Monthly Archives: March 2011

Family planning post childbirth

Turns out that abstinence is not an option when discussing contraception after having a baby. I found this out at my six week post natal check up when asked about what I was planning to use. I explained that I … Continue reading

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Six weeks old, March 28 2011

Today we tried our Bjorn Baby carrier for the first time after having it sit around for three weeks. The first attempt was a bit of a scare as the baby screamed as soon as I put her in so … Continue reading

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More firsts for the baby

Five weeks, five days From going up a nappy size to a visit to the first Foyles book store outside of London, this week has been full of firsts for the baby and more energy and sleep for mama. Mersina’s … Continue reading

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The grandparents' favourite

The grandparents’ favourite photo, well one of, and mine. Here she is sitting on dad’s lap and contemplating the camera which has taken over a hundred photos of her that day.

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Commonplace and yet miraculous

Dad and I were having coffee and cupcakes the other morning when I mentioned that if he ever wanted to know what a baby that we made would look like, he just had to look at Mersi. In response, he … Continue reading

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An official Bristol baby but where's the drama?

Dad and I almost had a Jeremy Kyle moment last Saturday. We were at the registry office on Corn St to register the baby’s birth. The calm and well spoken woman first took my details and added them to the … Continue reading

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I'll feed, you worry. A bit of a tribute.

My housemate is a natural, born worrier. He frets about the flat, the neighbours, putting the food back in the fridge properly covered, cleaning work top surfaces and other such details. Ever since he acquired a little additional flatmate, he … Continue reading

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Baby, come dine with me and late night shifts

The baby has finally fallen asleep. It’s been over five hours since her previous nap. Unfortunately she’s sleeping on my lap which means she will wake up if I move her. So I stay where I am and try to … Continue reading

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Progression: bump to baby

12 Weeks, July 2010 20 Weeks, September 2010 September 2010 November 2010 February 2011 Day 0 – February 14 Day 1, 15 February 2011 Day 5, 19 February 2011 Day 9, 23 February 2011 Day 13, 27 February 2011 Day … Continue reading

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A series of firsts for me and the baby

I visited my GP on Monday and little M became very hungry and vocal while the nurse drew my blood. I said that she was hungry and was offered a chance of a place to breastfeed. First time I fed … Continue reading

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