Are you breastfeeding a newborn and pinned to the sofa for literally hours every day, holding a tiny head in one hand and in need of something to do with the other? Perhaps you like your little one to nap cuddled up … Continue reading
It’s been five whole months since Scarlett arrived in the world and, to acknowledge a very well-worn cliché, that time really has passed in the blink of an eye. While it’s gone quickly, we’ve also seen some really huge changes in that time; and as I know we have readers with new babies and a couple on the way, now is a good time to reflect on all the things that are already distant memories and the things that are getting so much better all the time.
We’ve successfully muddled our way through twelve weeks without killing our daughter or ourselves, and – as of yesterday – Scarlett is officially no longer a newborn. We’re also a terrifying halfway through our period of shared parental leave. So … Continue reading
If you’re anything like us (and a fair number of our new-parent buddies), you spent nine months obsessively checking pregnancy symptoms, dietary and lifestyle advice online and…sort of forgot that at the end of the process there would be a … Continue reading
A break from my usual musings to talk about help and where to get it. As this thoughtful post from my fellow new mum Jen makes clear, there is help available for all manner of issues facing new parents and their … Continue reading
You’ve undoubtedly heard it said ten times or more: parenthood is a life-changing experience; once you pass through that portal you will never be the same again; just going to have to be a different man. But what do those … Continue reading
It’s been a whirlwind of a fortnight, and it simultaneously feels like no time at all has passed since 24 September and like that day was literally a lifetime ago. There have been ups, downs, and all sorts of weird in-betweens; … Continue reading