Saturday, June 16, 2012

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June 16- Today I am grateful for an extra set of hands at the supermarket and delicious gnocchi for dinner.

Friday, June 15, 2012

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June 15- Today I am grateful for the calmness I feel at the moment about parenting Tilly. Glad top that, although battling a cold and wanting to sleep in arms, she's been happy today. So glad it's Friday!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Late night thoughts on breastfeeding

I am typing this one fingered on the iPhone while feeding a little on to sleep in an otherwise pitch room. :) please excuse any errors!

I love the way that Tilly reaches out and 'flaps' when she's feeding until she holds my hand. Then she calms down. Her breathing changes, slows, and she feeds with more focus. Such special times and an incredible blessing to be able to provide her ideal nutrition and unique comfort, emotionally and physically, through breastfeeding. It's been an incredibly bonding experience for us. On those days when colic, reflux and sleep deprivation have threatened to get too much for me, feeding time has always provided that quiet, calm and loving space to regroup and let the happy hormones return! I feel its been the same for Tilly.
I'm grateful that (sans typical feeding issues at the start) we have had a pretty stress free breastfeeding experience so far- I know not everyone is so lucky.
I don't know how long Tilly will breastfeed. I'm planning to take her to at least 12 months. However long, I want to cherish these moments now. They're more important than the glasses of wine I miss and the sleep I lack while getting her down! I don't want to wish away this season because I know that in no time it will be over and I'll be longing for those sleepy cuddles and wishing I could comfort her so easily again.

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June 14- Today I am grateful that Winton and Raya are home from hospital. We are very blessed to have a children's hospital here that is world class and free!
Also grateful again for mum who came over this afternoon and cuddled a coldly Tilly as I made cards. :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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June 13- Today I am grateful for a catch up with Tanya, Lara, Jane and Ella for baby karaoke at the library. Good fun followed by good chats.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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June 12- Today I am grateful for sunny, blue skies to walk under and for how cute Miss Tilly looked today. :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

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June 11- Today I am grateful for a relaxed weekend at the beach with mum and dad and morning snuggles with these two!

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June 10- Today I am grateful for a visit out and about and to watch Tilly interacting with her grandma and grandpa. She likes balloons and was very admired down the street.

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