Tag Archives : baby

Maternity leave – expectations vs reality


Now that i’m coming to the end of my first maternity leave, it’s safe to say that some of the expectations I had for my “year off” were VERY unrealistic and dreamy!   Expectation: Lots of time to watch box sets Reality: I think I have managed one box set in the early days after giving birth, whilst breastfeeding *constantly*,…

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Nursery – is it really that bad?!


In 6 weeks time, it’ll be all change again! I’ll have just had a year off work for the first time, and have gone through more emotions than I ever knew were possible! Plus, I managed to bag myself a promotion that I didn’t think would happen for at least 5 years. So, all in all, it’s been a busy…

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Bloody Brilliant Blogger – who me?!


The Bloody Brilliant Blogger Tag – Run by Becky and Kimberly the tag is all about showing recognition to the amazing blogs the internet has to offer. Giving their owners a virtual slap on the back and celebrating some flippin’ fantastic posts. It was such a great feeling to be reading a post by Mummy to Dex (one of my favourite…

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When did I become invisible?


I’m not exactly sure when it happened, and it took me a few weeks to realise, but suddenly, as soon as I had pushed a baby out, people didn’t want to know about ME anymore. Family and friends who used to call me for a chat, ask me to go to dinner / shopping, all of a sudden didn’t want to know about…

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Stroller review – Silver Cross Zest


At 7 months pregnant when we purchased our babies travel system, I didn’t think that 9 months later I would be going back out to buy a stroller. I thought that the mega bucks we were spending on the system would be all that we needed – I was very wrong! Fast forward 9 months, and having just booked our…

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8 months into being a mum – how do I feel?


The last 8 months have been an absolute whirlwind, so it’s rare that I get to actually sit down and think about how I actually feel. I can’t believe that in the last 8 months I have given birth, looked after a newborn (and he’s still ok!), and now have an infant who is clapping, squealing and trying to crawl!…

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Summer Holidays: 10 things to pack for baby


As I found out a few weeks ago, going on holiday has a whole different meaning once a baby comes along! Gone are the relaxing, lazy days by the pool snoozing and reading at your leisure, it’s more making sure that you have enough entertainment for your baby so you can soak up at least a little bit of that…

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Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit – Review and GIVEAWAY


For anyone who has read my post the-dreaded-4-month-sleep-regression, you will know exactly what I was up against – wake ups every hour or two throughout the night, which were starting to take their toll. So, when the lovely Maureen, creator of the Magic Sleepsuit got in touch after seeing my blog post, I was very excited. I had briefly heard about the…

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The Bedtime Tag


Thank you to Grumpy Mum Reviews for passing on the bedtime tag! I’m currently sat in bed with a baby sleeping in the next room……so, the perfect time to write this! 1. Describe your usual bedtime routine  Our bedtime routine is still a work in progress. It starts between 6.30pm-7pm depending on just how grumpy the little man is, and…

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When teething strikes…..at 3 months! 


The drooling started around 10 weeks, but that was expected – lots of my friends babies had done the same thing. The start of the long process of teething! The symptoms were drooling, fingers (and everything else for that matter) in his mouth! But, one thing we didn’t expect straight away were actual teeth! Two weeks after the process started…

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