Little Man is 4 Weeks Old – Breastfeeding and an Update!

I thought I would try and put the last 4 weeks down in writing but now that I’ve come to try and articulate it, I realise how much of a blur the last month has been. This is a feeling I’m sure most parents of newborn babies can relate to – every day/night seems to run into the next, you don’t know if you did something yesterday or the day…

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Reflections on our Home Birth Experiences

I feel that I am in quite a fortunate position to have had two great home birth experiences but have also now experienced hospital after care – so in some ways I have seen both sides of the coin whilst still achieving the best possible birth experiences for us as a family. I have, however, heard countless times how ‘brave’ we were to have a homebirth, especially having a homebirth…

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Second Homebirth But So Different to the First!

Well, I always think it’s best to not have a birth plan and to just see what happens. However, we did have a plan of sorts. Baby was going to arrive any time after 14th May – When the Grandparents were back from holiday, they would have LP and we would have a homebirth, or ideally, Baby would arrive at night, LP would sleep through the homebirth and wake up…

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Pregnancy Update – 37 Weeks

This is a huge milestone. As of tomorrow I am 37 weeks pregnant. This means that baby is ‘term’ as far as the midwives are concerned and I can have another homebirth! Everything for the homebirth got delivered on Thursday and I have been holding my breath since that Baby didn’t make an early appearance. I remember in my last pregnancy being told that any time after 37 weeks Baby…

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Visiting Kiddicare Stores

Kiddicare opened a new store in Hedge End, Southampton on 23rd April. Hubby, LP and I visited the day after and since then I have read at least 2 blog entries that have been re-tweeted by Kiddicare – both of which contained disclaimers to say that they were invited along by Kiddicare and received free food and goodie bags in exchange for their time and the blog entry. Both blogs…

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Pregnancy – 33 Weeks Update

I have now been away from work for 2 weeks and feel like I haven’t had a moment to relax – That will come though, but for now I am on a mission! I really don’t think women ‘nest’ as such in pregnancy, I think they just realise how little time they will have after the Baby comes and how many things they had been putting off doing that will…

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Every Little Thing That You Do, Baby I’m Amazed By You

Our perfect LP is now 18 months old and I find myself constantly amazed by how much she is learning and what a lovely little person she is becoming. Last Sunday LP took her first unaided steps and has since ‘walked’ 3-4 steps in a row each day until yesterday when she walked the width of our lounge and this evening she walked the length of our dining room in…

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