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The secret

Once you become a mum, particularly of multiples, other mothers suddenly decide to share how much of a struggle the first months and years have been for them. They all come clean about the lack of sleep, the difficulties getting along with their significant others, how horrible their kid was about this or that, how the newborn phase sucked donkey’s arse. They do so because they understand that if they had such a hard time, I must be going INSANE. They are correct 🙂 Continue reading → The secret

Under pressure

I’m finding myself under a lot of pressure to perform as a mum. In Belgium, babies are followed medically quite closely by the state so one gets to go to free consults with paediatricians who basically weight, measure and check your babies’ progress. This means we have our regular paediatrician (Regped), the state paediatrician (Stateped) and the neonatal paediatrician (Neoped) that see my girls regularly. As a consequence, we get enormous amounts of input by professionals which are sometimes at odds with each other. Continue reading → Under pressure