Stress, anxiety and motherhood

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks due to some health issues but hopefully I’m back now and will be able to commit to blogging as often as I want rather than when my health permits. I really want to share with you all what’s been happening and some of my epiphanies over the last…

Life with 2 under 2

I often get asked about how “difficult” it is having two small children, how I cope and what advice I’d give someone in a similar situation or someone thinking about having another baby. The truth is no two situations or children are the same. There are so many variables: how involved your partner is, what’s…

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…

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….

33 Weeks – Eid Preparations and Celebrations

Having felt so atrocious in the last couple of weeks I’ve been determined to make the most of anytime I feel remotely “normal”. This last week I woke up on the Bank Holiday and told myself to shake it off and make the most of the week ahead. It was Eid on Friday (a 3…

15 Months – update on toddler A

As much as I love watching A grow and learn and become increasingly independent, it’s also a little sad. She’s not my baby anymore. I mean she’ll always be my baby but she’s not 100% dependent on me and although in my current condition that’s helpful, when I think of the reality of time and…

32 weeks – 2 hospital appointments and a teething toddler…

Maybe I’ve blocked out the negative memories of my first pregnancy but I don’t remember feeling so terrible at 32 weeks with A. I was still working at this point and was most definitely bigger but don’t recall feeling so exhausted! This week got off to a bad start with an unusually long day at…

Nightmare hospital visit

Yesterday I had my 31 week midwife appointment at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel. Our appointment was at 11.30am and as suggested we turned up 15 minutes early, parking our car for 90 minutes assuming that would give us sufficient time to return… how wrong we were! I usually work from Monday to Wednesday,…

29 Weeks – Pregnancy update.

This week has been especially hard. I had a midwife appointment on Monday morning where I found out my iron levels were really low. I've been worried about this for a while now as I haven't been taking iron supplements but trying to eat food with a high iron content. In my last pregnancy I…

Update on Baby A: 14 Months

I always thought I'd enjoy the 'baby' stage of my daughters life the most; when their just entirely dependent upon you and everything is new and adorable. It turns out the toddler stage is even more fun (and exhausting!) The toddler stage, considered from 12 to 36 months, is a time of great learning and…