Mummy Mondays – Our First Few Days with Baby Benjamin 

Benjamin is now 6 days old, it will be a whole week tomorrow since he came into the world and it’s totally flown by! I’m trying desperately to appreciate every single moment of this newborn stage as I really think this will be my last baby.  Monday Musings is now being replaced by  Mummy Mondays as a way to help me keep track of everything going on not only in...

My Birth Story – Baby Benjamin Octavius James Longden

So if you read my latest Monday Musings post you will have seen me pre-empt going overdue… Ever one to be proven wrong, later that morning I had to go in for an emergency scan after reduced movements over the weekend and when the scan showed that the baby appeared to have stopped growing, I was booked in for an induction the next morning, on my due date.  It was...

Things I’ve Realised Since Having a Newborn  

So I only had baby Benjamin two days ago, but already I have remembered some of the key points of having a newborn baby that I had forgotten since having Carly almost 4 years ago… I Totally Underestimated the Blood Loss  I bought what I considered a fair amount of maternity pads (two packets of 10). This was gone within the first full day. Always overestimate rather than under estimate....

Pregnancy Diary: Week 20 – It’s a…. 

                           ….BOY!  We had our long awaited 20 week scan yesterday morning and the nerves got the better of me. I was really stressed beforehand, convinced for some reason that something would be wrong. In order to encourage the baby to move, I drank a fizzy orange drink and had a bar of chocolate, which actually meant the...