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The End Of An Era

It’s an emotional Mummy day today. P1 finishes nursery for 6 weeks leading up to the start of big school (which we still have no idea of where she’ll go) I tried to prepare P1 as much as possible. She’s an intelligent girl and I wanted her to have the chance to say goodbye and enjoy herself on her last …

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Heatwave

Our breastfeeding journey has been pretty straight forward, only crack sore nipples this time round. Today, I’m worrying. This heat is beautiful and I love being in the sun, but P2 just isn’t feeding properly. One minute she’s feeding all the time, the next she’s really unhappy by my boob and squirms and cries. I’m worried I’m not drinking enough, …

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Mr Sun, Sun, Mr Golden Sun, Please Shine Down On Me!

We retreated to my MiLs yesterday. After the police had been to take statements about my OHs bike, he desperately wanted to be with his Mum. Understandable. He needed a distraction to the devastation he’s feeling inside. My OH, of course, is still struggling to come to terms with the fact someone could just so easily take his bike from …

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To my Princess 2 – 5 Months

To my Princess 2, This month you have really started to grow your personality more and more. This month we went to a Young Mums group. We’ve only been once though as I really missed having Thursday as my day at home with you in our pjs. You’ve moved into your cotbed now and I’m really missing having you so …

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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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KBBF2013 – Breastfeeding Myths

I searched the internet for some, thinking there would only be a few but there are so many! I’ve managed to pick out a few of the ones I remember worrying about. This post, being the last one, took absolutely ages to put together. Many women do not produce enough milk. Wrong! The majority of mums produce more than enough …

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No More?!

We worked out that P1 has four nursery sessions left. That’s just two more weeks before the government funding finishes and I’ll be taking her out of nursery until she starts school in September. I’m feeling really sad about the whole situation for several reasons. P1 has been going to the same nursery since she was 10months old. She wasn’t …

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KBBF2013 – Breastfeeding Beyond A Year

I haven’t yet had the privilege of breastfeeding beyond a year. My views on the topic are quite mixed really. I want to let P2 wean off of me in her own time, I hate the thought of her being unhappy and needing me, but for me to refuse her my boob. But at the same time I can’t quite …

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A Break Through

Last night I went out again to Pole Fitness, this time accompanied by my best friend, and left P2 in the care of my OH. This is the photo he sent me whilst I was out… This is a rare sight to see now days. I’ve been making a note of all her sleeps, feeds and nappy changes on a …

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KBBF2013 – Breast Milk Pumping

It’s very important for any breastfeeding mum to purchase a breast pump, a decent breast pump. I made this mistake this time round. For my first daughter, I expressed loads, I had to for her to survive. I used one in the hospital that was amazing, the Medela Electric, and I bought the same one for home use. I had …

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A Sister Bond

Despite the behaviour and sleep troubles we’ve been experiencing with both the girls… There are some amazing moments we’ve shared recently. Every morning P1 comes into our bedroom, to find her sister snuggled up in bed with us. She clambers in and joins us, but not to be with us, to be with her sister. She cuddles up next to …

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KBBF2013 – The Importance Of Breastfeeding Support

When I think support, I think failure. Why would anyone need support if things were going right? Right… Wrong! Support comes in so many shapes and forms. I’ve asked so many questions to family members, post so many questions onto forums/my blog, I’ve read so many magazines, books and websites. There’s advice and support everywhere! When I struggled with sore …

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To My Princess 1 – 4 Years 6 Months

To my Princess 1, This month I’ve been hearing lots of great things about you from the nursery. Things like you writing your name properly, and talking to the students that come in to help. You seriously are such a social butterfly. I’ve noticed that these past few weeks you’ve become really attached to Daddy. He gets lots of cuddles …

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