• Weaning

    So it’s time to think about weaning! I think about food 24/7. I’m constantly hungry and I’m a grump without it, so it only makes sense that our daughter is the same. I don’t have many babies to draw comparison, but it’s safe to say she has a decent appetite. At about 8 weeks it became apparent that Ivy wasn’t getting on too well with an ingredient in her formula. After a couple of doctors appointments and some blood tests it was likely that she was disagreeing with a specific protein and we were advised to try a prescribed and (of course) expensive formula. To our delight this worked and…

  • The Need To Feed (Breastfeeding vs Bottle)

    Bottle or breastfeeding? That’s the age old question. It’s a question with no right answer and it’s that very statement that is the root cause of some stress in the lives of first time mum’s. This is a subject area that I have seen become the source of everything from casual discussion to heated debate and everything in-between. I find it quite surprising really, but as with a lot of things these days, despite it being your opinion, someone will view it as WRONG! My intention remains the same with this blog, speak about experience and hope that it can in some way or another help mum’s and dad’s go into…

  • Never Did We Ever

    Aside from our beautiful baby girl, there have been a lot of firsts for us this week. Here are a few things we never thought we’d be saying/doing/thinking. Never did we ever think… We’d be ready. Every bit of advice we ever received was right, you’re never FULLY ready to be a parent and that’s the nerve racking bit, but also the best part. Enjoy every new moment. We could get so excited about a trip to 24 hour Tesco. Cabin fever becomes very real and a trip out the house in any form is good for everyone. We’d find so much enjoyment in seeing a baby; sneeze, poo, wee…

  • Antenatal Classes

    The whole reason for this blog was my realisation that my biggest learning about pregnancy and having a child came from listening to peoples experiences, reading about parenting moments on blogs and across the internet and realising that contributing to this world of joyful, emotional and stressful moments is really important. I think it is anyway. Despite how much I’ve learnt, to give both myself and my fiance a level of confidence going into parenthood, we figured it made sense to attend antenatal classes. Now, when you think of antenatal classes, sorry, IF you think of antenatal classes, what do you think of? Mum’s on their backs with fathers behind,…