To the Mummies of the Charlton Slopes….

... THANK YOU!  Yesterday morning I had to take my little one to the children's centre to be weighed.  We went last week with Daddy and it was absolutely fine! She was an angel the whole time. The clinic was empty and we had a long chat to both the health visitor and then breastfeeding … Continue reading To the Mummies of the Charlton Slopes….

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Breastfeeding. My experience so far. 

And why perseverance and adjusting my boundaries were the best things I could do. Before Violetta arrived I knew that I wanted to exclusively breastfeed her. This was so important to me because I felt that throughout the pregnancy I hadn't been able to provide the healthy, happy home that she deserved for those formative … Continue reading Breastfeeding. My experience so far. 

Putting the myths to the test!

We haven't found out whether our little bundle is pink or blue, so I thought I'd put a few of the old wives tales to the test and see how accurate they are! Let's start with Mother's Intuition..... I'm convinced baby's a girl and have been since quite early on. According to many of my … Continue reading Putting the myths to the test!

I’m very nearly a Mummy!

It would be fair to say that this pregnancy hasn't been anything like I could of imagined! For starters, I didn't even know you could be operated on while pregnant, that one was a pretty steep learning curve. I was all set for my appointments as per my 'orange book' (my maternity notes), not for … Continue reading I’m very nearly a Mummy!

The problem with being a …

... people pleaser.   Yes, I said it. My name's Victoria and I'm a people pleaser. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than making other people happy; friends, family, clients, friends of friends, extended family, client's families, the neighbours, people I meet out and about. The list goes on. I have always liked making people smile, … Continue reading The problem with being a …

Happy New Year!

I don't think it is possible to feel more excited about the year ahead than I do right now! This is the year that I get to meet our baby, and it is undoubtedly set the be the best year ever. 2016 certainly presented it's challenges, and I must admit I was quite happy to … Continue reading Happy New Year!

My Little Piece of Heaven

Everybody needs a little piece of heaven in their everyday lives. I found mine three years ago, when I first moved to Greenwich. I had been feeling poorly and was in need of a pick-me-up. I've always loved massage and relaxation therapies, but couldn't justify paying spa prices for the indulgence. Years before, I had … Continue reading My Little Piece of Heaven

Getting into the social swing….

It's been a very long time since I have been able to make social plans and follow them through! In fact, reflecting over a lovely plate of scrambled eggs this morning, hubby and I figured I haven't actually had a social life since July!!! Prior to being admitted to hospital and having the operation, this … Continue reading Getting into the social swing….

One Month On (from Too Much Milk)

So, it was a month ago tomorrow that I had the game changing surgery to remove a naughty parathyroid gland that was playing havoc with my health (Too Much Milk). I said that I would give an update and let you know how I'm feeling, so here it is! I have never felt so good: I … Continue reading One Month On (from Too Much Milk)

Getting back to Business

Today I am 28 weeks pregnant..... and today, I am going back to work! Yes, I do realise how silly this sounds! Most sensible mummies-to-be are thinking of winding down their working activities around this time, have discussed their maternity leave and are adpating to being in the third trimester. Me? Well, I've been off work … Continue reading Getting back to Business