Everything was happening so quickly, I felt like I was in the spin cycle of a washing machine, churning around and around. My thoughts were a jumbled mess. Just two days ago I’d been laid up with mastitis, one day ago we had found out about his tongue-tie, and today we were in the car heading to Read more →
You can read Ziggys birth story here.
Credit to Cassie at Capturing Life Birth Photography for the beautiful images and slideshow.
There are few things lonelier than feeding at 2am, just you, your baby and a red, sore swollen boob that feels like someone’s sticking knives in it each time he latches on. The first time I got mastitis it came out of nowhere. I had no idea what it was. I had heard of mastitis, sure, that was something cows got,… Read more →
The first few weeks of motherhood didn’t seem to be as bad as everyone had lead me to believe they would be. I was expecting to be this tired, stressed, smelly, crazy woman whoo spoke in goos and gaas and forgot to put on pants before leaving the house. Read more →
“Do you have health insurance” my proctologist asked. ‘Yes” I replied. ‘That’s good’ he said, ‘we have space tomorrow. You’re going in for surgery”. Read more →
You know a part of pregnancy no one really talks about but a lot of mums experience? Haemorrhoids and anal fissures. Yes, I’m going there, you may want to put down your coffee, delay your snack, this post is going to talk about my bottom. Read more →
I’ve titled this post, ‘the start of the journey’ because there is so much more to come. But all journeys start somewhere and this one started about half an hour after Ziggy was born. Read more →
Placenta encapsulation. Separately, I am familiar with these two words. Anyone who is pregnant has an idea of what the placenta is and does, Read more →
Positive birth, skin to skin, delayed cord clamping, powerful, euphoric. These were not common terms I associated with giving birth. Epidural, hospital, pain, emergency caesarean, haemorrhage, these were the words I was familiar with. So you can see why, when I found out I was pregnant, the thought of giving birth terrified me. As I mentioned in an earlier post, everything I had… Read more →
There are so many rules pregnant women are expected to adhere to, rules around smoking, drinking, what you can eat, Read more →