Part 6- The Beginning of the Rest of My Life!

Part 6- The Beginning of the Rest of My Life!

So, what is motherhood like 13 weeks post partum? You will hear everyone tell you it’s hard work but rewarding, but what exactly do they mean by that? The first month was an assault on my boobs and my sleep as she was up every 2 hours for milk and cried through every nappy change […]

Part 5- The Morning After

Part 5- The Morning After

My adrenaline was still pumping. I hadn’t slept since the afternoon of her birth and I was just in awe of her. She was so tiny, and I just wanted to pick her up, wake her and play with her. You do the most primal things, like smell her (can’t tell you what she smells […]

Part 4- My Birthing Story

Part 4- My Birthing Story

So, every first time mum knows the drill – you find out everything about childbirth that you possibly can, because everyone knows it’s so bloody painful. As you get to the end, you start to realize that this baby has to come out of somewhere and you have no medical reason for an elective c-section. […]

Part 3 – The Baby Shower

Part 3 – The Baby Shower

Ahh (sigh of relief)… me time. Trust me, you will need to take some time out to pamper yourself. Make every effort to do so, because “me time” when baby arrives is a toilet break. In my case, heavily pregnant as I was, I couldn’t get out of the bath tub without assistance from a […]

Part 2- The Pregnancy

Part 2- The Pregnancy

So we booked an activity filled getaway for our 9th wedding anniversary and 15th anniversary as a couple, at a resort where we could play tennis and go for walks, etc. I was a bit apprehensive as I was vaguely aware that my period would either spoil the rest of this break at its worst, […]

Part 1 – The Journey To Conception

Part 1 – The Journey To Conception

Part 1- Journey to conception When I was asked to contribute to this forum, I did not hesitate to accept despite being 2 weeks into motherhood…..crazy, right? I did not accept because I have an inflated sense of self and hold possible beliefs of grandeur: I accepted because I was tired of the culture of […]