Featured, Parenting

Things No-One Tells You About the Week After Birth

My beautiful baby girl Willow was born a week ago today, and perhaps surprisingly, adjusting to having a new little member of the family hasn't been as difficult as I'd envisioned.  There have, however, been a few things happen that I didn't expect. The Blood Loss is Ridiculous Okay so I knew I'd bleed during the birth - I've seen enough episodes of One Born Every Minute to know that this is pretty much standard.  But the blood loss afterwards?  Jesus. 
Featured, Pregnancy

How to Choose a Baby Name

Following on from Mia's post yesterday, she thought it would be a good idea to explain how she and Fred chose their baby's name, and perhaps give some tips to other mums (and dads!) who are struggling.  Below are some of the things they considered (most of them provided by Fred as he is way more practical than Mia, who is tempted by anything that sounds nice without thinking of the implications it could have in later life). Is the
Featured, Pregnancy, Time to Rant

The Spectacular Baby Name Flip Out

After a nervous appointment at the hospital, Mia and her husband Fred found out the sex of their baby.  This discovery took longer than they'd expected due to the cord being positioned directly between baby's legs. "Would you be open to having a private scan if we can't get baby to move?" the sonographer asked them. Mia shifted uncomfortably; she was desperate to find out.  All of the baby's other checks had come back normal and this was the last thing