Being a Daddy’s girl, raising a Daddy’s girl.

I’ve always wanted to write about my Dad but I just didn’t know how. It isn’t necessarily a topic that applies to the masses or is of interest to many, but it is incredibly important to me. By not writing about my relationship with my Dad, especially now I am a parent myself, I feltContinue reading “Being a Daddy’s girl, raising a Daddy’s girl.”

Ready for a second baby?

Let me start by saying I AM NOT PREGNANT… nor will I be any time soon. Now isn’t the the time for us but I am feeling confused as to whether I am even ready or not. When will I be ready? Before Isabelle turned 1 it wasn’t even something I considered but now sheContinue reading “Ready for a second baby?”

Everyday parenting with autoimmune conditions.

Autoimmune conditions and many other conditions, including those linked with our fertility, can be severely debilitating. An autoimmune condition, simply put, occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. Conditions include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Graves’ disease, Sjogrens, Sarcoidosis, Pernicious Anaemia, and many, many others. The list is long and varied andContinue reading “Everyday parenting with autoimmune conditions.”

Creating healthy space as a couple, in lockdown.

In normal circumstances we have created boundaries and systems which means as a couple, and as parents, we have established space and distance but how does this work when we are always at home? Boundaries, space and distance… sounds super romantic! But it was just a normal part of everyday life – we went toContinue reading “Creating healthy space as a couple, in lockdown.”

The impact of sleep deprivation on mental health.

I love my sleep. Who doesn’t? Before becoming a Mum, I would sleep anywhere, anytime, for any amount of time. I was known for my lie ins and always struggled to get up in the mornings. I am not a morning person… When you’re pregnant, you are told to “enjoy your sleep whilst you can”,Continue reading “The impact of sleep deprivation on mental health.”

First birthday

Reminiscing, celebrating, isolating and managing expectations. I was originally going to write a blog post about the lead up to my daughter’s first birthday, my emotions and feelings about it and how we celebrated. It was going to be a light-hearted piece about surviving a year, having high expectations of her party (which is soContinue reading “First birthday”

I lost myself after having a baby.

Who am I? What is my new purpose? When will I feel like myself again? I have admitted many times that I underestimated how hard it would be to have a baby. I also underestimated how much it would change me as a person. I wanted a baby, we had planned and prepared for herContinue reading “I lost myself after having a baby.”

Sex after childbirth

Stitches and sex after childbirth. WARNING If you are prudish, stop reading here… we are embarking on the number 1 taboo subject… sex (said in hushed tones). Your pre-pregnancy, perinatal and postnatal sex lives will be undoubtedly completely different, and I found that our relationship needed to adapt to these changes within a short timeframe…Continue reading “Sex after childbirth”