldn't be wrong. It would certainly have made more sense to spread the three most stressful events of One's life out a little, but that's just not how life goes is it? Has … Continue reading You don’t have to do it all, but sometimes you will anyway.
When we were pregnant we were warned about the dreaded 'poonami' (not to be mixed up with Toon Army, football team of choice.). For those that don't know (lucky), a poonami is when a baby poops their pants in a fashion that manages to spray the entire way up their back, sometimes even front, occasionally … Continue reading Unconditional Love. Poonami 2.0
I've written a piece for the Bump to Baby Chapter Blog on hypnobirthing. You can have a read over here... http://www.thebumptobabychapter.co.uk/the-birth-of-oatcake/ The midwife/mama/hypnobirthing teacher team have some great articles on pregnancy, birth and parenthood that are def worth a read too! Or you can read it here... I wrote my birth story down for my … Continue reading Bump to Baby Chapter
Half way through. Today I am officially half way through my maternity leave. Which means that in 5 Short months (too short of they're anything like the last 5!), the morning duvet snuggles, the coffee shop tours, the riverside walks and afternoon's in front of the telly all come to an end... I have to … Continue reading Halfway there.
It's amazing what a 5 month old baby can teach you. Before Oatcake arrived I had a long list of 'ideals' in mind as to how we would raise him, and some absolute 'never evers' and 'always always'. What I've learned so far is that essentially, this isn't a game of thoughtful decision making, it's … Continue reading I said I’d never.