Bumps & Babies: Breastfeeding

Having seen so many posts around National Breastfeeding Week recently, I’ve been reflecting on how different my breastfeeding journeys have been with my two daughters. With my first daughter, I couldn’t get anything right. I was in excruciating pain each time I tried to get her to latch, she lost weight and my midwife helpfully…

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Bumps & Babies: Immunisations

Last week as I went into my toddler’s music and movement class, I heard one of the other mums on her mobile phone talking about her school-aged child, who she also had in tow. “Yeah, she’s come out in this kind of rash, but it’s not chicken pox because she’s had that.” Cue me desperately…

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Bumps & Babies: Unusual birth stories

Amazingly, my little baby girl is already 12 weeks old. The time is flying by! I’ve been reflecting recently on her birth. I have rather an unusual birth story to tell this time around, as my elective C-section actually turned out to be not quite what the doctors were expecting! Fortunately, the surgeons were amazing and…

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Bumps & Babies Round-up: Siblings adjusting to a new baby

Since my last round-up, M has been adjusting to being a big sister with mixed success! I think she’s understandably finding it tricky that there’s suddenly this other person demanding our attention, when previously she had it all to herself. I’ve written all about my first six weeks parenting two under two, if you fancy…

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Bumps & Babies Round-up: Newborn advice

I’ll let you in on a secret; I wrote this round-up early as I knew that I’d have a newborn to be dealing with once the publish date rolled around! In fact, shortly after submitting March’s round-up, I discovered that my C-section date needed to be brought forward by two weeks! So, I thought I’d…

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Bumps & Babies Round-up: Positive C-section stories

Since my last round-up I’ve had a scan at 32 weeks and my baby was breech. The decision was made to book me in for an elective caesarean ‘just in case’ the baby doesn’t turn. I had a C-section with my first baby (I seem to make breech babies!) and I’ve written a post all…

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