Thursday, 30 July 2009

Uterus Didelphys

Cowboyboot recently posted a link to this website by a young British(go us brits) girl. If you have a UD or any other kind of Uterine anommaly then check it out.

6 hours!

Can I just say that Noah slept for 6 hours without a feed last night!! That doubles his previous record, this is the boy often only going an hour between feeds at night. It was so good, although a little strange too, I kept waking up and looking at him to find him still contentedly asleep.

The only thing about his big sleeps, is that all of his longest sleeps have been when we've been co-sleeping. I don't think he has ever gone beyond 2 hours in his cot. I never intended to co sleep, but he is such a cuddly baby that he just settles better and sometimes I just can't be bothered getting back out of bed after feeding. Will persevere with the cot as I don't want him permenantly in our bed, but there is something lovely about sleeping next to him, and today I am just happy in the fact that he slept!! Yay!

Saturday, 18 July 2009


And not of Noah this time.

Having a c section hasn't exactly helped me with my gardening, and obviously just feeding and sleeping currently takes up a lot of my time, but my garden hasn't been forgotten. A lot of work has gone into it this year, and although it is currently overgrown and in serious need of attention there has been some really good stuff come out of it.

These are what I have just picked and just photgraphed.

Ok so my sprouts, cabbages, kale, pakchoi and brocolli have practically all been eaten by an huge army of cabbage white caterpillars, and some of my herbs and salad leaves have bolted, but I also have still growing red onions, carrots, beetroot, an array of herbs and some tomatoes. All in all I'm quite impressed by how much can be grown in such a small space with so little human intervention.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

So many potential blogs

So few of them actually process in my brain to become actual posts though.

I just want to say that being a mum to Noah is completely wonderful. I love my little family of me, hubby and Noah and feel so incredibly blessed to have them both. Hub is the most doting Dad and is soo good with our little man and I am so grateful to have someone who is not only a wonderful husband but also a fantastic Dad.

Anyway soppyness over for now.

One of the thoughts that has hit me over the past couple of weeks is how strong the woman that used to own our house must be. I'm sure I've mentioned before that they fostered loads of kids. Anyway one of the things that they sometimes did was look after newborns for the first few months of their lives until either they were adopted or the courts decided that they were safe to be returned to their birth families. To look after and bring up a baby from a few days old until they are several months old, knowing you have to then have to let them go into the unknown never to see them again must be an incredibly hard thing to do. I have a lot of respect anyway for all that this family have done in terms of giving children homes until they can be found permenant famlies, but having Noah has made me realise how incredibly hard it must be at times and remember what a precious gift it is they give to all the children they do care for.