Not the post you were promised…

Motherhood is hard work!! Special mommies like so many I know make it look so easy, but it is tricky for us newbies! They say it gets easier around the 6 week mark; that feels both any minute now (can’t believe she is already 3 weeks on Monday!!) and a million years from now (especially on days where she wakes up every hour all night or day to feed). [Read more…]

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One Handed Catch Up

Will try catch up while Charly feeds. My right hand still has pins and needles so typing is a bit tough & I am adapting this on my phone from a whatsapp message I sent. I really struggled when deciding whether to share how our first day home went because I am struggling with the shame that comes with the raw mix of emotions involved; but I promised to be honest and maybe this is the final purpose for this blog – forcing myself to confront things instead of running and hiding as is my instinct. [Read more…]

Breastfeeding 101 – some fears allayed

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, a few key points stuck with me after antenatal class on Tuesday evening with regards to breastfeeding. I have had more friends who did not manage to breastfeed successfully for a variety of reasons than those that did manage it, and so I have witnessed the heartache and unjustified sense of failure that not being able to has brought. [Read more…]