My Accidental Home Birth Story
Baby Number 2 - The Third Trimester
The day I went into labour was a really special day. Rory was at daycare and my partner Luke had the day off from work. We went out for a leisurely breakfast and then went out for lunch too. We don't get to spend much one-on-one time together so it was a real treat to enjoy two meals together without being on parenting duties. I think it might have been all the extra happy-vibes and oxytocin that made my labour progress so quickly.
With my first son I had two days of early labour with fairly regular contractions and I was sent home from the hospital once for not being in “proper” labour so I thought second time round things would be quicker but still not too fast.
Baby Number 2 - The Second Trimester
Maybe I’m a little weird but I love the third trimester. In fact, for the most part, it’s been my favourite trimester of this pregnancy.
Sure, I had some aches and pains, and was sometimes uncomfortable, but I wasn’t too tired and I love having a big bump.
Baby Number 2 - The First Trimester
Ahh, the sweet promised land of the second trimester. When the morning sickness will end. When your energy will return. And when you can feel safe about announcing your pregnancy.
In those early weeks of pregnancy I think we all count down to the second trimester. There’s so much hope for how good you’ll feel and it’s also exciting to know you can soon share your news with everyone.
Trusting Your Mama Intuition
Before I took the pregnancy test I had a feeling I was pregnant. The month before I thought I might have been, but wasn’t, so even though I thought I was I didn’t want to get my hopes up.
I’m still breastfeeding my son and every time he latched on it was slightly uncomfortable. It was similar to what I experienced when he was a newborn and was something I hadn’t felt in well over a year. This was the biggest sign that I might have been pregnant, but I was trying not to get to attached to the idea.
The Benefits of Babywearing
Beautiful mama, this post is for you.
Because I truly believe that the only thing that you should do as a mother, is learn to trust yourself. You know what’s best for your baby.
YOUR intuition and your gut feelings will guide you to being the best mother that YOUR baby needs.
Finding Balance as a Mum
Babywearing has so many benefits for both the baby being worn and the wearer, and is especially helpful in the first three months (or what is often known as the fourth trimester) when babies want to be held all the time.
Reflecting On My First Year of Motherhood
Sometimes as a mum you’ll feel like you’re drowning in everything that needs to be done. The washing is piling up, you’ve barely spoken to your husband all week, you can’t remember what it feels like to get a full night’s sleep and the only exercise you get is walking back and forth from the change table.
Finding balance in motherhood can seem impossible. And I think it’s time that we give up the quest of achieving balance.
Why You Should Own More Than One Baby Carrier
It’s crazy how much a baby grows and changes in a year. I’ve never spent much time around babies, and this growth has been the biggest surprise of motherhood. In just a year Rory can do more than I thought possible. His personality shines more and more every day. He truly is his own little person. I’m so lucky to get know this cheeky, curious, constantly-on-the-move, cuddly little guy – although it feels like I already know him and I’m simply relearning it all.
Although it’s certainly not necessary to own more than one carrier there are lots of babywearing mums who do. And while you can make do with just one carrier there are lots of benefits that come with owning multiple baby carriers.
Because there are so many different kinds of carriers they all have different pros and cons, and owning more than one means that you get to experience more of the good bits and less of the negative bits.