As soon as I gave birth to Ava, something switched, in my brain. It's like the lights went off and fog came in and I couldn't see properly or make sense of reality
Now, there's absolutely nothing wrong with either staying at home, working, or anywhere in between. Whatever works, works. But it did get me thinking, CAN you have it all?
Hell, it’s probably only been the last few months that I have truly felt like the mother I thought I would be. And that we all do our best, and we are Amazing at what we do.
Never did I feel the compassion, pride and self confidence that I do now, as a Mother. But never did I feel The Fear, either.
Hi friends! Ava was 6 months old yesterday, and in weeks she's 27. They never correlate do they? This month... She rolls both ways competently. She stands and wobbles with just a little help. She loves to bounce anywhere. She has a sense of distance, and can tell when mummy or daddy are no longer … Continue reading 6 months old!
"In the Mum and baby world there are plenty of blogs/ facebook posts/ instagram photos where life seems pretty rosy. Mum looks perfect, baby even cuter and not a hint of a dark circle under any eyes. This isn't real-which is why I decided to post this photo. "
Nine weeks post Ava and my body has changed irrepably from how it was before pregnancy and birth. My boobs are HUGE (hey, I was a FF BEFORE I got pregnant), full and I'm sure they're sagging more and more as the days go by (I'm surprised they're not down to my knees with the … Continue reading My body is amazing.
I can't believe Ava is five weeks old now! So much to write and talk about and yet I have no idea how to organise my thoughts and experiences! I think I'll do a brief run down to start with: Week 1- Ava was just 4lb 10oz when she was born. Andrew is 6ft 3, … Continue reading Ava is five weeks old!
We settled into our room and I clung to the windowsill and breathed through each contraction- they were coming every four minutes or so and were increasingly unbearable. It took over an hour for someone to examine me and I still thought at this point I would be sent home. I half expected someone to … Continue reading The birth story- part two.
Hello! Ava is now four weeks old! I can't believe it- in some ways its been the slowest, most incredible, exhausting, emotional, loving four weeks of my life. In others, it feels like she's been here forever and I can't imagine what I did before having her! I've started quite a few blog posts detailing … Continue reading The birth story- part one.