Becoming mum

Shout out to the midwives!

In these incredibly difficult and dangerous Covid-19 times every front line worker deserves our applause and huge respect. This includes the unbelievable everyday heroes that are midwives! I had an easy pregnancy, a lovely pregnancy, and didn’t need much support from community midwives (though every one I saw at antenatal check-ups was lovely). My true …

Becoming mum

Perils of prodromal labour

Before becoming pregnant (in fact before I was 40 weeks pregnant!) I had never heard of prodromal or ‘false’ labour before. I just assumed you had your contractions, your water’s broke (in either order) and bam you’re in labour and will welcome your bundle of joy in the next few hours! How wrong I was… …

Becoming mum

The big gender question…

To find out or not to find out? When expecting a baby one of the most exciting parts can be finding out whether you’re having a little boy or a little girl. According to research from 2001 reviewed in 2015, 58% of both men and women choose to find out the gender of their unborn …

Mumstar

Addictive Netflix shows!

Nursing? Bottle-feeding? Baby napping in your arms? Tired of baby sensory videos on repeat? 30 minutes to yourself? (yeah right I hear!)… Here are my cringe-worthy yet binge-worthy recommendations on Netflix for you to watch while ‘mumming’: Love is blind Ironically featuring some of the most shallow-minded people in the world, this show is a …

Mum's yums

Best banana bread

I have joined the lockdown banana bread bandwagon and got baking during one of Isaac’s naps. I have used this recipe countless times and always have success with it so if you want an easy, affordable and quick recipe check it out here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bananabread_85720 Today I had no plain flour so took the risk …

Best baby buys

He slept through the night!

I’m a chuffed and unashamedly smug mummy today as our baby has slept through the night at 11 weeks old! How did this happen though? More importantly, how can I keep it happening?! My thoughts are that the following contributed: A relaxing bath before bedtime (about 7pm) A proper feed rather than late night snack. …

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