Pregnancy diary entry number 2, how I felt before and after our private scan at 9 weeks.
Everyone says you learn patience when you become a mother. I assumed I would too, but a year on and..
I have been writing about this pregnancy since the day I knew I was pregnant, and now I can finally publish the entries. This first one is about when I realised I was pregnant, and taking the first test.
I absolutely love the festive season, the run up to Christmas is such a magical time and I am always guilty of starting too early and going over the top, although you can't have too much festive cheer anyway! Anyway I have narrowed it down to my current 6 Festive Favourites at the moment, take a look to see what our November is all about this year!
Have you heard of UncommonGoods? They sell interesting and unusual gifts. They're based in the UK but have just started shipping to the UK! Their focus is on building a community of passionate artists and customers, and they sell products with stories behind them. They're aiming to use recycled components where they can and are always striving to be more sustainable . They have sent me some fantastic Christmas Gifts to review...
A Follow on from my last post, (Weaning Part 1), I talk this time about our weaning journey from 6 months to now (11 months). Here are some examples of the foods I give Ozzy, ranging from snacks and porridge kindly sent to us by Organix, to the BLW (baby led weaning) meals I make myself which we eat together as a family.
We started weaning Ozzy just as he turned 6 months. We were fully set on baby led weaning and read up on everything. We assumed he would be as enthusiastic as us, because he is keen to explore anything put in front of him - but we actually ended up with a really slow start.
Another post about bearing the mental load from another woman who can’t bear it anymore – an open letter to my husband.
My lovely friend Victoria aka Mum in Make-up has written a guest post for me.
We met through an online support thread for women due in Nov'16 and have since met in real life too with the babies. She is a Hyperemesis Gravidarum survivor.and has become a peer supporter for Pregnancy Sickness Support. She had a tough pregnancy but she's even tougher, and she writes some pretty inspiring stuff.
In this piece Victoria talks about taking up monthly challenges - and it's February's one that stuck with her. Have a read on to see what she has to say about finding 'your thing' and why that is so important, particularly if you're in the middle of something as overwhelming and mind numbing as first time motherhood. Maintaining a sense of self is so important through all of life's hurdles!
We went on our first family holiday this September, to Guernsey which is one of the Channel Islands. We had a wonderful time even though