When I was packing my hospital bag I found myself asking every Mum I knew what I should pack, plus doing some good old fashioned Pinterest & Google searching. So, through thorough research and my own experience here is a list! I've separated it into three categories: Your bag, Babies Bag & a Labour Bag! … Continue reading What The F@#k Do I Pack In My Hospital Bag?
Feeding your baby is so natural. But when you’re in public cover that natural stuff up and don’t let anyone see what breasts are actually suppose to be used for. You’re mental health and sanity is so important so make sure you do what’s right for you. Though never forget that breast is best. Go … Continue reading There Is No Right Way To Be A Mum…But You’re Doing It Wrong
Who am I? I don’t recognise this person. The stretched skin. The leaking nipples. The engorged boobs. The clothes that just don’t fit. The copious amounts of hair that trail on the floor behind me. The dark circles under my eyes. The inability to do a gym session and not completely crumble at the end. … Continue reading Trying To Find The “Me” In “Mum”
I get frustrated. I get overwhelmed. Sometimes I even think “was I ready for this...?” The answer is simple; I could never have been 100% ready for it. Nor could I ever have prepared myself for what being a Mum would entail. I look at my husband, who's body hasn’t changed, who's job hasn’t changed, … Continue reading The Newborn Effect
Dear Pre-Labor Self, When people say “get all the rest you can now” you need to listen to them! Like - literally sleep as much as you can because you're going to go through such a physical and mental battle babe. I’m not going to lie to you & say it doesn’t hurt, I’m not … Continue reading A Letter To Myself Before Labor
What a week! What a glorious week that we were absolutely not prepared for! That first night at the hospital we were put in a shared room – now sharing a room isn’t what threw me, it was the fact that it meant that Brad couldn’t stay, which in turn meant that I was suppose … Continue reading First Week With A Newborn