I recently shared my post about the struggles I experienced whilst breastfeeding Jasmine with Ami, a breastfeeding peer supporter, who I had contact with in those first few weeks as a mummy. I was extremely lucky to have that support but in the end it still wasn’t enough. The message, which I received in response to the post, was extremely heartwarming. It also really highlights a few home truths about breastfeeding – that it’s not always plain sailing. Although the message was directed at me, I think all mums who have had or are having problems breastfeeding should read it. Especially, if like myself, you have switched to formula and still feel guilty about it.
Wow, yet another month has flown by and yesterday Jasmine turned 8 weeks old. It was only when we visited some friends and their tiny newborn at the weekend I realised just how much she’s grown/changed over the last few weeks.
Today we’ve had a busy day with her 8 week visit from the Health Visitor this morning and then her first set of jabs this afternoon.
Our lovely health visitor, Claire, was very happy with Jasmine’s growth and weight gain. The only slight concern was that her thigh creases aren’t symmetrical and her legs are slightly different lengths. This can be a sign of Hip Dysplasia so we’ve got an appointment with a GP in a couple of weeks time just to check it over. Claire assured me that 9 times out of 10 it’s all OK but like most things it’s better to get it checked out.
I can’t believe my blog is almost a month old and I haven’t done a WIMCB post yet. Bad parent blogger! Let me amend this immediately…
Like most mums-to-be, one of my favourite items on the shopping list of things to buy before baby arrives was a changing bag. The market is absolutely swamped with different styles, shapes and sizes. There were so many I could’ve chosen but in the end I settled on the Babymel Big Slouchy in red (£49.00). I love the simplicity of it and it looks like it will last a long time (a lot of the reviews raved about it’s longevity!) I can’t stand things looking dirty and stained to the easy-to-wipe laminated material was a plus for me. Two months in and it looks just as clean as the day it arrived.
When you’re pregnant with your first child you can only imagine the impact that a baby will have on your life. You know it’s going to be hard, tiring and utterly life changing but until that little person enters the world you really do not know just how much.
After our baby girl was born, Stephen and I spent the following two weeks doing nothing but staring at her and repeating the sentence “I can’t believe we made her!” over and over again. We didn’t care that we weren’t getting any sleep because how can we admire the fruit of our loins whilst we’re asleep? Sleep could wait.
I’ve decided to start doing a ‘Friday Phone Dump’ here on the blog (inspired by Kelle over at Enjoying the small things). I take so many photos on my phone, I thought it would be good to select a few of my favourites to share each week. So here’s my first ever phone dump…
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