Monkey is 1 Month old

Monkey is 1 Month old

C These last 4 weeks have gone by so fast and already I can see so many changes in our little man. It only seems like yesterday that he was looking up at me with that dazed expression and big swollen eyes. I've really started to see his personality come out. It's funny how he's already learning how to get my attention with his different noises, he knows I will always pick him up. I think that he is more aware of his surroundings everyday and opens his eyes wide when he sees…Read more
Rusks and Rebels – Website Review

Rusks and Rebels – Website Review

Rusks and Rebels is a great site if like us you're sick of just seeing bland baby clothes on offer. Rusk and Rebels offer children's clothes that cater for 0-24 months (Rusk) and 2-12 years (Rebels). We were really impressed with the usability of the website. Instantly the graphics allow it to stand out from the crowd. We've recently been looking to buy some more funky outfits for our little monkey, so we headed to the Rusks section. With so much to choose from we lost several minutes just deciding which cute outfits…Read more
Breast is Best

Breast is Best

We all know that breastfeeding is most certainly the best way to feed your baby and the life long benefits of breastfeeding greatly outweigh those of formula feeding, however what you aren't told is how hard it is! It just seems we are told over and over that Breast is best. I knew from the moment K and I started talking about having children that I wanted to breastfeed but I didn't really give it a lot of thought, even throughout my pregnancy. We did attend a breastfeeding workshop towards the end of…Read more
Birth Story – The Other View – Part 2

Birth Story – The Other View – Part 2

If you want to read part one of the birth story - The other View, you can here. Once C was relatively pain free, she managed to get a few hours sleep. I took this opportunity to go and get some food. I wasn't feeling too hungry, but I knew C was going to need me in the next few hours so I thought it best to get some energy. Midwives came and went as shifts changed and lunch breaks were taken. Each midwife came with different questions, "how had we found our…Read more
Birth Story – Induction Part 2

Birth Story – Induction Part 2

If you haven't read Part 1 of my Birth Story you can read it here.   The epidural was amazing! My pain stopped instantly and the midwife was able to put the hormone drip up high to really get my labour going. Even though I swore to myself that I wouldn't have an epidural, it was the best decision of the whole pregnancy and I wish l had done it sooner. I managed to get some sleep and due to fatigue and the shot of pethadine I pretty much had to rely on…Read more
Sky – Gallery Linky

Sky – Gallery Linky

Sometimes I wish I could touch the clouds as they look so beautiful. This guy looked like that was what he was doing. This post is for the Galley linky over at Sticky Fingers. Go join in with this weeks theme.  Read more
Surreal Moments

Surreal Moments

Last week K and I sat down with our baby boy to watch the Closing Ceremony to the London Olympics and half way through we all found ourselves dancing around the living room to The Spice Girls. I feel like it was only yesterday that I was playing Scary Spice in my primary school play ground and there I was, singing those memorable lyrics as a mother of the most amazing little person I have ever set eyes on. It was a very surreal moment in my adult life. Have you had any…Read more
Birth Story – The Other View – Part 1

Birth Story – The Other View – Part 1

If you want to read C's point of view of the Birth Story, you can read Part 1 here. We'd finally been booked in for an induction and yet I was so worried they were going to change their minds as we'd been messed about so much. I spent 40 mins in reception worrying that they were going to tell us they had no room and send us home. Luckily it was meant to be and they had just been sorting a large private room. As we walked into the room, I had…Read more