Sunday at Scolty.

Not such a bright and sunny morning though sure to make the most of it, Sunday moring and we woke early, got ready and headed out to Banchory for a trek up Scolty hill. How come it is never the weather you want when you make plans? Typical Scottish Summer. Fern and Eleanor were inContinue reading “Sunday at Scolty.”

Solitary sleep and the attachment risks with an infant.

Co-sleeping, am I doing it wrong? Hello all, I’m onto a new subject matter today. One that is quite important for myself. For those for who follow my blog, you may have read my post about co-sleeping with my newborn and the uncertainties that I had with this issue. With this being a big issueContinue reading “Solitary sleep and the attachment risks with an infant.”

Maternity leave and Motherhood. Where dreamy expectations meet reality.

The illusion of Motherhood. Call me naive but I had great hopes for my spell off work on maternity leave. Maybe, I am just too new at this whole baby game and Motherhood to understand exactly how much work a newborn entails and how little time there is left for leisure. Perhaps if I hadContinue reading “Maternity leave and Motherhood. Where dreamy expectations meet reality.”

Coping with acid reflux and colic. How do I help my baby through this helpless phase?

For some time now, I have discovered that Eleanor had developed reflux. This began as silent probably at three weeks old and was quite difficult to diagnose. However by eight weeks old this soon developed into a more serious form of acid reflux where during and after feeds she would swallow relentlessly and become ratherContinue reading “Coping with acid reflux and colic. How do I help my baby through this helpless phase?”

From breast to bottle. My baby can’t bottle feed to save her life.

The time has come where my baby is now seven weeks old. I am over having her feeding from my breast all day and through the course of a whole night. I am ready to have a little bit of freedom back. Some me time again, as far as that goes as a new Mother.Continue reading “From breast to bottle. My baby can’t bottle feed to save her life.”

There were three in the bed..Co-Sleeping with my newborn. Is it really THAT bad?

What is co sleeping? Co-sleeping means sleeping within close proximity to your child. It can vary from being in the same bed or even just in the same room. Families take on different approaches to co-sleeping. There is no one-size-fits-all model when it comes down to sleeping arrangements with a baby as I have discovered. SomeContinue reading “There were three in the bed..Co-Sleeping with my newborn. Is it really THAT bad?”

Please Sir, may I have some more? The struggle with newborn feeding on demand.

Since having discovered I was pregnant, the one thing I really wished to do, exclusively for the first six months of my baby’s life was to breastfeed. I don’t know where this idea had initially drawn from, I, nor any of my siblings were breastfed and I didn’t openly know of any babies who were.Continue reading “Please Sir, may I have some more? The struggle with newborn feeding on demand.”

Body positive and pregnancy. The postpartum race to recovery.

From the moment I discovered I had fallen pregnant right through to the end of pregnancy, I battled with many insecurities. The inevitable weight gain, the swollen feet and wrists, the bloating and the terrible acne. The lot. I was not one of those women who suited being pregnant – disappointing enough, I never hadContinue reading “Body positive and pregnancy. The postpartum race to recovery.”

Eleanor Paisley Ross – Through the lens. Week one.

I have chosen to share some of my favourite photographs of Eleanor in her first week as a newborn. I couldn’t wish for a better baby, what a little gem. Yes, she cries. Yes, I have had sleepless nights but that’s all part of the package and the fun. I couldn’t have wished for aContinue reading “Eleanor Paisley Ross – Through the lens. Week one.”

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