Monday, 21 August 2017

I Don't Know What This Title Should Be

I haven't blogged for a while. I wasn't sure I ever would again.

On Thursday 20th July 2017 I was typing out a post about my at-home gel manicure process. My husband had just left for the gym and my daughter was taking a nap. I had been scheduling a lot of posts that week as it was my intention to blog every day in August. So I made myself a cuppa and settled in.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Christmas in July?

My little pickle is now 5 months old. What the hell.

I don't want to jinx it but I think the colic is over and the medicine is working for the silent reflux. The last week I have had so much fun with Abigail. I've always tried to enjoy her regardless of the constant crying but this week has been amazing. We haven't done much but we have played and giggled. We have shared nap times and baths and it has been a joy. I am so thankful that she is starting to settle. It has been a hard hard hard few months. Completely worth it though of course.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

50 Questions You've Never Been Asked Tag

1) Whats your favourite candle scent?
I love Cinnamon scented candles. I also love Yankee Cranberry Ice and Christmas Eve. I only tend to burn candles in the winter so it's all about the festive smells :)

2) What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
Caroline Hirons (skincare guru) for obvious reasons but also because she is hilarious!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Silent Reflux Update & Weaning

Well, it's been a tough week. 

In my last post I spoke about Abigail being diagnosed with silent reflux and prescribed Gaviscon. 

Even just administering this is difficult if you breastfeed.

Firstly, you need to mix two sachets of powder with 3x 5mls of breastmilk. So 6x 5mls in total. For a baby that doesn't really know how to use a bottle anymore that is 6 full syringes four times a day...

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Reflux that is silent...

I think we have a breakthrough. 

After a particular bad few days with Abigail being upset and going on a nursing strike I decided to speak to my health visitor. I explained to her that by using process of elimination of what could be wrong with my precious baby I had now eliminated everything and was starting to worry. I had mentioned my worries at the baby clinic several times before when getting Abigail weighed but always felt palmed off.