2015 has been a busy year creatively but also physically, emotionally, psychologically and in many other wonderful and crazy ways (many of which I hadn't anticipated).
Yep I had a baby. Our beautiful son was born in October, so the majority of this year has been spent being pregnant or as a new mama.
As many parents know, pregnancy and parenthood can be an amazing time (and it is for the majority of time) however there are many other layers of emotions. Plus add in a huge dollop of new hormones - I was promptly banned from watching DIY SOS as the sniffing pretty much began in the opening credits.
I remained fairly cautious throughout my pregnancy and didn't want to buy anything too early because a) despite my ever growing bump and my inability to fasten my trainers (the flip flops were still shamelessly on in October), I couldn't quite believe I would have a baby at the end of the 40 weeks- I know how mad that sounds, perhaps it is Mother Nature's way of protecting you and b) the 'stuff' takes up sooo much space and when clumsiness became the new norm, I needed clear pathways around the house.
Now feels the right time to document. I don't profess to know all the answers or to be an expert, all I have is my own experience.
However the topic of becoming a parent can be a jungle- books, videos, apps and advice from others- there is so much information out there. It can be quite overwhelming, tricky to navigate and difficult to know what is going to suit you and your needs.
So hopefully in these blogs, you may find some useful nuggets that will work with your lifestyle and your baby.