Life with a Newborn Baby: The First 8 Weeks

While I was in those very early stages with my new baby, I found myself searhing online forums, baby apps and parenting books to answer the myriad questions I had every day about my new baby. Though I did find some good information here and there, for the most part, the message was predominantly just get through it. So I wanted to pay a little more attention to that stage and provide a short series on how I survived life with a newborn, starting with a focus on Mum. I am writing this at 11 weeks postpartum and so I…

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YouTuber Tag – Mum Q&A 2019

YouTuber Emily Norris recently created a new 2019 Mum Tag with some great questions about pregnancy, mum hacks and more. I thought I would continue her tag in my own little corner of the internet! Below are some of the questions set out by her with my answers; I also thought it would be interesting to have a new mum’s perspective. I’ll definitely revisit this in a year to see how my answers change! YouTuber Tag by Emily Norris Favourite mum hack? My favourite hack is a simple but effective one: using the nursing pillow as a place to put…

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10 Week Old Baby Development

At 10 weeks old Rowan has made some developments with his vocalisations. I’ve managed to get out for more walks with him I got some great pictures of him enjoying his new baby bath!   Rowan’s 10 Week Baby Development: 16th to 22nd March 2019   Walk, walk, walk! I started the week with another walk – the furthest we’ve gone yet – just around the country roads outside of my village. The weather was a bit chilly and overcast but it was dry and the fresh air and exercise felt good. I’m starting to build up my fitness again…

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9 Week Old Baby Development

Rowan’s 9 week old baby development starts with a nice outing to see friends but finishes with his first vaccinations! (They were more traumatic for me than for him!)   Rowan’s 9 Week Baby Development: 9th to 15th March 2019   Weight update Rowan turned two months old this week. We had the health visitor come on the Friday before and she weighed him at 12lb 2oz, so he’s gained just over 5lb in his first two months of life. It makes all that breastfeeding worry and stress worth it!       A windy walk On Monday I managed…

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8 Week Old Baby Development

Rowan’s 8 week baby development has been dominated by the arrival of cradle cap. Find out how we’ve been tackling it and what else we’ve been up to this week!     Rowan’s 8 Week Old Baby Development: 2nd to 8th March 2019   Getting Out and About I started the weekend seeking a short break from being the milk-machine and chief nappy-changer. Did I visit a spa for a quick nail treatment? Or go to a cafe with friends for a bite to eat? Nope…I did the food shop first thing on Saturday morning…alone! That was all I could…

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My Newborn Essentials

As a new mum I was pretty clueless about what items to get for a new baby. I read countless lists of essentials, although many were based in the US and not relevant to UK mums. I was also having my baby in winter, but again, I couldn’t know to what extent this would impact life with a newborn! So the list I’ve made below includes my top 8 newborn essentials that helped me survive my first few weeks. I hope these can help you prepare for your new arrival 😊   My Top 8 Newborn Essentials Newborn Essentials #1:…

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