Everyone talks about preparing for the baby, preparing the house and preparing the family for the baby. A mother is told how to prepare her body for labour but no one plans and prepares the body for breastfeeding.
One week moved onto 4 weeks and we had learnt new things. reading a book about it is not the same as the reality it’s so different.
The first week well where do I start. We had a very tiring week, had to take day by day hour by hour. the perseverance of breastfeeding was taking its toll and she wasn’t losing weight but we were not seeing a significant gain either.
It was the time that I was least looking forward to, after hearing stories of people being induced, I didn’t want to go through it. Also the fear of having to leave children with family for a unknown amount of time or my husband even having the patience to stay in the hospital for however …
We reached 20 weeks quite quickly as i was ahead than i thought. This was good as usually my sickness starts to wean of by 16-20 weeks. this time round this didn’t happen. Typical me thinking i may be able to enjoy
I was given complementary tickets to visit the ‘Baby to Toddler event’, which was set up by the same people behind the well known ‘Baby Show’ which is held every year in and around the major cities like London, Manchester and Birmingham.
I had the opportunity to collaborate with Bertie Bear Button Art to showcase their work. They make personalised items using buttons.Each item created is individually unique as a different selection of buttons and embellishments are used in each order. I was sent a lettered