Giving co-sleeping a try

Sam is 2 1/2 weeks old and is a very chilled out, accomodating baby. He has fit right into our family and rolled with the punches. Granted, there haven’t been many punches as we’ve not been out of the house too much thanks to me and my house arrest...

The Week According to Sam- Week Two

It’s hard to believe that ONLY two weeks have gone by. Already I can’t imagine our lives without Sam and my stay prior to his delivery on 24 November seems about 8 billion years ago. But no, in fact, it was only 18 days ago. This is probably why...

The Week According to Sam- Week One

Indulge a new, 2nd-time mother. I’m going to do a weekly feature, sort of like Project 365, where I feature the week according to Sam: one picture from each day of the week. I’ve used this blog as a record of our life as the Cafe Bebe family and...

Musings on a Hospital Stay

Last week I spent 6 1/2 days in our local hospital in preparation for the delivery of our gorgeous Sam. Until last week, I had never spent any time in hospital other than for the labour/delivery of Ella 3 1/2 years ago. Thankfully, Peterborough City Hospital is only just...

What a difference a week makes

One week ago today I had spent a night in hospital, having been admitted to the Maternity Inpatients ward at Peterborough City Hospital with a light bleed and “tightenings”. Due to my placenta praevia, the medical professionals didn’t want to take any chances. Unfortunately, they weren’t brilliant at communicating...

Breastfeeding vs Formula: The Result

As many of you know, we welcomed our newest addition, Bebe Sam, into our family on Thursday night. Throughout this, my second pregnancy, I’ve blogged about all things pregnancy related including my fears and issues with breastfeeding. In “Don’t Judge Me Too Harshly” I debated whether I needed to...