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A little note on mothering a “high need” child

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I’m hoping this is going to be one of those “you’re not alone” posts and someone reads this and says “hey, that’s me!”. I think I would have liked to read about this when my baby was still a squish. It sprung to mind to write it this weekend when myself and a little boy hung out on the couch cuddling and watching too much Dora (Swiper, no swiping! Swiper, no swiping!), while a little fever overcame the smallest of us. Continue reading A little note on mothering a “high need” child

Guest Post! Sex Post-Baby: This Man’s View

California-based Stay At Home Dad of 3 and blogger, Daily Destructo has taken up a challenge by fellow Dad blogger, Go Dad Go, to write an honest account of a man’s perspective on post-baby sex in response to my post earlier this week.   Well thank God he did, because this fantastic insight is a must-read for nervous new parents and parents-to-be everywhere. This man has been there three times – he knows what he’s talking about! Take it away Daily Destructo… Continue reading Guest Post! Sex Post-Baby: This Man’s View

Things I learned #6: noisy babies!

This is a quick but important one! It really isn’t slightly insightful but it’s good to know if you’ve never been responsible for a tiny baby before:

Things I learned #6: babies make lots of noise at night when they’re sleeping. And I mean LOTS.

It’s the dead of night. The baby is fast asleep in the bed/basket/cosleeper/whatever you’re having yourself beside you, grunting and shuffling with the occasional loud screech followed by a whimper.  Maybe there’s a bit of thrashing around going on too.

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You’re peering out from under your sheet at them, bleary-eyed and white faced with exhaustion and worry because you think they’re awake or about to wake up or hungry or lonely or in pain or sick or <insert other possible scenario here>.  I worried enough about this to ask my GP at my six week check! She made the excellent point that if they weren’t okay, they’d wake up. V sensible advice indeed.

It’s okay, go back to sleep. They’re sleeping like a baby 🙂

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Things I learned #5: the secret world of co-sleeping

Things I learned #4: there go my waters!

Things I learned #3: night sweats – sexy!

Things I learned #2: breast pads

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