ʙᴇꜰᴏʀᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀꜰᴛᴇʀ. It's nice to be able share memories and experiences of my journey with the girls that I never got to share before (for reasons previously discussed) I've been a parent for the best part of a decade. A DECADE! I had my eldest in summer 2010, I was young, niave and unprepared... Continue Reading →
President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5166, which declared the 21st of March, 1984, as Single Parents’ Day. Since then, this date has been embraced across the United States, as well as many other countries around the world. The International Vice President of Membership for Parents Without Partners, Mary Anne Britton, says that Single Parents' Day is... Continue Reading →
Photos that encapsulate becoming a new mother. They show the exhaustion. They show the cups of cold tea on the side. They show the maternity pants and expressing milk. They show the puffy face. They show the hormonal sweats and hair loss. I was in a zone of living every day on adrenaline. There were... Continue Reading →
Expect to find a greenish-black, tarry, sticky stool that looks like motor oil in your newborn's nappy. Since Meconium is made of amniotic fluid, mucus, skin cells, and other stuff ingested in the womb, it doesn't really smell - so you may not realise it's time for a nappy change.When your baby is two days to four days old, his stools will become lighter in colour - sort of an army green, and less sticky. This transitional stool is a sign that he's started digesting early breastmilk or formula and that his intestinal tract is fine.
What is combination feeding? Combination feeding - where you do both bottle feed (aka artificial feed) or breast feed. What is breastfeeding? Basically what it says on the tin - putting baby on boob! Breastfeeding is a way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Not all... Continue Reading →
During pregnancy you will of course want to be able to feel financially secure as well as spoilt so below I've jotted down some companies that offer freebies whether it's small samples, companies that do competitions or companies that do product testing or influencer marketing PLUS some information on benefit help if required. WHAT IS 'FREE?' adverb... Continue Reading →
Winifred Phoenix-Koda - my third baby. Immaculate conception essentially and just like my first pregnancy I went to appointments alone, dealt with sickness alone and managed my feelings alone so this pregnancy was yet another not announced on any form of social media so Kylie Jenner did a Bryony Shaw 🤷 (just sayin') and some... Continue Reading →
1. Meconium is a fancy name for a newborn infant's first poo and of course there are many names for poo! 2. It's greenish black - baby's first bowel movement is sticky, thick, and dark, greenish black so your newborn's stool is greenish black tar in other words! 3. It doesn't last long, generally, infants... Continue Reading →