Most mama's want to try to breastfeed their babies but I felt differently (for reasons I won't get into now.) I told myself I wanted to mix feed but, if I'm honest, more for the calorie burn than anything else. In reality I was terrified of breastfeeding and really didn't even want to give it … Continue reading Fed is best – my breastfeeding story
I'm currently sitting on a train after spending the morning in the office for the first time in four and a half months and, for the first time since Saskia was born, I feel excited about going back to work. Now, that may be because I've been deleted off the computer system so haven't actually … Continue reading Returning to work – my first experience in the office after maternity leave
So, anyone who's be keeping track of my Insta will know that last week I had a "this needs to be sorted!" moment after spending an unusual amount of time in my dining room studying. Can you blame me?! So, after a little persuading on my part to get the Mr on board, we set … Continue reading Dumping room to Dining room
Mr G and I are going through hell at the moment. My poor little darling is just so unsettled. Since she's been born, Saskia has been amazing. Such a calm, settled, happy little baby but over the past few days that's all changed. I feel close to tears as I write this because something is … Continue reading Is my baby teething?
Dear Saskia, We were one of the last couples from our NCT group waiting to meet our baby. I was sure we'd be the last but a scare and a bout of reduced movement led to your arrival being a bit earlier than planned. Throughout the whole of my pregnancy my midwife had been measuring … Continue reading Saskia’s birth story
At this stage in my life I'm a perfectly functioning 23 year old, a new mother and a soon(ish) to be wife. However, as a teenager I was very ill. It takes a lot for me to open up about my past but today I've been prompted to. Since we bought our house last December … Continue reading Why does society make it impossible to move on from an eating disorder?
I'm writing this as I wait for little one to make her appearance and I thought "what better a time to reflect on my pregnancy and the things I wish I'd known at the beginning?" Don't stress so much about what you eat. There's a lot of literature out there to convince mums-to-be that they … Continue reading A reflection on my pregnancy
As it's Valentine's day and I think my other half needs a little bit of appreciation, I thought I'd write a post about love. Me and Seb haven't been together very long for the stage of life that we've ventured into but I have no doubts that this was the right step forward for us. … Continue reading Why I love my love
Today I'm 31+4 weeks pregnant and my little Squish is still breech. So here I am, trying desperately not to cross my legs as I sit down to study/write this post. I know that she has a couple of weeks to turn until I should start to worry but my over-anxious mind is worrying already, … Continue reading I have a breech baby and I am terrified!