Breastfeeding Journey: The Highs and Lows of the First Two Weeks

    Nicola breastfeeding Felix in bed selfie

    Breastfeeding: You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. When my breastfeeding journey with Dexter didn’t go to plan and I turned to formula, I felt judged that I had let my son down by not continuing to try to breastfeed him. This time, Felix and I have found a really great rhythm with breastfeeding and yet I still have my doubts that I am doing the right thing because either way you feed your baby, people have judgements about it and as a Mum you worry endlessly. The first two weeks of breastfeeding have come with both its highs and its lows.

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    2018: Our Favourite Moments of the Year

    2018 has been one heck of a year for us, one I will remember for the rest of my life. England came as close as they have done for years and years to winning the World Cup, we had a gorgeously hot summer (although I seemed to miss most of it!) and not only did we find out we were pregnant, but I also gave birth to our beautiful second son Felix just before 2018 came to an end.

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    Third Trimester Thoughts | The End of Pregnancy: What Am I Most Looking Forward To?

    A pregnant woman wearing a red and black jacket, clearly pregnant and looking out into the distance

    As I approach my 38th week of pregnancy, it’s becoming crystal clear that this journey is about to come to an end.

    How am I feeling about that? Well, in all honesty, I cannot wait! I’ve found this pregnancy to be a real drag, and there’s so much I’m looking forward to doing once I’m back to my old self.

    Between migraines, pelvic pain, sickness, diarrhoea, tiredness and heartburn, I haven’t had much time to do the things I want to do- and in a way, I feel really guilty about that, because I wanted these last few months of just Dexter and I to be special, but instead I’ve relied too much on YouTube, staying indoors and letting Neil do the bedtime routine.

    It got me thinking though, what have I got to look forward to once I’m no longer pregnant? And the answer is: so much! Although there will be things I miss too…

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