Freya is 6 weeks old and I finally have some time to sit down and write-up our feeding journey with the help of my lovely husband.
During my pregnancy I was asked a lot about whether I would breastfeed or not and my answer was always “I’m going to try”. The truth of the matter was, I wanted to give it a go but I knew there was a chance it wouldn’t work.
Things I knew would stop me breastfeeding were:
- Baby not latching correctly
- My milk not coming in
- Not producing enough milk/baby not getting as much as they needed
As an avid wearer of jeans and a hoody, getting pregnant at the start of the year rung alarm bells when it came to my maternity style. I struggled with the change in my body shape and trying to dress for work everyday became a real challenge. My trusty jeans lasted as long as a hair bobble would stretch to keep them done up and then it suddenly became time to actually buy some maternity jeans.
I visited several changing rooms in my attempt to find the right pairs of jeans to see me through to the end of my pregnancy before I finally settled on a pair of skinny jeans and a pair of boyfriend jeans. These were fab and now that Freya is here; are packed away in storage for any future pregnancies. During my search I came across Mothercare’s Denim range which has a huge selection of denim options. When looking through the website, I chose 3 of my favourite pairs to test at home and see how well they worked for the pregnant lady.
The Girlfriend Jeans
These jeans are super comfortable and very giving with the stretchy band that allows you to where them over the bump and under. I am still wearing all of my stretchy maternity jeans now Freya has arrived as none of my pre-pregnancy jeans fit my mum tum yet.
Technology is advancing all of the time, often providing us with new devices that can simplify our daily tasks. Together with Babythingz, retailers of cosytoes (carefully designed cocoons for your little ones), the latest gadgets have been shortlisted, that can provide a helping hand to new parents. If you’re stuck for a Christmas gift for a new parent, read on for some ideas.
A Parent and baby smartband
We are all familiar with the smartbands that have been created to monitor health and fitness. The parent and baby smartband goes one step further and has been specially designed for new parents.
It can be used during pregnancy to track foetal movements, exercise progress and doctors’ appointments. The parent’s fitness is tracked through steps, calories burned, distance travelled and hydration levels.
After birth, the technology can be used to track feedings, pump sessions, vitamin intake, nappy changes and many other reminders to help you day-to-day. As with most technological devices these days, there is a corresponding app so that you can link the data from the band to your phone.
These products have received positive reviews, with many new parents claiming that it has helped them through both pregnancy and with monitoring their new-born.