Breastfeeding positions and what they should "really" mean!
I stumbled upon a post about Cognitive Leaps and the more I read up on it, the more I realised that I was sure Ivy was going through one. She seemed to be learning so much, her speech was coming on, her movement and her understanding of things became so developed.
I think if there's one thing I have gotten right within this parenting malarkey then it's Ivy's relationship with food. I went down the Baby-Led Weaning route with her and I really think it has paid off. She has her moments where me, the kitchen walls and the dog end up covered in her meal but what child doesn't take that opportunity? But most of the time she's a fantastic eater, how long it will last is another story. So I thought I would write down these few tips which I think have helped us in the long run.
...but you don't. Today I could have been bouncing on that exercise ball, you know the one, I used to bounce up and down on it with you in my tummy and again when you were in my arms to get you to sleep. This time I would have been bouncing on it to tell … Continue reading Dear Ivy, Today You Could Have Had A Sibling…
I'm sure I'm not on my own when I say soon after you have your precious newborn you start to have a bit of an identity crisis. "Is this all that I am now?" "Am I just a mum?" "Who am I now?" are just a few of the thoughts that will run through your sleep deprived brain during the two am night feed and the three am night feed, oh and the four am night feed and so on.
Why as a family we have decided to put trying to conceive on hold for now because of our miscarriage experience.
All about our feeding story and how we chose to breastfeed and what came with this decision.