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June 2012


MTT: The BEST Sticky Ribs Recipe

June 29, 2012
Sticky ribs recipe

When I was pregnant with Hux I tried not to subscribe to the whole ‘eating for two’ thing. One, because it’s not true, and two, because when I was pregnant with Elfie I ate two Pret pastries a day and it took me a year to lose three stone of pastry weight. Breastfeeding, however, is a whole other matter. Someone told me you burn an additional 500 calories a day when breastfeeding and my appetite will tell you that’s not…

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9 Months Of A Bump

June 27, 2012

9 Months of Bump When I reviewed my 9 months of a bump with Elfie I commented how amazing the body’s capacity to forget is. You look at photos of your pregnant bump and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside despite nine months of hell and illness. Don’t be fooled by my smiles, they’re just for the camera. Weirdly enough I didn’t feel that pregnant but looking back on it now I definitely looked pregnant. Very pregnant. I kind…

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BritMums Live 2012

June 25, 2012

  Feeding on the train / Train sleeping  When I woke up on Friday morning and saw that some of my fake tan had transferred itself to Huxley’s head I knew it was a good omen: I was going to have fun at Brit Mums Live. I was right, too. I had the most wonderful weekend, from the friendly tube tramp offering swigs of red wine to meeting Aly and Bryony at The Hoxton and finally getting to ogle Steph…

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To Dummy Or Not To Dummy?

June 19, 2012

I‘m finding myself at somewhat of a crossroads with Hux. He’s a very sucky baby – feeding on demand which is about every 2 hours right now – and I reckon his late night feeds especially have become about comfort rather than hunger. At the moment I am of the mindset that I will feed on demand for a while longer before I start trying to establish more of a routine. He’s piling on weight so it’s obviously working for…

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Happy Father’s Day

June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy, my children’s Daddy, and the Daddies who aren’t with us any more but are still loved very much.     You do a terrific job and we are so lucky to have you in our lives, aside from the universal affliction of Dad beer and curry farting, bad jokes and your blindness to dust. Nevertheless I wouldn’t swap any of the Dads in my life, not for anything.…

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Huxley At 4 Weeks

June 14, 2012

Little Huxley was a whopping four weeks old yesterday and it feels like he’s been a part of our family forever. Being able to reference ‘the kids’ and ‘my son’ has been such a huge novelty I’ve found myself repeating it over and over this week. I feel like I need to pause for a second to reflect on when I grew up enough to have KIDS – not one, but two of them. With one child I was able…

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Elfie Huxley

Sibling Love. Almost.

June 11, 2012

If I said I wasn’t worried about how Elfie was going to react to the new baby in our lives, I would be lying. I was terrified. What if she hated him and plotted different ways to poke his eyes out and display them on sticks in our front garden? Because almost-2-year-olds are capable of that sort of evil, for definite.  I’m not sure how else you would explain her taking herself off to the naughty step earlier on this…

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An Instagram Birth Story

June 8, 2012

  The very last pregnancy photo / trying to relax with Balamory In my naive, blissed-out natural birth-planning state, labour was to go one way, and one way only. The labour niggles would begin, I’d take a paracetamol and get some sleep, take a bath, strap on my TENS machine if it all got a bit much and head into hospital. I’d be bout 6cm dilated and use gas and air before asking for an epidural and get told it…

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