Sometimes it can feel like being a parent leaves you little time for anything else! And when you have a spare five minutes you just want to relax in the bath a nice cup of tea, but there are some people who feel the urge to do something creative! Now, for many, they just don’t feel that urge to do anything creative, but then there are some who want to do something as an outlet but don’t really know what!
So, here’s a few ideas for the mums who are looking for a new challenge to their spare time!
Hello and welcome back to New Mum Stories. This week’s story is from Laura over at Autumn’s Mummy Blog. Laura shares with us her story of gorgeous little Autumn’s scary first few weeks for every mother.
Over to you Laura…
My new Mum story is a little dramatic and might be triggering for some, but it shows that it’s never too early to trust your instincts when it comes to your baby!
Autumn was born full-term in September 2016 after an uncomfortable but normal pregnancy, with scans that were fine and when she was born she had an Apgar score of 10/10. Everything was going so well, she was gaining weight and was doing everything she should be. On the morning she turned two weeks old, I remember sitting in bed breastfeeding her and looking down at her thinking just how lucky I was and that things almost seemed too good to be true.
That evening she projectile vomited after I fed her. “Ooh! You were too greedy!” I said to her, but I already felt like something was a little bit wrong. It was projectile, not like normal baby sick and she looked shocked afterwards. The same happened after the next feed and the next and the next after that. By then, it was morning and she was lethargic, so I rang the doctors. By the second time she’d been sick my Mummy alarm bells were ringing and I knew something was wrong!
Starting a family is an expensive business. In fact it cost’s an average of £3000 for your new arrival in their first year of life. But at the moment life in general is very expensive for everyone. So we are all out to find the best deals we can possible. I know when I found out we were going to have a baby, my first question was how can we afford one?
Baby’s need lots of equipment so we planned to find the best affordable baby equipment we could. I always hunt for bargains online and one of the websites we discovered sold name branded items at discounted prices. We could save £££’s off a stroller alone!