Mummy’s, the second lot of injections aren’t that bad! 

Emily had her second lot of injections at the end of March and I thought it was going to be a lot worse than it was. This time there were only 2 parts to the vaccination process and thankfully, giving Emily a little break at least, it didn’t include the Men B vaccine. All parents…

The weaning process, when’s a good time to start? 

They say 6 months is the right age to start your baby on solids, but I think it should be down to the parent if they think it’s a good idea to start earlier. Emily is 17 weeks old and for the best part of 2 weeks she’s taken a great interest in food, our…

Little Emily has colic 

A couple of days ago Emily wasn’t herself. Usually it takes an awful lot to get her to sleep during the day but Monday, Monday was different. She slept all day. Not little naps like she usually does but long deep sleeps and when she did wake up a lot of crying. It was worrying….

Boob Engorgement 

When I was pregnant I went up a few bra sizes. My last few weeks before Emily was born I got measured and my boobs were measured in at 36E. As soon as I gave birth Emily was put on me straight away and I breastfed her, giving her the colostrum that she needed in…

Oral thrush – what you need to know 

Don’t judge me, but I always though thrush is what only women got down there, I didn’t know there were various types of it and babies can get it in their mouths from breastfeeding. This horrible fungal infection is harmless and treatable with antibiotics but uncomfortable for both baby and adult when in contact with…

Blood tests, heart rate checks & Obstetric Cholestasis 

The past week has been a bit of a drag. I’ve been in the hospital twice for blood tests and heart rate checks since that horrible afternoon at the hospital last Friday where I had a shock, a cry and mixed reactions. Thankfully my body has been reacting well to the 9 pills I take…

Benefits you’re entitled to as a pregnant woman

There are 2 main benefits you can receive when you’re pregnant, which is really helpful for all expectant mothers. When pregnant Free prescriptions & NHS dental treatment What is it? You’re entitled to free NHS dental care in the UK while you’re pregnant and for a year after the baby is born. In England, you’re…

Best remedies if you’re sick when pregnant 

So all of last weekend my plans to help celebrate two of my friends birthdays as well as my planned date night with Sam was totally out of the question as I unfortunately had a cold, a virus that took over every inch of my being within a few days and took, what felt like…