Mason has just turned one and I can’t believe how quickly the past year has flown
I have written before on the delights of becoming a grandmother and how it was like falling in love again. See posts New love and More new love. The family is growing and roles are shifting. I am honoured to watch my children morph into adults parents aunts and uncles.
I seem to move a little slower now. While the parents of the babies run around parenting I can drift along and smell the roses, build the sandcastles and hunt for ladybugs with the little ones.
The past year does seem to have flown by but on the other hand so much has happened. The babies have grown into toddlers, my career move back to Midwifery has been a happy one, trips have been taken, gardens grown and quilts sewn.
The birth of my grand babies are the most wonderful of life memories etched forever in my heart but now there are new chapters to enjoy such as first steps, learning to speak, family holidays and birthdays.
Turning one is a big deal.
I am not sure Mason will remember his first birthday party but the family sure will. There were cousins and friends, balloons and bubbles, a pinata and presents and of course cake! Oh the cake.
Barely a grain of sugar has crossed my grandchildren’s lips and for this they are blessed. Mason had his first taste of cake on his birthday and it was quite the hit!
To my surprise and delight there has been a sense of coming home.
After consideration, reflection and a damn good talking to I have decided to return to Midwifery.This is an update for those of you following my personal journey. Continue reading “My return to Midwifery.A sense of coming home.”
When we are stuffed up our emotional stuff is coming up.
2 weeks have passed since I decided to quit my job
I described the decision back then as an elite form of self care and that has proven truer each and every day. My mental health has returned to almost normal, whatever the hell that is. Let’s just say I am back to my baseline and the effect was rapid. Continue reading “Quitting: How I feel 2 weeks later”
You may be surprised to learn that there are restrictions, documented in writing, to your right to photograph or video a birth in hospital
40 Reasons to Homebirth
Reason Number 32: Photos and videos wont be restricted.
A picture does certainly tell 1000 words. That’s why we love them. Continue reading “Reason number 32 to homebirth. Photos and videos wont be restricted.”
Who the hell in 2017 separates babies from their mothers?
Women have many reasons to choose homebirth.
40 Reasons to have a home birth
Have you ever wondered why women choose to homebirth?
Continue reading “40 Reasons to have a homebirth. Some may surprise you.”
Parenting is a continuous series of decisions you must make for your child.
Instincts don’t lie. They are your soul talking, your inner voice and they are the reason you should ignore parenting advice. Including mine. Continue reading “Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.”
Perfect in every way, Mason Lee joined the world on the 8th January 2017.
Mason is here!
Our family was blessed this week with the arrival of a new baby. As I posted last week we have been anticipated with much excitement the arrival the first born of my son Christopher and his partner Jorja.
Continue reading “More new love! The birth of Mason.”
I often inwardly groaned when friends would share their Grandies latest achievements. Now I gloat with equal enthusiasm.
How can we love another as much as the first?
When my first child was born I could not comprehend how I could love another baby as much as this one, a deeply as this one, as completely.
Continue reading “New Love”
How to help and support mothers of a newborn: Part 2
Here is part 2 of my unsolicited advice on how to support mothers of a newborn. Some practical tips for partners and family and friends.
Continue reading “What can I do to help? Part 2”