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When the royal bump makes as many headlines as the royal baby

So true, too much pressure put on mums to be ‘perfect’. Well if you ask me, my body is perfect because it carried my not so tiny Owlet to term safely, and delivered a healthy bundle of joy to me! Losing any baby weight hasn’t happened, possibly because I’m breastfeeding; who knows. Eventually I’ll focus on losing weight and being healthier, but you can be sure i wont be doing it because it’s expected!

Wine Country Mom

Big news hit this week when Prince William and Duchess Kate appeared with their new bundle of joy for the whole world to see. There was much ado about something – from the excitement over the new heir to the unofficial town crier.

But one thing that shouldn’t have made waves among news headlines and the wide world of the mommy blogosphere was Kate’s “bravery” in showing off her post-baby belly.

What a back-handed compliment that is, isn’t it?

It’s a sad day when “bravery” is the word used when a new mother is shown sporting the natural inflation of her belly one day postpartum – as if she should be expected to hide all proof of pregnancy once her baby is born. The honest truth is, bravery shouldn’t even be associated with the acceptance of this reality – that a swollen abdomen is the natural state of a woman’s…

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Busy busy month!

So, I’ve been very lazy with blogging, but very busy doing lots of other things!

We’ve started the garden well chopped down about 5 massive bushes, but are no where near ready for a vegetable patch yet! There is sooo much to do still! I should really take progress pics sometime!

We have made the full time leap to cloth nappies (except overnight)! I’ll write a full post about that soon!

We’ve made our dining room liveable! But we’ve decided to hold off on fully sorting it as with Owlet weaning, well lets just say anything we do sort will end up covered in a fine layer of squash!

Owlet has a new dietician, and she’s absolutely fantastic! We are finally being listened to and taken seriously. Again I’ll do a full post on this soon!

We’ve also sold:

Transformers toys: £13
Costume jewellery:£1.50
Badges: 20p
Bumbo: £10
Bottle Warmer: £10

Total so far £77.40

That and the weaning, and the heatwave, and well the lazy days with Daddy Owl now he’s home, and well we’ve had a pretty busy month!

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breastfeeding fun facts

Awesome breastfeeding facts!

Breastfeeding in Bowling Green

Today’s fun facts come from Anne Smith’s excellent website Breastfeeding Basics.

1. Breastmilk is living tissue that changes to meet your baby’s nutritional needs, and to protect him against disease.  The fat content of human milk varies month to month, day to day, and even hour to hour.  For example, the milk produced for a premature infant is higher in protein and calories than milk produced for a full-term infant, giving the tiny baby what he needs to catch up on growth.  In cold climates, human milk contains more fat — in warm climates, more water.  If your baby is very hungry, he nurses more vigorously and receives more fatty hind milk.  If he is just thirsty, he feeds more leisurely and receives a lower calorie milk.  As he gets older, the fat content of the milk will gradually decrease because his growth will slow, and he will need…

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