By Carla Changing Mat

Baby Girl is now 3 weeks old and we are settling into a good routine and I haven’t even opened my Gina Ford book yet! As she is sleeping in our room at night her bedroom was getting a bit redundant as nappy changes can be done pretty much anywhere at this non-moving age. We started a bedtime routine last week so we are getting some use out of the nursery now as she sleeps in there from 7pm – 10.30pm. This makes me very happy as its a lovely room and the nursing chair is oh so comfy for feeding (and snoozing!) Continue reading

Things I forgot about having a newborn baby

  • Drinking a hot cup of tea is a rare luxury.
  • Going out without a bump or a baby is very ordinary, no one smiles at you.
  • Breastfeeding in winter is not always pleasant. Continue reading

Interflora sell flowers…. HINT HINT

As I may have already mentioned, once or twice, I very cleverly gave birth to a beautiful Baby Girl last week. I carried her in my tummy for 9 months, I pushed her out of me with no drugs and minimal emotional scarring to my wonderful husband and since her birth I have been lovingly caring for her for at her beck and call. So why, please tell me, does this only deserve two bunches of flowers compared to the five or six we received when the Boy was born? Continue reading

Life with two – one week in

Its been 8 days since Baby Girl graced us with her presence. This time 3 years ago the Boy was 3 days old and baby blues were about to set in leaving me in floods of tears each day alongside a feeling of inadequacy, loss of self confidence and utter confusion about this whole parenting malarkey. It was a really difficult time and it took me a while to get used to life as a parent. I was very worried about how things would be this time, there would not only be a newborn in the house but a toddler too – double trouble! Continue reading

My big boy and my baby girl

Happy 3rd birthday beautiful Boy and welcome to the world gorgeous Girl.

Birth Story – Part 2

Hello again, it is now 6.15pm on the 6th November and our baby has been with us for 12 whole hours. I am very shattered and not overly in the mood for a blog post but I really want to get everything down before I forget it.

So I left off with the Man taking the Boy to the house of the One He Loves and as usual he was a superstar as he went straight to bed in her room, having never spent a night there before so I was pleasantly surprised when the Man was back home within 15 minutes. Continue reading

Birth story – Part 1

So I am sitting here at 2am on the 6th November and having contractions which are getting more regular and more painful. While I wait for things to really hot up I thought I would write down what has happened so far, I doubt I will have much time thereafter! Continue reading

Easy biscuit making activity (and lots of fun!)

I love to bake and I love to eat so I am really pleased the Boy seems to enjoy both of these things too. We have discovered a really easy biscuit recipe which makes a playdoh type consistency which means they can be moulded and shaped by little hands and shoved with chocolate buttons / raisins / hundreds and thousands before being cooked for a very quick 10 minutes. They really are biscuits and not chewy cookies but they are yummy. Continue reading

Fireworks in a glass

I really like the Science Sparks blog as I remember being a kid and doing “cool” experiments and enjoying them. Although as the Boy is not yet three I haven’t done any science experiments with him yet but when I read the Fireworks in a Glass post yesterday I thought it looked like a nice easy activity which he would enjoy. So here are our results… Continue reading

Thinking Big Supporting Small – Arcadian House

I am very pleased to introduce to you Arcadian House. Claire Tristram, mum of two, took a huge gamble leaving a job in property management to pursue her dream of working for herself in a creative industry. I am inspired by anyone who makes such a life changing decision in order to achieve a happier work life balance for all the family. As such I am pleased to support Claire in my Thinking Big Supporting Small campaign and I hope you will have a look at her website. Continue reading