20 01, 2015

Just Go With It

By | January 20th, 2015|birth, cleaning, cooking, fatigue, housework, Parenting, pregnancy, pressure, sleep|0 Comments

I remember the week before I gave birth to my son Billy, I cleaned. The bathrooms, the kitchen, the floors, the skirting boards. It was extreme nesting and a bit obsessive to be fair. As my due day came and passed each day after felt like an eternity. I felt completely out of my comfort [...]

26 11, 2014

Home Is Where The Housework Is

By | November 26th, 2014|maternity, Parenting, pregnancy|2 Comments

Two weeks ago the unthinkable happened. My maternity leave finished. I know I know. It was inevitable though. In Ireland the state maternity leave is 26 weeks but I think you have this idea that 26 weeks is an infinite amount of time. But no, one minute you are pregnant, cleaning your house for the [...]

24 09, 2014

Getting Out Of The House!

By | September 24th, 2014|Baby, breastfeeding, change, family, Health, maternity, newborn, pregnancy, Travel, well being|0 Comments

One of the best parts of my pregnancy was how active I was during it. I was blessed in that right throughout I felt really good and I didn't suffer with many aches and pains. I had the usual "morning sickness" but even at that it was always in the evenings when I got in [...]

10 09, 2014

Newborn No More

By | September 10th, 2014|Baby, breastfeeding, family, motherhood, Parenting, pregnancy, Travel|12 Comments

It's safe to say that our little squishy newborn is now a sturdy little baby boy. He's doing so many new things like lifting his head, trying to sit up, smiling and giggling all the time, and he's awake for longer periods of time which is great because we get to enjoy all of the [...]

3 08, 2014

The Storm Before The Calm

By | August 3rd, 2014|breastfeeding, motherhood, newborn, nursing, Parenting, pregnancy|1 Comment

No I didn't mix up the saying. I wanted to write about the first six weeks of being a mother who is breastfeeding. The storm before the calm. A lot of people had advised me that the first six weeks would be the hardest and this is something that I have found to be very [...]

29 07, 2014

A Baby’s Life

By | July 29th, 2014|birth, breastfeeding, Health, lactation, newborn, nipple shields, osteopathy, pregnancy|0 Comments

Billy was a busy man last week. Literally every single day we had to attend an appointment of some sort. We had his six week check-up in the Coombe Hospital, then the regular six week check-up with the GP, a visit from a Lactation Consultant (I'll get to that) and finally a trip to the [...]

2 04, 2014

Packing Your Hospital Bag!

By | April 2nd, 2014|pregnancy|4 Comments

In about 8 weeks time (give or take a week or so) I am going on a little holiday to Costa Del Coombe. Has anyone heard of it? It's just on Cork Street there, big huge place, supposed to be really child-friendly, and they have a Starbucks! Suppose I better get packing then shouldn't I? This [...]