Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

My Story of Group B Strep Infection – Group B Strep Awareness Month

The Group B Strep Support charity focuses on raising awareness of the Group B Strep (GBS) infection in babies during the month of July. Although rare it is the most common cause of infection in newborn babies so I thought this would be a good time to share my experience with GBS and raise some awareness too.

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After we arrived home after being discharged from the  hospital. I’m very emotional but look at how little Jaspy is.

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My Breastfeeding Journey – Breastfeeding For Nearly A Year

Hi everyone, as I am nearly a year in to my breastfeeding journey (I can’t believe Jasper will be one next month!) I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my experience and share my story on here. Overall I have had such a positive breastfeeding experience and I feel so incredibly grateful that I was able to breastfeed Jasper at all, let alone for so long. I felt really passionately about wanting to breastfeed so I thought by sharing a positive experience it might help break some of the stigmas surrounding breastfeeding and help someone that’s pregnant who wants to breastfeed feel like they are able to. I know that breast is best but ultimately as long as your baby is fed, you have to make the decision that’s best for you and your baby and it doesn’t matter if you are unable to breastfeed or choose not to.

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My Mum Body – #OtherMothers Topic Of The Month

Hey! I have written this post as part of the Other Mothers topic of the month (Other Mothers is an online blogger community of mums who support and inspire each other and I love being a part of it) which is all about our mum bodies. So here goes, this is what my mum body currently looks like..

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My Mum Body.

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The New Mum / Mom Tag 2019

Hello! I have seen this tag going around on Youtube for a few weeks and, although I haven’t actually been tagged, I really liked the questions and wanted to give it a go! I love being a mummy to Jasper and that this also means that I can now answer questions like these. I hope you enjoy reading my answers to these questions and I’d be fascinated to read your answers if you decide to take part.

A rare picture of me looking presentable in actual clothes and make up!

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Happy International Women’s Day

I can’t believe this big boy will be 9 months old tomorrow! It has definitely felt much faster than being pregnant (although Jasper wasn’t born for another 16 days after this was taken) and I have loved every minute of being a mum!

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9 months in VS 9 months out

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What To Store In A Baby Memory Box

Hey! This post is all about what things I have decided to store in Jasper’s baby memory box. After Christmas, I was looking at the January sales on the JoJo Maman Bébé website and found that all of their ‘Born In 2018’ range was quite discounted. So I decided to buy the memory box in this range which I think I got for £3 in the end (I don’t think there are any ‘Born In 2018’ boxes left but there are ‘Born In 2019’ ones!). Since I was pregnant I have been gathering things to keep in a memory box, so I am really glad I finally have somewhere to keep these things safe.

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What I have filled Jaspers memory box with.

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Baby Birth Sampler Idea

Hi guys, so this post was inspired by this week’s . The topic of the chat was all about self care and it was really nice to speak to some lovely ladies all about how we try and look after ourselves (easier said than done with little ones!). The last question of the chat was to set ourselves a challenge for the week ahead so I set my goal to try and set aside some time to work on Jasper’s birth sampler. I thought by setting this goal and now writing a blog post on it, it would really motivate me to do some stitching.

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Jasper’s Birth Sampler So Far.

I bought Jasper’s birth sampler when I was about 20 weeks pregnant, before I knew if he was a boy or a girl, and started it shortly after I got it. I really loved the design and it matches quite well with the theme of his nursery. Before Jasper was born I would work on his sampler quite a bit but recently I haven’t progressed with it as much.

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My plan is now that I have posted it on here, it will inspire me to make time to work on it more, and hopefully I will have another update to post soon. So far this week I have managed to put some stitches in to the horse square, so far so good! I find stitching really relaxing so it would probably be good to try and work on it a bit more and I would really love to have it finished for Jasper.

I would love to know if you have ever made a birth sampler or if there are any you like.

Thanks for reading, Jen x

Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

5 Great Things About Being Pregnant

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share a positive pregnancy post, I loved being pregnant and I wanted to share some my favourite things about it. I’m not saying there weren’t hard parts (hello hip pain and heart burn!) but I really enjoyed it. Also everyone’s pregnancies are different so what was great for me may not be great for you but I hope you enjoy being pregnant too!

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Me at 37 weeks pregnant with Jasper.

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Welcome!

Hi Everyone! My name is Jen, I’m 26 years old and I live with my partner James and my baby boy Jasper. Jasper is almost 5 months old and I know it’s so cliché to say but I honestly can’t believe how fast the time has gone.

I have started this blog to share my journey through parenthood and to share my experiences of pregnancy and birth with you. I hope that you find reading these experiences both enjoyable and interesting. I also hope to include some mum tips that I learn along my parenting journey which may also be useful for you.

I am also very interested in healthy living and nutrition so would love a place to share the healthy recipes I create and the different foods that I eat. Just a little disclaimer, I’m no Gillian McKeith, I am just really interested and have done lots of my own research. I like to eat mostly plant based food so hopefully you will enjoy my posts and maybe get a bit of your own health inspiration.

Thanks for reading and welcome, I’m really excited to start posting!

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