The Invisible Cord

The Invisible Cord

As soon as your baby arrives in the world, the process of letting them go begins.  At birth, your previously merged selves become a duo and you immediately have to make choices (or they are made for you) about how separate you are going to be. Are you going to...
Crib Sheet for Visitors

Crib Sheet for Visitors

Just a few words for grandparents, in-laws, helpful relatives, friends, healthcare professionals and strangers on the street. Thanks to all the lovely mamas who contributed.Things To Say to New MumsHow are you getting on?What’s changed since I last saw you and the...
Let Myself Love

Let Myself Love

I hold your sleeping bodyCocooned in the crook of my armExamine your crinkly lidsAlien feetRosebud lips“Why don’t you put her down dear?Get some rest yourself?’But, for now, I’m going to let myself love youI rock your tense, taut bodyContained in the curve of my...
Walking Womb

Walking Womb

In my last post, I talked about the importance of immersing yourself in the bubble that surrounds you and your baby in the early weeks. For you, scary and uncertain as this time is, allowing the new role of mother to wash over you and for your other roles of partner,...
The Bubble

The Bubble

Let’s just say it out loud. You might not fall in love with your baby the moment you set eyes on him or her. Birds won’t sing. The light won’t be rainbow hued. Your baby, covered in ick, will be struggling to open their brand new eyes to the outside world. You will be...