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Joshi Teething On His Wooden Teether Joshi has been teething on and off for a few months now.  Each bout came with irritation, excessive drooling and red cheeks and Joshi would make his hand into a fist and rub it along his gums with a certain air of frustration.   But still there were no sign of teeth.   Until a few days ago … when his first little tooth appeared through the skin on his bottom gums.  Simon and I were pretty excited about the arrival of this little...

Joshi Tearing His Mum’s Heart Open With Love I’ve heard it so often from parents, about the love that you have for your children, how it’s like no other love, and a lot of the time when they’ve said it I’ve thought, “yeah, yeah … whatever.”  Until today.  Perhaps it’s that surge of oxytocin from this morning’s breastfeeding session, who knows, who cares? … when you’re deeply in love is there any need...

Simon EC’ing Joshi I’m so pleased with how well this EC’ing thing (elimination communication) is working for us. We started EC’ing Joshi (holding him over the lid of a potty) when he was 10 days old.  For some unknown reason it didn’t work straight away, but we kept at it.  Four days later we had our first successful EC’ing experience.  We simply held Joshi under his thighs, hovering above the potty lid, with his back resting on our...

Our Glorified Shopping Trolley – Joshi’s Stroller So far the stroller we bought a few weeks ago is the biggest waste of money ever.  For the first four months of Joshi’s life, whenever we went anywhere, either Simon or I would wear Joshi. At first we used the hug-a-bub the most.  It was just perfect when he was a newborn.  It cocooned him beautifully and really simulated the safe and warm environment in which he’d been hanging out for the previous nine...

Joshi After His Swimming Lesson – 19 weeks young When I was pregnant with Joshi I did heaps of ocean swimming. It was just great.  I loved being in the water, feeling weightless and free despite this growing bump.  I also really wanted a waterbirth for Joshi, which we got.  It was beautiful.   Him coming out straight into the water and into my arms.  What a moment that was.  Right from the start Joshi was destined to be a waterbaby. So last week was Joshi’s...

Meggan in Hospital with Joshi We nearly didn’t make it to Joshi’s first Gymbaroo class yesterday because we ended up spending the morning in hospital. When Simon left for work I was feeding Joshi. Joshi was so relaxed he soon fell asleep.  In his sleep his head tilted backwards, exposing the usually hidden areas that lie between his lovely chubby neck rolls.  I noticed something there.  It looked like a piece of fluff rolled into a little ball.  When I tried...

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