Category Archives: Trials and tribulations

How to make a cup of tea (when you have a baby) in 30 easy steps.

Sometimes a blog post takes a long time, and requires a degree of imagination. This one didn’t – it was my real morning!

It reminded me of when I was a kid and we used to tease mum about the endless cups of cold tea that we would find around the house. Most of which were still completely full. But, I think I get it now – and in fact I’m pretty impressed she would get the tea made each time with 4 kids to look after.  My morning below shows how hard it can be!

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10 reasons why babies are like annoying drunken friends…

1. They fall asleep randomly in the most inconvenient locations.

My arm is in agony
My arm is in agony

Like that friend who just wants to get all deep and meaningful, then cry on you and fall asleep on your shoulder, babies just love a long drawn out complaining session, followed by finally falling asleep and trapping you in position.

The trick is to try and let that take place in a comfortable position as you won’t be able to move for some time.

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A long journey of infertility.

Infertility isn’t a subject you always see on a mummy blog, but as it’s part of what brought some of the ladies behind this blog together I thought I would share a few words about the last 5 years that have been the best and worst of my life. In between the highs of marrying my wonderful husband in 2011 and having my beautiful son in 2014 were the toughest times I have ever experienced. Infertility was the hardest fight I have ever faced, and it has changed me profoundly. It’s a difficult thing for people who have had babies easily to understand, but when you want a baby and can’t have one, it takes over your life, your brain and your happiness.
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K’s late pregnancy countdown – pillows, pillows, pillows!

Pregnancythe final countdown. A guest post from one of our few remaining pregnant ladies, K.

 

So here I am – 38 weeks pregnant. Now, I know no one has ever said this would be easy or the most comfortable time of life but I dont think I ever realised how many pillows were about to invade my bed! 


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Living with a Reflux Baby

Baby muslin reflux

This picture is of my adorable baby, A, and it is pretty typical of her life so far. She spends most of her waking hours shrouded in layers of muslins. No, it is not a questionable fashion choice on my part. The muslins go hand in hand with a lingering sour odour and constant suspect white stains on clothing and soft furnishings to signal that I have a Reflux Baby.

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