Mr Wawa and I were one of the last in our respective families and friendship groups to have a child. This meant we were surrounded by many well intentioned people who wanted to advise us on the pitfalls and how to manage them. Given I was re-examining my own decision making process, I was very sceptical. … Continue reading My Top 4 Parenting Books
1. I can drink as many glasses of wine as I like. However, the amount I can muster these days appears to be around the single glass mark before I fall asleep mid sentence. On the rare occasion I splash out on that second glass, I get so ravenously drunk I have to eat eleven … Continue reading Unexpected Things That Have Happened Since Having a Baby
Before I had a baby, I rarely thought about breastfeeding. When a friend was upset her newborn baby was losing weight and had to switch to formula, I was confused yet supportive. What did it matter how her baby was fed, I told her. The important thing is that he is fed at all, and how … Continue reading Why Breastfeeding Isn’t a Choice
I confess. I can be a shrinking violet. I hate confrontation. In fact, I'm not sure if I hate it, or if most of the time, I simply can't be bothered. Other people seem to care far more - you can tell by their red faces - so I gently acquiesce and bow down gracefully. … Continue reading How to deal with confrontation
Whilst Mr Wawa, Squeak and the cat all have a peaceful midday nap, I thought I'd write about toys! Squeak must have a couple of hundred pounds worth of toys bought by us and family and friends which all serve their purpose and keep him occupied for, oh about ten seconds. But the best 'toys', … Continue reading Squeak’s Favourite Toys
I had an amazing nights sleep. I want to shout it from the roof tops. Squeak woke up terrified at around midnight (probably because of a loud storm and he ate salmon for the second time at dinner maybe also a tummy ache?). I took him to sleep in our spare room as usual, and … Continue reading The Opposite of Controlled Crying
When Squeak started waking every 30-60 minutes for a few months I felt like I had been hit by a truck. It was only when I collapsed at home one morning and spent the day in A&E that I realised I wasn't dealing well with the situation. You see, I expected babies sleep at night … Continue reading How to cope when your baby doesn’t sleep….