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FLASH! Ah-ah, he’ll save every one of us! Or how my child ruined all music for me, except Queen

One of the most unexpectedly upsetting consequences of having a baby is that I can no longer listen to music without bursting into tears. I was relieved to find Stuart Heritage documenting the phenomenon in The Guardian, otherwise I’d have … Continue reading

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GIFs that run through my head all day long since I had a baby

Removing the sleeping baby’s pacifier After 12 hours of wrangling her by myself When she poos at any point in the day… …except bedtime When I get her to fall asleep When anyone else gets her to fall asleep When … Continue reading

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It’s not unusual, until it is

Yesterday I was relieved to be diagnosed with a simple hormone imbalance that’s rendered me massively stressed and anxious recently. The difficult thing about being diagnosed with anything, post-partum, is that many symptoms of illness are shrugged off as ‘normal … Continue reading

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What Ada says and what she really means

Goosh! I am joining in this conversation! What fun! Goosh! Goosh indeed! N-goy All is suffering, life is pain. Woe. No, don’t even touch me, there is literally nothing I want. Except milk, obviously. And my dummy, yes. Okay, and … Continue reading

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Ace gift ideas for new parents

We have been totally overwhelmed with beautiful gifts for Ada and for us; from friends and family, and even from people we’ve never met. We’re so grateful, thank you everyone for your kindness. Some of the gifts we’ve received (and … Continue reading

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Insane formula taste test!

Due to a few ridiculous traumas, Miss Ada is combo-fed breastmilk and formula. She’s about to be moved on to mostly-formula, mainly because while the world is now fairly accepting of a woman whipping out a boob to feed a baby … Continue reading

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Newborns! How we coped (and didn’t cope) with the first 8 weeks

Here’s a thing I wrote one-handed on my iPhone yesterday while the baby drooled down my shoulder – it’s not really good advice, just a document of What We Did to get through the frankly dreadful first two months of … Continue reading

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