Breast pump

    Looking through my old pictures, searching for the sad little snaps of Medela bottles with one ounce of milk in them that I knew were there (why did my earlier, sleep-deprived self take these? Torture perhaps? I actually think I just sent them to my husband with frazzled / crying emoji faces) I […]

Scan picture

  Scans are weird things, aren’t they? You go for one, see a vaguely alien-shaped floating blob, answer some practical and matter-of-fact questions and are than asked how many pictures you want. “Err.. one?” I ventured last time, only for the sonographer’s excited face to drop as ten pictures churned enthusiastically out the printer. “You […]

Photos

Ah, photographs – beautiful, flattering lies to frame (slash, Instagram) and treasure forever. I can barely look at this picture I posted on Instagram in August 2013 – mainly because Dory is so low in the sling it kills me (but it was our first proper outing with her and it was akin to when now nearly 4 […]

Tattoos

In a plastic bag shoved behind the bedside table in our spare room lies a little girl’s dream treasure trove. Unceremoniously bundled together is the pound shop’s finest – bubbles, stickers, tattoos, whoopee cushions, coloured pencils, fairy wings and pirates’ eye patches all waiting patiently to be gifted. Except, unfortunately, they’ll be waiting a long […]

Cups

It’s funny, and you probably won’t remember this – but before you had children, a cup was something you got out of the cupboard, filled with water (or another beverage of your choice) and sipped from at your leisure. Now, when I even hear the word every single muscle in my body tenses and I’m instantly filled with […]