Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:39
Glad it's securely attached to the wall archie
Re maternity - I think in many ways it was better way back when I was a new mum - I had my son in the big county hospital but within 24 hours we were sent to the local maternity unit where we stayed to bond and recover for 10 days.
My daughter was born in the local unit and again we had 10 days to get to know each other, lovely gardens to sit out in with our visitors and son still remembers coming with Daddy or Grandparents every afternoon to visit his 'daffodil baby sister' born in early April
By the time we went home we were doing well and ready to pick up the reins at home.
Mind you there was one young mum who was a little limited in her understanding - when I was there she'd already been there more than 10 days and she wasn't allowed home until the midwives were absolutely sure that she fully understood how to look after her baby, sterilise a bottle, mix a feed etc etc etc