Bursting the maternity bubble – my first week back at work 

I’ve done my first full week back at work albeit three days but the important thing is I survived. That’s not to say it wasn’t hard or that I wasn’t emotional, especially on that first morning. I should have hung a sign around my neck – don’t ask if I’m okay, I will cry!

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Knee deep in nappies and never been happier!

Oliver is now 6 months old and we’re at a stage where I’m getting a bit more sleep and I’m confident in everything I’m doing with him that I can really enjoy our time together without worrying if he’s had enough milk, or sleep, or if his poo is the right colour (to all those without kids yes you really worry about this stuff, it’s crazy I know!). I’ve recently been negotiating my hours for when I go back to work and it’s now hit me that spending everyday with Ollie has an expiration date.

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From Bump to Baby and a new Blog

Hi Everyone

Welcome to my new blog.

From the moment I found out I was pregnant I felt like I was doing something wonderful and the feeling of growing a baby is like no other. I really enjoyed being pregnant although I did run into some complications – at 33 weeks I developed a blood clot which changed my birth plan and meant I had to inject blood thinners twice a day, even for three months after giving birth.

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A week after giving birth to my gorgeous baby boy Oliver I suffered a haemorrhage (this was due to changing from Fragmin injections to Warfarin combined with breastfeeding which contracted the uterus and caused a massive bleed) and had to go back to hospital for five days without baby which was just horrible. Due to this my recovery took a little longer than normal and I didn’t feel like blogging, I just wanted to cherish those early days with my baby and get used to life as a new mum.

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Now Oliver is almost 6 months old and even though we are not in a proper set routine I’m trying to find windows of time in which to do my own thing and in this case that means blog. Since becoming a mother I really feel like I’ve learnt a lot and it felt right to start a new blog so here it is.

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 I want to blog about a variety of subjects including those problems faced in life with a new baby, healthy snack recipes, fashion, beauty and mindset.

I really hope you enjoy reading my posts and feel free to comment and leave me a link to your blog too.

Jen

XOXO