I had never thought that I would have to go out of my way to make friends. I’ve always had enough, I’m not a massively social person, a bit of an introvert really. Making friends is a difficult endeavor for me as I seem to create weird and awkward situations, my favorite being smiling at … Continue reading What is normal for making friends?
I’ve done it, I’ve put up with the pain and embarrassment, the long hours pumping in the night, the hour long feeds and poor latches. I’ve finally come through the other side of “establishing breastfeeding”. So after all the pumping and waiting for the perfect moment to retry my baby on the breast it only … Continue reading What is normal for breastfeeding? part two
It’s been a while since I really spent a while thinking about my miscarriage, not that I could or would ever forget Kai. In fact I often think about Kai just not the actual miscarriage; that does not define him. I actually subconsciously must have been focused on it as last night I dreamt about … Continue reading What is normal for a miscarriage? part two
In July we are planning a trip to Portugal, not that much of a problem? However we are driving. Driving in a 2cv. Driving in a 2cv with a 3 month old. The 2cv is currently in bits… I know this is doable as many of my friends have achieved similar ventures. This is because … Continue reading What is normal for planning backpacking with a baby?
So as I sit here with my Tommee Tippee breast pump mooing at me (no honestly it sounds like an actual cow) trying to pacify a wriggling baby, I wonder is breastfeeding really for me? Now I keep saying I am failing at breastfeeding, but that really isn’t true, I’m succeeding at breastfeeding just in … Continue reading What is normal for breastfeeding?
Pregnancy is incredibly tiring so tiring I felt like I had to sleep permanently, especially while I was at work. Working as a nurse doing three to four long days a week. A long day consists of 7am-7:30pm and often beyond 7:30pm depending on what is occurring at work, for example is a patient has … Continue reading What is normal for labour?
You often hear of babymoon's but I really hadn't thought about it properly. I have been off work with SPD for 3 weeks and then this week I have had a weeks annual leave. Seeing as my SPD seemed to be a lot better and I will be returning to work on Tuesday, I thought … Continue reading What is normal for a babymoon?
One thing that my friends and family generally laugh at me for, is how old I am, maybe this comes from the "nursing" territory, but generally I feel that I am becoming more and more like my mamma everyday (apart from having vascular dementia, though sometimes baby brain is pretty close). My main old lady … Continue reading What is normal for being an old lady in your 20’s?
I've never reached the middle before, so everything is very new to me! After loosing one baby you feel like you have no right to complain about the many bad side effects of pregnancy, especially when everybody who has been pregnant is telling you how wonderful pregnancy is and how much they loved being pregnant. … Continue reading What is normal for the middle of pregnancy?
When I first had my miscarriage I was often told to write about it. I did, in the form of a blog, I had always thought about blogging but was always to lazy to do it. Turns out writing straight out of an emotional hell hole is far too much for me. I felt like … Continue reading What is normal for having a miscarriage?