Immunisations – not much fun but really important!

Ten days after H was born the Health Visitor came round and, upon her departure, left us with a number of leaflets. One of these leaflets was an immunisation schedule from birth up to 13 months. The schedule starts from 8 weeks old with the first of three sets of immunisations; The second and third follow at 12 and 16 weeks respectively. All three of the immunisation sessions require babies to have two injections, one in each thigh. These immunisations

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I really am busy, honestly I am

Unless you have ever experienced looking after a young baby, it would be easy to assume from the outside that whilst nights are sleepless, days are just filled with cafe trips and strolling around pushing a pram. Now, admittedly, I do do those things on a regular basis. However, fitting them in to my day is much harder than it seems. The reason…H. Every day, for almost the entire day (well between approximately 7am and 7pm) whatever I want to

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Eight years of blogging

Today is 8 years since I started writing my blog. I don’t have a very wide readership at all but that’s not why I blog really; The reason I blog is so that on occasion friends and family can keep up-to-date with what I’m doing. It also provides a wonderful platform for general rambling and venting! Another thing I really enjoy about my blog is the ability to look back at what I was doing in years past! Looking back

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If it ain’t broke then really don’t try and fix it. Really!

From what I can tell, as babies go, H isn’t a particularly bad sleeper (getting her to nap in the day is a different case!). After the initial trauma of the first 2-3 weeks, we’ve had only a few terrible nights. For the most part she trends to go back to sleep quite quickly after her night time feeds. I am hoping it will continue this way, touch wood, fingers crossed etc. Just over a week ago we noticed she

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Time to re-find my fitness. But how?!

In the past my fitness levels were really quite high, especially compared to Jo Average. Even when I stepped back from rowing and started training less, I was still doing an above average amount. During my pregnancy I remained as active as I could; I was able to do quite a bit of cardio in the early days and as it progressed I made sure to walk as much as I was able. It was quite common when rowing that

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You may think I’m crazy, but I kind of miss work…

Let me be clear, I love being able to spend so much time with my daughter. It is a joy to be able to watch her development, which is happening so fast. However, it’s a difficult transition to make from being a commuting professional to a full time mother; They are both difficult in different ways, but it’s the former that I have been used to for the last decade. When Sam went back to work after his two weeks

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What’s with all the noise?

I am well aware that before becoming a parent I was naive to many things it would entail. After 5 weeks I still am! However, I was prepared for crying; To an extent I was prepared for more crying than we’ve had to endure so far. What I hadn’t realised is how much babies snuffle and grunt when they are sleeping. The last few nights, H has been going back to sleep after her 4am-ish feed but then spends the

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Too many cooks…

I always swore that when I had a child I didn’t want to become one of those people that only talks about child-related matters. That still holds true but with H only 5 weeks old, I do very little other than baby-related things at present. So, for now, many of my blog posts are probably going to be centred around the topic! One thing I have come to realise during the last month (which I expected would be the case

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The power of touch

One of the things you hear again and again and again before you have your baby is the importance of ‘skin to skin’ both as soon as possible after the baby is born and as it grows. It helps to build the bond between a baby and it’s parents, as well as providing it comfort. I never disputed this advice but nothing I was ever told made me understand the power of skin to skin contact until I saw this

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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