From the moment that you wee on the stick and the little blue lines appear you are told about all the different things you will need for your baby. But what about you?! These are all the things that I think parents need to get them through those first few months (I mean years!). 1. … Continue reading My ten parent essentials
A few weeks back my youngest child turned two! I spent the day making it as fun as possible for Miss I and hosting a big family BBQ to celebrate having that little lady in our lives. Although I enjoyed it all I kept waiting for the pang of my ovaries aching wanting another baby … Continue reading I don’t want another baby. Is that so hard to understand?
Since my last post about Miss I and her bendy ankles we have been to see the lovely orthotics department in Southampton. I was really worried about the boots we would get for her. The boots I had seen online were bulky and pretty ugly looking. First her feet were measured with an old school … Continue reading NHS boots for hyper mobile toddler
Since having children I have found out about all manner of ailments… And baby number two is certainly throwing some new ones at me. We have had paronychia, umbilical granuloma and now hip dysplasia (all of which have required me to hit google!). Without doubt hip dysplasia is the big one which will have the … Continue reading Finding out six week old baby has Hip dysplasia
Today I became acutely aware that soon I will be at home seven days a week with two little people who will both need entertaining in very different ways, especially my three year old bundle of energy. It also dawned on me that this maternity leave will be very different from the first in terms of … Continue reading Budget ideas for maternity leave with a toddler and baby
The ‘bump’ becomes public property. It is starting to feel like the world, and his wife, think my bump is fair game for a grope. It is lovely that people are interested in my pregnancy but hands off people! General rule: If I want you to pat/stroke/squish my tummy then I will ask! Everyone is … Continue reading Five things I had forgotten about pregnancy