Parenting

When To Introduce Solids: 4 or 6 months?

Ava with her spoon

Miss A is now over 4 months of age and we have been told by our maternal and child health nurse that we can begin her on solids if she appears to be ready. Apparently Australia's new stand on introducing solids is to do so between 4 and 6 months of age, and that the previous guidelines of introducing certain…

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Pregnancy and Childbirth

My Hypnobirthing Birth Story

Family photo

  This is my birth story which I sent to my hypnobirthing instructor, Kathy:   I gave birth a week ago on 12 Feb. I guess my story kind of goes like many of the other hynobirthing ones- that no one believed I was in real labour because I wasn't audibly screaming in agony. I also progressed through the final…

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Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy Diary #1- WEEK 36: Beached

36 Weeks

Officially 4 weeks to go now. That's 28 days! I've gotten to the point where I'm ticking off the days now because it's starting to hurt. You can't get me to move more than I need to now. The one thing that makes me feel a wee bit better is thinking of poor elephant mothers who have to be pregnant…

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Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy Diary #1- WEEK 35: 8 MONTHS!

35W3D

Finally into my final month of pregnancy! My uterus has been revving up its practice contractions and it's not been pleasant. Some days like yesterday it can go on for hours (although I know it's not real contractions because there's no pattern to it)- it feels like sharp radiating pain around the height of my belly button. Everytime I get…

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