Tag Archives: Babies

The baby chronicles #6: Things on the mind of the new mum

Weeks old: 6
I like: Grabbing mummy’s hair, boobs, dancing to Alkaline Trio with daddy
Mummy is learning: To tie up her hair, to like Alkaline Trio

So I am 6 weeks into this mum lark and some of the fog is starting to lift… sometimes. While Little O still does most of his sleeping on me, he does longer stretches of it most nights which means I am getting just about enough broken sleep to function as a human being. Not a human being who could do things like work at an actual outside the home job for money or do calculus but one who can dress, eat and keep a small human alive. (As a side note, how on earth do American mums who only get 6 weeks of maternity leave, usually unpaid, cope with returning to work at this stage???).

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The baby chronicles #2: A week of firsts

Weeks old: 1
I like: Being in my pushchair, boobs (still), daddy cuddles… but only at certain times of the day
Mummy is learning: How to eat with one hand, how to sleep sitting up


Milk coma

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The baby chronicles #1: He’s here

Weeks old: 0.5
I love: Being held folded in half like I was in the womb, boobs, sleeping on daddy’s chest

So this is my first baby chronicle. I am not sure how frequent they will be. I think it’s going to depend very much on how much time I find and when I find it but I wanted to share the story of Little O’s arrival into the world before I start forgetting bits of it. I am pre-warning everyone that this post is going to be relatively graphic so if words like cervix and mucus plug make you cringe, don’t read this post. Just look at the pictures. Read more…

Film Friday #277

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

When the Avengers interfere with Crossbones’ (Max Grillos) nefarious plans leading to the deaths of innocent people the United Nations insists that they come under their control and act only under UN instruction. Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jnr) believes this is a good idea, while Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) is less convinced when it is suggested that Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) might be behind the latest atrocities. When the Captain refuses to comply Iron Man has no choice but to try and arrest him. Read more…