10 Things I Didn’t Know About Being A Mum

10 Things I Didn't Know About Being A MumThere are so many things that I now realise I had no clue about before becoming a Mum 5 months ago. From the brilliant to the less fantastic and some just bewildering, these are the things I didn’t know before last October.

How much shushing there would be

I don’t think I actually thought about how I would calm a crying baby whilst pregnant. I certainly didn’t realise approximately 80% of the first few months would be spent rocking a baby in my arms and going ‘shhhhhhushhhh’ over and over and over again until I resembled someone who should perhaps be in a secure facility. We did get a white noise app and a good friend gave us a sleep sheep but the manual shushing is still needed.

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The Baby Diaries – 3 Months

the-baby-diaries-3-monthsSo I totally missed my intended 1 and 2 month update posts, which just shows how much of a life changer having a baby has been. I’ve barely had chance to get to my desk and when I do I need to use the time to do paid work rather than update my blog. I’m now laughing at the dream world I lived in while pregnant thinking that I would work when he napped – WHAT NAPS????! When will he nap?! We are lucky at present as Casper is sleeping pretty well at night but doesn’t really nap well during the day which leaves very little time to get things done.

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6 Essential Items For New Parents

5-essentials-items-for-new-parentsNever has our house had so much stuff before. It’s hard to believe that babies need quite as much paraphernalia as they seem to. I’m sure we’ve gone massively over the top but so far most things we’ve bought have been used. The play mat may have been a little bit of an early purchase as he seems to get overwhelmed quickly but other than that, most of the things we’ve bought have already been well used. These are the things I’ve found to be the most useful

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