The Truth About the Fourth Trimester

The fourth trimester was not a term that I had heard until I had my children. In fact, I had had my second child before I even heard the term. I have always thought that there is so much information about pregnancy and labour, and then it’s like you’re on your own from the minute you give birth. So much changes instantly when you have a newborn and in the blink of an eye your life is never the same again.

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6 ways to help your toddler sleep through the night

Anyone who follows us on social media will probably have seen my stories recently about how much of a terrible sleeper Georgie is. Georgie is almost two and a half, and he has always struggled at night; he never slept through as a baby, in fact he was well over a year old before he slept through the night and that seems to have been short lived because not only does he not sleep through the night any more but he also takes ages to go off to sleep in the first place!

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Why I Will Never Regret Exclusively Pumping

When I sat down six months ago and decided that I was going to try exclusively pumping for Molly, I never would have thought I would get this far. Those early days, when I was in a sleep deprived, hormonal state were some of the darkest days of my parenting journey so far. I really struggled. And I still am struggling, even this far into my journey. Because exclusive pumping has taken everything which I have; physically, mentally, emotionally..

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Dealing with the Sleepless Nights with a Newborn Baby

The lack of sleep that you experience when you have a newborn baby is something which you cannot prepare for. No matter how much people try and prepare you for the lack of sleep, until you experience having a newborn then you will not understand. I actually read somewhere online that the average parent looses 6 months worth of sleep in the first 24 months of their baby’s life, which I just think is crazy. Like actually 6 months?!

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Little Fawn Subscription Box Review

When little fawn box got in touch with me earlier this year and asked me if I would like to try out their brand new subscription box which is tailor made for mum and baby, I jumped at the opportunity. A whilst back, I used to subscribe to a number of monthly boxes and I always loved the surprise of finding out what was inside them every month; so being able to receive a box each month for both me AND my baby, that was exciting.

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5 Things That No One Tells You About Pregnancy

When a woman gets pregnant everyone talks about how much of a beautiful thing it is. And yes, it is beautiful but it can also be downright horrific. There are many pregnancy symptoms which are talked about in every book you read, common knowledge symptoms so to speak; like heartburn, weird cravings, back ache… you know the kind of thing. But there is also a whole hidden world of pregnancy symptoms which aren’t spoken about in everyday life, but definitely should be. Because some of them can be awful and you will spend 9 months of your life feeling like you wish you had known what to expect, because you probably would never have got pregnant in the first place!

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Baby Dove Products Review

The world of baby bath products can be a complete minefield, with so many different ones to choose from all seeming to offer different things. With so many on the shelves finding the one which is right for your family, and your baby, can be tough.

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Our Exclusive Pumping Journey | Three Month Update

So it’s been two months since our last update (you can read that here if you’re interested) and I am excited to tell you all that we are still going strong on the exclusive pumping front – yay! Life has got easier in the last two months, as we have started adjusting to having a newborn and a toddler, and I now feel more emotionally stable to some degree. It’s still tough, but it’s getting easier and I feel a lot more relaxed about the whole situation these days.

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8 Things I Wish I had Known About Exclusive Pumping Before I got Started

I was so unprepared to start our exclusive pumping journey. It wasn’t a decision which I had made prior to Molly being born, it was a decision which I made because Molly struggled to latch, so I made it very spur of the moment. Because of this, I was totally ill-equipped for the first few days of our journey, and had to conduct a lot of research in order to get started properly. I did find that the information online was pretty limited, and there are definitely some things which I wish I had known about exclusive pumping before I got started, so I’ve put these together in a list which you might find helpful if you are considering exclusive pumping.

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