Sunday, May 30, 2010
Found as photo'ed - a beautiful heart shaped rock in the sand. A kept it to bring home for her memory box.
Dodging the waves was a little hard for A who got soaked - but all giggles!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
As P was teething again - the second tooth pushing its way through, we gave him the bone from our dinner - lol, same as we did for A at this age - and like A, he loved it!!
P has been a real holder bubba, which I Love, but can makes things a tad difficult on occasions. So when he let me pop in down next to his toys, he was quite happy to play while I headed off and did some things. As long as I stayed in eye-view (which is only natural) he was happy! I was excited to be able to get some things done without a bubba in arms or on my back! Makes reaching into the washing machine a new experience all over again! lolThe bond between A and P is heartwarming to see! She is very protective and very hands on (which can sometimes be very frustrating LOL). She loves showing him how to play with things, and is very encouraging of him trying it for himself! (See her leg behind his bum? She was making sure that he didn't fall backwards - aaaaaawwwwwwwwww)
We have finally gotten around to doing some more baking (very slack I know). At A request, we made Sultana and Chocolate Muffins - so tasty!! A ate several before I could step in and got a bit of a sore tummy, but in the words of the Great Chef herself "Totally worth it Mumma!"
An article from The Daily Telegraph online news service dated today, shows yet another reason why home birthing is better IMO or another reason to have 'Rooming-In' if born at hospital. ('Rooming-In' is where mother and child stay in the same room together).
Honestly, I thought that hospitals in Australia WERE all rooming in, with the obvious exception of bubbas in the NICU or Special Care Units.
When A was in the NICU, I didn't leave her side - I was lucky as I had a support network to allow me to do that. I also had training that ensured that I knew to check everything to make sure that she got what she was supposed to and what she was NOT to get.
I feel that while hospitals are woefully understaffed, while reading this list, I noticed that many were due to midwife error. Now our midwives are generally overworked, but some of these issues were standard checking errors, learnt as one of the FIRST things in training.
Anyway, something for parents to always be attentive of. DON'T trust someone JUST because they have a degree, ALWAYS check for yourselves as well! If you birth at hospital, room-in, keep your precious new bubba with you as much as you can!