Hey Little Sweet Thing #parentingscoop


Welcome to another #parentingscoop, this week I am super excited to have my friend Missy from Hey Little Sweet Thing on the blog.

I love reading about what they get up to at Hey Little Sweet Thing.  If you have not seen her blog before, please check it out.  From amazing recipes, adventures of the incredibly gorgeous Miss I or craft ideas, there is something for everyone.   Most of all, however, Missy is one of the most fabulous people I have met since I started blogging!

So without further ado, its over to you…

Bio – Missy at Hey Little Sweet Thing

The names Missy, I’m a 26 year old wife and mum from New Zealand. I only wear stuff that goes with tights, my hair style is the mum bun, my make up routine consists of mascara and brow gel, my diet is the stuff the kid leaves on her plate at meal times and I like to bake!

Tell us about your pregnancy

We had a bit of a rough start early on with a few complications but once we got past 15 weeks, it turned into a fairly normal pregnancy. I was lucky to be able to finish work and be at home from 9 weeks onwards.

Pregnancy involved lots of naps, tight wearing and crying because I felt incredibly fat. N loved the whole process more than me (getting to rub the bump etc), as I was always constantly scared that something was going to happen. That changed around 30 weeks, I kind of relaxed and started to enjoy it a little more.

What was your one essential item for your hospital bag and why?

Snacks – not for me but for the hubbster!

Hospital food is gross – they only provide coffee and tea for the support person/people and the cafes are really expensive – so it was good to have a whole bunch of snacks to keep him going for 20 hours!

Everything else I packed that I thought was going to be the essential, turned out to not be.

What item did you pack in your hospital bag that you didn’t use?

Pretty much everything for me apart from my toothbrush!

Where did you give birth? Did you have any complications?

I gave birth in our city hospital after 20 something hours of labour. Miss I was around the wrong way so she had to be turned manually (I got fisted by a doctor. I’ll never look at any docs hands the same again!), the cord was around her neck, a lovely third degree tear and if that wasnt enough, I lost close to 3 litres of blood!

A few bags of donated blood – A HUGE thank you to everyone who donates blood! You saved my life and others everyday and I’ll forever be grateful – later and I was back on this planet.

What were the first few weeks like after giving birth?

It’s terrible!
The combination of blood loss and exhaustion made things a bit hard for me so N had to do most of the work.
We also had some family drama happen 24 hours after we got home that took my hubby away so we didn’t get to enjoy a couple of days at home alone with Miss I before people started visiting.

Do you have any advice for new parents?

Enjoy every single little moment you can. You’ll blink and then they will be three.
And momma’s:  socialise and talk. It’s good for your mental health! Take it from someone who learnt that lesson the hard way.

If you were to go through pregnancy again, what would you do differently?

We made the choice NOT to go through pregnancy again for a few different reasons (more to do with Miss I than anything) so thats really hard to answer. Take more naps?!

What is your funniest parenting story?

Miss I was a little blocked up in the poop department just after we started on solids. We’d taken her to the doctor to get some stuff for conjunctivitis and he gave us a mild laxative to help get things moving. I’d given it to her in the morning and by the afternoon, nothing had eventuated so I thought it was safe to leave her on the floor without a nappy on………
I saw it start… there was a fountain of poo… it made squelchy noises as it came out.
It got on my hands, my clothes and our nice new change mat. It wouldn’t stop. I gagged, cried, had a shower and then threw out my clothes and the change mat. There was no way I was getting those forrest green poop stains out of anything.
I can laugh about it now but at the time I was completely bloody mortified that so much poo could come out of something so little.
Hey Sweet Little Thing - Miss I

Where to find Missy @ Hey Little Sweet Thing:

I have loads of favourite posts from this blog, here is a small selection for you to go and check out!

Thank you so much for taking part lovely lady!  What an incredible birth story you have and your parenting story made me spit out my tea, very funny (although not for you at the time!).

I love the advice as well “momma’s:  socialise and talk”.  Good advice, it is all too easy to just stay at home day after day, rather than meet new mums.





  1. August 3, 2016 / 6:09 am

    Brilliant. Lovely to read and so interesting to hear other people’s experiences.
    Also lovely to see Missy write freely, you’re super funny, even when it’s something serious you’re talking about. It’s a talent!
    Fab collaboration
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      It is definitely a talent, she is one of my favs 🙂

  2. August 3, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Thanks so much for having us!!!!!! We love everything you do ! xxx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      And we love you too hunni xxx

  3. August 4, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    How lovely to read about another Mums birth experience, we all have such different labours! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂 x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      🙂 xx

  4. August 5, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Aww lovely to read other peoples experiances and get to know some bloggers that are new to me.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Always good to find new bloggers to follow 🙂 x

  5. August 5, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Oh my, little T also had her cord wrapped around her neck that’s why after two days of labour (when her heart was slowing down) I ended up having an emergency CS!
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Oh gosh that must have been very frightening x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      Oh yes, I don’t miss baby poo at all! I have some real stomach churning stories as well, I guess all parents do lol! x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      I thought that too, I didnt pack anything for my hubby – whoops! x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Ha ha, I know me too xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Thanks x

  6. August 6, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    I agree, make the most of them and get loads of cuddles while you can they grow up so fast.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Far too fast, thanks for commenting. x

  7. August 7, 2016 / 3:05 am

    Lovely article. It is great to hear other people’s stories and other blogger. I just remembered how my wife gave birth.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂 x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      It does sound horrific, I thought the same x

  8. August 7, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    I love to read posts on other bloggers, aww a new baby 🙂 Sorry to hear about you having a rough time after having a baby 🙁

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 7, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  9. August 8, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Aw so cute, I can relate to the mum bun and I am not even a parent, lol it makes life easier! Her blog sounds wonderful x
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  10. August 9, 2016 / 9:40 am

    It amazes me how inured we become to poo, between kids and dogs and such. Of course it must be related poo, or the gag reflux kicks in big time. Great post! #fartglitter #bigpinklink
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  11. August 10, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    I hadn’t come across Missy’s blog before ( I know – I must have been blogging under a rock!) but I have now found and followed. Thanks so much for introducing her! (and for sharing with #fartglitter of course). Dawn x
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  12. August 13, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I love this series, although I often find myself saying ouch lol! The poop story really made me giggle (sorry!) but I imagine it wasn’t funny at the time!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
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  13. August 17, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Ah, loved reading this Missy! Wow – had no idea you had been through such a bad time with labour! And fisted bu a doctor, indeed! Oh, the joys! haha

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