Me & Monkey Blog

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Summer holiday memories

I’ve seen a lot of posts today about it being the first day of the summer holidays, for me it’s no different to normal apart from the fact Anthony went back to work after a few weeks off today so I’m learning to parent alone during the day again! I...

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Connie Marie – Birth Story

When I think back to my labour and Connie’s birth, I realise that it wasn’t until about six weeks before she was born that the fact that all the nudges and kicks and flutters I was feeling was actually a tiny person and that I was responsible for them! At...

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Why I buy second hand…

When I look around our house I realise that most of our furniture was donated by friends, family or bought from charity shops, then anything we couldn’t find second hand we got from Ikea, which I appreciate is quite a big difference! Our dining table was my great grandmothers and...

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Going Forwards

I think I expected to feel really emotional when Monkey crawled for the first time, perhaps have a lump in my throat, as it was I was just insanely happy and also highly amused. She didn’t crawl towards me, or her Dad, she moved towards her own reflection in the...

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Five useful things I learnt about Breastfeeding.

The only things I really researched whilst pregnant were about birth and breastfeeding, so I knew as much as I could about both.  If I hadn’t I wouldn’t have known anything really as the support I was given by health professionals on these subjects was pretty minimal.  Although, I will...

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Mothers intuition

What I’ve realised is that it really took becoming a mum to understand the concept of intuition. I read an article in the last few weeks before Connie was born about how a woman who had returned home to Africa after living in both the UK and America called Why...

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Detox Baby

I have joked about it but in all honesty if I hadn’t have done a juice detox with my Mum in September 2015 and then followed that up by cutting gluten and dairy from my diet I am pretty certain I wouldn’t have ended up pregnant. The weight-loss and body...

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9 things I’ve learnt in my first 9 months as a Mum

I feel like I’ve learnt a lot about myself and life in general in the last nine months, motherhood is an amazing experience and a complete mindset change to anything I’ve done before!  Life has changed a lot and I feel like I have too.  I thought I’d put together...