We are the Buckleys. We live in Hampshire with our baby boy born January 2017, our cat and our 3 chickens. We are extreme DIY'ers who will give anything a go once. I'm currently on maternity leave until January 2018 and have started blogging for my sanity and somewhere to hold our memories. I'm an instagram addict, who post daily pics of our lifes.
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Letting go – Our booby weaning journey at 8 months
You would be forgiven for thinking that I had a ‘problem’ child, a ‘bad’ boy who didn’t ‘sleep through’ – but you would be wrong. I actually don’t care that he didn’t sleep through. I never really cared, yes sometimes you could stand a spoon up in my coffee and yes sometimes I would apply three layers of under eye concealer, but ultimately it really never bothered me that he didn’t fit in with our archaic western ideals of a baby, the baby that would sleep through. This is why I (or we as parents) haven’t announced to anybody that we have now weaned our little boy off the boob. The milk bar is closed, the jugs are empty, my massive mammaries are minimising. Read More »
Leap 6 has come at me from all angles, add on top the fact he started commando crawling like an army veteran at 7 and a half months and all my precious time has evaporated. I think there was one point last month when I wrote quite the smug blog post about how my brain had started to return to normal (post baby fog) and how I thought I might be writing lots of consistent blog posts. Well hey, I tempted fate didn’t I!?Read More »
It all started with a pineapple. Mr B came home from the weekly shop last week with a proud and perky pineapple. He was very pleased with his purchase, as was I! He purposefully displayed it in our fruit basket and there it sat bringing joy to our lives. Read More »
I like looking back but it can be tough too. It was a relentless time in our lives and at times I guess I didn’t get to ‘enjoy’ my pregnancy as much as I could of done. I tried to stay healthy, and level headed among the chaos that we lived in, but most days i truly was just putting one foot in front of the other. Read More »
I did it, I went back to work. I can’t actually believe how strange yet totally normal it feels to go back to work. Ok, ok it was only a week, but it gave me strange feeling all over. For a start, getting up, getting out of the house and getting my arse in to gear, was an odd feeling of high fiving myself whilst feeling totally foolish, because lets face it I manage to get myself and my little human up every day.Read More »
We all know the pregnancy symptoms, we all had apps simultaneously telling you how dismal its going to get towards the end. But what we don’t always think to google is the postpartum symptoms. Now i’m not talking the 6 week symptoms (Chinese burns, sweaty bettys, toilet worries, sleep deprivation and hormonal hell (you know, I know you know)) i’m talking about the long game… let me share with you my ten 6 months postpartum myths, truths and lessons learntRead More »
I’m not one for nostalgia. I like to look forward and embrace the new, new days, fresh starts. However, through the power of my smart phone, and the suggestion from social media Thursdays have become throwbacks where we are encouraged to delve back through time to the past… and thus I find myself indulging in a little throwback this July Thursday. Oti is asleep next to me have an incredibly early morning nap (7:45am) and Mr B is off out the door to go earn the bacon. So I’m staying put for now, unlike me to lounge in bed, but I’m stealing sometime to share with you July 2016.Read More »
It’s the 5th July and I’m sitting under the tree in the back garden with O next to me. He’s started to teeth and go through some big developmental leaps so I’m embracing his good mood by hanging out with him. The hot weather for June is back today and once again my house is hotter than an LA mansion.
June seem to flow from one hot day into grab a jumper from the back of a wardrobe type weather. Read More »
I’m sitting in semi dark, blackout blinds pulled down, lights off. It’s early on a July Saturday, it’s sunny outside (I think) but I need to stay in this gloom. Mr B is sleeping soundly next to me and the cat has found his spot in the nursery. And where is the baby at 8:00am on a Saturday morning? He’s asleep in my arms as I awkwardly type this blog on my phone. He’s had a rough night, waking 5 times screaming, not a whimper, not a gurgle, a blood curdling scream from the bottom of his heart. Mr B has helped me out and gone to get him and brought him to me all night. Not much but booby would comfort him, only mumma can help. Read More »