Archive for February, 2012

And the fun begins

February 20, 2012

I am such a proud Mummy.  My little angel was standing with the aid of a table yesterday.  She pulled herself up and was standing for ages trying to reach anything on the table.  She is so active, as soon as she gets mobile, we are going to have our hands so full.  She has just about got the hang of crawling, I reckon by the end of the week she would have mastered it.  I’ll keep you all updated Laughing

 

 

So Nerys is 6 months old now and everybody is asking when I am going to start solids.  I am taking my lead from her like I do with everything.  World Health Organisation and La Leche League say infants should be exclusively breastfed and are definitely not ready for solid food until at least 6 months and then watch for food readiness.

 

It is disgusting that some baby food companies suggest that certain porridges can be given to infants from 4 months.  They are definitely not ready.  A baby is ready for solids when they can pick up, put in mouth, chew and swallow a substance.  A baby is not ready for solids when a mummy wants to force a spoon in it’s mouth.  Most babies will push their tongues out when you try and put porridge in their mouths.  That’s a reflex to to indicate that they are not ready for solids.  Whole foods such as fruit and veg are also preferable to any types of porridge.

 

Like I said, Nerys is starting to grab for food off my plate so I am going to offer her some steamed carrot this afternoon and see what she does with it.  If she eats it, I will try her with some sweet potato tomorrow.  If not, we will offer it again in a couple of days.  She will have what she wants when she is  ready.  In the meantime, my body is supplying her with all the nutrition she requires.  Thankfully breastfed babies don’t need more milk as they get bigger as breastmilk just changes to accomodate their needs.

 

Have an awesome week Cool

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Mummy Fail

February 16, 2012

So I feel just awful!! My gorgeous angel face planted off the bed this morning. Not sure who cried more, me or her. Every morning Nerys sits on the bed and keeps me company while I get dressed for work. She is just about crawling

and decided to try perfect it this morning. My stupidy, I should have known better than to put her on the bed. Going forward, she will definitely be on the floor. I only turned around for a second to get my shoes out of the cupboard and I heard a thump. I knew straight away what had happened. I think we both started crying at about the same time. Her reaction delayed due to shock and mine as realisation hit. I feel so absolutely dreadful and am dreading going home tonight. When I see her little bruised nose and lump on her head I’m going to cry all over again. I really feel awful. My Mum said she’s glad it was me with Nerys and not The Taff, because I would have been so angry if it had been him who had allowed her to fall off the bed. Instead, he was so supportive and tried to console me. What an amazing husband I have? I am so lucky.

The love of my life

February 15, 2012

This is the love of my life, she was born on the 11 Aug 2012 and I can’t imagine my life without her.

Duck for Dinner

This is her the other night in her “bath”.  It’s a Tummy Tub.

Have an awesome afternoon!