While I couldn’t have been more excited to be having a baby, in hindsight, there are a few things I wish I had made more of before the big event. So much so, I made a list of ‘em. If you’re reading this prior to popping out a bambino or two then go forth and complete for me – you’ll be glad you did. And if you’re in the same position as I am, feel free to just ruefully nod along while sipping your cold tea and half-heartedly wiping your snot-stained jeans with a baby wipe.
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This is a break-up letter, although ours is not a bitter end.
We have been through some times, certainly. That spate of hourly feeds was fun, and mastitis sure knew how to throw a good party or three. There were moments when I wished we were formula feeding just to get a break, a solid stretch of sleep, a few hours where nobody needed to touch me. Our relationship was definitely not without its speed bumps.
Announcing a brief blog takeover by the bambino. Normal service will be resumed. At some point. If he ever starts sleeping…
1. Milk is the greatest thing ever invented – by women or cows – or whatever. Wherever it comes from, it’s awesome, so keep it flowing.
2. Grown-ups are weird. They bemoan the fact having kids has made them boring, then don’t stop banging on about sleep and being tired. YAWN. Change the record or bore off!
People flock daily to popular parenting forums to seek tips, advice and opinions on matters about life and their precious offspring – it’s popular stuff! If babies and toddlers used them, however, we might find them wrestling some particularly meaty issues… Following on from the original Totsnet, this Am I Being […]
Here I am. Walking beside you as you cautiously weave your bike over the bumps in the pavement; smiling at your success on the downward descent.
I’m here again now, quietly but tersely reminding you it’s time to sleep, praying for your eyes to close, patting your tiny back as you fight to stay awake.
Years ago, I found a recipe for spicy lamb burgers in the brilliant BLW cookbook. However they contain dairy, and also, I couldn’t be faffed dealing with cloves and cardamon pods. So I adapted and tweaked to make a simpler soya and dairy-free version. They’re perfect for baby and toddler […]
This sugar free courgette cake tastes like GENUINE cake, and as a total sugar junkie, I can’t even tell it’s healthy. Winning! It’s reasonably quick, though best to do it during nap time than with a baby hanging off your knee – I attempted this so you don’t have to. It’s very simple and can also be frozen in portions so worth the time it takes. NOT that it takes any longer than 15 minutes to prep, IF said baby
We had our littlest christened two weeks ago, a lovely day with family and friends, celebrating our little boy. Though we feel so lucky to have reached the end of our infertility journey since his safe arrival, we will never forget. And, actually, we would never want to. Because although we have happily – and very fortunately – been able to move on from what was often a really crap time, I think it’s nice to occasionally reflect on things and how our family came to be.
So I penned this thingy – I’m not quite sure what to call it – and our good friend read it for us in lieu of a traditional reading.