12 weeks postpartum – are we actually getting somewhere?

This week has been loaded with success stories and “firsts”, unfortunately not in regards to sleep, Idris is still miserable when it comes to that, but our (my) social life has certainly stepped up a gear. Last weekend I went out ALONE to have dinner with my friends. I swear the 6 hours beforehand were…

11 weeks postpartum – winter babies v summer babies

Having been stuck indoors for most of Idris’s life, through no fault of his, I got to thinking when the best time for having a baby might be? Idris was born at the end of October, in the UK thats the mid point of autumn and it’s usually quite cold and wet. Of course Autumn…

10 weeks postpartum – vaccinations and vacations

  If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know what an absolute disaster the last two weeks of holidays have been. It started with my husband having man flu on day one of the Christmas vacations followed by both children having a cold and now me!  Not only was everyone sick but Idris also had…

Farewell 2017….

Before the bells toll the end of 2017 here in London, I want to take a moment and wish all my readers, bloggers, mums… everyone a Happy New Year. 2017 has been an exciting year for me and mine, I started the year looking forward to going back to work but found out I was…

8 weeks postpartum 

Firstly, apologies for the ad hoc postings of this blog. I think one of my New Year resolutions will have to be to make time to post regular content. I really love blogging, for my mental health and wellbeing as much as anything else so I have to give it the time and focus it…

Toddler Update – 18 months

It’s been a testing month for little Aasiya, there have been a lot of changes with the arrival of baby Idris which she seems to have taken it all in her stride. This stage is very exciting with a lot of changes in behaviour, speech, physical and cognitive development. Some of it is quite challenging,…

1 month postpartum update

I had really hoped by this point I’d be in some sort of routine and have nailed being a mum of two. Of course that isn’t the case. I’m struggling with managing both of them and I can’t describe a typical day as so far no two days have been the same. My measure for…

3 weeks postpartum – my husband, my hero

Even though Aasiya is only 18 months I had forgotten how hard life with a newborn can be. My husband and I had a very candid conversation before the baby was born about how we’d cope with two children under 2, hoping to avoid the tears and tantrums from the first time. I suffered from…

Life with a newborn – the first 7 nights

I can’t believe I’m already 1 week postpartum! After all the anticipation about “labour day” it’s already been and gone and our lives are now completely transformed. I’m still a little dazed from the whole thing but there’s nothing more amazing than seeing my two babies and that feeling of being completely madly in love….

40 Weeks … (membrane sweep)

Yesterday we went for our 40 week appointment. I had convinced myself that all second babies come early so we wouldn’t need to attend this appointment so was a little annoyed / upset all morning. We got to the hospital and the receptionists echoed my sentiments with “I was convinced you’d have had the bubba…