The Parenting Alphabet Challenge

There are some great tags and challenges that make their way around the internet and the mum blogging world is no exception. I recently got the opportunity to join in with the Parenting Alphabet Challenge thanks to Mum in the Moment blogger Abi Yardimci – you can check out her A-Z Challenge responses here and see where this challenge was originally created at Yule Times. So check out my answers below – how many do you relate to?   The Parenting Alphabet Challenge   A is for Adaptation When I became a new mum the realisation that this tiny being…

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Breastfeeding a Newborn: How to Survive the First 8 Weeks

In this final part of my Survival SeriesĀ I discuss my thoughts and advice on surviving the first 8 weeks of breastfeeding. I started the series with my tips for new mums surviving life with a newborn, then shared some baby behaviours that you can expect in those first 8 weeks. Now I am writing this at 15 weeks postpartum, I can recall just how tough those first 8 weeks really were and I hope that by sharing my story, along with some survival tips, it can help other new mums to know they are not alone and that there is…

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Newborn Behaviour: the First 8 Weeks

The first part of my Survival Series was focused on ways for Mums to cope with the physical and mental roller coaster of life with a newborn baby. In this post I want to explore some of the behaviours you can expect to see in your baby and how to cope with their more challenging aspects.   Baby apps   When I wanted to find a resource to help me figure out my newborn’s behaviour, one of the first things I did was to try out some baby apps. Mostly, this was to help me monitor his feeding. When you’re…

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12 Week Old Baby Development

Rowan turned 12 weeks old this week, and will be 3 months old next week, which marks the end of the ‘fourth trimester’. He has grown and changed so much and though this time has flown by, it’s been quite the roller coaster!   Rowan’s 12 Week Baby Development: 1st to 7th April 2019     The Fourth Trimester This ‘additional’ trimester reflects the fact that there is still so much development and growth for the baby freshly out of the womb. They are so tiny and vulnerable when they first come out that the first three months is all…

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