Wear light colours please

Seriously ladies. Even if it is middle of winter, don’t wear dark coloured tops if you are breast feeding. I have leaked through several tops now. Usually when my daughter cries I get a sudden “whoosh”feeling as my milk lets down and I slowly feel my bra fill up. I have pads in my bra […]

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Coming home

It is now Wednesday 22nd Feb. today is going home day. Typically you get 48 hrs in the hospital for a normal birth. I was actually allowed home a little early. I actually checked out at noon. So there is a mountain of paperwork you have to go through. It’s almost like the closing on […]

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What happens to baby in the first few hours

Many milestones will occur.  First wash. First clothes. First Diaper. First look at mummy and daddy. Your baby will be weighed.  Mine was 7 pound 7 ounces.  They will also be measured in length and head circumference.  Mine was 21 inches long and head circumference was 34 cm. They also put this clear lotion into […]

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first separation anxiety…..

You may wonder where baby sleeps while you are recovering.  They have a nursery in the hospital with great nurses who take care of baby for you. I will warn you that this is one of the hardest things to do in the world.  You need to sleep so USE IT!!!!! you won’t have this […]

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What happens now?

So congratulations,  you had your baby.  You are probably wondering what happens now.  I was left in the labor and delivery suite for a couple of hours just myself, my husband and new daughter.  This gives us time to bond.  i also was conscious that I wanted to start feeding her.  This is the really […]

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So what the heck does natural childbirth feel like

In a word its like crapping a metal spiked football. In hindsight, thinking about it, the most painful part was when the bag of waters started to come out and it was trying to come out very quickly.  I felt the renowned sting and burn as my poor lady bits stretched to the max.  My […]

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Aftermath and awe

I have been home with baby now for 8 days and wanted to take time to reflect and just put up a few posts of my thoughts and recollections of what was one of the most amazing experiences. Immediately after the birth I had the giggles and was just in shock at how quick it […]

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I’m not gonna make it!!!!!

Well I get in the car and by this time it is now like I am say straddling a circular saw!!!! Also the contractions are suddenly getting back to back. I was literally screaming in the car. It was 6.30pm and we made our way to the hospital on what seemed the most pot holed […]

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Pillow biting

I went back home after my Drs appointment to continue contractions. I needed distraction so I did a jigsaw with my mummy. They were still about 10 mins apart at 4pm. I was thrilled that there was no pain in my back so, no back labor. What a relief. My daughter is due back home […]

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The final countdown

My regular Drs appointment was at 10.30am on the 20th. As you know from my earlier post I had been having contractions since 2.55am. I text my midwife at 8ish to ask if I should still go. She said that if the contractions get very close together or the pain is too much then we […]

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