In all honesty, I had no idea how to do tummy time but I did know that midwives advise it. Every time I attempted it with Amelie she simply cried and spewed up her entire feed. Not very successful to say the least. I’ve tried out a few ways to improve tummy time, and I thought I’d share them with any of you mamas who have also been a bit stuck. Or maybe it’s just me.
I recently stumbled across this pregnancy tag, and figured that it would be a great way to share my pregnancy thoughts with you all. This post is in collaboration with the lovely Laura from Raising Estée, if you’d like to take a look at her answers too!
Every year I set myself the same (unrealistic) goals – get fit, drink more water, and get better at saving. They’ve always been so generic, and not so specific. For 2018, I want to set myself a few specific goals that I think will make a happier, healthier me!
I feel like such a parent to say “oh, they grow so fast”, but oh my goodness. Where has the time gone?! 4 month update already?! My little 5lb baby is turning into a little lady, and I’m oh so proud of her.
Cue the super soppy post as I ramble on about this eventful year. I started this year off by dragging myself around the Cotswolds with what I thought was the world’s worst hangover. Wrong. It wasn’t until May 11th 2017 that I had an ‘oh shit!’ moment and realised that morning sickness justified my
Alongside a lifetime supply of Lucozade Sport, my maternity notes and my phone charger; there were a few other things that I could not have been without during my postpartum hospital stay.
Even if you feel like you are the only one who struggles with certain aspects of parenthood, I can assure you that there are other mums with the same struggles who are thinking the same thing – “is it just me?!”
My mum likes to give us all Christmas Eve boxes, and I felt that it was only right to include Amelie is this small tradition. But, how on earth do you make up a Christmas Eve Box for a baby?! After a scroll through pinterest (what’s new?), I figured that a bit of DIY and few bits and bobs could work. And it did!
It’s been 3 whole months since the world’s fastest labour took place, and a lovely little Amelie arrived. Something tells me that I will not be that lucky again.
Why is there such a negative stigma around being a young mum?! Or a belief that young mums have ‘ruined the life that they had ahead of them’?! Quite the opposite, in fact. I can remember the way that my mum’s voice jolted as she told me the test result, and how my heart sank as she said the word ‘pregnant’.