I’ve read a book!

Tired and slightly going mad mummy here and I’ve gone and done something that I thought I would never do. I’ve read a how to book on babies. More specifically on how to get a baby to sleep!! When I became pregnant I swore I would follow my instincts on everything, but this 4 month…

Road rage and rollercoasters

The ups and downs of parenthood are absolutely insane. One minute I’m driving through the beautiful Northumbrian countryside reflecting on yet another lovely afternoon of work and the Little One is out for the count in her car seat from all the fresh air. The next minute, I’ve hit the city and a 30 minute…

Day 2

Work day # 2 accomplished. Is it too early to feel like I could easily get the hang of this? My back is aching and I think I’ve strained something in my calf but to get that from gardening instead of from lugging the Little One around feels good. This particular garden is one heck…

A bumpy ride

As we head towards the 4 month mark with the Little One it has made me reflect on our feeding journey. I feel like it’s a miracle that I’ve managed to get here but in a few days time I will have reached my first goalpost of 4 months of exclusive breastfeeding. While I had…

Day 1

I’m home now and I survived! I actually managed to spend 48 hours without my dear hubby and it didn’t herald the end of the world. I also managed a day of work while juggling the Little One and I couldn’t be more chuffed. Yeah, I know it’s not exactly rocket science and I did…

Happy Father’s Day!

The Little One and I are spending our first night (maybe two if I don’t have a meltdown) away from her daddy and it just so happens to be Father’s Day. Perfect time to reflect on him and his new daddy status! I was a bit of a daddy’s girl when I was younger and…

Not your average lass.

I dragged the Hubby and Little One out shopping today but it was a shopping spree of a different kind and not one to make the husband’s blood pressure rise. I was on a mission to load up on some shiny new gardening tools before Monday. I’ve never had much of a garden myself and…

Something in the air

I’m not sure if it’s something to do with the time of year and the longer, lighter days but I’ve recently come across a lot of people with mummy guilt or mums who seem to just have too much on their plate. These mum’s range from having new babies all the way up to teenagers….

4 month sleep regression…yawn…

When I started my blog I had all good intentions of posting something every few days and the ideas have certainly not stopped flowing. The little one, however, has had other ideas! I’ve already mentioned that she appears to have started fighting sleep but all of the signs now point to the dreaded 4 month…

To sleep or not to sleep…

I’m at it again, the little one is back in the sling and I’m marching on the spot to keep her asleep. We’ve reached the dreaded stage of the fight against sleep. At 13 weeks, we are now starting to recognise little semblances of a routine to her wake and sleep pattern. She seems to…

Independence day is looming

My little one is suffering with her first cold at the minute and to be fair to her, apart from coughing and spluttering her germs all over her dad and me, she has been her usual smiley happy self. I’ve felt very sorry for her but she’s definitely not made a meal of it like…

How soon is too soon to return to work?

Going back to work is a big deal for the majority of new mothers and is a prospect that is more than likely met with a mixture of emotions. Some mothers are worried at the thought of spending more than a few hours away from their little one. Some may be excited to be back…