As soon as I was pregnant, I wanted to shout it out to the world. The 12-week wait was painful and I didn’t manage to make it very far before spilling the beans to my mum (10 weeks), a close friend at work (8 weeks) and my personal trainer (5 weeks). Once each new person found out it was like a switch flipped. The way people treat you when you are pregnant is so different. It’s like all of a sudden you are a porcelain doll!Read More
At home he had mastered the art of sliding backwards across the room but you could see he was always frustrated when doing this because he was clearly trying to move forwards!
This mat was like an answer to all my tummy time questions.Read More
Not sure how to announce to the world or even your family that baby has arrived? What about when to do it? Do you tell everyone you are in labour and how do you deal with people wanting to be a part of your special moment?Read More
Our son Jaxon has measured big from around our 20 week scan haha He has always been a very active baby and absolutely loves to kick his legs like nobody’s business. Including when he is on his change table! Here’s how we modified the change table step by step.Read More
Last weekend I spent my first night away from Jaxon. It was my sister-in-law’s Hen’s Night and as one of her bridesmaids it was our duty to show her a good time.
I had spent the better part of 2 months loading up the freezer with breastmilk especially for this event. Having pumped between 200-250mLs extra a day to stock the freezer.
That’s why this story is so tragic!
Have you just been diagnosed with a cystocele? Do you think you may have one or are you looking for ways to heal one?
This post may help you. I have recently been successful if making a full recovery from this horrid experience myself and wanted to share how I did this.
As a young, healthy and active first-time mum I did NOT expect this to be part of my experience. I am sure that there are many mamas in similar situations. If I can help just one new mum heal their body, I will have spent my time wisely.
I am sure you have heard of a bucket list? A list of things to do before you, well, kick the bucket. A cradle list is a list of things to do before you have children!Read More
We had a fair few baby names when Jaxon was cooking in my belly. We had made the decision not to tell anyone our baby name choice until he was born. The reason being I did not want other’s opinions to sway our decision.
The list here is names that we considered for first and middle names for our little Jaxon Romeo; to get you started in your quest!
You may have to cut carbs, eliminate sugar and adhere to a strict macronutrient percentage guide BUT, to say this diet is restrictive? Is just not an accurate representation. Some days I actually struggle to meet my caloric needs and I find myself getting to enjoy a keto treat….Read More
Coconut oil, there are so many advocates for the liquid gold. Type it into Google or Pinterest and you will be dished a plethora of recipes and DIY hacks on what to use the stuff for. But, is it really that good? YES! I use coconut oil for almost everything and everyone in my household […]Read More
Self-reflection is a wonderful thing. I often reflect on experiences as a way to learn from them and I find the learning that occurs after the fact is sometimes even more profound than the skills learned during the event.
So naturally I have replayed the events leading up to Jaxon being born, how I felt, what my opinions of myself were, what kind of parent I thought I would be.
Then he was born and it all changed! This I can see in how I conduct myself. How I tackle day-to-day challenges and how I react to people and my own inner and outer abilities, appearance, shortfalls and achievements.
I often get scoffs and quiet envy when I tell people that I had Jaxon sleeping 8hrs a night by the tender age of 4 weeks. And I totally get why. The weeks that he has his leaps are hell on earth and I couldn’t imagine the poor sleep-deprived parents who live THAT as their normal.Read More
Overall, I am really glad that I went to mothers group. I learnt a heap of really valuable information that has helped me with really important aspects of raising a baby. Sleep, CPR and food is a basic outline but there were so many other topics covered as each mum asked questions about different things that they were experiencing with their babies that week, us included.Read More
If you are about to have a baby or recently welcomed a newborn into your world you will likely have thought long and hard about breastfeeding.
Although it is not all skin to skin bonding and staring out the window smiling at the sunset!
If you are pregnant right now you have probably spent the last few weeks/months surfing Pinterest and Instagram looking at all the wonderful ways you can prepare for your new arrival. I really wish I would have stumbled upon a list like this when I was preparing Jaxon’s nursery. Unfortunately, I didn’t and I own most of the items in the latter list. And I can tell you, I really wish I didn’t bother!
Just remember that not everything in baby stores is there to help mamas. A lot of it is purely there to spend your money!