At some point, you may start thinking — dreaming! wishing! longing! — about leaving the house. By yourself, with your husband, partner, friends. Anywhere and spend two hours free of the fear that someone is going to vomit into your cleavage.
Having a baby means starting a whole new family, in more ways than one.
You’ve packed everything but the kitchen sink. But what if you’re out and you NEED THE KITCHEN SINK? (Yep, it’s time to relax and streamline.)
Is it worthwhile, a load of nonsense…or something akin to a medieval torture chamber?
Amalah chats with Jonniker about colic, reflux and other things that turn your perfect newborn into a terrifying hellbeast.
Answer: YOU DO
…exercise? Get pregnant again? Eat sushi? A quick n’ dirty rundown of postpartum timetables.
That first time, I clung to that six-week no-sex window for as long as I could. The second time… not so much.
Okay, somebody probably did try to tell me, but I probably wasn’t paying attention. PAY ATTENTION, YOU!
Not enough milk, too much milk, or just about right? Just call me Goldiboobs and the Three Breastpump Settings.
I’m just a hunk, a hunk of burning boob.
How to know if it’s Thrush. Yeah, we’re bringing sexy back this week.
Coping with regret, sadness and the sense that you’re being ridiculous when you don’t get the birth experience you dreamed of.
Confession: I have not cleaned a litter box since February 2008.
Because you’re not gonna lose the baby weight reading blogs on the couch. TRUST ME.
It’s not always just the blues.
When introducing a newborn to siblings and/or pets doesn’t go as smoothly as you hoped.
A good postpartum support network of friends and family is essential…but do they really have to stay at your house the whole time?
Amalah interviews Catherine of Her Bad Mother fame for some honest talk about tears and episiotomies. Hold onto your pants, ladies.
Sometimes a baby isn’t your only souvenir from Pregnancy & Childbirth Land.