When all you want is a duvet day…

Our two nights of sleeping through were swiftly followed by teething hell. Teething hell then turned rapidly into poorly baby. LP has had a runny nose, cough, watery eyes, temperature and general ‘unwellness’ for a few days and I have spent my time giving her cuddles and dosing her up with Calpol! The sickness meant that LP went off her food so I have been breastfeeding every 3-4 hours throughout…

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Sleeping through…

As you all probably know, LP has never been the greatest where sleep is concerned. For the first few months she slept during the day for an hour or two at a time, waking for feeds and a little play time but at night she would be awake from about 8pm until anywhere between 3am and 6am! She would sleep on us but wouldn’t let us put her down. Gradually…

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Parenthood and Shiftwork

As you may or may not know, Hubby works shifts. He works 6 days and then has 4 off. The 6 days he works are between 8 and 12 hours, and generally he leaves home an hour and a half before he starts work and gets home an hour and a half after he finishes work. He always starts with two days where he leaves before we wake in the…

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It’s Only Just Begun…

We have officially started our search for a childminder. As I said in a previous post, we only need childcare for the times that Hubby and I are both working. This means that as Hubby works shifts, the days and times of the childcare will be different every week. This makes finding a childminder incredibly difficult as most would like to have the same days/hours each week. Using Childcare.co.uk I…

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Happy Places

Oooh I’ve never done this before! But I’ve been tagged, so will duly oblige! One of my Twitter/Blogging chums, Mushypea, wants to know where my five Happy Places are! Only 5?! I have to say that my Happy Places have changed since having LP. If you’d asked me this a year ago I would have said – 5:05pm on a Friday, in my car, listening to Scott Mills on Radio…

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Perspective

I thought I’d blog about my weekend. Yesterday, Saturday, a good friend of mine, M, came round with her daughter Z. We’ve known each other a few years and got married within 6 months of each other and had our Daughters 3 months apart. We now live about 35 miles away from each other so can’t see each other as much as we would like but make sure we spend…

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When Mummies Work…

After yesterday’s post, I started thinking about the reality of returning to work but also the reality of when my fellow Mummy friends start returning to work. I am incredibly lucky and by the time I return to work I will have been off for 15 months. I am 9 months into this and the time has flown by! I have a lot of Mummy friends who aren’t as lucky…

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