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Let’s Talk About SEX! Post Baby Sex!

OK, so lets face it, getting frisky probably isn’t top of your priority list after giving birth! From your POV you’ve just squeezed (all be it a small) human being from within – possibly tearing or being cut in the process; whilst from your partner’s POV to quote Robbie Williams after witnessing the birth of his child: “It was like watching my favourite pub burn down!”.

But, once you’ve made it past the wincing at the very thought of anything ever venturing near your nether-regions ever again – it might be time to start thinking about reconnecting with your baby-daddy; after all, it’s how the glorious process started 9+ months ago, so in essence it would just be completing a full circle!

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Our Week at the Beach Hut

Half Term – 5 Boys – 3 Dogs – South Coast → An Epic Adventure! Last week we embarked on a much discussed and long anticipated beach hut rental and oh the fun we had!… View Post

What Maternity Leave Means to Me

Today is the day that, after 2 and a bit months I head back to work.  Admittedly, my soiree back into the world of grown ups is only for one day a week (for now),… View Post

When The Boobs Don’t Work – Twice!

My first baby arrived when I was a mere 21, yes, I was 21 once! Looking back, in the grand scheme of things I had barely left school long enough to work out what sort of a mother I wanted to be and naively embarked on the motherhood ideals many a young (and often older) woman believe lay ahead of them during their pregnancy. So, when Hugo popped into this world, “popped” being euphoric recall as the reality was it took the best part of 2 days to get the little gremlin out, I just assumed that I would breastfeed my little bundle as my mother had so easily done with me for the best part of two years!

Latching on seemed a doddle from what I remember, but my paranoia that he wasn’t getting enough food thus leading to him not sleeping enough, leading to him screaming endlessly and therefore not eating enough (see the cycle there?) was very much the issue. I soon became an over-tired, emotionally wrecked dairy cow – on the pump at least three times a day, just so I could decant the breast-milk into a bottle to see how much he was eating and try to bring an end to the cycle. I was stressed and my baby was stressed. This was not a happy time. To be honest, the rest is a bit of a blur, until I woke up one morning with cheeks like Aunt Sally, boobs like boulders on which you could easily fry an egg and feeling like I’d had a house dropped on me! Welcome Mastitis! This hadn’t happened over night, but I’d ignored the signs for a good part of a week before admitting there was a problem – as the last thing any new mother wants to admit to is that there is a problem and that all is not well.

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Being a Blogger Boss – Get your Geek On

So, you may (or sadly, may not) have noticed that the Only Girl website has had a little spruce up – thoughts on a postcard would be appreciated. I can assure  you, this has been… View Post