The week that was

A few highs and lows this week and unfortunately, some illness again. We’re all better now though and excited for the week ahead. Here’s our snapshot… Sitting up – George has been sitting up with some help for about a month now. He would support his weight but lean slightly on me to stop himself…

5 must-haves for a newborn baby

It’s easy to go overboard when you’re planning for a new arrival. Clothes, furniture, feeding, items for the nursery, bedding – the list is endless. Out of everything we bought, I wanted to share the five most helpful/ essential items for us. Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine Obviously this is only relevant to bottle fed…

The week that was

This week has been a short one as we’ve been cooped up for half of it with illness. But, we’re feeling better now and looking back at the highlights. Here’s our snapshot. New Hartbeeps term – we started back at Hartbeeps South Manchester on Monday afternoon, kicking off with Easter fancy dress. George was given…

My 10 most inspirational women

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I’ve listed out the 10 most inspiring females to me. In no particular order… Emmeline Pankhurst Pankhurst was a born Mancunian and British political activist. She was the leader of the Suffragette movement who helped women get the right to vote. I’m sure she is smirking in her grave…

The week that was

This week was full of firsts. Flavours, lessons, places and purchases. The most important event was today – George’s naming ceremony. It was a chance for our closest friends and family to come together and formally celebrate his arrival. It was beautiful. Here’s a snap shot of the week that was. Crazy weather – Monday…

Back to work

Two months today, I’ll be heading back to work. Back to the office and back to the life I used to have before becoming a parent. The first month of maternity leave was awful. I finished work two weeks before I was due and George ended up being two weeks late so I had a…

Taking care of you

Babies are amazing. They are cuddly, smiley, smell amazing, love to play, give you unconditional love and eventually turn into fully grown people that are part of your family. Getting them here though takes quite a bit of work and can take its toll on your body. The first trimester was a constant battle of…

Moving into the nursery

Just over a month ago, we decided to move George into the nursery. He was 4 months old which, I know is before the recommended guidelines of 6 months. But, G is so long he was running out of space in the next to me crib and I didn’t want to wait until he outgrew…

Picking a pram

I still can’t get over the cost of prams almost year on from buying one. Some are the same price as a return flight to Australia with show tickets at the Sydney Opera House thrown in! But, there is something out there to suit all budgets so don’t worry. The big three in the pram…

Becoming a mummy

Five months ago today, I became a mummy. My husband and I welcomed our son, George into the world at 7.37am after four days in hospital. In what is a pretty small amount of time, I seem to have learned a hell of a lot from listening to healthcare professionals, reading endless amounts of articles…