Monthly Archives: August 2013

World Breastfeeding Week

SethI loved breastfeeding my little ones, it was an experience like no other for me.

It wasn’t without it’s hardships though, especially first time round.

Never knowing if my new baby was full.

Always wondering if my milk was good enough.

Total lack of sleep for a year as I fed on demand and my boy loved the boob.

How physically draining it was at first when my body was making my milk.

My husband not being able to help with night feeds.

Being so determined to just give mummy milk despite everyone telling me to go to formula milk.

Worrying about where I could feed when I was in public.

It was so hard.

But I have had to think hard to remember those things.

The memories that come easily are the best ones.

I remember stroking my babies ears as they stared up at me as they fed.

I remember my boobs going fuzzy, getting ready to feed when my babies cried.

The feeling of it just being us and only us.

The milk drunk look on my babies faces when the feel asleep during a feed.

It was such a wonderful experience and I’m so glad I was lucky enough to manage it.

Louisa

Simple things

One week into the school holidays and I’m feeling it.  Drained but it’s been so good to switch off, tune into the guys and dedicate the week to them. Was so worth having a manic July, so I could enjoy some time off constantly thinking about Baba+Boo and cloth nappies. Which never happens really but I find leaving my phone at home helps.

We’ve been bowling, swimming, visited friends and shopped for school shoes.

Seth has loved the fact that we have done things that he has never done before. He is brilliant to be around, just like a sponge wanting to learn as much as possible. He reminds me of Johnny Number 5 from the film Short Circuits – ‘Need more input, need more input”!

Yesterday, we went on a double decker bus for the first time. Such a simple thing and it caused such smiles and excitement. Trying to think of ideas of what to do with the guys drains my brain but I think I will look through their eyes for inspiration a lot more, it’s much cheaper!

Today, Seth went swimming in a small stream for the first time. He was so fussy as a younger boy but he’s getting more and more daring with the things he tries. A year or so ago, being wet without a towel or dry clothes would have been a disaster.

Wild swimming

 

Louisa is still in that zone where everything is a huge deal. Although, everything is ok with Louisa as long as she has a dress and nail varnish on. If ever there was an obvious claim to nature winning in the nature vs nurture debate, Louisa has it. That is another blog post entirely.