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Joshi Being EC’d I first heard about EC (Elimination Communication) from a friend of mine, Kate. She started practising it with her daughter, Margo, when Margo was just 11 days old.  Kate sent me a link about EC when I was pregnant.  She said it was interesting reading. It was.  And it really inspired me. It was perfect timing as I’d been wondering what to do about my ‘pursuit of nappiness.’ A few factors concerned me: 1. I didn’t want my child...

Meggan Meditating While Joshi Sleeps Joshua is now 15 1/2 weeks old. By this stage things are much, much easier than they were in the first six weeks. For one, he’s only waking up 2 to 3 times during the night for a feed.  Basically every 2 to 3 hours. This morning he woke up at 2:30am. I fed him. Then I checked his nappy. It was wet, so I changed it. Then I put him back to bed, up near the headboard between Simon and me.  At this point he usually goes straight back to...

Meggan and Joshi – passed out Those first 6 weeks of Joshi’s life?  They were the hardest.   I don’t think I’ll ever forget the incredible sleep deprivation of those weeks. I was sooooooooooooo tired.   I’m not sure what was disappearing faster – my stash of prana or the very thin line between night and day.   I spent the time breastfeeding Joshi, burping Joshi, passing out, waking up, breastfeeding Joshi while passed out, burping Joshi,...

Joshi Sleeping Peacefully After A Big Cry Anyone who’s had a child will know that one of the biggest challenges can be trying to work out why they’re crying and then what to do with them when they are. The guessing game can feel so tireless. And as with anything, there seem to be many different approaches as to how to deal with it. My least preferred approach is “controlled crying.” The thought of actively leaving my baby to cry feels inherently wrong to...

Joshua Sleeping in a Didymo Baby Wrap For ten years now I’ve been doing yoga, meditation and the sudarshan kriya breathing almost every day.   Although it’s required discipline at times, for the most part it’s been pretty easy for me to be regular with my practice because I just love it so much. I love the way I feel when I’ve done it. I love the huge amount of extra energy it brings me.  And I really, really love the way it affects my mind.  In...

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