Tag Archives: health

Weaning Begins

We started weaning yesterday. I’ve purchased a book called Yummy Discoveries – Baby-Led Weaning. Yup, we’ve/I’ve decided to go with baby-led weaning with P2. I’m doing everything differently with her it seems; cloth nappies, breastfeeding, co-sleeping and now the weaning! She had baby rusks as her first taste a few weeks ago, but yesterday marked us properly beginning the weaning. …

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The Worst Thing In Life Is Death

I keep thinking about my Nan recently. The way she’s gradually becoming more frail. I don’t really remember a day where she was fighting fit and jumping about, she’s always had to catch her breath when walking long distances – that’s my Nan. That’s who she is and has always been. But once upon a time she could play with …

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Illness To Rein Again

I think due to the recent lack of sleep I’ve been experiencing my immune system is well and truly down and has let in another stinking cold! I’m bunged up to the extent it actually make me sick. My head feels like it’s going to explode at any minute and my throat feels like I’ve been downing fire sticks!! Ouch! …

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Co-Sleeping In The News

My Twitter and Facebook have gone absolutely crazy about co-sleeping. The news has come out with yet another report about it. I feel quite angry about it all – there’s so many different views on co-sleeping and parenting that it’s hard to know what you’re meant to do with your baby. I co-sleep. Not all the time, but more often than not. …

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Blast That Baby Fat

P2 is now three months old and I think it’s about time that I start trying to get my body back to it’s pre pregnancy, ironing board state. I’m breast feeding and I’m happy with my weight. I just want to tone up a bit more and maybe get rid of my flubby tummy. So yesterday I took part in …

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What A State

It’s been a busy day. And a hot day! I must have looked a right idiot walking through town – I was wearing a black vest top, pink jeans and my black knitted winter boots!!! My pumps have basically fallen apart and my toenails are currently fashioned by P1s artistic nail painting, not sandal/flip flop friendly. P2 and me had …

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I Think I’m Going To Be Sick!

**Warning Graphical Post Alert – Only For The Eyes Of Experienced Poop And Sick Cleaner-Uppers AKA Parents!** To this date P1 has only ever been sick on me once, that was 1 minute past midnight on New Year’s Day 2009! She was only a week old. And now, four years on, that is the one and only time she’s been …

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I’m Not Hungry

With growth tests looming, I’m trying to make sure P1 eats as much as she can. However, this is proving rather difficult with a child who seems to have an eating disorder. I’m petite, so P1 will never be a big girl but her appetite is appalling, and in all honesty worrying! I remember when she used to happily eat a …

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Battling Body Perception

I have a friend. A beautiful friend. Yet she looks in the mirror and doesn’t see what everyone else sees. She’s fighting anorexia. Just like thousands of men and women all across the world. What causes someone to hate their own body that much… Bullying maybe? Magazines with their airbrushed models? The NHS says there’s 3 factors that contribute to …

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40 Acts – Day 23 – Clear Out Your Wardrobe

Have a clear out today. Why not organise a clothes swap with people donating £1 or more per item traded? Whatever you do, keep it simple and give the money to a charity you want to support I cleared out P1s clothes last week – bagged up ready for P2. I then started on P2s – she has so many! …

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Downsizing – Review 6

This post is for the ladies amongst my readers. Men you may be interested I suppose. Sanitary pads … In my opinion the most annoying thing ever. Ok not as annoying as the brick-like maternity pads you pretty much HAVE to wear as there isn’t anything else up to the job. In normal circumstances I will always choose tampons over …

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40 Acts – Day 4 – Get Uncomfortable

So I challenge you to step up and step out of your comfort zone; tell a mate about your faith, apologise, share your lunch, write to your parents, pray dangerously, maybe even throw a banquet… Go, be brave today, God is with you. Today’s task was about doing something out of your comfort zone. It was quite hard to think …

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Life Is Too Precious

Life gets taken for granted. My Grandparents were surprisingly over the moon when I told them I was pregnant with P1 – shocked yes but they felt it was a blessing to be able to see have a Great-Grandchild. Now P2 is here you can definitely see the appreciation in their eyes. They thought one was a blessing… Now they …

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Where’s The Logic In That?

I changed midwife half way through this pregnancy back to who I had when pregnant with P1. She was great! And recently they’ve moved where they hold their appointments. It’s less than convenient! Who’s great idea was it to make pregnant women walk down a huge hill to the back of a school?! A man’s idea probably (no offence to …

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Breast Is Best – Or Just Embarassing

I’ve chosen to breastfeed P2!! Believe it or not it wasn’t an easy decision for me. I had chosen to bottle feed P1 – but when she arrived early I knew I had to express my milk to give her the best start. Without a doubt breastfeeding has better health benefits than bottle feeding both for mum and baby. But …

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