Month: April 2018

My Surprising Post Baby Body

I knew when I fell pregnant that certain things would change about my body. I expected to gain weight, for my boobs to grow, my feet to swell and maybe some stretch marks to form. After all, I was growing a tiny human and that is pretty darn amazing. What I wasn’t prepared for was how different my body would be postpartum. On top of dealing with sleep deprivation and raging hormones, I was also living with this body that continually surprised me with its weird and wonderful (not wonderful) changes.

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The Mum Mantra Which Keeps Me Sane

As incredible as it is, being a Mum can be bloody hard. It is absolutely exhausting, both physically and emotionally. So what has gotten me through? I repeat a very special mantra to myself over and over again through every phase we go through. This mantra helps me keep sane through the difficult moments.

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The 6 Stages of My Sleepless Baby

In the first 12 months of my sons life, our family practiced every major sleep method and philosophy in the book. This places me in a unique position to give you some insight into the numerous baby sleep strategies available to you.

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Can we please stop saying ‘all that matters is that you have a healthy baby’

It goes without saying that, of course, I am unbelievably grateful to have a healthy child. But that does not mean that I cannot also feel sadness and disappointment about my birth experience. When you say ‘all that matters is that your baby is healthy’ you are perpetuating a culture that is silencing women who are hurting. A culture that says, it does not matter what level of trauma goes on behind the closed doors of the birthing suite, as long as everyone comes out alive.

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