Well this feels strange. It's the first time in a long time that I've had any inclination to type anything. I feel rusty, in many, many ways. For future reference, we are currently in the third lockdown of the pandemic; I don't mean the royal "we", just, you know, the UK. Everyone is over it [...]
Happy 1st birthday, Rex!
Dear Rex, I thought I'd write you a letter and a list, for your first birthday, because, I like to document stuff. I will do this every year, even when you are middle-aged, and your partner rolls their eyes at my annual gesture. God, you're nowhere near leaving home yet, and I already miss you...I [...]
NICU: answering questions from family and friends…
I've loved writing-up previous Q+As; I think they're a punchy way to get information across (which I definitely struggle with, as I'm the world's biggest waffler). It also means that I know I'm writing something that I know at least a few people are actually interested to read. So, here's another one for you. It's [...]
Laghi’s Deli: Date night dinner with my one true love (pasta)…
NICU from a Dad’s perspective: interviewing my husband about his experience
I talk about my personal experience in NICU, often. However, my husband went through it all too. Therefore, my curiosity has led me here; asking my lovely other half, a bit about what he encountered at the time. There has also been some interest from others, as to how he coped. When asked how Marv [...]
Mom needs a coffee: Windowbox Cafe in Wylde Green
Giving-up the 89 coffees I inhaled a day (minor exaggeration), was something I found quite challenging, when I was pregnant. Once I'd had my boy; saying hello, again, to my caffeine dealers friendly baristas, was an absolute joy. I was exclusively breastfeeding for about 6.5 months, so there was still a limit on what I [...]
Gift ideas for a new mum in NICU
Weaning a preemie no.01: when, why, and recipe inspo…
I've found weaning pretty overwhelming, especially with a premature baby, but also, so much fun. Watching my baby boy, try new flavours for the first time, is just lovely. I know it's going to be a long road ahead, I was going to say something about it being bumpy etc, but, I made myself cringe. [...]
Expressing and breastfeeding: the joy, the tears, the leaking. Continued…
Expressing and breastfeeding: the joy, the tears, the leaking….
Before pregnancy and having Rex, all I really knew about breastfeeding, was what friends and family had discussed with me. I'd heard that some found it straightforward, some found it really challenging, and everything in between. Therefore, when I did become pregnant, I told myself that I'd try my best, but wouldn't beat myself-up if [...]