When I decided many years ago that I wasn't going to have children, their large footprint on the environment and the concern for over the future of our world were driving factors. Once our beautiful surprise decided to happen these concerns were at the forefront of my mind throughout the pregnancy. One thing I knew was that I was going to use cloth nappies! It has taken a year to get my butt in gear (mum life!) but we have finally made the switch and I couldn't be happier. In fact, I'm annoyed with myself for not doing it sooner as it was in no way a hassle and we have used so many disposables in that time!
It's just one of those days. Your back hurts, You're tired, He's tired... It's just one of those days.
One of the things you are told early on in babies life, is that they need a routine so get a sleep schedule sorted straight away!There are articles stating babies and children need a schedule, and others that say it doesn't matter at a young age. So, as with every parenting decision, it is hard… Continue reading Zero Routine Parenting
Co-Sleeping, a big decision!When baby is born, all they know is mum and you can bet they want to stay close.A biological pull that mum will also feel.If baby is close, they are safe, right? Whenever you hear of Co-Sleeping (or bed sharing) most people will be concerned of SIDS, and that's good, with children… Continue reading Why I Co-Sleep
I've been a mum for just over a year now, and whilst that sounds like a long time, I can't see a time when I don't feel like a 'new mum'. I guess seeing all the milestones for the first times mean that I will feel 'new' for quite some time to come!I wanted to… Continue reading The cost of Motherhood
. When I was pregnant I never considered feeding any other way than breast. It was faff-free (within reason), cheap and most important of all, natural! Two hours after baby Tali's birth, I was finally able to hold him following an emergency c-section. I feed him straight away, his small mouth rooting as soon as… Continue reading World Breastfeeding Week 2018
Follow my blog with Bloglovin . Seeing the beautiful Duchess of Cambridge after giving birth has got me thinking about how a woman's body changes during pregnancy and the expectation for after. Of course, putting aside the ridiculous comments made by men (here, here) - who obviously have the best insight into bodies during and… Continue reading Post Pregnancy Expectations
. Today is the day, the day I've been slightly dreading. Today I am left in charge of a baby. Solo. All by myself. Lonesome Larry. How did this sneak up so quickly? I've only had seven weeks to prepare, it wasn't enough! Don't get me wrong, I've been left with Isaac before, but never… Continue reading Me against the world
. Usually I have a good idea of what I want to write about/share with my blog posts, however, I have struggled to decide on what I wanted to create a post about this week. I think it's because I have had three weeks off and have found my life completely changed and flipped on… Continue reading Life changes – Newborn
. Getting ready for a baby is so hectic. There are reams of 'must have' items and more advice than you know what to do with, it can be so overwhelming, especially for a first-time parent. My partner and I have picked out the things we think are important and will get additional stuff as… Continue reading Baby prep favourites