5 Things I’ve learned during life in COVID-19 lockdown

As we pass the four month mark of working from home things have started to change. We have begun to leave our “new normal” for an even “newer normal”. As the lockdown rules relax establishments are opening their doors and we can spend time once again with our friends and family. Monday 27th July marks…

Reflecting on the Early Days – Tips for New Parents

With Robin turning 10 months old (seriously when did that happen?!) I have been doing a bit of reflection on the early days (first 6 months). I am sure I am not alone when I think of the amount of money we have spent on things we did not need. Not to mention learned some…

So long maternity leave, it is time to go to work…

Monday the 13th of November marks a brand new chapter in my life. Not only am I back to work but Robin starts nursery. As I write this now Robin is in nursery for 2 hours having a settling in session, whilst I munch on a pastry and drink a cappuccino in my work café….

Cows Milk Allergy In Babies – Robin’s Story

We first noticed Robin was in some kind of discomfort early on in his life. I can’t quite remember if it was days in or weeks in, but it became most apparent to us at night when he would roll around in pain, especially after his 2am feed. Like any new parent we had no…

Postpartum Body Identity Crisis – What Should I Wear?

Its 6am on a Sunday and I am wide awake. Nothing new there except Robin is fast asleep curled into me. So I should be too, but I can’t, something is playing on my mind. This coming Friday I am going into work for a keeping in touch day. Not just a quick hello but…

Who Needs Sleep Anyway? The Rantings of a Sleep Deprived Mum

Sleep, lovely sleep where have you gone from my life? I miss you. But who needs sleep anyway? I decided to google how much sleep new parents lose and it is quite amazing how much it is! There is even a site where you can calculate how much sleep you have lost out on, but…

Man Up Camilla and Go to That Baby Group!

Weeks 3 & 4 of Robin Oleander’s Life Let’s call these the transformation weeks. As mentioned in my previous post once Robin had hit 3 and a half weeks I decided it was time to get back in the car. Even if it was just to drive to the in-laws to say hello and get…