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?
Do you have any advice for new parents?
If you were to go through pregnancy again, what would you do differently?
What is your funniest parenting story?
Where to find Missy @ Hey Little Sweet Thing:
- I knew this had to be top of my list as soon as I knew Missy was going to appear on #parentingscoop, as Miss I takes charge of the camera: http://www.heylittlesweetthing.com/2016/06/27/2463/
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.