Where has the time gone, it seems like only yesterday we arrived home with our little bundle of joy, faced with the task of figuring out how he worked. In just 30 days my "baby" will be TWO! Unfortunately Daddy has to work on his actual birthday but we plan on making up for it… Continue reading Charlie’s almost TWO! | Feeling Broody
I have recently written an article for http://www.littlebud.com - a website dedicated to breaking the silence around infertility and to help those who are on their own journey to parenthood. Below is my story as featured on their site: Our inability to conceive naturally to this day remains unexplained. We are lucky that our one… Continue reading My Fertility Story | As featured on Bud Fertility
For the first time in months I have logged on to WordPress. I created the blog in January this year, it was on my list of "resolutions" and I was proud to put a big "tick" next to it. But does it really qualify as completing a resolution if you don't stick to it? There… Continue reading Reviving my blog | Why did I stop?
It's a little while since I have written about Charlie, his routine or development. I find that the older he gets, the less reassurance I need that I am doing "a good job". When Charlie was newborn I was constantly seeking advice on what others were doing in terms of parenting, and how other children… Continue reading My son at 13 months.
I have previously mentioned on my blog that my husband and I underwent IVF treatment in order to be blessed with our beautiful son who is now 13 months old. Life with a baby is so busy that it is easy to forget where it all started. The happiness that we feel now having Charlie… Continue reading Trying To Conceive | IVF Success
Something dawned on me this week as I embarked on the Blogging 101 journey - I started my blog page with no real idea of who my audience would be. I knew that I wanted to help people by sharing my experiences, but I never really thought about who would be reading my blogs and… Continue reading I Inadvertently Became A Parenting Blog
The 3rd assignment of Blogging 101 is to write a blog which speaks to your audience - to imagine who your readers are. I imagine my readers to be parents themselves, or expectant parents, and so I decided to put together a list of all the items I have found to be essential during the… Continue reading My essentials during the first 9 months
Babies will have regular health and development reviews during their first few years. It seems that each local area in the U.K. carries these out at different times, but generally they are reviewed shortly after birth, 1-2 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 9-12 months and 1-3 years. Last week Charlie had his 9 month review and… Continue reading 9 Month Health & Development Review
"Are you going to stop trying to eat your foot and have a nap." Finally my son is asleep so I can have a bit of "me time" My son is 9 months old, his name is Charlie. My name is Joanne, I'm 29, married and live in the UK. I started this blog in… Continue reading Who I am and why I’m here | Day 1 Blogging 101
So mid-way through January I decided to do a "12 days of new year" challenge, for a bit of fun and to prompt me to consistently upload a blog. It started off well but the reality set in that with my 9 month old son to look after I was going to struggle to do… Continue reading Challenge Day 8 | Date Night