• Fourth trimester struggle is real - The Growing Mum

    The fourth trimester struggle is real – especially with added chicken pox!

    It seems so long ago since the third trimester update. You probably don’t want the full birth story (well maybe in a separate post) so in short we walked in, Baby got pulled out then we left the next day. Suddenly the newborn memories we selectively forgot came flooding back! The crying, pooing, feeding, crying, pooing, feeding and sleeping (not just talk about baby here haha). Now that he’s 3 month old boy there’s a bit of playing thrown in there too. So what’s this Fourth Trimester thing? Apparently, it is the period after birth until your baby is 3 months old. It’s usually characterised by plenty of change in…

  • Breastfeeding week 2018

    Breast is best, fed is best, informed is best, let’s call the whole thing off!

    It’s World Breastfeeding Week so naturally social media is full of controversial feeding-related posts around “Breast is best”, “Fed is best” and “Informed is best”. Is a feeding slogan needed? Probably not! Is it helpful? I very much doubt it! Does it raise awareness? Unlikely! Well, unless there women out there who do not know the biological function of boobs. I am currently breastfeeding our latest addition but I’m fully aware that there’s a wide spectrum between breast and bottle.   Let’s take a moment to admire these beautiful breastpads by Bambooty and the look on Baby J’s face. He can see that the feeding gloves are off! I get a similar…

  • Lush sleepy body lotion container with it's packaging and receipt

    Lush Sleepy Review – Baby and M-I-L’s Verdict

    Little one was still waking up every 2 hours at night when I returned to work after maternity leave. Let’s just say I had a few lunchtime naps in the breastfeeding room (I was pumping twice a day). I got into work one morning (a couple of months after I’d started) and a colleague excitedly told me about an article claiming that Lush Sleepy Lotion had worked wonders for a toddler. Until now, I didn’t realise how obvious my sleep deprivation was as she offered to go get me some immediately as apparently it was starting to sell out. I wasn’t convinced but I was open to trying *almost* anything…

  • Baby being breastfed for end of breastfeeding post

    End of the Breastfeeding Era! 

      13 months and 5 days of Breastfeeding! I would have gone on much longer but due to this exciting news, I just could not cope with the drain anymore. I think he sensed it coming too as we were down to one feed a day and on a few occasions he’d gone to bed without his feed or turned away from them initially before guzzling furiously a few minutes later. The Great yet Uncomfortable Beginning It’s not been an easy journey. As a first time mum, I always assumed I’d breastfeed no matter what (naive I know). The first few days came as a shock to the system: the…