Maternity leave is over… What have I learned?

Well that’s it, my maternity leave has officially ended and I’ve completed my first week back at work.

It’s crazy to think that I’ve gone from working full time, to not working at all, to working 24/7 looking after my new addition.
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The do’s and don’ts of weaning

Six months and 14 million breast/bottle feeds later, and you can finally enter the world of food!

I was really looking forward to weaning, and actually really enjoyed it. Probably because Annabelle will eat anything I give her, and then she’ll eat mine! (I know, I’ve got it good at the minute)

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When will my baby sleep through the night

Remember that first night in the hospital when the nurse made you wake your baby at 2am to feed it? Well that was probably just diamorphine in their system from the labour. It literally lasts one night.

Your baby will wake up at least twice in the night for the first few months. To be honest, apart from the obvious shock to the system, in hindsight the first few months are probably the easiest; you expect the 4am wake-up calls and sleepless nights.

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11 things you say goodbye to when you have children

I obviously watch far too many episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, because I was hoping my experience of motherhood would be just like Kourtney’s: 3 kids, my own ‘glam squad’, regular partying, a personal trainer, super healthy organic food, sexy photo shoots and a quick stop at Kanye’s Fashion Week show. But this is not the case people!
Everything that you considered to be ‘normal life’ before you had children suddenly becomes a bonus. Like writing blogs. I’ve been writing this blog for about 3 weeks. Continue reading

My top 5 tips for avoiding maternity clothes

For the last four months I’ve been living in five outfits, because I refuse to buy maternity clothes.

Ok, that’s not entirely true, I have two pairs of maternity jeans that are literally the best pregnancy purchases I’ve made (even better than the pregnancy pillow!), but apart from that it’s been floaty dresses all the way.

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Natal Hypnotherapy, Hypnobirthing… or hypnobollocks?

As soon as I found out I was pregnant I was hit with excitement, elation and then dread. Not because I’m going to be responsible for a tiny human, but because it has to come out of me!

As I said in a previous blog, all you hear from mothers are their disgusting labour stories; it’s like a constant competition of who had the biggest vaginal tear.

So of course I started freaking out about labour, and since i’m not good with hospitals and always think the worst, you can imagine the stress! Then a work colleague recommended Natal Hypnotherapy. I didn’t know a lot about it, but to be honest I was willing to try anything.

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