As I type, I'm 7 days overdue with an induction booked in for 3 days time. I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty disappointed - How can my cervix be 'closed tight' for business? It's got one job! (Well probably a few, but only one I care about right now and that's simply to open … Continue reading The trillions of ‘naturally inducing labour’ methods I have tried and tested, just for you.
Have you ever considered hiring a nanny? Chances are you most likely think of nannies as something that are more common in overseas countries, rich mansions and fantastic sit coms. I actually worked in Germany for two different families as an 'Au Pair' when I was younger, and the experience was interesting. I got my own … Continue reading Nannies & Au Pairs & Fairy Godmothers, oh my.
Firstly - It's official. Bean owns more things than me. Or at least in the blanket/muslin/singlet division. Completely trumps me. And gosh baby things are made of such nice, soft, plush materials! Over the weekend I had my baby shower at my house. My family did absolutely everything, from baking (I'm still eating cakes now … Continue reading My baby shower.
The struggle is real. When I was early stages pregnant, Chris would tease me about having 'baby brain' if I forgot anything - from where I put my keys, to a story I was telling. I tried to tell him that no, that was just normal and probably because I was so tired but I … Continue reading THE BABY BRAIN PHENOMENON
Georgia Mackie is a local mum of two gorgeous boys Freddy and Louie. Her and husband Andrew had the two boys in quick succession, and here Georgia shares her experience with being a busy mum of two. When Madelin asked me to write a piece for her blog I thought, ‘Sure! How easy. I have … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Georgia Mackie on life as a mum of two boys
If you're 34 weeks pregnant and in a low impact car accident, of course you should go to the hospital and get checked out. At least thats whats I would have told you last week, before it happened to me. It's not dramatic, some idiot tailgated us and ran into the back of our car - … Continue reading Sharing a scare + trusting your instincts
You would think that mother nature would be a little easier on us in the third trimester right? I mean heck, we've been growing a baby for about 8 months now and it's not always easy! But no .. For this last week I've been feeling really sick again, on and off. My stomach capacity … Continue reading Third trimester nausea
After a rough end to the week with the death of my somewhat estranged dad, my grandma keeps texting me worried that I'm about to go into labour. I have to gently remind her I am resting, taking care of myself, and still have seven and a half weeks to go, so I sincerely hope … Continue reading If I don’t remain upbeat, no one is going to do it for me.
Depending on whether you're having your first baby, or number 2,3,4, it will change how many midwife appointments you have during the course of your pregnancy. Because I'm having my first, I get an extra one added in which is nice. They're a fantastic opportunity to be able to ask all of the questions you've … Continue reading The ‘low’ down on routine pregnancy blood tests
Emily is a surfcoast mum who gave birth to baby James 8 weeks ago. She has shared her positive experiences of birth + motherhood. When I was pregnant I was working as a teacher. I was often bailed up in a corner of the staffroom by well-meaning women who wanted to tell me their birth or … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Emily Gilbert ‘Giving birth is awesome’