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Month: October 2017

Advice I would give myself

Advice I would give myself

Now that I’ve finally started to be able to talk and think clearly about the birth, I’ve been reflecting a lot about those hazy, early days of motherhood. Looking at the above picture makes me quite sad – it was the day we finally left hospital and I had no idea what was coming. In that moment I was scared but I was excited about going home with our precious baby. I didn’t know that the minute I stepped outside…

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A letter to Joseph at 6 months oldĀ 

A letter to Joseph at 6 months oldĀ 

Dear Joseph, You are now 6 months old and I can’t believe it! You are such a lovely, happy boy and I just love seeing your little personality start to appear. The past few months have been intense. We’ve had teething, your first flight and trip away, first food, rolling over and sitting! Not to mention the adorable babbling and raspberry blowing you are now constantly doing! The current favourites are ‘da da dada’, ‘ubursssch’ ‘gahgah’.  Just when I think…

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Joseph’s first trip

Joseph’s first trip

A couple of weeks ago we all flew up to Glasgow to spend the weekend at my mum’s house. I was really looking forward to it, but was dreading the flight for obvious reasons! I used to be cabin crew and so I love flying usually, but add a baby to the mix and it’s a whole different ball game! Packing for the trip was unbelievably stressful and I was shocked to find we’d basically packed everything apart from the…

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Counselling for Post Natal PTSD/Birth Trauma

Counselling for Post Natal PTSD/Birth Trauma

I’ve spoken before about my feelings about what happened at Joseph’s birth and how it left me traumatised. It was a long road to getting help, but I have just completed my 10th and final CBT session and I’m so happy to report that I now feel totally different about the birth. I actually can’t believe I can sit here and say this, when only a matter of weeks ago I couldn’t tell anyone about the birth without crying. As…

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