Thursday, 27 April 2017

Newborn Gift Ideas


Now I'm not complaining, we were lucky enough to be given some very beautiful clothes but with a bulging wardrobe (she has far more clothes than me) I really appreciated the gifts that we didn't have to wrestle her in to, especially in those first weeks when anything more tricky than a button up the front babygrow was a non starter. Here are my top six new mama (non-fashion) gifts:
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Baby & Me: 16 Week Update


We're through the last of the injections, she's on medicine so that she's no longer in pain after every feed, she's wearing 3-6 month clothes and she really wants to be sitting up. Here's what else has been happening.
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Motherhood: Five Things I Said I'd Never Do

'My baby will absolutely, definitely not have a dummy'. I laugh when I think about how strongly I felt about things like this before she was here. A neighbour recently said to me (as I rolled my eyes and popped the baby's dummy in) 'I was the perfect mother until I had a baby'. I think this is probably true of quite a few of us. It's so easy to say what you will and won't do when you become a mother. The reality is often quite different to the theory. To be the perfect mother requires having a perfect baby, and by that I mean a textbook baby, and you know what? I'm yet to come across one. So here we are, me and the little one, getting through by doing a whole load of the things that I said I'd never do...
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