Happy monthiversary!

Cannot believe my little baby is a whole month old already, he’s changed so much.  He’s already lost his newborn look and is turning into a chunky little boy, has started making eye contact and cooing, including a particularly cute sound that he only makes when tickled with your hair.  Looked back at his newborn photos yesterday and am already feeling nostalgic, and amazed that we have survived the first month and kept him alive and well despite a few minor confusions and mishaps.

We will be celebrating with some breast milk and an outing in the pram (him), a 0% Radlers and catching up with Game of Thrones providing sleep patterns allow (me).




You know you’re a new mum when …

  • It’s a Saturday night, you have vomit in your hair and it’s not your own
  • Burps and farts are considered a great achievement
  • You fondly remember the days when leaving the house was a simple procedure
  • Clothes are chosen for their ability to conceal your stomach whilst allowing speedy access to your breasts
  • You find yourself customising songs to apply to the baby – Let me take you to the (baby) cafe by Electric Six anyone?
  • Your husband overhears you on the baby monitor saying ‘show your bummy to the mummy’
  • When ‘titty time’ is not for your husband / boyfriend / lover any more
  • You find yourself giving updates on the state of your vagina to people you’ve only recently met
  • You can’t envisage being able to ‘nip’ anywhere again
  • When Lansinoh and Infacol are your most precious possessions
  • When your getting ready routine is reduced to two things – being clean and wearing clothes
  • When stacking the dishwasher and replying to a text take all day

Clueless and sleepless in Stirling – tales from a new Mum