Mummy Mondays – A Bedtime Comfort for Benjamin

Since Benjamin stopped breastfeeding, he has struggled to get himself off to sleep like he used to. We generally try to give him an item of my clothing that I have been wearing that day, but it isn’t always feasible. When I was asked by Summer Infant whether I would like to review their Little Heartbeats Soother Hedgehog, I figured it would be perfect for Benjamin as an alternative way...

Mummy Mondays – Ending our Breastfeeding Journey at 19 Months

I first planned to write this post on our return from Mexico back in April. Having been away from Benjamin for ten days, I figured that my body would have stopped producing milk, and that Benjamin would have stopped being interested in feeding from me by the time I returned. It turns out neither of those things happened. In fact, when Benjamin and I were reunited, it was like no...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 11 Months 

I’m not even going to go there, but 11 months… what?! Next month my baby boy turns one (which is absolutely mental), but for now, here’s an update on what he’s been achieving over the last month… Moving  Benjamin is still refusing to walk, despite us having caught him on more than one occasion stood completely unaided, only to plop back onto his bottom as soon as he realised we...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 10 Months 

I have a 10 month old baby! It seems crazy that just over 10 months ago Benjamin was still inside me as I can’t imagine our life without him, but at the same time these last ten months have gone by in a blur.  Benjamin had his developmental check up a couple of weeks ago and, apart from the health visitor upsetting me by telling me I should no longer...

Mummy Mondays – The Milk Genie from Pumpables Review 

One of the things I thought about when I set myself the goal of breastfeeding Benjamin until a year old, having struggled to make it to six months with his older sister, was how I would still be able to go out and live my life around feeding. One of the things I found frustrating when breastfeeding my older two was how limiting it was at times.  Expressing is not...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 9 Months 

I tried to avoid starting another of these posts by commenting on how quickly the time is going by but *whispers* how is my baby boy already 9 months old?! With our wedding just over 6 weeks away, this year truly has gone by in a flash, and my baby is beginning to look more and more like a little boy. This month has seen his development continue…  Moving Benjamin...

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...

Monday Musings – Why I’m planning to Breastfeed 

With the baby due in just a few weeks now, we are almost completely ready for his arrival and have planned to some extent for him being here.  One of the decisions that was fairly easy for me was whether to bottle or breastfeed. I know there are huge debates out there on which is best, and this post really isn’t one of them. I am bringing no scientific evidence...