babies

Motherhood and my identity.

In a lot of ways I was very lucky after having Grayson, I had a wonderful husband and support system. After we started combination feeding, breastfeeding was a lot easier (we still had blips obviously) and in general things were too bad. One issue I had quite early on was …

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Understanding a traumatic birth.

TW: Birth Trauma I had a traumatic birth experience. Even writing that is difficult, it fills me with dread and fear and a whole other mix of emotions. It makes me feel light-headed and shakey and uncomfortable. I think for a long time I was running off adrenaline and the …

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My breastfeeding experience, and why combination feeding saved me.

You may be thinking “Ashleigh, why are you writing about your experience with breastfeeding when your boy is 16 months and you haven’t breastfed in months?”. Well, I love a blog post on this type of thing (who have I become?) and if at least one woman reads this and …

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Why you shouldn’t ask someone if they’re planning on having anymore kids, or kids in general.

“Any plans on having anymore kids?” “Oh wouldn’t Grayson be a wonderful big brother” “You’re married now, shouldn’t you think about having kids?” “You won’t be young forever, now’s the best time” I’ve had some of the these comments (as well as others) and heard a number of people receive …

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How your body image changes after having a baby.

Something I knew would happen after Grayson, but never really thought in depth about, was how I’d look at myself after having a baby. Having a baby really does weird things to your body image. You’ve grown with this body through good times and bad, and then when you get …

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