Following my Respect to Single Parents post, I feel Respect to Working Mums is due, too. People question how mums… Read more Respect to Working Mums
Something magic happened. I woke up with a baby. Coincidentally it happened as he grew out of newborn sizes. Suddenly… Read more Light Behind His Eyes
RB doesn’t mess about when hunger strikes. A whimper becomes a wail in the same time a Bugatti Veyron can… Read more Thank Goodness for the Invisibility Cape
Relentless is the word I heard most in describing parenting. It feels the most accurate, along with Groundhog Day. Today… Read more Respect to Single Parents
I’m sitting in granny pants with haphazardly cut elastic edging to accommodate my post birth tummy. My trousers needed washing… Read more Beyoncé and Role Models
RB cleverly dodged his first Baby Rhymetime by feeding for the entire time under his invisibility cape. Helpfully it allowed… Read more Progressive Baby Rhymes
RB became windy around a week old. We upped our winding having realised that he can’t manage it himself and… Read more What is Natural, Anyway? Part Two. Wind.
My nipples are crying out in relief. Runner Bean is feeding and it’s nothing to do with them. We’ve given… Read more Combination Feeding
Nearly everyone recommended Medela double breast pumps but I couldn’t figure out the real difference between the Swing Maxi Double… Read more Milking Machines – Medela Freestyle vs Swing Maxi Double
I’m pretty excited about this. I’ve taken my pocket love to a higher level and ordered two bumbags. They were… Read more Awful or Awesome Mum Behaviour?
If it doesn’t have pockets, it’s not getting in my online basket or on my back. I’ve gone pocket crazy.… Read more Lovely. But Does It Have Pockets?
RB took a bottle of expressed milk. We’re frickin delighted. We tried after a few weeks of mostly good breastfeeding for… Read more Boob and Bottle
Some VIP visitors travelled far and wide to stay and meet RB. They arrived full of love, presents, excitement, colds… Read more To Have and to Hold?
What have you done today? Oh, you know, breastfeed. I don’t need to ask where the day goes anymore, I look… Read more Today I will mostly be breastfeeding
Paternity leave is just like two week holidays. The first half feels like never ending bliss – the summer holidays… Read more Life After Paternity Leave
We were unintentionally colour coordinated yesterday. If only we had a chance to leave the house we could’ve shown it… Read more The Neverending Booby
Woke up to breastfeed and SO FUCKIN AWAKE two hours later. My mind has many ideas my body cares nothing… Read more SLEEP
Seems being housebound with a credit card is a dangerous combo. As I sit still for hours, smartphone always to… Read more Online Shopping
In Nobody Told Me Hollie McNish alarmed me about an element of parenting nobody told me about – I’d never… Read more Hot Tea
I thought my old night sweats had come back as my duvet was wet. I went back to sleep and… Read more First and Last Time I’ll Sleep Topless
I found breastfeeding weird. It’s natural that my breasts are an aesthetic part of my body, and a sexual part… Read more Breastfeeding
We didn’t find out Runner Bean’s sex as my husband was desperate to enjoy one of life’s only true surprises.… Read more Girl or Boy?
I was told it was okay to bend post section. I was probably pushing it by picking up stuff from… Read more After Sleep and Support, the Best Section Healer
Now I’ve had the section, it’s impossible not to ask myself, did I do the right thing? Should I have… Read more C-section. Would I Choose It Again?
I kissed my child for the first time last night and it was glorious. I’d only kissed him once so… Read more Heaven is a Kiss on the Head
I’ve had two hospital stays this year. Both times I left hospital I wanted to hug it out with the doctors and… Read more Ode to the NHS
Friends with kids told me I’d love my baby like no other, and feel this yet unknown depth of love.… Read more Girl, You’re A Mother Now
Today is a historic day. Nothing to do with blue passports or going to war with Spain. It’s the last… Read more C Day – 1
When I was little I hated being called Verity. It was weird. No-one knew how to spell it. When I… Read more Baby Names, and Choosing One
It’s nearly time to meet my baby. My section is booked, bag is packed, and I’m on a countdown. It’s… Read more I’m Nearly There
We’ve been having growth scans due to my low BMI. I’m only 0.1 from normal, but I was delighted all… Read more Fucking Coldsores
Scenario 1 Patient: I’m in phenomenal pain, my body feels like it’s tearing in two, could you teach me some… Read more What is Natural, Anyway? C-sections vs Vaginal Labour
One of the things that most pisses me off about life is it takes me years to learn how to… Read more Alcohol in Pregnancy
The advice for exercise in pregnancy is to be able to maintain a conversation mid exercise. This isn’t much exertion… Read more I Miss Exercise
I was hospitalized with a hemiplegic migraine at 10 weeks pregnant. It imitates a stroke, which doctors thought I was… Read more Medicine in Pregnancy
It blows my mind that my body knows how to grow life. Inside me is a human being that isn’t… Read more Sacrifice in Pregnancy