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

Learn it, Live it, Love it: The Five S’s

I was speaking to Daddy R last night about what he thought the best bit of parenting advice we received was and he said definitely the Five S’s. As Baby C is four and a half months old we are past the Five S’s stage and so I had kind of forgotten about them…although I forget everything these days including to press the button in the elevator so that the lift actually moves. Anyway, I digress, the Five S’s. What are they? Read on and all will be revealed.When I was pregnant a friend read more