When one starts, the other joins in. Either because it’s so upsetting watching your sibling cry, or because they know that if they cry too, they get in on that sweet attention. If they’re both pooing and crying, just give up. Call in reinforcements.
I never felt lost. During my first labour I was everywhere but in the moment. But this time, I was present, and I got through it.
The more you listen to your playlist, the more likely it is to be a source of that delicious oxytocin we all keep going on about.
You might need a break. Not just from the relentless jobs, but also from everyday life. A little time away can give you time to breathe, time to check in with yourself, and time to miss your every day.
This post is about my bottle-feeding journey, and I aim to support those other mums who have chosen this path for whatever reason.
So here I am, 38 weeks pregnant, bursting at the seams and anticipating the imminent birth and life of my second and last bundle of unknown.
Is it completely mad to take your toddler on a trip away?
We learnt that taking a step back allowed our two toddlers to find their own balance.