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”

The Sunshine Blogger Quiz

Here are my answers to the Sunshine Blogger Quiz. I think it’s a lovely way to get to know fellow bloggers!

Intrigued, I read this post by The Unnatural Mother a few days ago, which was titled ‘The Sunshine Blogger Quiz’. It turns out that The Sunshine Blogger Quiz is just a bit of fun between bloggers, where they are asked questions by someone and then they ask someone else some questions. It helps readers to find out more about the person behind the blog, which I think is always nice!

The Unnatural Mother didn’t tag anyone specific, she simply asked people to comment on the post if they wanted to take part, so that’s what I did!

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30 things to do before 30

Here is my list of 30 things I’d like to do before my 30th birthday.

As my friends keep reminding me, as I have recently turned 25 I am now closer to 30 than I am 20! Quite frankly, this kind of scares me as time seems to have gone so fast since I was 16 and seems to go quicker each year. As such, I felt the need to make a list of things I’d like to do before I turn 30. Hopefully I can achieve quite a few of these, so even if the time goes quickly, I’ll feel like I’ve achieved a lot with it!

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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?”

Liebster Award

After being nominated for the Liebster Award, I am answering my questions and nominating some other great bloggers.

I’m very happy and honoured right now, as yesterday I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Zoe over at LycraWidow! Thank you!

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The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers who they think are deserving of an award. Then, should they choose to accept the award, the nominated bloggers write a blog post answering 11 questions from the person nominating them, list 11 facts about themselves and list some nominees of their own!

After some happy dancing when I received my nomination, I got myself a packet of mini eggs and sat down to answer Zoe’s questions.

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Our disastrous first post-baby date night

My husband and I’s first date night after our baby was born turned out to be a disaster. Dave didn’t like Fifty Shades Darker and Autumn had separation anxiety.

During my pregnancy we didn’t really go out and have dates to make the most of our time as a couple before Autumn arrived. This was because I just felt bad in one way or another throughout the whole pregnancy! Autumn is now almost 5 months old and we felt as though it might be time we went on our first post-baby date night. Knowing that my mum was going to be off work due to half term, we asked my parents if they would be able to look after her one evening for us.  Continue reading “Our disastrous first post-baby date night”