Mim Loves Blogs – Mum in a Nutshell!

Mim Loves Blogs – Mum in a Nutshell

Welcome back to my blog and I hope you’re all having a lovely week! I’m 35 weeks pregnant now and my waddling has made me slow down physically quite a bit but that has meant more time resting and reading so I’ve had a lot of inspiration for this week’s Mim Loves Blogs recommendation.

I don’t know whether it’s nesting but I’ve been trying to get myself organised too – after having my last baby 3 weeks early, I want to try and be as prepared as possible for this one so I have finally written my hospital bag essentials – now I just need to get them all together and pack them of course…!

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Miss M has just turned 2 and I’ve been looking back at baby pics of her and thinking about how she was as a newborn.  Which, of course, was adorable!  Despite the inevitable sleepless nights, I’m really looking forward to having a tiny baby in the house again.

I breastfed Miss M for 7 months (and a day!) and it was a wonderful experience although also extremely challenging in the initial few months while I learned how to do it and struggled with a very low supply.  I will write about this at some point.  After the struggling part was over, I can honestly say it was one of the most wonderful experiences I ever got to go through and I loved breastfeeding.  I really hope to be able to again with this new baby.

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So this week a particular post really had me hooked at it was by the lovely Ali over at MuminaNutshell.com.

Ali’s post was so genuine and made me feel completely normal for being worried about how breastfeeding will go even though I’ve already done it once before.  I found that so reassuring.  She talks about how she feels now she has made the decision to stop breastfeeding soon and I remember feeling the exact same emotions.

One major pro I have found from blogging has been reading about how other parents deal with going through the same scenarios as me, picking up tips, empathising and understanding other’s choices.  I loved Ali’s post and found it so reassuring so I definitely recommend you check it out.

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Go and follow Ali now – her blog is so varied and I think you’ll love it too!


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  1. 29th March 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Lots of luck with baby number two. I breastfed for around 7 months with my first and planned to do the same with no 2 – but she was still feeding at 10 months. All babies are different. There are also so many things that are easier second time round, the challenge with two is balancing different needs. I have to say that my two are almost 4 and almost 2 and it is now getting to the point where they entertain each other and it makes things so much easier. Freyja told Emily that she loved her and she was her best friend today – it is moments like that that make all the hard work so worth it.
    Thank you so much for linking up with #SundayStars x

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you so much Karen!

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you so much Natalie! :)

  2. 29th March 2015 / 8:19 am

    I love celebrating other bloggers, well done huni, great feature x

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:13 pm

      Oh thanks lady, me too! :)

  3. 27th March 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Aww not much longer to go now! Make sure you are getting plenty of rest when you can! Sim x
    Over from the Mad Mid Week Bloghop

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much! Definitely resting when I can :)

  4. 25th March 2015 / 8:45 am

    How lovely to have a spring baby :) I hope you can put your feet up and rest a bit before the birth – not easy with a small person around I know!


    • 30th March 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Oh I really hope so – thank you so much! :)

  5. 25th March 2015 / 8:04 am

    Hi Mim, what an exciting time for you right now. No two babies are the same, but he second is definitely easier than the first (in my humble experience).

    The blogging community is a great place to find people with who you can relate. No two babies are a like and no two Mums either, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn from one another.

    I wish you well with the birth of your bundle of joy and I hope that Miss M takes to the new arrival well.


    • 30th March 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you so much Debbie, that’s so lovely of you! :)

  6. 23rd March 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I’m so proud of you for breastfeeding for 7 months! That’s impressive! I’ve been looking back through old photos of my Little Miss and I just can’t believe she was ever that small.

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:11 pm

      Oh thank you! It’s so hard to remember them being so teeny :)

  7. 23rd March 2015 / 9:04 pm

    So touched that you understood how I was feeling. Best of luck with your impeding arrival. I miss those sleepy new born snuggles so much. X

    • 30th March 2015 / 9:10 pm

      My absolute pleasure!!! :)

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