Picture Perfect

For the third night in a row, little J is having trouble getting to sleep. I’m not really sure why, he’s usually out like a light by 9:30PM, and sleeps right through till about 6 in the morning. We haven’t done anything particularly different these past few days … perhaps he’s having a growth spurt.

The last two nights, he’s gone to bed as usual, but woken up groaning in the middle of the night and wouldn’t go back to sleep. I held him and he drifted in and out of sleep pretty much all night. Tonight is shaping up to be the same. He didn’t fall asleep during his final feed, like he usually does; I had to wait a while and give him a bit more to coax him out of his “electrified” state (just something we say, in Spanish: Picture wide-eyed, ear-to-ear-grinning, bouncy-and-gurgle-y baby). I put him down and he woke five minutes later, groaning like the other times. I picked him up and am snuggling him until he’s asleep enough to put back to bed.

I haven’t slept properly since Thursday, and my eyes feel like they’re going to pop out of my head at any minute! But, sitting here, with my son nestled in my arms, only two thoughts are going through my mind: how perfect my little man is, and how lucky I am to have him.

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Tips for expressing milk

Being able to express breastmilk can bring you a little bit of freedom when looking after an infant. Whether it is so that you can get someone else to feed your baby so that you can have a break or get stuff done, or to give your boobs some respite during those periods where your little one seems to eat all day, giving your baby expressed breastmilk ensures that they have the best source of nourishment possible. Continue reading

Tips for nappy time

When you have a baby – particularly an infant – you tend to feel like you’re changing nappies nonstop! It can be a challenge if your little one fusses a lot at nappy time.

In the first couple of months, my little man hated nappy time because it meant having a bare bum. He did not like being naked, even in preparation for a warm bath. He’d cry inconsolably, which would stress me out and make me dread nappy time, too.

Here are some tips and tricks that I find helpful to keep bub happy while changing his nappy! Continue reading

Hello, from Mini Mummi Blogger!

Welcome to the Mini Mummi blog! As a new mum to a beautiful little boy, I was finding it difficult to apply conflicting advice … Between reading parenting books, listening to other mums’ (recent and otherwise) experiences, and hearing from midwives and other baby experts, I soon realised I had to decide what was best for me and my baby.

I thought it would be nice to share some of my experiences and tips I’ve picked up along the way so far with other new mums through a mummy blog. And so, Mini Mummi blogger was born! Continue reading