Category Archives: New Baby

6 Months today – Happy Birthday Jamie!

The last 6 months with you, my beloved Jamie, have been the happiest of my life and I can’t even remember how life was without you.  I had no idea that a little person like you who can’t talk, who … Continue reading

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Headlines: Co-Sleeping increases risk of SIDS

With dismay I read the Guardian headlines yesterday – “Sudden infant death risk greater when parents share bed with babies”. This study (a meta-analysis) conducted by Bob Carpenter of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and published in the … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Friends or how to entertain a 4 months old

Jamie is now 4 months and a bit, and it’s a joy to see his transformation from someone who basically just sleeps, feeds and poops into a little human with his own personality and taste.  For him, everything is new … Continue reading

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Boys Toys – The first 6 weeks

When Jamie arrived first into this world, I enthusiastically introduced him to the wealth of toys I had acquired on various late-pregnancy shopping trips, internet shopping frenzies and as presents. To my dismay Jamie was not very receptive.  He was entirely oblivious … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding – Follow Up

Let’s start with the good news: 8 weeks in and I’m still breastfeeding.  Who would have thought (least of all myself) that I would hang in there, after my last post on breastfeeding from a bit over one month ago? … Continue reading

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Just to see you smile

When baby is first born, he lives in its own little bubble, and there is no communication with the outside world, not even his loving, attention-craving parents. There is no way of knowing what is going on in his little … Continue reading

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No Milk Today – Breastfeeding around the clock

Of course I want to do the best for my fragile tiny offspring, and after having been sufficiently brainwashed by media, midwives and NCT, I was convinced and fully motivated to breastfeed my newborn for at least six months. It … Continue reading

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