Sorry but not Sorry

Hey mummies,

Where have I been?

I have given birth to my second baby in under 2 years! One last year in 2017 and one this year 2018.

Yes that means I have 2 under 2.

Soooo…..I have been busy and busier than I ever taught possible. Before you sit there thinking that I’m some crazy women who got knocked up twice in two years you have to realise, they were both planned.

So I guess in a way I am crazy, or have I been sent crazy from the constant need for boobs and food and bottles. The constant mum? Mum? Mum? Muuummm? The cries, the tantrums and the poos.

Well then yes I am crazy, but it is so worth it. I have two beautiful girls who have stolen my heart, my bed, my toilet and my food but ever little bit is worth it.

Yes I’m sorry I haven’t posted, but I will make it up big time. So let me know what you want to see/read.

The Lazy Mummy.

Morning, Afternoon and Night Sickness

Hey girls

I thought we’d have a talk about morning sickness, as I battled it pretty badly with my 1st. I lost 13 kilos from vomiting and it was not fun.

I tried everything and unfortunately for me nothing worked, but it did run it’s course and I was fine after that.

So here is a list of things you can try if your suffering from ALL DAY SICKNESS:

  • Ginger tablets
  • Ginger beer
  • Ginger ale
  • Ginger nut biscuits before you get out of bed actually worked to a extent for me
  • Bananas
  • Accupressure
  • Hot water
  • Anti nausea tablets (ask doctor)

Remember it’s trial and error and sometimes nothing will work. But you will get through it and it will be worth it in the end.

Sorry for the short post but hopefully this helps someone. What was your best morning sickness remedies?

The Lazy Mummy

A birth plan that didn’t go as planned

A Birth Plan does not always go as planned…

If you are or were anything like me, then you planned on a natural birth, you know like the ones you see in the movies and all over social media. I planned on an amazing birth I had pictured it in my head, and I had sat down and planned it with my midwives. My waters were going to break and I was going to go drug free and dance my way through labour. I was going to scream and push whilst holding onto the side of the bed, It was going to be me, my partner and my midwives.

Well flash forward to 35 weeks and this was no longer my plan, actually it was still my plan but bubs and my now doctors did not agree.

To get the whole story ill start from the start (don’t worry I wont make this a drag). Around 12 weeks I was accepted into the Birth Centre, which is essentially as natural as you can go but still in a hospital setting, they have aromatherapy, baths, big beds and lounges, everything a go all natural birth could ask for. I was in this model of care until 35 weeks pregnant, when I unfortunately was diagnosed with a heart condition that makes my heart beat super fast, Im talking about 250 bpm, which is much higher than it should ever go. Anyway because of this i was no longer allowed to have bubs in this type of care, instead I had to see a medical team weekly and an obstetrician.

So I was put on heart medication at the age of 23 (this was last year 2017) and I was told that it was too hard to sort out my heart in just a few weeks and that I would have to have an epidural. This didn’t bother me too much as all I wanted was a healthy baby, but boy was a scared and pissed off, I had not read anything about epidurals or any kind of pain medication, the most I had read about was gas and air and how everyone felt like they were floating on a cloud.  I had no idea about anything to do with epidurals all I knew was that they stick a needle in your back and then you don’t feel anything.

39 weeks and 5 days at about midnight, I woke up and felt like I needed to poop BIG TIME, So I tried but nothing was happening, so i went back to bed, about 2 hours later this feeling didn’t go away and I knew I must be in labour. So I got in the shower and stayed in there for about an hour, it was the best feeling every time I got these weird period like cramps I would put the water on my belly and all was amazing. Another hour or so went by and I called the midwives and they told me it was time to come in. I was 6cm when I went in and was told it was time for the epidural. When getting an epidural you need to first have a drip in your arm, they could not get a drip in my arm, 3 people tried before my amazing anesthesiologist, came in and got it in.

My waters didn’t break like they do in the movies, instead it was a midwife, after the epidural and the waters being broken and a few hours of discomfort, something happened my babies heart rate was dropping and they weren’t sure why, this happened about 3 times and they told me if it happened again that I would need to go in for an emergency C-section, I had not looked into a C-section at all as i was certain I didn’t need one, once they told me this I had a full on panic attack. Then they told me that bubs had pooped in me and it was time to push, 15 minutes and an episiotomy later my beautiful baby girl was born, there were so many people in the room my partner couldn’t see if she was a boy or a girl, but once the smoked cleared we saw our beautiful princess.

So if your here just for a read my hope for you is that you seriously look in to all the possibilities as its babies plan not yours and if your birth plan doesn’t work out don’t be disheartened as it happens to a lot more of us than you think.

 

please leave a comment below and tell me your birth stories.

