Me & Monkey Blog

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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...