Babies To Toddlers

How Was Your Day?

  With a newborn baby and a four year old, people ask me… “How’s it going?” “How’s your day been?” Fine I say. It’s going ok, it’s going fine. I’m fine. This is my standard response because no one really wants to know how your day went. Not in detail anyway because what are they …

Pregnancy and Birth

Oh Do Fuck Off Kate Hudson

The laziest thing I’ve ever done? Have a C-section! I’m having an elective C-section next week, it will be my second Cesarean – the first was an emergency.  So call me a little over-sensitive (if you fucking dare at 38 weeks pregnant) but when I see flippant comments like this made by women in the public …

., Pregnancy and Birth

A Hospital Bag For An Elective C-Section: This Is Not My First Rodeo

So the last time I packed a hospital bag, it was all kitted out for a perfectly serene and straight forward birthing experience. I had an overnight bag (insert eye-roll here) mostly stuffed with cotton wool, nappies and mini bottles of shampoo. My biggest concerns were “which of my nice new PJ’s should I bring?” and “what …

Pregnancy and Birth

Postpartum Hair Drama

Postpartum hair loss is a legitimate side effect of pregnancy, I didn’t know this the first time around. My hair which is naturally thick anyway, grew particularly luscious throughout and I walked around feeling a bit like Farrah Fawcett – only with a huge belly and ankles to match!   The problem was that all …