Parental Guidance Recommended

Pregnancy and parenting for the perplexed

I am grateful, now fuck off.

Originally posted on Mama Said:
It was some time between midnight and 3am. I was dead asleep. I’d fed the littliest at midnight so it was after that, and it…

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

A different body

A long post about the weird world of my body after having a baby.

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sleep training/teaching to sleep/cry it out

Well, I never wanted to be in this position, but last week we did it. I was mainlining caffeine, basically a shambling zombie mother, up 4-5-6 times in the night … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stuff I Never Knew Until Now

It’s inevitable. At some point, you’re going to be complaining to someone about something that’s happening. Either you’re pregnant, and exhausted, cranky, and getting up five million times in the … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Swaddling: why we do it

Swaddling a baby and sleep cues. Wrapping your baby up super tight to go to sleep — swaddling — is recognised as one of the more comforting things you can … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

4 months: Sleeping & crying, two gigantic black holes on the internet

So, my little sweetie is now almost 4 months old, and we’ve been going through some stuff. Previously happy to eat, happy to sleep, cheerful in the mornings, and almost … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Open for comment, apparently

At no other point in my life have I felt like my body was open for commenting upon by complete strangers. Sure, like many women I’ve had random people come … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment