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My birth story

I wanted to write this for a while, but it wasn’t something I could write immediately, and it wasn’t something I was sure about sharing, but here goes. I apologise, it’s a bit of a long one! Dougie’s due date was September 8th, a date that stuck out whenever I looked at a calendar, or…

Eight months old

I wrote about Dougie when he was six months old, and I wasn’t going to write another update for a while, but so much has changed, I just had to write something. Today Dougie is eight months old. Last time I wrote, he could get himself from his back onto his front, and wiggle around…

Baby AND a social life?

Does having a baby mean giving up your social life? I recently read this post by the lovely Sarah which hit the nail on the head, and got me thinking. Every so often I go on Facebook or Twitter or wherever, and I see posts such as: “Everyone I know is like: ‘Hey, I’m getting…

First family holiday

I’ve spent the last week in Portugal with Sam and Dougie, our first family holiday. It was such a lovely week, although holidaying with a baby does not lend itself to a chilled, relaxing week by the pool! We went to Carvoeiro in the Algarve. It was actually where Sam and I went for our…

Six months old

Today Dougie is six months old. I still can’t quite believe I have a six-month-old son. He is the most beautiful, exhausting, entertaining, inquisitive, adorable baby – in my completely unbiased opinion, of course. Since he was born, I’ve not slept for more than four consecutive hours; I’ve cried, I’ve felt beaten, I’ve panicked and…

Pregnancy & childbirth: expectation vs. reality

In my first antenatal class, we were asked to write down what we expected from labour and childbirth based on what we’ve ever heard or seen in films, tv shows etc. While we knew that expectation would be very different from reality, I didn’t realise quite how much. I know every woman has her own…

Hello four months, goodbye sleep

Here we are, four months into parenting. I can’t believe how quickly time is flying, and how much he is growing and changing on a daily basis. Everyday is a learning curve, and just as I think I know what I’m doing, something will inevitably change! I wanted to write about something that we’re going…

2016

Merriam-Webster’s word of 2016 was “surreal” and that definitely sums up my year. At the beginning of 2016, I was flying to New York with my boyfriend which had been his 30th birthday present from me. Fast forward 12 months and I’m currently in Leicester with my family, fiancé and our three-month old son.

Eight Weeks: A-Z

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but every time I sit down to write anything, Dougie decides that’s the time he’s hungry or needs a change or just wants to be walked and jiggled and cuddled, and so this blog has had to take a bit of a backseat. However,…

He’s finally here…

So, I’ve been a little slack on this blog for the last month or so, but I’ve had an excellent reason… Arriving nine days late, Douglas Harry Baker was born at 2:17pm on Saturday 17th September 2016. He is a little chubs, and weighed 9lb4 🙂 I’ll do a proper post and update when I…

Nursery tour

Planning the nursery was one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy, I had a whale of a time putting together a board on my Pinterest, and Sam and I had really similar ideas of what we wanted. Sam wanted to put the nursery together as a surprise for me and so I had absolutely no…

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