Those colicky evenings

  Colic. My old enemy… It’s back. And it’s bigger and badder than before.   He screams. I feed him. He screams. I rock him. He screams. I burp him. He screams. I pace with him. He screams. Brodie rocks, burps, paces with him. He screams. I cuddle him. He screams. And screams. And...

Those Newborn Daze

We will never get these first precious weeks back again. Time slips away fast amongst the chaos of the early newborn days. Blink, and you’ll miss them.   The Days The washing machine on an endless cycle. Wash, dry, wear, soil, remove, repeat. Still the piles of stained clothing grow...

Homebirth: The Afterbirth

Before and afterbirth. Pregnant no more. All of a sudden bump was now baby…   Boo had finally arrived, on his own terms. 12 hours after my waters broke his birth journey was complete. That was a pretty good rate of progress, especially with posterior labour. Not that it hadn’t...

Three becomes Four

It’s been a long long wait, but Boo finally arrived last week. In his own good time. Just before we hit 42 weeks. He was born at home with the help of our amazing midwives, surprising us all when he turned out to be a very large baby. A large,...

Review: Freddy Buttons Books

The Rascal is an avid reader of books, even though he can’t actually read them himself yet. If he’s not hounding someone else to read a book for him, he’s sitting perusing the pictures and ‘reading’ them based on an impressive memory for repeating stories he’s only heard a...

40 Weeks – The Waiting Game

38, 39, 40 weeks… It’s been week after week with list upon list of things still to be done. Wondering if we’d ever be ‘ready’ for this baby in time before it decided to come. But there were no early surprises. Somehow all the important things are done. Well, apart from...