Who are you sweet baby?

September 29, 2007

I love a good turning-one-year-old-post. I’ll probably do one myself when the time comes [note to self: 3 months to come up with something good].

Bianca Bean recently wrote one that melted my heart. 

As hard as times are in the early days, they do grow and develop and become ever more wonderful day by day. I laugh as the Imp develops his own sense of humour, he makes me laugh, he laughs when I laugh as if he really gets my joke. It’s the sweetest. And despite all the sleep deprived days and nights, I wouldn’t trade him at all. Parenthood truly is wonderful.

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And while we’re on the subject of giveaways …

September 29, 2007

Crunchy domestic goddess is giving away super cute tshirts with halloween designs from Cute as a Bug.


Teething keeping you up?

September 27, 2007

The lovely Isil at Veggie Way is giving away an Amber Teething Necklace from Little Sunflowers.

Let us know if it works in getting you a little extra shut eye.


We are Top Mommas (of course we are)

September 25, 2007

I'm a Top Mommma!

Please visit and click on the naked baby on the scales to keep us on Top Momma.


Getting through the day …

September 25, 2007

I used to be of the school of thought that you should suffer through a cold. You should grab a bottomless hot lemon and manuka honey drink and throw your doona on the couch for the duration, subjecting yourself to reruns of friends and updating yourself on Oprah’s latest weight struggle.

No more. Give me the panadol. The nurofen. The cold and flu tablets. For heaven’s sake get me one of each enticing packet that the pharmacy has on offer. I’ve got a 9 month old to look after, and he won’t let me lie on the couch for hours with Oprah as my best friend.

So I still fall back on the faithful natural rememdies, but with a few pharmaceuticals to get us through. It’s the same as with sleep really, you’ve just got to do what you can to get through in the best way that you can.

And if you need to take anything while breastfeeding, you can get great information from the Breastfeeding Network’s Drugline.


Bad Habits!

September 22, 2007

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible for me to make any more ‘mistakes’ in my attempt to get monkey boy to sleep through the night…I’ve gone and added another one!

I think it’s what Tracey Hogg refers to as ‘accidental parenting’!

I’ve started to let my little boy (I don’t think I can get away with the term baby anymore)fall asleep on the bed beside me!

The routine used to be that he was put in his cot and we had hand holding and singing until he fell asleep. Somehow in the last week I have started to let him get into bed with me, we sing a few songs, he has some milk and before you know it he’s out like a light!

The first 2 nights I then lifted him into his cot. By the third night I figured what’s the point as we co-sleep from midnight anyway so I left him in peace snuggled up in our bed. Oh Lord what have I done!

There’s no denying it makes bed time much easier for me as it cuts the settling time to 10 minutes but even my incredibly supportive and co-sleeping advocate of a husband thinks going to sleep in our bed is a step too far.

So tonight I have the dreaded task of going back to our roots and putting him to sleep in his cot.

Wish me luck!


Pachelbel Bedtime

September 21, 2007

Thanks to Laura  for giving me a laugh today.