Sunday, 12 January 2014

Womanly art of breast feeding notes

Feel free to ignore this. Just making notes from my book xxx

Epidurals reduce endorfins which may reduce your babys comfort thou you are fealing less pain.They can also made our baby feal down . They cause your tempreture to rise so the baby may be treated for fever/infection.

IV fluids may distort your nipple and breast shape making latching harder.

Catecholamines are fight of flight hormones and can be triggered by being in a new envoroment (like trasfering to hospital) or unknown people and will stop or stopwdown labour befor transition starts. Its a primal reaction so you only have your baby in a safe place . If triggered after transition they will speed up labour.

Colostrum coats an antiinfective coating on new intestines and stimulates first bowl movements.]

Sunday, 5 January 2014


05 Jan 

Today Puddle and I went to a local petting farm. We'd never been to this one before and thought we'd have a day together and let Yetti have some workshop time. The animals were very sweet, sheep, cows, horses, chickens, rabbits and some small birds that I think were quales, and mice that I'm not sure wether they should have been there or not, but were very cute all the same. 

Puddle had a bag of "two legged animal feed", which he very happily told every one when we got home. 

As we walked round we saw a chicken in a tree, I'm not sure I've ever seen that before. Also infront of the quales was a very timmid stubby looking cat.

After seeing the animals I was so cold I had to go inside. We had chips and hot dogs. Puddle wanted to go on the trampoline, but as he got on rain water flowed from the buffer bumper on to the trampoline and he sat in the puddle! So In to the soft play area we went for a change of clothes. The soft play area was in a poly tunnel, so that was very cold. So much so Puddle chose to have his shoes back on instead of staying on the play equiptment. While he did want to play I played with him as much as I could. 

Once frozen we went in to the cafe and had cake and milkyway stars till Yetti came and picked us up.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy New Year

One of my goals for the new year was to write a blog every day. Then I got hit by a bug, but I am all recovered now so no more excuses! Another one of my goals is to take a photo a day. So I shall start my new blog with photos!

01 Jan '14

Dibble our new cat. He is a rescue cat from Cyprus. From a wonderful charity . They help home cats and dogs, some of them are brought to the UK for rehoming and Dibble was waiting for a forever home at a foster home near us. We went to visit and fell in love :) We had visited another cat who we just didn't click with. So glad we waited for the right furball.


02 Jan 

Puddle being the number four. Puddle now has his own bed which he seams to tollerate. He often tells me he doesn't like being alone in bed so most nights I get him to sleep while I'm in bed with him. I must admit I'm happy with that, I would miss our cuddles!

03 Jan.

Yet another new year goal is to play my fiddle every night for 15 minutes. I have not been great at this one, again due to the bug, then Puddle not going to bed early enough. But last night I managed it. Puddle found his tin whistle and came and we played "band". I really enjoyed it. I felt really confidant with us both freestyling in D and it sounding not painfull! The cat looked alarmed but stayed in the room :). I re-found my love for the scale of G on the G and D string. Love those lower notes. NEED to get a cello! I would love to learn the Toby Dog song from Abney and Teal.

04 Jan

Dibble investigating Puddle in the bath playing with Octonauts. 

So those are the 365 photos so far. 

My thoughts are evolving on home education. I really really wanted Oak Meadows to work, and maybe it will down the line but just not right now, and I'm no longer going to beat my self up about it. At the moment Puddles learning style is talking about maths, he can now do addition sums using 1-10, when you ask him and that's going well. He has asked me to get books on lady birds and butterflys from the libruary. He is also interested in space, so I'm getting books on that and we will go to the space center next week. 

it's a great book about the solar system in poetry. I read it to Puddle tonight while he was in the bath and hes asked for it again in the morning. :)