Two Months with Rosalind

Is it going to be the case that every month I start with 'Where did that time go?' The days just seem to be slipping away so quickly, time has never felt so short. Time is now measured in feeds and sleeps and before you know it, there's another day gone, another two weeks passed and suddenly you're looking at a baby that seems to have grown and changed so much in such a short space of time. I went to visit my friend the other day who's just had her baby and there were little things I'd forgotten already about the newborn stage and yet it still seems like it was yesterday. I keep trying to hold on to as many memories as I can whilst enjoying making new ones. I am definitely confident as a new

Father's Day

On Sunday it was Leigh's first Father's Day which is a very momentous occasion! Of course he was very excited about the first official parent milestone and we had planned to get in the car and drive for a proper day trip out, just the three of us. Unfortunately though our car failed it's MOT so whilst we were waiting for it to be fixed we were homebound. We considered getting out in London but travelling on the tube with her I spend the whole journey stressing she's about to wake up and I won't be able to change her and feeding would be tricker. I still haven't quite mastered feeding under a muslin, preferring as a whole to just discreetly go without. I digress! Instead we decided to keep it

Ten Things I've Learnt as a New Parent

You've read all the books, watched all the youtube videos and heard all the advice but can anything really prepare you for being a parent more than actually having a baby? The answer my friends is a big fat NO. I thought I knew everything there was to know but there are definitely things you've got to learn on the job. So here's my round up of the things I've realised now I'm actually a parent for real. 1. You don't eat hot food I don't know why but every single time dinner is ready, or we are out for lunch and food arrives it's like she knows. So it either then becomes a race to see who can finish their food first and get to her therefore not enjoying said hot meal, or if it reaches what we

Fashion under Forty: Breastfeeding Edition

I didn't think that I was going to have to change my style too much when I had Rosalind but it turns out if I want to feed her in public there are only so many options when it comes to discreetly whipping a boob out. I certainly think people might start to say something if I had to pull my whole dress up to feed her so unfortunately most of my wardrobe is out. Any chance to do some shopping is fine by me though and luckily for anyone breastfeeding, jumpsuits, wrap, and button down dresses are all over the high street at the moment so I've been able to find some lovely new bits for the wardrobe catering to the Mat Leave budget, at £40 or under, that will see me through summer and allow me to