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Three weeks in: Ninjas, nits and a newborn

WHEN picturing your life after having a baby you might imagine cosy evenings all snuggled up on the settee watching Disney films. What you don’t expect is to be watching your husband apply nit lotion to your toddler at 7.30am on a Friday while watching Bing get indignant about something ridiculous yet again. But that’s Read More

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Newborn baby essentials: Perfect Prep, Baby Bjorn and Cosydream

HAVING a baby opens up a whole new world of “must-have” gadgets for feeding, sleeping and generally making your life easier. I was sucked into buying a fair few of them for Santi (mainly out of desperation after sleepless nights) – some worked, others didn’t, and some we barely used. thought I’d share my recommendations Read More

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Little things make a big difference

IT’S 1.59am and I’m up with Ezra. Thankfully it’s the first time he’s woken tonight so I’ve had a decent stretch of sleep compared with the past few nights. Stew, on the other hand, isn’t in bed and hasn’t been all night. He stayed up with Ezra so I could get some all-important sleep, and Read More

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Introducing our littlest man

SOMEHOW our littlest man is already two weeks old, and we haven’t properly introduced him. He’s now settled in at home and has officially been registered (at last), so it’s time to say hello to our new family member… Name: Ezra James Born: At 5.28pm on his due date, as Dustland Fairytale by the Killers was Read More

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Our post-birth story: 24 hours in hospital and a long wait to go home

THERE’S no feeling that can compare to the first 24 hours after giving birth. Exhaustion, excitement, sheer terror of being responsible for a tiny little helpless person – you go through it all. I felt complete disbelief as I looked down at baby … and a bit guilty that his chubby cheeks were the result Read More

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Baby boy’s birth story: Non-induction, natural labour and another speedy arrival

AFTER being convinced our little one would come early and even be a May baby, I was a bit disappointed to wake up on our due date knowing time had run out to go into labour naturally. Because of my gestational diabetes I was booked in to be induced at 40 weeks, but had really hoped Read More