This week on #parentingscoop, we have the lovely Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger too sharing her pregnancy and parenting journey with us.
I have followed Sarah’s blog for a while now. I love it, she not only shares her family life with her readers but she also has some great tips for the home. Oh and she has some pretty awesome giveaways as well!
So let me pass you over to Sarah as she shares her story with us.
Bio – Sarah at Boo Roo and Tigger Too
Hi, I’m Sarah a mum to three children – two girls and a boy. I live in Norfolk with my husband and I’m currently a SAHM and work on my blog www.boorooandtiggertoo.com when my youngest naps during the day or in the evenings.
Tell us about you when you are not in ‘mummy mode’
It’s not very often that I’m not in ‘mummy mode’. After being made redundant whilst on maternity leave last year I now work from home on my blog whilst looking after the children.
The closest I get to being out of mummy mode is when I get the opportunity to attend blog events without the children or a rare night out with friends.
Tell us about your pregnancy / pregnancies
My first pregnancy was a textbook pregnancy right up until I went on maternity leave at 37+3 weeks. I then developed pre-eclampsia and she was born at 38+5 weeks.
My second pregnancy was the opposite with low blood pressure which left me feeling very dizzy and tired throughout. Although he was late and born at 40+2
My third (and last) pregnancy was difficult in that I felt as though I had a constant hangover. Tiredness, headaches, heart palpitations and breathlessness. Towards the end of my pregnancy they realised that a number of the symptoms were side effects of taking Aspirin to prevent pre-eclampsia so once that was stopped I felt much better.
Where did you give birth? Did you have any complications?
All three of my children were born in hospital. I’m someone who believes that they built hospitals for a reason so never even considered a home birth. Thankfully as it turns out I did have hospital births as my first two children required emergency caesareans and my youngest was booked as an elective after all the problems that I’d previously had in labour.
What were the first few weeks like with a newborn?
As I’ve had more children and I’ve gotten older myself I coped with having a newborn easier each time.
With my first it was a massive shock to the system, all the night feeds, the changing of nappies, the catnaps that they have and just when you think it is safe to sleep they wake. Now I’m of the philosophy of ‘it doesn’t last forever’.
Do you have any advice for new parents?
Take each day, hour, minute as it comes. Whilst you may never think that you are ever going to sleep again or enjoy a hot meal, it will happen.
Try not to stress about it too much and whatever you do don’t start comparing who has had less sleep with your partner – it will drive you both mad.
What is your favourite thing about being a parent?
Unconditional love. Not matter how bad your day has been you can look at your little ones and your heart melts. To them you are amazing and whilst you might not agree there is always tomorrow to try again for a better day.
What is your funniest parenting story
Like any parent, I think all my funny parenting moments have to do with either poop or vomit. We were heading out to a local attraction in the car with my oldest two children and my niece, when suddenly my daughter yells I’m going to be sick. With that she starts to vomit in her hands so not to get it all over the car. So my husband pulls over just off the slip road on the main road we were travelling on.
As I’m trying to sort my daughter out who was covered in vomit, a police car pulls up. The police officer comes over and starts to question my husband as to why he has pulled the car over on the grass verge all whilst my daughter is still being sick. I had to wait for the police to pull away before I could take off my top to dress my daughter in so that she had something to wear in the car that wasn’t covered in sick. Needless to say, we turned round and went home.
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