Breast to Bottle

As I looked at Daisy today, happily sat in her car seat - content, I realised I haven't really documented our transition from breast fed to bottle fed, and my reasons for making the heart-wrenching decision to stop breast feeding. With Lyla, my first daughter, she fed to feed, she fed for comfort, she fed …

Recovering from a C-Section – My experience and ‘Hints & Tips’!

I am now 9 weeks post-delivery of my second baby, and I feel like I am still recovering in a small way from my second C-Section. I'm sure all of you have heard about caesareans and that they are "major abdominal surgery", and even having been through it twice, I still forget that this is …

Life as we know it…

Hello! All has been a bit quiet on the western front recently, that's because life has just kind of, run away with us. Our days all roll into one consisting of play dates, lunches, walks into town, healthcare appointments, running errands, housework and seeing family. I genuinely don't know where the time is going!Β So here's …

30 Tips For The First 30 Days

Over these first few weeks of having a newborn I have been putting together a list of 'tips' for any new parents, from our experiences with both babies. In no particular order (how X-Factor/Strictly does that sound?!)... 1. It might sound like such a clichΓ©, but embrace every minute of those first few days, ride …

Preparing and adjusting to life as a 4!

So, that's it, she's finally here! After what seems like a lifetime of waiting (but also a super fast pregnancy in comparison to the first), my gorgeous girl Daisy Emma is in the world. And it is amazing. All that worry about how I would love another child as much as Lyla just vanished immediately …

Oh baby, baby….

We've all seen those memes, you know the one - 'you don't realise how many people you dislike until it comes to naming a baby', you've had a chuckle and then thought nothing of it. But no, really, it couldn't be more true. We've had 'the' name chosen for a while but last night I …

To nest or to rest?

So this morning I received my weekly pregnancy update email (37 weeks, wahoo) from BabyCentre (other apps are available...), and the first point it made was to make sure you get some rest - "you'll appreciate it after the birth" it said. OK, thanks for that... It is 9am as I am writing this; the …