This is a question I've been asking myself basically since the day the twiglets were born. I felt utterly and completely overwhelmed in those first few weeks, even months, and constantly found myself wondering ‘is this normal?’ In the very early days, when we first brought our tiny bundles home, the midwives and health visitor … Continue reading How Do You Know If What You’re Feeling Is Normal?
So... My waters had broken (I think just those of Twin 1 – Henry 🤔) There was meconium in the waters so they monitored his heart rate closely. I had two big bands across my bump connected to a machine which was constantly churning out a printout of their heart rates. A lot of that … Continue reading My Birth Story – Part 2 – Delivery
I had a traumatic birth. To many others, it probably won't sound that bad and in truth I know it could have been a lot lot worse, but for me it was traumatic. I think afterwards, you're so focused on the baby/babies (or in my case completely overwhelmed by them 🙈) that you just push … Continue reading My Birth Story – Part 1 – Labour
Ok so bear with me because I do have a point to make ... (I think 😂) Previously, when the twiglets would wake from their nap, they would both desperately want to be carried downstairs as they were still a bit sleepy, wanted a bit of a cuddle etc. So rather than take one at … Continue reading When every First is a Last
So last week I had a lady imply to me that the reason my twins got chicken pox was because I didn't breastfeed them... I'll be honest, it hurt. I don't really believe it but it still hurt. Before I go on, I am not disputing that breastfeeding gives babies antibodies etc etc and I … Continue reading Breastfeeding – when it all goes t*ts up