I’ll give you something to cry about.

This morning I brought Smallest to the swimming pool for her weekly swimming lesson. It runs alongside a women’s only swimming session, populated mainly by women of a certain age. This leads to an interesting mix in the changing room, and this morning we just couldn’t seem to get out of the way of an […]

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

No, not inconceivable. (Though go to the top of the class for recognising the Princess Bride quote. Bonus point if you know which character says it ) In this case, the word is Average. It gets bandied about lots. In discussion of children’s school achievement. Talking about pay scales. It is so often abused in […]

We’re here again – hospital adventure part two.

10.38. Today’s nurse didn’t seem to care whether we ended up sitting with a bunch of possibly infectious children til I pointed it out, so now we’re in a room at least. No cot, so again I’m pleased I brought the car seat in. We’re on the appt board today, name spelt wrong obviously, so […]

Crisis of confidence.

Tell me I’m doing it right? Tigerboy is feeding on demand. Sometimes it feels like he’s feeding round the clock. I do sometimes distract him – pop him in the wrap and go out for a walk for example, but mainly when he wants food he gets it. He made his birth weight back in […]

Trapped under a bottomless pit.

Also known as a three week old baby. Yesterday and today Tigerboy has only been happy feeding himself into stuffed sleep, powernapping for a few minutes, then declaring himself ravenous and starting the cycle again. Which is all well and good for him, but a bit wearing for me, and not brilliant for the rest […]

How much is too much? #tmitweets

Yesterday I struggled all day with a breastfeeding problem. Smallest had spent two nights feeding every 40 minutes, then gone back just as suddenly to 3 or 4 hours, and somehow over night I think I missed a left feed. So I woke up to a very sore and distended breast, and despite trying to […]

There are no bars here.

Recently I came across an article by Erica Jong that is getting a less than positive reaction. The article is entitled Mother Madness and the tagline reads Spend every moment with your child? Make your own baby food and use cloth diapers? Erica Jong wonders how motherhood became such a prison for modern women. Hm. […]

So far today

I have run 1.54 milies in 14mins 50 secs. I have had breakfast and lunch, as has the baby. And she’s had two feeds. I’ve changed a nappy, showered (with the baby) and dressed us both. I’ve done washing and hung it out, and brought dry washing in. I’ve written eleventybillion blog posts in my […]

Two hands free

and half a braincell working (so know how you feel Deb!) Soa is currently on her big sister’s knee, or trying to crawl up her shoulder. She appears to like crawling up ppl’s shoulders. She is a very strong willed baby, who likes to feed frequently, but for some reason, doesn’t open her mouth properly […]

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