Wednesday, 23 November 2016
As the first of December approaches, I'm somewhat feeling a little at ease knowing that quite a lot of our Christmas shopping is done. The kiddies presents have been bought and are now hidden away ready to be wrapped and I'm slowly working my way through the list. However, one area that I always find hard work is gifts for my Husband. If I ask him what he would like his answer will always be "a motorbike", lacking the thousands of pounds this isn't likely to happen, so I have been coming up with some ideas of my own.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Sunday, 13 November 2016
Saturday, 12 November 2016
When you're a mum sometimes life can become a little repetitive, wonderful and incredibly rewarding but a little repetitive. As a working mum, life is incredibly hectic and a constant juggling act. More often than not I feel that it's a juggling act where sometimes I drop the ball and I feel like I'm failing. Even though life can be overwhelming, I have a huge desire to still pursue my own dreams.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
As you may guess from the title of this post, we've made the transition from cot to bed. In fact, he's been in a bed for the past month and I've been really pleased with the transition. My little boy has taken after his sister and became a little Houdini at the young age of 13 months, both of them tried to escape from their cot's at this age and have had to catch both of them before they fell. For saying how different they are this is something they seem to have in common - trying to give their mamma a heart attack. You may feel that 13 months is very young, but I felt very uneasy letting him stay in his cot when I knew that he could climb out and potentially hurt himself. I decided to do the same as I did with my daughter and swap the cot for a toddler bed.
Saturday, 5 November 2016
Henry will be 14 months old in three days time and we're still continuing with our breastfeeding journey. Some people may query whether you should continue to breastfeed after a baby turns one, or even when the right age to stop breastfeeding is.
For us, this is still something I am unsure on. To me, Henry doesn't appear to be ready to stop at 14 months. He feeds pretty much just at night now and we're comfortable continuing with this. We haven't substituted any of his feeds with formula or cows milk, as we really don't see the need. He's happy and content and even if I am longing for a full nights sleep and struggle with acrobatic feeding that usually entails, we're still happy breastfeeding.
So are there any benefits to breastfeeding beyond a year?
Well quite simply, breast is best. Yup, that old chestnut. You will all know if you're a longtime reader, my experience with Darcie (my first child) was very different and she was formula fed from six weeks. I don't have anything against formula feeding mums, nor would I ever want any mum to ever feel inferior just because of the way they choose to feed their child. That's not my thing and I don't get off on making mums feel shit. However, I do think it is worth exploring the benefits of extended breastfeeding if there are any mums approaching this point and wondering whether to continue or not, just like me.
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