Here is my “post-birth plan”! I actually wrote this out when preparing for the arrival of my second baby (you can read her birth story here if you like). I had a really challenging time with my first baby so was at times dreading going through the newborn phase again. As much as I wanted to enjoy my beautiful baby I felt overwhelmed, anxious and incredibly sleep deprived. She just cried all the time and I felt helpless with no idea how to help her. The following tips helped make my newborn experience so much more enjoyable the
Tess has just turned one month old and I can honestly say I have been thoroughly loving the newborn stage. I am so relaxed, calm and confident this second time round! I’m beyond grateful to have had a second incredibly positive birth experience. Here is the story of how Tess came into the world.
One of my last ‘bumpies’. Taken 10 days before Tess was born.
Monday 22nd October
I was in crazy nesting mode this morning, cleaning the top of the fridge for the first time ever and feeling extremely agitated with
In the third trimester it feels like there is suddenly so much to do! Finally the arrival of your baby is almost here. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and a bit stressed so I created this checklist during my first pregnancy to evenly distribute all the tasks I wanted to get done before baby’s arrived. I then added a few more things to this checklist for my second pregnancy because I realised how much I would appreciate being super prepared for when entering the ‘newborn phase’ again. This to-do-list is a mixture of practical, fun, health and
I can’t believe I’m pregnant with baby number two! I feel so incredibly grateful and thankful every single day for the privilege of having another precious miracle grow inside of me. In this blog post you will find a little summary of the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy.
How I found out I was pregnant
In February 2018 we decided to start trying for another baby. I’d always hoped to have my children around two years apart since that is the age gap I have with my 2 sisters and I love
I have been wanting to do a comparison of the ingredients in the baby wipes marketed as ‘natural’ for a while now. When buying wipes I have usually always gone for the brand ‘Water Wipes’ because they have the shortest ingredient list. This is usually a good sign when trying to choose the least toxic products. However they are also the most expensive so I wanted to check if the other natural baby wipes with longer ingredient lists actually contained anything bad. I chose the four most common brands of natural baby wipes found in Australian supermarkets. None of
Here is a list of all the websites, social media accounts, books and podcasts I like to follow. These help me to be educated, motivated and inspired to live a fit, happy and healthy life.
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This post basically contains everything I would tell myself if I could go back in time to when I was pregnant. With all things baby and parenting we all choose to do things differently due to the way we were brought up, our values and what we prioritise. With this in mind you may not agree with all my tips which is absolutely fine. However I hope some may be useful for soon-to-be mums and you can learn from
I thought I would share my current daily routine with you all. I’m a huge organisational lover. I have lists, systems, charts, planners and rosters for everything in my life. It’s very important to me so I can get everything I want to do in my life fitted in. ‘Create a life you love’ is one of my favourite sayings. I believe you
Summer Rose Brownlie 9 days new. Photo by Barebright Photography.
Well, my little girl is now two months old so I thought it would be a nice time to reflect on my birth experience and write it down so I can look back on it in the future. I personally love reading people’s birth stories, so I hope some of you do, too! If not, feel free to skip this post as it’s a small deviation from my usual focus on wellbeing