My breastfeeding wardrobe

As a follow up to My Maternity Wardrobe posts last year I thought I would do one on breastfeeding.

I am pleased and lucky that breastfeeding is going really well with Baby Girl as it did with the Boy, I love feeding her and seeing her calm face and fluttering eyelashes while her soft palm rests against my chest. It feels so special knowing that I am literally keeping her alive and growing. I have never minded feeding in public as a screaming baby has always trumped my desire for privacy however I’m not an exhibitionist so I have tried to get some tops which will give me easy access for feeding along with a bit of modesty. Continue reading

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Top 5 Baby Inventions to Make You Rich

Feeding a tiny baby can take a long time and if you’ve forgotten your kindle / book / ¬†iPhone you sit there staring adoringly at your angel for a while until your mind starts to wonder. Well mine does anyway. I wonder how I could possibly get my kindle from the bedroom upstairs without disturbing Baby Girl, or whether Baby Girl is undisturbable or if I do disturb her will she gurgle happily until I have my kindle then resume feeding and go to bed easily. So on one of these mind-wondering feeds, I started thinking about the Top 5 Baby Inventions to Make you Rich. Here are my 5 and if you invent any of them, not only will you become rich beyond your wildest dreams but you will also have your first purchaser – just let me know! Continue reading

Birthing Shirt review

When I was pregnant I was given a birthing shirt from The Birthing Shirt Company to review during my pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding. Now Baby Girl is 6 weeks old I think I have road tested it enough and thanks to her being in bed she is giving me time to share my experience! Continue reading

Baby Girl – one month on

Baby Girl was one month old last week but already I can’t remember life without her. I thought I remembered everything there was about having a newborn baby having only done it 3 years ago with the Boy but I find myself asking questions over and over and feel like I am learning all over again. We are not sure if we are going to have any more children but just in case I thought it would be a good idea to record this first month so I can remind myself of it one day and look back at these special early days. Continue reading

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

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