Very aware I haven’t posted in……oh just a casual EIGHT MONTHS.
I can’t imagine you’ve been sitting there wondering where I am as most of you will have no doubt found me elsewhere. Instagram (especially Stories) is my domain of choice these days and whilst I haven’t been posting here, I have been wittering on (and on) over on “the grid”.
With that in mind, I thought it could be helpful to round-up some of my more ‘bloggy’ Insta posts in one place as there have been a few which could prove to be useful. Hopefully. As even if what I’ve been sharing has been a rambling mess, other mums have often provided much more insightful advice in the comments section.
I won’t link to every post ever, if you want to read them all just scroll through my page, but given that I don’t want to abandon my blog *entirely* I thought I’d link the more pertinent ones below…
Essentials during our first week out of hospital: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba4SCXZBxU_/
What’s in my changing bag: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcW-jOZBClK/
Thoughts four weeks in: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbocpEZg7MC/
My essentials in the first month of motherhood: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb1xYUGAFRj/
Baby essentials in the first month of motherhood: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbzIJo0gGuM/
Things in my hospital bag that I DIDN’T use: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbrOVoQAxiC/
The differences in babies and why we need to cut ourselves some slack: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcxEaxEh1l5/
The first six weeks of motherhood vs the last six weeks of pregnancy: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcMXDgGhYcU/
“What I’d give a new mum” (as part of Maternal Mental Health Week): https://www.instagram.com/p/BiRC4D1HdMp/
Giving up expressing and my breastfeeding “journey”: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc7gUBngOxW/
Baby first aid courses: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfxxOlBgv6t/
Reflux milk: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeaKBtLg3JX/
Cutting baby nails (gah!): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfYyFEKhGmQ/
Baby names I didn’t use: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeVG5H6gOeX/
A good place to find lots of twin mums who Insta: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfS9b6ph8DY/
One handed keyboard (lifesaver when stuck under a baby!!!): https://www.instagram.com/p/BeFZjmaBbin/
A post (admittedly not on Instagram but a real life blog post!) on “when I became a mother”: https://www.dontbuyherflowers.com/motherhood/poppy-dinsey-i-became-mother/
Nappy price checker: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiOZkF0HL_o/
First “holiday” with the boys: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdsnGbwhKpn/
Packing list for going away (scroll across for it and bear in mind they were only 10 weeks for this list!): https://www.instagram.com/p/BduMgoehR7W
Taking the boys swimming for the first time: https://www.instagram.com/p/Be2_c7wgen1/
The less successful second swimming trip: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfBFFx-g0pM/
Our playpen set-up: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhjYb-EnXBQ/
A six month love letter to my boys: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh0pjS3nOqB/
First few weeks of weaning: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiwZeLmHOqt/
Good tips in the comments about weaning off Sleepyhead Deluxe rather than buying the Grand: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiL2iCQnAUH/
I think they’re the main ones! But you can find all my posts over on my profile.