Boobies

Today I feel like my boobs reach my feet. I have breastfed all night long, after pumping, because I was tricked into thinking we had managed to get her to bed earlier. Last night we all got next to no sleep, thanks to the wind left behind by Ophelia. We were awake at least every … Continue reading Boobies

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What is normal for a miscarriage? part 3.

I was going to post about my holiday but it was the wave of light tonight and that is far more important. This week has been baby loss awareness week. I am going to discuss miscarriage, so if you are in a vulnerable place yourself or are pregnant and do not want to read about … Continue reading What is normal for a miscarriage? part 3.

Leapy leaping leap

I think that my daughter is having one of these so called leaps. I only heard about these the other day. I have been woken up constantly through the night for the sixth time this week. I know, I know I really cant complain at all as up until recently she has slept through the … Continue reading Leapy leaping leap

What is normal for making friends?

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?

What is normal for breastfeeding? part two

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

What is normal for a miscarriage? 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

What is normal for planning backpacking with a baby?

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?

What is normal for breastfeeding?

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?

What is normal for labour?

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?