There were a number of things I thought I was going to achieve during my months at home. As it happens, the reality was rather different.
'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.
I'm a big believer in naps. HUGE. Or maybe I'm not a believer, per se. Rather, I'm someone who can't help but succumb to the sweet, sweet call of a soft couch.
Having children leads many parents to a greater sense of wellbeing and purpose, but it also leads to greater stress and a sense of having less time.
Have you ever considered the possibility of taking some time off from parenting responsibilities while someone else takes over for a while?
My six-year-old son loves to prod me in the belly. He loves talking about how soft it is, and he points out the silver stripes that stretch along each side.
Yesterday was a bad day for me. I started feeling ill a couple of days ago but battled on, as we do.
It turns out that taking a more flexible approach might be the best way to make it happen.
Researchers are now looking at whether the nutrients you ingest after giving birth can help reduce your likelihood of developing the baby blues.
We're judged more than our mums were - science says so.
I'm not saying don't change your hair - I'm just saying be wary of what you decide to do.
The question, "Did you sleep well last night?" should be easy to answer. Either a yes (if you're lucky), or a no.
Tammin Sursok has written an essay sharing her personal experience with postnatal anxiety.