Tag Archives: motherhood

We Lost Our February To A Chest Infection

I say it a lot but I really hate winter and cooler weather. It brings with it all the brilliant germs that seem to hang around for a while. In fact this time we lost an entire month to the nasty buggers. It started at the very end of January which feels like a life time ago now. P1 began …

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“During the day we have no issues”

I didn’t expect to have problems feeding this time round. With P2 it had all gone pretty smoothly but with the weight gain falling heavy on my mind the past few days I’ve been questioning my ability. I’ve done a lot of Googling and the support I’ve had via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook has been astounding but I still can’t …

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Sibling Adjustments

When I was pregnant we had many conversations about having a new baby with both P1 and P2. Obviously P2 had no idea what we were talking about apart from the fact we kept pointing to my belly and saying there was a baby in there. We never had any worries about P1 adjusting, she had a struggle when P2 …

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KBBF2013 – Top Breastfeeding Tips You Should All Know

Everyone needs tips. Tips help people that are struggling with something, try something a little different that they never even thought of. I've compiled my top 10 tips; 1) Wind Your Baby I had never actually properly breastfed P1, so this time it was all new. I asked the nurses what I should be doing and they very clearly said …

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Festival

Considering we didn’t actually get to sleep until about 11:30pm because of arriving home late from Kent. P2 slept from 11:30 until 6:10am this morning. Technically, a full night sleep because I wasn’t woken up by her. I haven’t really talked about my Christian life much. I used to attend church every Sunday, but when I met my OH it …

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The Day From Hell … Is It Over Yet?

Don’t let that cute little face fool you. P2 has officially been a nightmare! A loveable nightmare but a nightmare all the same. The past few days have been a struggle with her. I’ve got to reform some sort of routine because she’s completely changed the way she runs things. Her night time has changed from 10pm to sometimes earlier …

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Guilt Ridden

I keep looking at P2 and realising how lucky I truly am. She’s perfect in every way, she’s healthy, she’s growing, she’s developing and she’s feeding. I frequently feel guilty about the luck that has been showered over us. So many women struggle, they struggle to conceive, they struggle to grow a baby, they struggle to feed, they struggle to …

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Difficulties

It’s becoming increasingly hard to breastfeed P2. As she’s getting older she’s becoming more active and alert. She’s wanting to view her surroundings and flap her arms about. She’s also far too big now for my lap. Throughout a feed, P2 latches on and off my boob. I never know when she’s had enough anymore because of this and my …

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To My Princesses – Letter 1

(I’ve decided to do a dedicated post each Wednesday for my two Princesses. They were both born on a Wednesday so it seems appropriate for the post to be done on a Wednesday and I’d love for them to be able to read about their lives when they grow up.) To my Princesses, I started this blog as an online …

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35 Weeks Of Pregnancy

I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever and there’s still so many days ahead of me! Ok – potentially I could drop any minute. Or I could drop in two weeks time. Or I’ve got the path where I go to term and over! Pregnancy gives so many surprises. My second pregnancy has not been an easy ride. I don’t …

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Sausage Fingers

The time has come for me to remove my rings. I’m devastated! My fingers have increased in size but my midwife isn’t concerned. I am! Removing my rings is a huge concern to me. These symptoms never happened to me the first time round. Although I didn’t have any rings to remove back then and I didn’t come this far …

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Domestic Goddess?! Pffftt

At the start of my maternity leave I was really hands on with tidying. Everyday – empty dishwasher, reload dishwasher, empty washing machine/tumble dryer, reload them, tidy/clean bedroom, keep the lounge tidy (ish), cooking dinner, cooking my OH work lunches…. And well you get the picture. I had motivation. Determination. Maybe it was my nesting phase?! I actually began to …

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All Over Again

My hormones have been all over the place this pregnancy and today has been no exception! I keep looking at my beautiful girl and my bump and a huge overwhelming feeling rushes over me. Then I started to think about all the good things that have happened to me recently. How lucky I am. How happy I am. And how …

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The Nitty Gritty

Now that I’ve had a little fiddle with settings and made my way around WordPress I think I’m ready to begin to let you all know a little more about me and my background. I was born in 1992 – yes I’m only 20 years old. My family is quite confusing – I have a Mum; My mum is my …

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