This week on #parentingscoop, we have the fabulous Nyomi from Nomipalony telling us her parenting story so far. Nyomi is a family and lifestyle blogger / vlogger and I think has one of the best blog logos! You can see it here:
So without further ado, I will pass you over to Nyomi….
Bio – Nyomi at Nomipalony
We are a family of 4 who live in North East England. Myself and Papa Ginge are 33 and then there is Arlo who is 5 and Lena who is about to turn 2.
Tell us about you when you are not in ‘mummy mode’
I’m really extroverted and love to hang out with my friends in a pub or at a gig/festival. I love good food, drink and music.
Tell us about your pregnancy / pregnancies
I’ve had two pregnancies and both times have suffered terribly with nausea and vomiting until about 21 weeks (my second pregnancy I had hyperemesis gravidarum for the first 5 months). Otherwise my pregnancies were ok.
With my first pregnancy with my son I had pelvic and back discomfort but didn’t have that with my daughter. I had heartburn with both pregnancies – despite having very bald babies at the end of it! I didn’t really enjoy being pregnant but now that I’m not I’ve glossed over the bad bits and look back on it fondly.
Where did you give birth? Did you have any complications?
With my first birth it was a classic failed induction, with a cascade of interventions, resulting in a category one emergency c section. My second birth was a wonderful healing home birth though.
I have blogged about both of my births if anyone wants to read more:
What were the first few weeks like with a newborn?
I had quite a difficult healing process both times which made my first few weeks with a newborn more of a challenge physically. With my first birth, it was healing from a category one C-section and with my second I had a four-hour pushing stage and episiotomy, which resulted in me ending up with a nasty hematoma where I couldn’t sit for a long time.
The physical side was rough but I’ve been fortunate to immediately bond with my babies both times and remember the first few weeks as being totally high on love for them. It’s the best feeling ever and one that would have me doing it all over again, despite how rough it can be.
Do you have any advice for new parents?
Be kind to yourself. If the baby isn’t crying then it’s all good, don’t fret.
If the baby is crying, stick a boob in its gob. That’s pretty much worked for me so far!
What is your favourite thing about being a parent?
So much love and happiness. Being a parent to small kids forces you to live in the present and in the moment and shed any ego you have. It’s a good way to live.
What is your funniest parenting story
Hmmmm, once Papa Ginge was having a bath with Arlo when he was a baby and Arlo did one of those awful loose baby poops in the bath. I heard Papa Ginge shouting ‘help me, help me, its clinging to my legs’ and suffice to say it took me ages to help him as I was so busy laughing at him.
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