The Dreaded T Word

Teething. Oh, the joys. Most parents have experienced it, some may be beginning to experience it and some just will not know what’s hit them (I don’t mean to put you off, I am sorry).

Logan is now 6 months and almost 4 weeks old (29 weeks to be precise) and we are definitely no strangers to teething. I must admit, he’s never gotten some of the symptoms a lot of parents talk about. He’s had slight reddening of his cheeks, a shit ton of drooling, a crap load of whinging and the need to bite and chew everything  (yes, my fingers were constantly bitten during this process). So far, fingers crossed, we’ve had no sleepless nights  (though you could count him constantly waking and only being settled with boob as having a slightly sleepless night, but he usually sleeps until about 9/10am so I’m definitely not complaining ha!)

We are constantly trying out new products and items to help us along this exhausting and tedious (oh so tedious) journey, but I thought I’d tell you all about a few things we have found absolutely invaluable and helpful to little bear and his peggies. View Post

My Baby Has No Routine and I Don’t Mind

Before Logan was born, a lot of people would tell me how good it is to get baby into a good routine. They’d tell me how important it is for ensuring baby knows when their naptimes are and the difference between night and day and if they are in a good routine, it means you can have some time to yourself or do some chores etc. At first I wasn’t sure, but then I started to think maybe it would be good. As long as it isn’t bad in any way for my baby then surely it’s fine. Which I’m pretty sure it is in any circumstances, everybody loves a good routine sometimes.
The first couple of weeks of getting used to having a baby, both Logan and I slept and ate pretty much. We didn’t leave the house much or bother with things like that. We only saw family and friends if and when they came to the house or on the rare occasion we would all go out as a family. He certainly didn’t have any set naptimes as he was a newborn and a doctor once told me that apparently, young babies can sleep for upto 22hours a day…what on earth is he talking about?!  View Post

My Baby’s Social Life is Saving Me

For many years I’ve definitely found myself as the type of person who would much rather stay in, keeping myself to myself than going out doing things or rather spending time with people in a sense. I always found myself making up excuses as to why I couldn’t meet a friend for shopping that day or trying to get things done any other way than having to go out and do them and it was simply because I couldn’t really be bothered.  View Post

When  2 Became 3, My Labour & Birth Story (Part 2)

On the Wednesday, the first pessary I had been given was removed and the midwife did an examination of my cervix. Not much had happened at all. I was approximately 1-1.5cm dilated and my cervix was still too far back so she placed another in and left it to do it’s magic for another 24 hours. Again, I tried walking, bouncing on the pregnancy ball, I had a curry for tea and ate a lot of fruit in the hopes it would help move things along. No such luck. View Post