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The truth about maternity leave

This time last year I was getting cleared up at work ready for a year off on maternity leave. As I look back on my fresh faced, naive self back then I can only laugh at the expectations I had for my year off! Expectation: I was going to give the house a good clear… Continue reading The truth about maternity leave

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Baby gift ideas

This post contains affiliate links. Read full disclosure here. I have always loved buying baby gifts even before I had my own baby. I loved checking out all the tiny person clothes and buying cute outfits for my friends to dress their new little babies in. Clothes was always my go to gift when buying baby… Continue reading Baby gift ideas

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No, he still doesn’t sleep through the night!

Ever since having my baby every time I meet anyone one question that invariably crops up is ‘well is he sleeping through the night yet?’. I think I should just get a t-shirt printed that says NO HE IS NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! I don’t know why this is just a touchy subject for… Continue reading No, he still doesn’t sleep through the night!

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First hours of motherhood

I had gone through the gruelling nine months of pregnancy which hadn’t included as much of the pre-motherhood glow I had anticipated but that’s a story for another day (how to cope with morning sickness). I had gone through a day of labour with all that that entails which ultimately ended with episiotomy and vacuum delivery… Continue reading First hours of motherhood