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“it’s not like I’d go and ask for a boob job or anything”

I think the last time I spoke about my breastfeeding journey was with this post and I just wanted to update everyone that may be interested. For nearly about three weeks I’ve been feeding boobie to P2 after her dinner all the way until her breakfast. She’s been having formula during the day. It’s been going quite well really, she’ll …

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To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 8 Months

To my Princess 1, I seriously cannot believe that you’ll be starting school in less than two weeks. It seems like such a long time ago that you were a tiny baby like your sister and so dependent on me. You’ve grown up ridiculously this past month. Finally able to put your own clothes on and the majority of the …

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“this is not any form of yoga. This is simply child abuse”

Sorry for the late night post but something’s ticked me off just a tad. During our nightly routine after we put P2 in her cot and snuggle down, my OH usually watches YouTube and I scroll through Facebook, Twitter and other blog posts. Only today I’m unusually reading a magazine when my OH nudges me to watch something. Here it …

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“I’m not ready to not see her for 9hours a day”

It dawned on me today that I should have been returning to work in two weeks time. It got me thinking, how I would have coped if I was about to embark on work life with two children, being waist deep in wedding planning, sorting P1s school equipment out and having my Nan back in the hospital. It would have …

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“pretty much shoved her in the car”

Following on from a pretty tough night, P2 had a pretty amazing Sunday. I felt a need to have a break from her and pretty much shoved her in the car with my Mum & SD when they went to Camber to collect my brother. I felt majorly guilty but my OH was off to the gym so that would …

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“She was hysterical!”

We had the absolute day from hell with P1 yesterday. Anything we said to her just wasn’t good enough. She repeated over and over. Did things we told her not to do. And then when it came to bedtime… Oh didn’t she perform! Firstly, she took ages to persuade to go to the toilet. I had to repeat myself over …

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“she turned towards me and instantly fell asleep”

I’ve been trying, loosely, to wean from co-sleeping. I say loosely because I usually get more and better sleep when we co-sleep so I’m fine with her in bed. My OH misses our cuddles and waking up to me in the morning. He now wakes up, more often than not, to P2 smacking him in the face. Not quite so …

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Growing In Energy

As P2 is growing, her energy and need for entertainment is increasing. I can really tell she’s going to be a little monster as she grows up! We cannot leave her, not even for 5 minutes to play on her mat. That just isn’t enough for her. She has to be either bouncing in her jumperoo, eating something in her …

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Memory Lane

Just a short muddled post this evening. P2 is pretty much sitting up on her own now. It kind of happened overnight. Ok, she’s still toppling over every now and then but she’s amazing. I just cannot believe how grown up she is and she’s in to everything, especially food! I spent the majority of today sorting out wedding bits. …

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Feeling Calmer

I cannot believe how grown up P1 is. She’s always been very mature for her age but recently she’s been outstanding especially with her little sister! In the past few days she’s been so helpful. Actually asking to change P2s bottom, get her dressed and give her a bottle. This evening she wanted to feed her sister her dinner, and …

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Sleep Parenting

There’s research that says a co sleeping mother will regulate their baby’s temperature, breastfeed whilst asleep and many other wonders. My OH has witnessed P2 stir slightly, and then I would stir too. The scariest thing for me though has happened several times and its happened when I’ve not been co sleeping. I’ve woken up several times to find P2 …

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What A Mess!

I’ve successfully completed two days of combine feeding, I say successfully, my left boob hasn’t quite triggered that P2 doesn’t want it anymore and has gone over drive on producing milk! We went round to my MiLs yesterday, this was the first day of combine feeding, I’d fed P2 all through the night and stopped after her first morning feed. …

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The Next Phase

After a lot of crying, extremely large and painful boobs I have managed to persuade P2 into having night and morning feeds. Since posting about my struggles I’ve had so many people giving advice. I tried to get her to feed two days ago, which went fine for our morning feed but not so fantastic for the rest of the …

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To My Princess 2 – 6 Months

To My Princess 2, I have absolutely no idea where the past 6 months have gone. You’ve achieved so much in that time and that means you are growing closer to your first birthday! You are a rolling, nearly sitting, smiling, laughing, bouncing, feet holding, strong minded, waving, eating, sleeping, cloth wearing beautiful little girl. This past month you have …

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My Milk Has Gone

It’s gone. And I’m devastated. I knew this time would come, especially the past few weeks where I’ve noticed significant changes in our feeding patterns and my boobs. But tonight, it’s gone. I’ve used the last of my expressed milk too, except one frozen bag that I have round my MiLs which will be sent to make a keepsake. I …

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