Last week we welcomed our beautiful little girl Aisling, at 41 +1, all 7lbs even. I had Aisling at home, a decision I made early in my pregnancy, as I had such anxiety about giving birth without my husband present due to all the current restrictions on maternity hospitals in Ireland. It was without a … Continue reading My home birth story
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It's a valid question, right? And it is one I found myself asking late last year when I still wasn't pregnant after nearly a year trying. You assume once you have one, it will be easy to get pregnant again the second time round. This really wasn't my experience. When I was trying to get … Continue reading How do I get pregnant?
It's hard to believe its nearly 3 months since we began potty training. I've been asked a lot of questions since, so thought I would highlight below the main things to focus on before you start: 1. Do your research, I spent about a month reading "Oh crap potty training" before I felt ready. 2. … Continue reading Potty training follow up
On Isobel's due date my hubbie said to me if she came now I would be ready, and I replied I don't think you can ever be ready. Just like my labour the first few days were a whirlwind of confusion, excitement, and do we really have a baby??? I was released from hospital at … Continue reading Post Labour- the next 5 days
I started weaning Aisling last week. I am still finding it hard to believe she has hit the 6 months mark. It feels time is going so much quicker with my second baby. She is taking to weaning like a duck to water and when I put her in the high chair, she doesn't have … Continue reading Baby led weaning-2nd Baby
It's hard to believe I have now gone past the 4 month mark with Aisling, time seems to be just slipping through my fingers! After Christmas, due to her growing at an extraordinary rate, we decided to move her into the bigger cot. It doesn't fit in our room which meant moving her too, sigh!! … Continue reading New Year, New Room
How has 10 weeks passed since I gave birth!! I thought I would do a blog post each week, how naive I was. I totally forgot how demanding a newborn is!! All they do is eat, sleep, pee and poop, but you forget the mental haze from no sleep!! So here is a very quick … Continue reading Nearly 10 weeks with newborn
With only a few weeks to go until baby no.2 arrives, I have officially entered the "nesting period". Yes everything in sight with some dust is getting a clean! I even got a haircut last week! I am losing all that lovely 2nd trimester energy I had and most weekends now involve napping. Isobel is … Continue reading Starting to Nest
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I wrote an article during the week for Pregnancy and Parenting Magazine on how you can prepare for breastfeeding when pregnant and here are my top tips; Get some breastfeeding books or do some research whilst you are still pregnant especially on issues you could encounter, like problems latching, mastitis, engorgement, suitable bras etc. There … Continue reading Preparing for Breastfeeding
It's always a proud mom moment when the creche supervisor tells you, your little one hit another child, as I hang my head in shame. She did reassure me though that all of the toddlers are doing the same thing. It's all about testing boundaries apparently! Poor mum has been the subject of these incidents … Continue reading More discipline issues