If you have recently welcomed your first little bundle of joy into the world, congratulations! This momentous time in your life should be filled with joy, awe, and wonder. Every day you will find yourself staring at this tiny human being that you have made, wondering how this miracle even came to be lying contently in your arms. However, the sheer joy and unconditional love that you feel for your child can be intermingled with feelings of nervousness, hopelessness, and fear. These baby blues are natural, and you should never feel wrong or bad if you experience them. No matter… View Post

You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet over here for the past few weeks.  Life has been a little bit crazy for the past few weeks, I was exam marking in July (and every year I forget how all consuming that can be), I left my job of fifteen years and then we had a summer holiday to prepare for.  In case you were wondering, we headed to Croatia for the week and had the most wonderful time, definitely a place worth looking at. It is all so different to where we were a year ago with… View Post

When I was pregnant with G I had a think about what baby products I used with my eldest and wrote a post about the ones I that made my life easier as a first time Mum.  Naively, I had assumed most of those would still be valid when G came along.  Whilst one or two of them were (I’m looking at you Angelcare Monitor) I’m really surprised that those items that seemed so vital first time round weren’t quite as necessary. One part of this was that I was more confident in my Mummy ability, and was a little… View Post

And almost as soon as it began, it was over. Today was my last official day of maternity leave. I’m not in work tomorrow as Thursday is one of my days off but I am back to the day job on Friday.  The past 10 months have gone so quickly but it feels like G has always been here. Already those early newborn days seem a distant memory. We did have plans to go to the Trafford centre today, a potter around the shops, a bit of lunch but my baby boy has had a bit of a cold so… View Post