Tag Archives: pain

Teething Troubles

I find it a struggle to remember the baby days for both P1 and P2. Despite the fact I’m sort of reliving everything now with P3 I still cannot bring back the memories very easily. There’s something in particular that I’ve tried to remember because it feels so different this time round. Teething. I’m guessing that because it wasn’t such …

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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

My hospital bag’s been packed for a while now but a dream I had the other night left me trying to remember whether I’d packed a hat or a blanket for baby, or what I’d actually packed. So the bag was brought inside again so that I could sort, repack and take the opportunity to photograph the bits to create a post …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 33 Weeks #3

Being 33 weeks pregnant is a sort of milestone for me. At 33+1 I gave birth to P1. It feels really odd when I think about it, there’s still quite a way to go yet it’s also literally just around the corner. Reaching 33 weeks gives me a reassurance that things can be ok! I’m really hoping the remaining weeks …

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Living With Joint Hypermobility

Joint Hypermobility – Joint hypermobility means some or all of a person’s joints have an unusually large range of movement. As a family we live with hypermobility every day. P1 lives with it every day and she cannot escape from it. It all officially began in 2010 when P1 took her first steps. She was an early, premature baby which …

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“it’s not like I’d go and ask for a boob job or anything”

I think the last time I spoke about my breastfeeding journey was with this post and I just wanted to update everyone that may be interested. For nearly about three weeks I’ve been feeding boobie to P2 after her dinner all the way until her breakfast. She’s been having formula during the day. It’s been going quite well really, she’ll …

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“this is not any form of yoga. This is simply child abuse”

Sorry for the late night post but something’s ticked me off just a tad. During our nightly routine after we put P2 in her cot and snuggle down, my OH usually watches YouTube and I scroll through Facebook, Twitter and other blog posts. Only today I’m unusually reading a magazine when my OH nudges me to watch something. Here it …

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The Worst Thing In Life Is Death

I keep thinking about my Nan recently. The way she’s gradually becoming more frail. I don’t really remember a day where she was fighting fit and jumping about, she’s always had to catch her breath when walking long distances – that’s my Nan. That’s who she is and has always been. But once upon a time she could play with …

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Banana Legs

I’m really missing the ease of uploading from my phone. Since I’ve become self hosted my WordPress App hasn’t been allowing me to post photos, so I’ve lost enthusiasm for the app and am only posting when I get a chance to steal my Mum’s laptop or load up my OHs computer. So I apologise for the lack of posts, …

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Cracked And Sore

Three days of breastfeeding my nipples became very cracked and sore. Every time P2 latched I’d wince in pain and suffer the whole feed just wondering how long I could cope with this before I was forced to give up. On day four, we visited my MiL and she suggested a nipple cream and that although expensive, Lansinoh was a great product. …

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Epidural – I May Have Offended – Sorry

I think this post will upset quite a few people but the topic has come up a lot recently, what with One Born Every Minute be on the telly again. I don’t mean to upset anyone, these are my own opinions! Epidurals. (When asked for, not in emergency cases like caesareans) I’ve always been quite open to the idea of …

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Caesarean Awareness Month

It’s Caesarean awareness month according to the NHS Twitter account. I’m going to hold my hands right up in the air and say that I’ve always thought of planned c-sections as the easy way out – too posh to push. And emergency sections being a good thing because you don’t get the pain of pushing a baby out of your …

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Warning – Not For The Faint Hearted

I seriously do not know how I coped through child birth! My Mum helped me redress my wound this morning and I squirmed and screeched like a baby. I also took a proper look at it. My gosh it’s bad! In my opinion. Sorry for the gruesome photo… Thinking I should probably get it checked by the doctor but I …

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Apologising For Crying – Mummy’s Shouldn’t Cry

Monday’s are known for being manic. We all wish it was the weekend still. Well today I’m definitely having one of those days already! We had a rough night with P2; it wasn’t that she kept waking up, she just kept wriggling, grunting, farting and feeding. It even kept my OH awake which is very unusual as he sleeps through …

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I Can’t Cope With This

I feel like I haven’t seen much of P1 this week. It does upset me because I feel like a failure as a parent but at the same time I’ve really needed the break to relax and take it easy. All the help this week has come from my Grandparents – nursery runs, the normal babysitting days AND they even …

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No Hope

Another false hope and this one has left me even more anxious and frustrated. Last night I was experiencing a constant period pain in my lower tummy and back, which every ten or so minutes would intensify with tightenings that lasted 30seconds ish from 11:30pm until about 3am. I couldn’t sleep as every time I dozed off the pain would …

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