Has she had crisps yet?….

We saw a lot of family and a few friends over the Easter weekend and it amazes me how we still get such a wide range of comments and opinions regarding our Daughter’s weaning. Most people that see LP eat are amazed at how she can not only get the food to her mouth, but also bite or suck chunks off and eventually eat whatever it is! They’re even more…

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Breastfeeding

After LP was born at home, midwives insisted on visiting daily to make sure everything was going ok. This began on the day she was born when a midwife came over at 3pm to complete LP’s newborn checks on her legs, heart, neck etc. The midwife asked whether I’d fed LP and I said I had, at about 10:30am. The midwife insisted on seeing me feed LP there and then,…

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Having our first child in a planned Home Birth

I was going to do a post about breastfeeding but for you to understand my breastfeeding journey I would first need to tell you about LP’s birth. Whenever anyone speaks about labour and birth it usually consists of pain, indignity and quite often trauma. I had never heard of labour and birth being a positive experience. It was always a means to an end and an inevitable horrendous experience women…

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Sleep?

When I was pregnant I was told countless times that I should make the most of sleep before the baby came, and that when the baby was here I would never get a decent night’s sleep ever again. Pregnancy is a great thing. Apart from the obvious, pregnancy gets you ready for your new life after the baby has arrived. Throughout the pregnancy, sleeping wasn’t a comfortable experience and the…

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Weightwatchers meets BLW…

Well, Mondays are the day that Hubby and I have our Weight Watchers weigh in. We’ve both always liked our food, snacks and ‘treats’ and I ate exactly what I liked throughout my pregnancy – this, I guess, rubbed off on Hubby who also ate what he liked! The day after I had LP I weighed 14st 7lb. I started Weight Watchers on the 9th January and weighed 13st 8lb,…

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A Pinch And A Punch…

Well, 1st of April. A day for unfunny people to think they’re funny by doing pranks before midday. Also, photo toasters, Titanic tents and Marmite Smoothies… Luckily we missed all of that! 1st April for us was a family outing to our first Christening! I had no idea what to expect, I’m not religious and am not getting LP Christened. The Christening was for LP’s best friend, AW who is…

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Introduction!

Well I’m new to all this Blogging malarkey but I guess I should start with an introduction! I am Donna, Mummy to my beautiful Little Pickle (LP) born 28th August 2011. The last 7 months have been trying, but have also been the best of my life. I am loving being a mother but in all honesty it isn’t a walk in the park – some days are knackering, some…

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