thoughts and things

Experience

Birthday Bother

I really can’t be bothered about Bubs’ birthday. I know that sounds harsh but I can’t get excited about it. For one, it seems a lot of hassle for a day that she will never remember. And secondly, it just reminds me of what I […]

Working Mum

I have been back at work for about 6 weeks. So how has it been, now I am a Working Mum? It’s been tough, I won’t lie. My only relief has been that I’ve only been working 2 days a week. I’m going up to […]

Am I under pressure?

I read a news article at the weekend that highlighted that young women (16-30 – I just get into this age bracket!) feel lonely, isolated, and feel they can not cope. My initial reaction to this was to say “That’s not me!” But when I […]

5 things I’ve learnt about my partner looking after the baby

I’ve learnt there are a few things I should have made sure my partner knew about looking after the baby when left in solo charge of the Bubba. 1. How to dress the baby – Yes, they may know the clothes go where, but layering […]

Near or Far, Wherever You Are, Mum

I’ve spent most of my life trying to get away from my Mum, my Dad. Getting away from my family. Is it something innate that makes us want to break away when we are young, to repel what we have been brought up with, with […]

Going Out, Staying In

I had a baby free night last night. I guess you could call it a date night. Me and my partner were freeeee! Baby had gone to stay overnight at my Mums house. This was the first time my Mum would have had her overnight […]

I’m oh so TIRED!

  People say they feel tired. Tired after a long day at work, or running, or doing some sort of aerobic excercise. People say they are sick and tired, fed up, tired of this, of that. We all think we know how it feels to […]

2 months, 8 weeks: my maternity leave bucket list

I have two months left before I have to go back to work. This makes me feel sad but I won’t let it get me down. I have decided to write a list of what we are going to do in the next 8 weeks. […]

I hated my birth….how birth affected my bond with my daughter

A friend of mine has recently given birth. I am so happy for them, I really am. But everytime I think about them, and their birth, I feel sad inside. Everytime I see a TV program advertised about birth, I switch over. I hated my […]

Partners on The Maternity Ward: A Good Idea?

Watching the very exciting news today about the birth of the royal baby, a piece of information caught my eye.  Prince William would stay with Catherine overnight with their baby.  Hold on, I thought.  I didn’t get that.  Dan wasn’t allowed to stay with me. […]