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My second birth experience

I figured I should probably write this post whilst it’s still fresh in my mind and before my body and mind does what it’s designed to do and forgets my second birth experience! It’s an epic read, so best to grab a cuppa (or a glass of wine!) before you settle in for the journey.

First things first, I’ve never been massively nervous about the labour and birth side of things, even after the first and knowing how hard and painful it is. I’ve always figured our bodies are designed to do it and it’s a means to an ends. All I could do was be as in control as possible, take it as it comes and hope for the best…

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My Breastfeeding Essentials

**TITLE IMAGE BY ANNA HARDY PHOTOGRAPHY**

Since having our baby boy almost 9 weeks ago, I’ve been reminded of all the bits that become essentials as a new-mum. It’s amazing how I’d forgotten since having our daughter nearly 3 years ago, just what is needed on a day-to-day basis. I’ve built some amazing relationships on my instagram and there is a wonderful community of supportive mums and mums-to-be on there that have offered advice along the way. I’ve also had lots of DMs asking me about my personal experiences and preferences, so I thought it’d make sense to pop some of it down on the blog. So I’ll start with a biggy…my breastfeeding essentials…

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Harrods Annual Bear 2018 – the perfect gift for a newborn baby

If you’re anything like us at the moment, it seems like everyone is pregnant and having babies…I think being a thirty-something, I’m just at that age! And sometimes it can be tricky to know what to buy a newborn baby that’s a little bit different or a little bit special. Clothes can be great, but you don’t know what the parents have already bought or how big the baby will be (or the sex in some instances!) and toys have to be age appropriate. Well since marrying the hubby, I’ve been introduced to a little family tradition of theirs…the Harrods Annual Bear…

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