New Mum Stories: The Life of a Glasgow Girl

On this week’s New Mum Stories we have the lovely Jordanne from The Life of a Glasgow Girl. Her first few weeks were hard as a new mum but now 2 and a half years later she cherish’s them more than ever.

Over to you Jordanne.

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Hi, My names Jordanne and I blog over at Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk


Laying in bed watching my little guy sleep I thought to myself, How did I get so lucky? How on earth is my little man so perfect and I get to be his mum? Life is just, perfect.

Fast forward 10 minutes and I’m about to rip my hair out. I’m about to scream my head off into the pillow and run away to a beach a.s.a.p My perfect little guy is spewing…. Like, Projectile vomiting all over me, all over the bed and all over the floor. He is screaming which in turn upsetting me because I can’t move fast at all, My Gran isn’t home and my other half is at work. I feel helpless, I feel like I can’t help my child and it’s so unnerving. Sitting in a pool of sick, with my child in my arms and an excruciating pain shooting through my c-section wound I can’t help but think, This IS motherhood. 

The Life of a Glasgow Girl

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The Mummy Clique

Don’t you hate it when you walk into a room and everyone looks up at you?

That happened to me today.

This week was my daughters first baby sensory class. At 4 1/2 months old we feel as if we have been on the waiting list forever.
I can see why now.
The class is full of the ‘mummy clique’ parents.

 

“The Mummy Clique”

 

These are all mummy’s that have been before, probably since the week their babies were born.

And yet here they are starting the classes all over again.
No wonder there is a never ending waiting list as you will never get onto the course.
Or if you do your baby will be too old for the 0-6 month class and so you start all over again with the 6-12 month classes.
The town I live in has about 23,000 residents, and this is the only baby sensory class so I feel it’s a bit unfair that the same parents keep signing up to the same blocks of classes over and over again.
Not letting others get a look in. But then this is the mummy clique. They attend all the other baby groups locally. As one mummy told me.
“We haven’t seen you around before and we get out and do some group or play everyday”
I really felt like an outsider from the moment I walked in until the very end. But my daughter really enjoys sensory stuff so I’m doing it for her.
It would have been nice to have felt more welcomed, I don’t want to join the ‘inner circle’ as that is not my type of thing.
I felt so out of place with the singing and signing as I knew nothing.
To be honest the teacher never helped as she just said we do the same song every week so you will soon catch up.
Am I being wrong in thinking that it was a new set of classes, so expected for us all to be taught from scratch?
But then I’m not in the mummy clique so everyone else just carried on. There’s me trying to watch my baby and the teacher at the same time learning all the hand signs.
I know how beneficial baby sensory classes can be for babies, so I’m determined to make the most out of these classes for my daughter.

You should have seen her face when the light show came on. Moments like that are very precious and so worth me putting up with the ‘mummy clique’.Maybe the next class will be better…

 
 
*This blog was first posted on meetothermums.com

 

4 Month Baby Review

Baby girl has reached the 4 month old mark. Where has that time gone?
 I can still vividly remember that freezing cold Tuesday in February bringing her home.
This is her 4 month baby review of things I have observed and experienced.
Baby Review -4 months

 

You probably realise by now that I don’t post pictures of her on here because I want to protect her from the online world that is out there. I know a lot of bloggers are fine with posting photos of their little ones but at this moment I feel as if I need to protect her from it. I would hate for her to get teased when she’s older by other kids that have found her mums blog with all her embarrassing baby photos. You know what kids are like.
She is turning into a gorgeous little lady and growing before our very eyes. Each day she is developing and learning something new.
One of her favourite shows to watch is Doc McStuffins and when the fix you up song comes on it really grabs her attention!
I was breastfeeding her yesterday and when that song came on she whipped herself off my boob and turned her head towards the TV smiling away. It was one of those precious moments.
Before the Doc McStuffins moment we had to go and see the nurse for her last set of immunisations. I was holding her on my knee in the waiting room and she really surprised me by calling out in her own words to the kids playing on the floor. She was laughing and cooing away not forgetting drooling down her chin!
I just thought to myself, you poor little sweet baby you just don’t know what’s coming.

I pulled her little trousers down a bit and the nurse gave her two injections in one thigh then the Meningitis B vaccine in the other. She just screamed like a banshee. Worse than the other two previous occasions.Bless her, tears rolling down her face, hugging tightly into my chest. It made me feel sick. At least it’s over now until she’s 1 year old, where the polite nurse informed me there’s 4 injections!