 

The Lazy Mummy

 

 

Pregnancy 101: my hospital bag 2nd time around

Hey Girls,

Something we all sit and ponder over for hours is what we will pack in our hospital bags. Its an age old question no one can seem to get right or help you with, you have to get ideas from everywhere and everyone before you even have the slightest idea of what you’ll take.

Firstly remember everyone is different some people have a natural birth whilst others have c sections, some people dance there way through labour whilst others scream, I happened to fall somewhere in the middle, where I didn’t scream but I also didn’t have one of those amazingly peaceful labours you see all over Facebook.

So with everyone being so different of course we will all need to take different things. Lucky for you and me , I have figured out what I didn’t use the 1st time and have spent a lot of time researching (watching YouTube and joining everyone mum’s Facebook group there is) that I think I have come up with a list of things that you may want to consider packing in your hospital bag.

For Mum:

  • Birth Plan and Any cards or numbers you may need
  • Headphones
  • Slippers/Socks with grips
  • Thongs
  • Hair ties or if your short haired like me a headband
  • Comfy pajamas or a Big T-shirt
  • Music or Ipad whatever you would do in your spare time to help room seem more homely
  • Your own pillow
  • Granny undies or Depends or both
  • Snacks
  • Comfy clothes for afterwards (nothing to tight as you don’t want to hurt your VAGINA)
  • Pads Pads and more Pads (I am not even joking i used nearly a whole packet in my 1st 24 hours, some hospitals to provide them)
  • Lip Balm
  • Moisturizer
  • Toilet wipes or paper as its tender down there.
  • Face Wash
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Padsicles (pads with aloe vera gel and witch hazel)
  • Nipple Cream/BreastPads
  • Bottles if not Breastfeeding
  • Easy to Feed tops
  • Water Bottle as I hate drinking out of cups and having to sit up to have water.

For Dad:

  • A change of clothes x2 you don’t want hubby to be soaked afterwards if you choose to use the shower
  • Snacks my hubby is a type 1 diabetic so snacks are especially important
  • Energy drinks or coffee
  • Water Bottle
  • Thongs and shoes
  • Deodorant
  • Change to use in vending machines
  • Earphones
  • Chargers for phones and Ipads

For Baby:

  • Nappies and Wipes
  • Wash
  • Towel
  • Muslin Wraps
  • Blankets
  • 00000 clothes
  • 0000 clothes
  • Singlets
  • Mittens
  • Socks
  • Beanie
  • Going home outfit

 

What are your hospital bag essentials?

Please leave a comment below and tell me what you want me to write about next.

The Lazy Mummy

 

 

 

Above photo is a bag from Iconic

Easy Skincare Routine.

Just before I got pregnant I was really struggling with acne. This was not super bad but it was worse than it had been. So I went and changed my whole routine and it was definitely worth it.

Firstly I wet my face I usually do this in the shower after I’ve washed my hair because I like to take my skin care right down onto my chest and I find it super hard to do over a basin.

Second I use REN evercalm cleansing gel. Now this stuff smells amazing and is super gentle on the skin I have had my bottle for so long now as a little goes a long way. I use half a pump to 1 pump on my hands rub it together until it foams and then gently massage it into my face neck and chest. I try to do this for a minute then I wash it off.

Remember to pat your face dry don’t rub it as this can cause wrinkles.

Then I use skyn iceland exfoliating pads all you have to do is wipe them over your face and then throw them out. Just avoid the eyes but how easy is that!

Then I finish it off with REN evercalm moisturiser and drunk elephant luxe oil. Always make sure if your using an oil to put it on after moisturiser as oil can penetrate moisturiser can’t penetrate oil.

Since doing this my skin has been amazing. Please comment below what you want me to write next and we will see you next time.

The Lazy Mummy.

A Warm Welcome From Bed…

Hey there.

As I lay in bed with my baby hanging off my boob I thought why not use this time to write a blog so here it goes.

Whether your a Lazy mum like myself, a working mum, a new parent, a dad or a mum just struggling to find time then this will be the place for you.

I thought that my first post I should probably introduce myself and explain what I’m planning on doing on here so here it goes.

First off I’m a Lazy Mum, especially at the moment, I’m currently pregnant with baby number 2 and it has not been going well but that’s a story for another time. I have a beautiful 1 year old which means come December I will have two little cherubs under 2.

I love hacks. You know those things people come up with to make your life that much easier, well I love trying those out and love it even more when they work, so I will defintly be doing some posts about hacks for us lazy or time poor parents.

My experience being a mum has been amazing all the ups and downs and everything that goes along with parenthood. I will be sharing some of my experiences good and bad so you know your not alone.

Lastly I hope that everyone can take something away from this blog and that it isn’t a boring read. Please leave a comment and let me know what you want me to write about. I will talk to you guys shortly.

The Lazy Mum.