It’s a funny business, this parenting malarkey, isn’t it? Quite literally both ‘funny haha’ and ‘funny peculiar’ at times. You find yourself doing and saying things that you never thought you’d have to do or say. I love talking to Baby Lighty, I love hearing him ‘talk’ back, especially now that he’s starting to repeat… Continue reading “Don’t get Annoyed if you’ve put a Bunny on your Head!” and other ridiculous sentences I never thought I’d say!
Something which Mrs Lighty really regrets is not taking regular bump photos whilst pregnant. Yes, I’ve got the odd bump photo here and there, as you’ve probably seen crop up on All Things Spliced, but nothing which really shows the progression of my pregnancy. So when Baby Lighty was born, something that I knew I… Continue reading Baby Lighty, Week by Week
There once was a new mum called Mrs Lighty, who had no idea what she was doing and even less of an idea about how to feel about being a mum. Tired, hormonal, overwhelmed and anxious, this new mum would often think about the life she’d left behind her, a life whereby all she had… Continue reading Time Flies
There are very few things in life that are as uncertain as parenting. As a parent, you constantly find yourself second guessing – and often judging – yourself with every move. Should I really give Calpol for this ailment? Should I have given Calpol when I decided not to?! Have I over fed him today?… Continue reading The Parenting Laws of Sod
I’ve had this post sitting in drafts for quite a while now. It’s been sitting in the ‘drafts’ section of Mrs Lighty’s brain for longer still. You see, it may be a little bit controversial: it’s about breastfeeding, or rather, my failed and hated attempt at it. I’ve found that breastfeeding is a very emotive… Continue reading Missing the Breastfeeding Gene?
Most parents to be will tell you that decorating the nursery is one of the points during pregnancy when things start to feel very real. You’re dedicating a whole room in your house to a new little person, who will be moving in with you on that oh-so-scary day when you bring them home from… Continue reading Nursery Style
I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I’ve recently become a huge fan of the hand-me-down. I’ve never been adverse to a bit of second hand – our dining room table was once one of Mummy and Daddy Hatchy’s wedding presents, for example, and one of my favourite possessions is my replica Bush vintage… Continue reading The Hand-Me-Down Baby
6 weeks and 6 days ago, our lives, quite literally, changed overnight. My waters broke at 11pm and by 1pm the next afternoon, we were suddenly in possession of our very own baby boy. He was, and still is, gorgeous and perfect and the love of our lives! There was now only one thing missing from our… Continue reading And Baby Makes Three….Where’s the Instruction Manual?!