There's a lot of things you need to prepare for once you've had a baby – getting all the clothes washed, packing your hospital bag, but the one thing I didn’t prepare for was the amount of pain I would be in after I'd given birth. To be honest, it complete blindsided me, maybe I … Continue reading The pain that nobody talks about
So, I'm now in to my fourth month back from maternity leave, and I'm not going to sugar coat it - it's so bloody tough. Going back to work was a conversation that I admittedly put off for way too long, every time Shane would mention the subject I would walk off or just point … Continue reading Getting used to our new normal
I’m just going to throw it out there – I hated weaning! Yep, hated it. I know that comment will probably be met with gasps of shock and discuss, but sod it. Jack was around five and a half months when we decided to take the weaning plunge. I think the recommended age is six … Continue reading Weaning – my honest thoughts
My beautiful little sausage,Today is your first birthday. I cannot believe that our 8lb 1oz chunk is a whole 365 days old – I almost refuse to believe it.You have changed my life in more ways you will ever know, you’ve taught me that being a mother is the most fulfilling job in the world; … Continue reading A letter to my one-year-old boy
I've been going back and forth wondering to even write this. Before I begin I'm not saying that I suffered with post-natal depression – I think it would be insulting for me to class my little blurry patch as something that it wasn't. But I do want to say that the Baby Blues are pretty rubbish and I … Continue reading Feeling a little low
So here we of again, it’s that time of year where the shops are lined with heart shaped chocolates and bunches of flowers for far as the eye can see. This year marks our tenth Valentine's Day together, and it's a day Shane and I have never really taken much notice of. I think for the first year we made … Continue reading Love is in the air?
That first time I held Jack was like nothing I've ever felt before. All the panic and pain of giving birth had completely melted away, it felt like our new little family were the only people in the whole world - at that very moment absolutely nothing else mattered. As the day went on, visitors popped in and out; and at one point it was just … Continue reading The very first day