Saturday, 30 March 2013
sunday 24th march
snuggling up with uncle matt
monday 25th march
getting used to this weaning lark
tuesday 26th march
mmmmm, sweet potato is yummy
wednesday 27th march
sleepy bunnies waiting to hop
thursday 28th march
her daddy's cheeky smile
friday 29th march
learning to blow belly raspberries
saturday 30th march
a little ballerina
When the time came to wean my beautiful boy
I was full of trepidation to say the least.
In truth, I spent the day before he turned six months
crying at random intervals.
I was mourning the loss of the teeny baby days,
I was full of some serious anxiety about him needing anything other than me,
I was worried about what to feed him, how to feed him, when to feed him.
But what a difference a baby makes...!
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
You can read the beautiful girl's birth story so far on the birth stories page.
Having had an epidural at 4cm dilated,
I promptly dilated the final 6cm in 45 minutes.
I was now waiting, resting, giving the baby a chance to descend
and getting myself ready for what was to come . . .
Saturday, 23 March 2013
sunday 17th march
happy little water baby
monday 18th march
beautiful bookworm boy
tuesday 19th march
i just love her
wednesday 20th march
the watching 'tangled' position
thursday 21st march
six months old today
friday 22nd march
playing with his favourite puzzle
saturday 23rd march
first tastes are so much fun
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Our beautiful girl is six whole months old.
Half of a year has passed
since she came into the world,
joined our family
and made us all fall head-over-heels in love with her.
Happy half birthday beautiful girl.
We love you to the moon and back.
Mummy, Daddy and your Big Brother
x x x
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The full story so far can be found on the birth stories page...
I had been working through my contractions really well
until suddenly I wasn't.
I was ready for an epidural
but was fighting an increasing urge to push.
Saturday, 16 March 2013
sunday 10th march
a big brother. a little sister. the best of friends.
monday 11th march
he'd have made a pretty girl
tuesday 12th march
the cheekiest little smile
wednesday 13th march
stretching out on mummy and daddy's bed
thursday 14th march
making the most of wide open spaces
friday 15th march
her feet are her favourite toys
saturday 16th march
explorations in pillow mountain climbing
Thursday, 14 March 2013
I cannot even begin to tell you
how much these two bless me,
how much they make me smile
how much they warm my soul
and how much they make my heart swell with pride.
The story of the beautiful girl's birth so far is on the birth stories page.
Having started out dealing with the labour quite well,
I had gradually started to lose the plot as the pains got more intense.
Booking as high risk meant that constant monitoring
was hampering my attempts at helping myself.
I agreed to an early exam
in hopes that things were speeding ahead,
and that I was closer to active labour
and an epidural.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
You hear parents saying it a lot;
that time flies,
that children grow up fast.
But sometimes moments happen
and it seems like life flashed before your eyes.
Saturday, 9 March 2013
sunday 3rd march
fun with the farm animals
monday 4th march
my bright eyed girl
tuesday 5th march
wednesday 6th march
sibling bath time fun
thursday 7th march
the happiest girl around
friday 8th march
"no no clothes mummy"
saturday 9th march
good morning beautiful girl
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
The story the the beautiful girl's birth so far is on the birth stories page . . .
I'd booked into hospital as high risk
after my waters went with meconium in them.
I was now just in that waiting bit of labour
where contractions increase in length and intensity.
I'd decided to try gas and air
as I was finding it harder to get through with just breathing.
Monday, 4 March 2013
The beauty of having children
and especially a toddler,
is that they find such pleasure in simple things.
And that by association
we see the world anew;
through excited eyes,
seeing beauty in the ordinary things.
Toddlers love everything about simple days . . .
Saturday, 2 March 2013
sunday 24th february
a little piece of sunshine
monday 25th february
cheeky chops in her pjs
tuesday 26th february
rocking daddy's football hat
wednesday 27th february
somebody discovered their tongue this week
thursday 28th february
making some new friends
friday 1st march
"look at me. stickers."
saturday 2nd march
a slide big enough for two