The Four Month Mark

I absolutely cannot believe that Baby C is almost five months old.  How did that happen?  In another five  months he will be ten months…that is almost a year old!  I will be the mother of a one year old!Anyway, now that we are almost at the end of four months I can say that the fourth month is a huge month.  It seems like the baby we had at the beginning of the fourth month is completely different from the baby we have at the end of the fourth month.At the beginning read more

Diaper Surprises

I was just talking to my sister…she doesn’t have any children yet…and she said that she was bored by the breastfeeding talk and wanted a post about something exciting…like poo! So Auntie D, this one is for you!While Baby C’s poos amaze me on a daily basis…how can something that little produce so much poo…there have been two times that I have been truly shocked and awed.The first time was when Baby C was just a few weeks old. I had him up on the changing table and was in the middle read more

List-mania – Part 4 – All Things Boobs

I found the first three or so weeks of breastfeeding to be bit challenging…and based on talking to other moms I think I was one of the lucky ones. You think to yourself, you have these boobs, you have a baby…surely they will just go together like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong. WRONG. Breastfeeding is a skill. And it is all about the latch. As you might have gathered I tend towards being uber prepared so before Baby C was born I spent hours reading about breastfeeding, looking at read more

Pregnancy Memories

I actually wrote this when I had just started maternity leave…before Baby C arrived…I thought it might be interesting to record some experiences from my pregnancy. Plus I needed a break from my Nurse Jackie DVD.It has now been about a year since I realized I was pregnant with Baby C…and I am so glad that I wrote down some of my feelings because now I can hardly remember being pregnant…which isn’t surprising since the other day I forgot put the spaghetti in the boiling water and then read more

Cloth Nappies

Just a quick word on cloth nappies…I really wanted to love them…but I don’t.At the start of this whole baby thing I decided that I would use cloth nappies…I thought both economically and environmentally it was the responsible thing to do. So I went to my local cloth nappy store…yes there is such a thing…and got the low down on cloth diapers. I had seen the all in one nappies and thought they seemed manageable in terms of washing and ease of use…I definitely wanted a cloth diaper read more