my computer has been buggered for months!!! that is very sweet to think of us. hope you are well?
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I shall wait till after the weekend to post bits as I have stuff on eBay that I listed last week. If it doesn't sell I shall pass those on too.
I got a few new and used bits for your friend, can you please PM me your adress. Mostly 0-3m and 3-6m
OK thread closed I shall be off to the post office later today to go get things in the mail. thanks everyone.
every little helps. I have 1/4 of the pennies from my house clearance so far
I recently just sold off alot of little ladies stuff, but Il be round the charity shops on wednesday and will keep my eye open for you
will be taking advantage of ebays free listing day, anyone interested in whats up before i list them?
Hi Rowan colours thanks. Xx
Number 9 and 11 sold to PTM
That would be lovely we go to library on Wednesday but otherwise free
3c sold to colours
Nawwww sorry xrayspex I may find others during my clothing clearout!
Tiger mousey that would be lovely
They're kinda straight leg but wide
Owl knees the paint was ECOS organic primer, I have washed it a few times, but we use soap nuts so it may need something a little bit tougher to remove it? I'm not sure
number 13 sold to beachcomber
make me an offer sweety, need the pennies
woops! forgot to add the price of the lotus dress. £25 inc postage, but if you want both I can do for £28
number 6 sold to daisydreamer, thank you hunny xx
i wash with african black soap, its one of the most gentle soaps youl ever find
need more space and all funds go toward a new buggy and buggy board for the little ones ( ours broke the other day) which would otherwise take me 3 months to save up for!!! booooo
So clearing out the cupboard of things that I dont need or have no space for any longer. Some maternity friendly bits along with some vintage and handmade pieces
ALL PRICES INCLUDE POSTAGE, PAYPAL IS BEST
1. Maternity friendly tops.
( from left ) a) Braintree organic top sky blue size 14 £8
b) maternity top in olive green sz 14-16 £6
c) orange halter top size 14 barely worn £4
2. organic cotton strap tops by howies £3 each or £5 for both sz 14
3. all tops and mini dresses £4 each
a) red embroidered topshop kaftan sz 12 very well used but plenty of life
b) white stuff mini dress has a few paint marks but so comfy sz 14
c) shirred underbust top with ties label is sz 18 but more 14-16 great during pregnancy
4. all skirts £4.50
a) monsoon skirt well used a small hole where gathering meets
b) indian lightweight cotton skirt with multicoloured metallic stripes sz 8-10
c) kushi size 14 block print indian skirt with sequins.
5. hemp and organic cotton knitted hoody with mother of pearl buttons sz M 8-10-12 £12
6. handknitted jumper with large pixie hood for big dreads made by our very own jo jo this jumper has been worn through both of my pregnancies and kept my babies warm while front carrying them due the wide neckline not sure of size possibly 14-16 i would like £15 for this one it is well loved but plenty of wear left i it
7. vintage bell sleeve cardigan with small pockets sz 8-10-12 £8 I also have a vintage leather belt i used to wear with it which is sz 8-10 will do both for £12 or sold separately belt is £6
8. all tops £5.50
a) east size 12 floral print
b) nomads mini top S/M purple great for maternity
c) vintage floral size 10-12
9. gorgeous handmade lotus flower applique dungaree dress 12-14 was great during pregnancy as its made of stretchy corduroy
10. sz large tie dye dress another one that was great during maternity probably around sz 14-16 £7
11. shired maxi dress size 10-12 another maternity favourite £6
12. all trousers £6.50 each
a) corduroy brown turn p trousers sz 8
b) hip hugger denim flares sz 12 barely worn
c) roxy corduroy trousers sz 12 well loved but plenty of wear left
13. lovely wrap skirt and cross over top made in india that i bought in camden market. skirt is about sz 10-12 selling for £12 and matching top sz 10-12 £6 (one of the ties at the side has come off could easily be fixed but still wearable) or £15 for the set
when I got too fat for people not to notice
I have always felt that childbirth is a very natural and beautiful experiences and trusted that my body will know what to do when the time comes. I prefered minimal intervention and no examinations but didn't get this with my first birth which was still quick (3 1/2 - 4 hours) with my daughter I had the birth I wanted a home water birth with no examinations and no drugs, natural 3rd stage and the cord was not cut until placenta was delivered and had stopped pulsating and baby was feeding. My midwife rely understood and respected my choices which I think really helped because having to fight for your choices to be respected during childbirth is not nice.
For pain relief? I think I just bit the birth pool liner! Lol stayed squatting in the pool and moved about a bit in time to the contractions! I had gas and air for the last 10 mins of labour. She came within 2 hours obviously I am very blessed that my labours were quick ( though very intense) and I know some women have much more pain to deal with than me.
Best advice I can give is surround yourself with mothers who are positive about childbirth, horror stories just encourage fear and doubt that your body won't be able to do it. I found Ina May Gaskin's books very refreshing to read as it focuses on positive birth stories
Thanks for all your comments and sharing your experiences. I think if I were to homeschool it wouldn't be for the whole of their education, just the first few years maybe. I'd like to find out what learning styles would suit him best because not all children will thrive in the way they teach in schools because not everyone is the same.
He is quite a clever boy on the things that he is naturally interested in books/counting/building/gardening and does prefer to be outside a majority of the time - I looked at forest school which seems awesome but so so far away there is one in west meon area in Hampshire ( maybe reachable for PTM depending on public transport?) I wish he could go to to try out.
He loves reading so starting to take him to toddler library groups to see a few local children . I used to take him to the park in hope of some interaction but it would seem most kids are in full-time nursery while the parents are working and you may get a couple of kids there the weekend but a majority of the time it's 12-15 year old having a sneaky cigarette on the swings .......I may be wrong but it would seem children don't have much freedom to play anymore and are often taken to somewhere to play with other children. In my area there are never children playing on the street not even in the summer holidays
Little man is approaching the age where going to preschool is recommended. I'm not sure to take him just yet and would like to know if any of you chose to take your kiddies and how old were they? Did you find it beneficial or did you find something else better suited to them?
This has also got me thinking about homeschool v public school. Any advice you can give? Or any information to you can direct me to, to help me choose what will be best for him when the time comes.
what a lovely page, thanks for pointing it out to me
Thanks Noctula BPA free is good. Xxx
I was tandem feeding for the first week to help brother and sister bond. He is now happy for her to have the boobs to herself I will test and see if I think I have enough extra milk to spare.
What would you store the milk in exactly?
Thank you also for the link. Xx
I have been asked by a woman if I would be happy to donate some breast milk to her to feed her son. She is currently having to suppliment with formular due to medical reasons.
I'm happy to help her, but know little about storing my milk as I have only fed my babies from the boobs 95% of the time. Also would it be too much of a demand on my body?
Vitamin D3 we take it all through winter seems to work a treat