Caution: this is a long, woeful one. Albie’s tongue tie snip was Monday. The instant fix I was expecting didn’t quite come. The doctor told me “throw away the nipple shields and the formula otherwise you’ll never get him solely on the breast”. The breastfeeding counsellor said to do whatever works for now, particularly regarding… Continue reading Feeding Albie, Part 2
So far feeding Albie has been a bit of an ordeal. He was very lazy in his first 24 hours and barely fed at all, just slept. We stayed in an extra night to help us get established. One of the midwives had a look at him and suggested then that he might have a… Continue reading Feeding Albie, Part 1.
So our little Albert is here. I still can’t quite believe it, how different things are from just over a week ago. On Wednesday 4th May we went for a growth scan where we were told baby was about 6lb 3oz. The midwife sent me for monitoring later that day and I was told I… Continue reading Albie’s Arrival
He’s here. Albie (Albert John) arrived 6 days before his due date on Saturday 7 May at 00.10, after a relatively straightforward and quick labour. He’s perfect 7lb 8 5oz baby. I love him so much I’m welling up just writing this. Will update The Nesting Diaries as we find our new groove. I’m going… Continue reading Albie
I haven’t really done any regular pregnancy updates, but I thought I might today. I’m just gonna put this out there – I am fed up beyond belief. Every twinge or new, different feeling that I feel, I convince myself this is it. The thought that everything could happen tomorrow but is just as (if… Continue reading Pregnancy – 37.5 Week Update
Last night we graduated from our NCT antenatal course, and I feel kinda sad that it’s over. In all honesty, I wasn’t really looking forward to the course. I thought it was going to be really lame and a bit cringey, and when my friend used the R word (role-play), I was more than a… Continue reading NCT Essentials Antenatal Course
Something I’ve been procrastinating over, although I know it won’t help me, is putting together my hospital bag. With two more working days left and maternity leave starting on Wednesday, I know I need to get cracking. I’ve borrowed and paraphrased the the Baby Centre What to Pack list to help me plan my shopping list in advance… Continue reading The Hospital Bag – my shopping list