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The slumber party’s at our place Last Sunday we were planning on attending a Christmas tea party down at a really beautiful dam near our home.  It had been in my diary for weeks:  10am,  Sunday 2nd December. I really wanted us to go.  I love being in nature and I’m especially fond of this particular spot because it’s the dam is just gorgeous to swim in.  Plus there’d be some really cool people for us to hang out with, including a few little ones Joshi’s...

Fenugreek seeds – my boobies’ NBF (new best friend) I had this day last week when, by the end of it, my boobie milk was really low.  And while we’ve started Joshi on solids he’s hardly getting a whole lot of non-boobie milk food down that little hole called ‘mouth.’  I was at a bit of loose end though, coz he was obviously hungry and my low supply just wasn’t cutting the grade.  Time to go surfing with Dr Google … I typed...

Simon and Joshi passed out on the Sofa at 10am on Saturday morning No matter how bad you think you have it, there’s always someone worse off than you. I know of one mamma whose little baby just didn’t sleep much at all. She could often be found wandering the streets at all hours of the night, carrying her crying baby in a sling.  There was only so much walking that mamma could do, so when her feet simply wouldn’t carry them anymore she’d take refuge...

Oct 29 2012
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Joshi Eating Rock Melon For The First Time Ever I really didn’t feel drawn to giving Joshi something like rice porridge on a spoon as a way of introducing him to solids, so I was pleased as when I came across the idea of baby-led weaning (BLW).  Rather than mashing, processing or pureing foods and feeding them to your baby on a spoon, BLW is more about putting food (often in a wedge-like shape) in front of them.  Then they can decide whether they’d like to...

A few months ago, when Joshi was three months old, I decided that there is such a thing as too many toys. My intuition was telling me to reduce, reduce, reduce. So I gathered up most of Joshi’s toys (and honestly, there weren’t that many) and put them away (mean mum?!). (My plan was to bring them out slowly over the months ahead.) Then I gave him just one toy at a time (typically his wooden teether or just a cloth) and he was quite content and fully absorbed in it....

Night-time Potty Trip For the first few months after birthing my baby boy my back really hurt.  I mean really hurt. I found it difficult to move and especially difficult to stand up.  Sometimes I’d literally be stuck on the couch, unable to stand up without help.  And even with help it really hurt and had to happen ultra slowly.  By the end of each day I was simply knackered.  By 4pm I’d really be hanging out for Simon to come home so he could take over the...

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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