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Its World Breastfeeding Week and all over the blogsphere people are talking about their breasts. Well, ok, they are talking about breastfeeding. How it worked for them, how it didn’t work and what Gisele said. This is a subject close to my heart. (Literally *snort*) This is the sight that greets me everytime I open my […]

Spreading her wings

(apologies for the cheesey blog title. I couldn’t resist.) We went to a special birthday party in the park yesterday. A close friend has a colleague who’s son has been diagnosed with a disease that is going to make his life very hard over the coming years. The company threw the family a birthday party and […]


I don’t want to write this blog post. I have been dreading it. Putting it off, stalling, head-in-the-sand, desperate for it not to be so. But I think I might have to admit defeat and stop breastfeeding Stella. Just typing it is making me cry again. I talked about this before in Stella’s 9 month […]

Stella is nine months old – an update

Stella is nine months old. Her seven month milestone passed in a frantic blur as I tried to get organised for our holiday to South Africa. She celebrated by getting herself up onto all fours from lying on her stomach. I was convinced she would crawl immediately but she waited for her eight month birthday […]

Food – the first week – a recap

As I have mentioned numerous times, for various reasons I wanted to hold off starting Stella on solid food. A big reason was probably the most selfish one, that I want her to remain my little baby for as long as possible and starting her on food meant that she no longer needed me as […]

Talking about one of my favourite things – FOOD

Stella is 5 months and 2 weeks and starting to track our cutlery from plate to mouth. She watches me like a hawk when I drink my morning coffee and then this afternoon she made me feel downright uncomfortable while I was enjoying a chocolate biscuit. All this combined with the fact that she is […]

Stella and the giraffe – 5 months old

Stella’s 5 month stats are as follows: Weight: 8.7kgs or 19.2lbs which is off the percentile chart! Length: 67cms or 26 inches which is on the 95th percentile Head circumference: 43cms or 16.9 inches which is on the 90th percentile. As of 5 months 1 week and 2 days we have still not started Stella […]

Stella is 5 months old

There have been a lot of changes in the last few weeks, there is very little of that tiny baby about Stella now that she is growing and filling out. The comparison photos show that Stella’s body is lengthening and her legs are getting longer too. She still has gorgeous chubby thighs and recently with […]


I am so sorry for the lack of posts, I really am working on some, I promise. In the meantime I am going to bed at 7.30pm tonight, the repeated night wakings are wreaking havoc on my ability to function as a parent and both Amy and I are suffering as a result. Stella on […]

Stella is 15 weeks and 4 days

People keep asking me how old Stella is and I say three months but in fact she is closer to four months. I will say it again but I just can’t believe how fast time is flying by. Yesterday was my Mum’s 60th birthday. I wish we could all be there to celebrate with her […]

Stella is 12 weeks

Stella at 12 weeks. We have just turned a corner with the sleeping, Stella has done five nights in a row with only one feed between going down at around 7pm and waking at around 7am. Friday the 10th July 2009 Stella had her first night sleep on only one feed and I thought it […]

Stella is 10 weeks old

Stella at 10 weeks – developmental milestones & growth spurts. Its been a hard week. My sister left at 6am on Monday morning, the day I turned 33. Birthdays don’t have much meaning or relevance to me since having children. I can’t really get that enthusiastic which is a little sad especially since Ron has […]


How many helium balloons does it take to lift up a baby? Substantially more than 6 in case you were wondering! Posting has been light around here due to an unexpected growth spurt. Stella’s, not mine, although we are still eating leftover cake from the birthday celebrations on the weekend. Stella has been feeding every […]

Stella is 8 weeks old – Part II

Stella Margaret White at 8 weeks old – Part II, the stats.In the interests of record keeping then this is how the average day is broken up with feeds and sleeps @ 8 weeks of age: 7.30am Stella is awake and alert. She likes to be unswaddled in her cot and to wave her arms […]

Stella is 8 weeks old – Part I

Stella Margaret White at 8 weeks old – Part I, the medical stuff. Stella turned 8 weeks old on Wednesday and will be 2 months old on Tuesday, the day after my sister arrives from South Africa for a lightning, one week visit. I am so excited for my sister coming, its been hard watching […]

Breastfeeding Mama

I loved breastfeeding Amy. When I look back to her start in life it does suprise me that I managed it because I had so little help those first few days and it makes me eternally grateful to my Mum for being a calm and practical influence on me when I was a hormonal mess! […]

Stella is 6 weeks old

Stella Margaret White – 6 weeks old Time seems to be slipping away from me and each day Stella ages and changes and grows. Her small froglike body is lengthening, her clenched hands now open up and grab onto hair and shirts and blankets. Her eyes appear too big for her small face, the eyelashes […]

Photo filler post

I am going to do a few photo filler posts over the coming days as I clearly don’t have as much time for endless blogging like I had hoped! I do have posts in draft about amongst other things, my recovery post-partum and my struggles with Amy’s hair – HELP needed internet! In the meantime […]

Stella is 4.5 weeks old

Stella turned one calender month old yesterday. She is now 4 and a 1/2 weeks old or 31 days old. She weighs 5kgs on the nose which means my boobs are working GREAT and she has gained 1 kilo in 4 weeks or 250g a week which puts her comfortably in the 90th percentile for […]

Sleep and the newborn

Through out my pregnancy when people asked me practical questions like “where will the baby sleep?” I always gave very ambiguous answers. We didn’t want to make too many parenting decisions before meeting our child so we couldn’t decide where the baby would sleep until we knew whether the baby was a good sleeper, or […]

Stella is 3 weeks old

Stella is three weeks old today. I have been keeping a daily diary since we came home from hospital. In it I record when Stella is awake or asleep, which side breast she has fed from and for how long, when she went down in her cot and how easy or difficult it was to […]

Stella – 1 week old

Stella – 1 week old I have missed blogging, but reality is a funny old thing right now, if I am not feeding her, I am cuddling her, if she is sleeping, so am I. If I have a spare minute I am reading Amy a story, cuddling her or maybe squeezing in 10 minutes […]

From breast to bottle to bed

I think I know why Amy wakes up with her hair standing on end. It might be because her Dad enjoys styling it into a mohawk after her bath! I am thinking that this might be the last time that Amy has a bottle before bed. She will drink cold milk from a cup with […]

Amy – 14 months

Its time for an updated report on how Amy is growing and developing. Amy will be 14 months old in a week or so and we are entering another phase of parenting now that we have a tiny toddler sized dictator living in our home! I would never say that the last few months have […]

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