Prenatal Bonding…With A Toddler In Tow

Congratulations on your new pregnancy! I am currently 22+4 weeks pregnant with my second baby, and there will be a 21 month age-gap between our two children. We do not know the gender of this new baby. We didn’t find out with J, and I loved the surprise of being told after he was born – I’m very excited to recreate that moment!

Although the way I have felt through this pregnancy has been very similar to my first, my life is so different now. I was so self-indulgent first-time round, taking out so much time to relax, prepare and connect with our baby. This time, I have a very active toddler in tow! After speaking with lots of people with several children, and spending some time working out what I want through these nine months, I have put together a collection of ways you can bond prenatally with your second/third/fourth/etc. baby, while continuing to be very present for the kids that are already running around.  Continue reading “Prenatal Bonding…With A Toddler In Tow”

Lullabies at Bedtime

As bad as it sounds, J’s bedtime is one of my favourite times of the day!! Not because I’m desperate for him to go to sleep (although, after his colicky witching hour between 5 and 6pm, it’s quite a relief), but because of our lovely bedtime routine. It’s a special winding-down time, where all the focus is on him. I know it is a time that I will look back on when he is older, and long for the return of his innocence! Continue reading “Lullabies at Bedtime”

Originally posted 2016-12-09 16:20:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter