An Eye for an Eye. (An Eye Related Post.) …Eye.

My son permanently sleeps with one eye open. I assume this isn’t because he doesn’t trust me and his father not to steal his worldly possessions from out under him (snot encrusted Spot the dog puppet, nah your alright you keep it) while he dozes, or because he doesn’t trust me not to do a […]

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You are a potato, but I love you.

‘If there was one thing you could have done differently or better in the lead up to having Addison, what would it have been?’ Shamoo the pregnant whale asked of me while trying to maintain the serious look in her eye and struggling not to lose her cool as she slowly and repeatedly sunk in to the […]

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Don’t call me Mum. (The Journey.)

‘A woman with a child rediscovers the world. All is changed – politics, loyalties, needs. For now, all is judged by the life of the child… and all of the children’ – Pam Brown. Yes thanks Pam. Anybody who has ever had a bump the size of Albania bulging from under their t-shirt will be […]

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This time next year…

As I was spooning coffee granules in to Addison’s bottle and formula in to my coffee mug this morning, it dawned on me just how mentally and physically drained I am feeling. I glanced up at the calendar on the wall to see a beautiful photograph taken this time last year of a tiny little […]

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How to expect what you are not expecting.

There should be alerts. There should be bells and whistles. Sirens and drum beats.   At the very least there should be warning signs. There is already? No, i don’t mean, the ‘oh congratulations on your pregnancy’ type  slogans ‘Here is what you can and cannot do for the next nine (ten) months’ type pamphlets. […]

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Made to make your eyes water.

Seven months ago at this very moment, I was watching the Irish one spread mustard on a home made, ham sandwich while trying to huff, puff and focus myself through a never ending and incredibly painful contraction. I had been in labour for 55 hours and was only 3 cm dilated. While I was busy losing […]

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The ‘perfect’ mother.

I am desperate to breast feed but I am struggling. I shouldn’t give up? Breast is best? My milk hasn’t come in at all yet the health visitor said. So he is feeding on fresh air. My nipples are bleeding and cracked. I am in agony. I should pump more and suck up the pain? […]

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The Mummy Club.

At school I was the kind of girl that always, without fail, was picked last for any type of team sports. Hang on; I feel I need to labour this point. I was the kind of girl that got picked last for any kind of team sports even at my own birthday party. If there […]

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I dont have post natal depression.

I don’t have post natal depression. I don’t. I just feel down sometimes. I don’t have post natal depression. I don’t. I just cry sometimes.  I don’t have post natal depression. I don’t. Im just too self involved. I don’t have post natal depression. I don’t. Because how dare I?  How dare I feel down? […]

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Moments in time…

There are moments in my life when i suddenly think to myself, i want to remember this exact moment forever.And then promptly forget all about it. Life can be such a rush when you have a baby. life is a rush anyway but since having a baby it has speeded up a few thousand notches. […]

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