When I found out I was pregnant – Tattooed Mummy

Naomi talks about the early signs of her pregnancy, including when she ate a huge pizza and thick milkshake and then wanted to eat it all over again!

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Hello and welcome back to my guest series!

This week, I’m delighted to introduce Naomi aka. Tattooed Mummy. She’s a mum of a 17 year old, but she can still recall the answers to these questions as though it were yesterday.  Continue reading “When I found out I was pregnant – Tattooed Mummy”

Our Sleep Routine – World Sleep Day

Written for World Sleep Day on 17th March 2017, this post is about our sleep routine with our baby.

I love sleep, don’t you? Unfortunately, it’s something that most new parents are lacking in – unless you’re one of the lucky few! As it’s World Sleep Day today, I thought I’d discuss our sleep routine with Autumn with you.

Once we got back from the hospital after her operation, we started a sleep routine (she was 6 weeks old then). From what I’ve heard, it doesn’t sound like sleep routines work with all babies and each person/couple has to tailor it to their needs. However, this is what we do: Continue reading “Our Sleep Routine – World Sleep Day”

I hated my daughter’s name

For a while after she was born, I hated the name that we gave to our baby girl.

When you’re pregnant you spend hours looking at baby names with your partner, trying to pick the perfect one for your unborn child. My husband and I were no different; hours were spent searching the internet looking for inspiration. So, it pains me to say that for a period of time, I couldn’t stand my daughter’s name, despite the fact that I was the one who had chosen it. Hearing her name made me flinch; I felt like I wanted to change it to something else…

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When I found out I was pregnant – Bringing up the Berneys

Becky shares her story of when she found out she was pregnant and how she jumped on the bed to share the news with her partner.

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Hi and welcome again!

Well, this guest series is now in full swing. It’s great seeing a new story each week about women’s different experiences of when they found out they were pregnant. Every story is unique, yet similarities can often be drawn. One of the most prominent similarities is the mixture of emotions that are felt when one finds out and today’s guest poster is no exception! This week, I’m thrilled to introduce Becky from Bringing up the Berneys. Continue reading “When I found out I was pregnant – Bringing up the Berneys”

When I found out I was pregnant – Life as Mrs D

Sophie talks about her pregnancy story – how she waited for her husband to come home from a work trip to take the test and how she didn’t have time to savour the moment.

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Hi and welcome to my guest series – When I found out I was pregnant. This week I’m excited to introduce Sophie from Life As Mrs D!

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When do you start feeling like a mother?

When do you first start feeling like a mom/mother/mum? This post discusses when I first felt like I was a mum. Was it when I took my positive pregnancy test? Was it when I saw my baby on the sonographer’s screen or was it once she was actually born?

It was late January 2016 that I took my positive pregnancy test, so I’ve been thinking a lot about this time last year. I was thinking about when I started being a mum and when I started feeling like a mum. Without getting into a pro-life vs. pro-choice debate, I’d like to share my story and discuss with you when you first started being a mum. Continue reading “When do you start feeling like a mother?”

Autumn’s 3 most favourite books, March 2017

We’ve been reading with Autumn since she was a 6 week old baby. She loves books and here are her current favourite children’s books!

Inspired by World Book Day tomorrow, (2nd March 2017), I thought I’d write about some of the books Autumn has in her collection or has borrowed from the library. Since Autumn was only a 6 week old baby, I’ve been buying and reading books to her often.

It’s never too early to start reading to babies, as it helps them to learn and it’s another activity you can do to help develop their senses. To begin with, black and white books are best as they can’t see especially clearly and they enjoy looking at the contrast. As they get to a couple of months old, they start to pay more attention to bright colours. As a 5 month old, Autumn now absolutely loves books, especially if they’re brightly coloured! She really looks at them and interacts with them by touching them and trying to hold them. Sometimes she even tries to turn the pages by herself!

Autumn seems to have three favourite books currently:

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