I must have packed, unpacked and then packed my hospital bag at least ten times before I ended up using it! So at 36 weeks when I found out I would need to be induced almost immediately, I was thrown into a frenzy. I had to double-up on nearly everything in my hospital bag! I … Continue reading What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag For An Induction
Am I truly ready to start trying again after miscarriage? Or do I just have to jump straight into it to know whether I am or not? Here are my conflicting thoughts.
Breastfeeding positions and what they should "really" mean!
I stumbled upon a post about Cognitive Leaps and the more I read up on it, the more I realised that I was sure Ivy was going through one. She seemed to be learning so much, her speech was coming on, her movement and her understanding of things became so developed.
I think if there's one thing I have gotten right within this parenting malarkey then it's Ivy's relationship with food. I went down the Baby-Led Weaning route with her and I really think it has paid off. She has her moments where me, the kitchen walls and the dog end up covered in her meal but what child doesn't take that opportunity? But most of the time she's a fantastic eater, how long it will last is another story. So I thought I would write down these few tips which I think have helped us in the long run.
...but you don't. Today I could have been bouncing on that exercise ball, you know the one, I used to bounce up and down on it with you in my tummy and again when you were in my arms to get you to sleep. This time I would have been bouncing on it to tell … Continue reading Dear Ivy, Today You Could Have Had A Sibling…
Even now the words, silent reflux makes me shudder and I feel hot prickly tears spring to the backs of my eyes. As a parent being thrust into the world of a newborn is hard but then reflux is also thrown into the mix.