Baby girl is really good at her tummy time. She holds her head up. Her little legs kicking away. But she is still yet to turn over. I feel this could happen any day.
Ha ha.
I’ve been saying it for a few weeks now and what does she do last evening?
Yep turned right over in front of our eyes!
baby on tummy - 4 months

 

I am sure there will be no stopping her now.

 

 

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

The Mummy Tag

Thanks to Jenni from Chillingwithlucas for tagging me in the Mummy Tag.
The Mummy tag is a bunch of questions realting to being a mummy of course! It’s just a bit of fun to get to know one another a little better. Even if it’s knowing what brand of nappies you use!
So here you go, these are my answers to the Mummy Tag questions.

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Fussy Baby – Word of the Week

The word that sums up my week is Fussy. I have one little fussy 14 week old baby on my hands this week. Bless her she doesn’t cry just fusses. Her bottom lip comes out and it’s so cute. 
Word of the Week - Fussy

She has begun her teething journey. We have been going through numerous bibs a day covered in drool. She chews like crazy on her hands and Sophie the Teething Giraffe. She is just little miss fussy pants this week. We have been having lots of cuddles so I haven’t been able to get a lot done at all this week. 


Sophie the Teething Giraffe

Also this week has been a complete turnaround for baby girls sleep pattern. We have been having 6-7 hours sleep for a few weeks. It’s been glorious for me! But now fussy baby girl has been waking at least 3x a night. Like I said before she doesn’t cry, just makes her fussy noises. I pick her up and give her a little dream feed and off she goes back to sleep again. It’s very tiring and draining. 
A few weeks back I heard about an app called The Wonder Weeks and it tells you when your baby is going through her mental development and growth leaps. Baby girl is in one of her leaps now so that explains her fussiness. She is in leap 4 at the moment where the little red baby head is shown in the picture below, and lasts for another 23 days!. This leap is known as the World of Events

The Wonder Weeks App

After this leap she will be able to perceive smooth transitions with her senses. Like grasping with her hands. This is completely correct as she picked my glasses off my face yesterday and threw them on the floor! She has also started to react to her name and is always looking to see where her dad or I am. These are all new developments.
So there you have the one word that sums up my week – Fussy.

I hope you have all had a better week than me! 

Have a great weekend.



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Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I had never heard of Japanese Moony nappies before being asked to review them. They were packaged like normal nappies but that’s where the similarities to our normal nappies ends. I was sent the large size which is for 9-14kg. Unfortunately they were a size to big for baby girl. But we did try them on her to see how they worked. 
Japanese Moony Nappies Review
The nappies have a wetness indicator that changes from blue to yellow when wet. I think this is a great little feature as in the UK we only have that on newborn nappies. I don’t know how to read Japanese! but I could get the idea of the features of the nappy by the pictures on the back.

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

Moony nappies have great 3D absorption capabilities and are made from natural organic materials. We found them to be very soft. Much softer than the UK nappies. They are also very pretty designed. Winnie the Pooh is a great favourite of children’s, so it’s fantastic that it’s incorporated on the nappy. 

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I love the green sticky tabs on the nappies. It makes it much easier to find quickly with a wriggly baby!

Japanese Moony Nappies Review

I have to mention again how soft the Moony nappies are. It’s the unique selling point to me. Silky soft and great for sensitive skin. The nappies are also very thin so great for mobility. I had no problems with leaks.  
The Moony nappies come in various sizes which are mentioned in kg on the side of the packet.
The only negative with the Moony nappies is the cost. They are pretty expensive compared to Aldi nappies and even Pampers. This pack of 54 costs currently £17.49 on Amazon which is on sale from £27.99, at the time of publishing this post. They are authentic Japanese nappies so in my opinion you are paying for shipping from Japan as well as the great Japanese technology inside these nappies.

  • I am giving the Moony nappies 4 out of 5 stars. It would have been 5 but the cost of the nappies dropped it a point.
Japanese Moony Nappies Review
What do you think of these Moony nappies? Are they  brand you would try?

*I am a part of the Amazon Affiliate scheme so if you click on a link to Amazon and buy, I will receive a little bit back, so thanks if you do. I was sent these nappies to review. All opinions are my honest thoughts.
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