Welcome to Mum in the South
Posted Monday 9th December 2013 By Ericka Waller
Having a baby – should you do it early and ‘get it out the way’ or should you ‘live first’ before ‘giving it all up’? Both of these are things I was told about when to have children. Neither made it sound an appealing prospect.
Posted Wednesday 27th November 2013 By Ericka Waller
An ode to my beach
Posted Tuesday 26th November 2013 By Ericka Waller
When Thing-one was first born, I felt great. I distinctly remember the husband going back to work after his two weeks paternity leave. How I dressed my baby all by myself, strapped her in the buggy all by myself, took her out walking all by myself. I felt like I was flying. When she was six months old, I had to go back to work. That is when the anxiety started.
Posted Tuesday 19th November 2013 By Ericka Waller
So all my friends are pregnant, and I am not. One of them just gave birth and I am algae-green with envy. I know right? I’ve done it three times and it bloody hurts and makes a mess and you can’t sit down for weeks afterwards and you look like a zombie and have no idea what you are doing and you put the remote control in the fridge and take the butter to bed… but don’t newborn heads smell lovely?
Posted Monday 18th November 2013 By Ericka Waller
My children love to embarrass me. I have often rushed them off to A&E overheated and sobbing, only for the painkillers to kick in en route. By the time we are seen they are running about the consultation room stealing rubber gloves and playing at being a chicken.