Monday, 31 May 2010

Nappies and sleep issues!!

So, I was going to write a bit about how life has been since becoming a mummy but instead I'm now dealing with two distressing mummy worries.

How do you get an 18 month old back into her old bedtime routine? Feel like the worst mummy in the world, hearing my beautiful baby girl absolutely sob her heart out for me as I leave her in her room. This technique is called controlled crying, and although we have used it successfully in the past, it doesn't make it any easier hearing your child so distressed. So, here we go again, waiting for the routine to kick back in.

The other worry? Nappies. You'll see in further posts why I have such worries in this area. Let it be enough said that the words "Pampers" and "active fit with dry max" are banned in our house! But now we are thinking about switching to chemical free cloth nappies. I am so concerned with what is in contact with my daughters skin that I am now really starting to feel anti-disposable after reading about the chemicals in them.

So this is my rambling post for today.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

My first ever mummy blog!

Well, welcome everyone who reads!

This is my first EVER blog and I'm very much the novice of blogging. Probably keep my first few posts quite short and sweet, don't want everyone to log off before the end!

I suppose this would be a good opportunity to describe myself and my reasons for writing this blog.

As the title suggests, I'm an honest, working mummy to a little girl, a toddler aged 18 months who you'll grow to know more as my blogging experience increases. I'm in my twenties and live in the sunny south East of England, Married, with a family cat.

My reasons for writing this blog? Mainly just as a vent for my creative side. As a little girl I loved nothing better than writing. My favourite subject at school was English Language and I still do find it fascinating.

I'm an aspiring mummy blogger. Becoming a mum was something that I yearned for for a long time. When that little white stick returned two thick blue lines I don't think that you could have met someone happier than me. Five long years of heartache were on their way to an end, but that is a subject for a different post...
hence becoming a mummy blogger. Some may say this is a boring subject - what could be so interesting about nappies, and weaning and baby sick? What would be the point in writing about the 100th time of being covered in your daughters posset? Because in being a mum, you are helping to shape the next generation of politicians, nurses, lawyers, doctors, shop keepers and, well, mummys/daddies! The interest lays in watching this teeny, tiny minature human being grow and develop into a toddler, a child, a teenager and an adult.

So that is me and my reasons for being here.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading this first post, and it has left you wanting to read more.