Author: inthemum

Time Flies

Time Flies

June 2018 and one very stressed out (newish) mother of two races around the nursery summer festival trying to keep track of an overexcited 3 year old whilst trying to soothe a refluxing 3 month old who is overtired but refusing to sleep in the sling.  (Sidenote - Phoebe has never slept in public once … Continue reading Time Flies

14 Weeks In

14 Weeks In

It turns out that two kids and a full time job makes you very busy.  Very busy indeed.   I realise that people manage with many more children than I have.  And multiple jobs.  But honestly I have no idea how.  No.  Idea.  At.  All.  I am exhausted at every minute of the day and I … Continue reading 14 Weeks In

3 Weeks Later

3 Weeks Later

I still hurt. I had hoped I wouldn't be saying that at this point. But the truth is, it hurts. Not the sort of hurt which requires painkillers anymore (I couldn't wait to be rid of them) but the sort of uncomfortable that makes you really really bloody grumpy.  And the itching.  Oh the itching.  … Continue reading 3 Weeks Later

The Elephant In The Room

The Elephant In The Room

"When's the baby due?" "Pardon?" "When's the baby due?" (usually said whilst pointing at my tummy) "Oh no, I'm not pregnant. This is the baby" (as I point to my 10-month old daughter who is the size of an 18-month old and has the hair of a 4-year old) And then I spend the next … Continue reading The Elephant In The Room

An Ode To Nursery Bugs

An Ode To Nursery Bugs

Ah ha we meet again my friends You scoundrels and you fiends You’ve clearly had some time to prep You’re well primed and you’re preened You sit and lurk on surfaces You watch and laugh on toys Then seize your chance and transfer onto little girls and boys So innocent and pure they were Until … Continue reading An Ode To Nursery Bugs

Becoming a Mum

Becoming a Mum

I always assumed I'd have two children. In my silly little head, that's what people did. They got married, they got pregnant, they had a couple of children and everything went swimmingly. There was no struggle to conceive, I had never really heard of PND never mind AND and once they were in, babies mainly … Continue reading Becoming a Mum

Dear Phoebe – the last month in our little bubble

Dear Phoebe – the last month in our little bubble

Dear Phoebe We have one month left together.  One month in our perfectly imperfect little bubble. Just you and me. One month before you start to make your own way in this world.  You will be 9 months old exactly.  You will go to nursery 3 days a week and I have no doubt that … Continue reading Dear Phoebe – the last month in our little bubble