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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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KBBF2013 – Top Breastfeeding Tips You Should All Know

Everyone needs tips. Tips help people that are struggling with something, try something a little different that they never even thought of. I've compiled my top 10 tips; 1) Wind Your Baby I had never actually properly breastfed P1, so this time it was all new. I asked the nurses what I should be doing and they very clearly said …

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Why Do We Have To Do This?

It seems we’ve hit another brick wall with P1. I hate this. Food is such an issue it’s ridiculous. You need food to survive. So why can’t she grasp the fact that she has to eat!! And that one or two mouthfuls just isn’t enough to sustain her. Breakfast is never an issue. She’ll happily have two helpings; a chocolate …

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KBBF2013 – The Benefits Of Breastfeeding

So it’s the first day of the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt 2013. It feels like I’ve been waiting for this day for ages! But it is finally here, I’ve prepared all my posts and I’m ready to begin. I haven’t posted any breastfeeding photos on my blog before, but I’ve decided to be brave and share some of our …

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Mummy Time

I’ve had a lovely evening tonight. I’ve been baby free. I’ve been partner free. Yup, my OH babysat (if you can call it that for your own children?!) both the girls whilst I went alone to a Pole Fitness Class at the gym that P1 has her swimming lessons. My OH has always joked about me learning to pole dance. …

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Maybe Baby

We had a slight break through last night. P2 had her last nap at about 6-7:30pm. We then managed to keep her awake until 10:30. Where she had her feed and I put her down awake with the mobile playing. She didn’t go to sleep straight away, I had to pick her up and give her a bit of a …

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Is A Routine Needed

Sometimes I hate being small. Especially as I’m a parent too. Especially being a parent of P2. She’s huge! Very long, against me she looks like a toddler, against anyone else she’s still my teeny baby. We had her weighed today, 13lb 2oz. Last time she was weighed she dropped a line on the growth chart from 50th to 25th, …

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Happy Father’s Day

I think Father’s Day is a little unfair. On Mother’s Day all mothers are meant to put their feet up and be completely spoiled rotten. On Father’s Day, all fathers are meant to have lay ins and be doted on…Erm… Doesn’t this happen every day?! My OH is an amazing Daddy. He truly is. He’s come into our life, P1 …

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Oh Man!!!!!!

Seriously, I’m exhausted. Quick post this morning. P2 just would not settle in her cot last night. She’s done so well up until then. She woke up so many times I felt like a yoyo. I persevered three times but when the fourth arrived and they’d all been within about 3hours of me going to bed, I gave up. I …

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This Is The Life

We tried out a different play centre today. The Fun Factory. It has an indoor ice rink, indoor climbing wall, soft play for ages 0-13yrs and a sensory room. I’m still debating as to whether its better than our usual choice of play. I love that it has more of a variety for the children. I love the sensory option …

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First Tastes, Highchair Needed Soon?!

This morning we gave P2 her first taste of something other than milk. She’s 18 weeks old, a little early than the newly recommended 26weeks, but considering I weaned P1 at 4 months I’m quite confident that having a little munch on something wouldn’t harm her. P2 was allowed to try a rusk. She absolutely loved it! Her gums munched …

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Bounty Mutiny

Mumsnet has started a campaign to end Bounty Sales Reps being able to go into maternity wards. When I first read about it on Twitter I didn’t think there would be many people against Bounty Reps. But there is! Including me. With P1, they came and asked if I’d like a picture of her. They must have been completely blind, …

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“I’m too squished in here Mummy!”

We’ve had one of those days. It’s been terrible… But the outcome is that our bedroom is pretty much spotless. Finally. And at a completely manageable state. Now all I have to do is actually manage it. P1 has hit yet another phase of repeating and asking the question “why?” I have lost count of the amount of times I’ve …

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Zombie State Of Living

As P2 grows in herself, her sleep pattern seems to deteriorate. Drastically. I’m feeling the most sleep deprived I have the whole 17 weeks and 6 days of her existence in the real world. I don’t even think she’s solely to blame. She didn’t used to fall asleep for the night until 10:30pm, but now she falls asleep somewhere between …

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