Wednesday, 24 June 2009


LittleG has really got the hang of rolling over from front to back today. She has done it a couple of times before but then not repeated it for a while. But now every time I put her on her front, I'll look round and she's rolled!

She'll be 4 months old tomorrow. Amazing.

First Fathers' Day

Washing on the line (with and without 'saturation')

Sunday, 14 June 2009


I can't stop thinking about the miracle of breastfeeding. I can't stop worrying about how I'm going to continue it when I'm working 2 full days a week from September. Teaching and 'pumping' just do not mix. It may be possible but my god it sounds sooooooo stressful.


Friday, 12 June 2009

Today I went down Honeypot Lane, Salmon Street, and past Welsh Harp Reservoir.

No honeypots, salmon, or Welsh harps were to be seen, however. London can be such a disappointment sometimes.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Some things that have made me happy recently

Adriano saying that I am 'calm and patient and strong' after a gruelling get-littleG-to-sleep-for-the-night session.

My father-in-law saying I was 'born to be a mum' when we visited last Sunday.

All the flowers in our garden and beyond.

Lovely weather for days without a break.  

Washing flapping about on the line.

LittleG's face-splitting smiles when I sing to her.

Breastfeeding is still going OK and there have been fewer bouts of threatening mastitis.

Seeing new friends' babies grow bigger and begin to smile and wriggle and look alert and interested.

Adriano buying me Sarah Waters' new book (am finding it v scary!).

Watching littleG's reaction when Adriano plays guitar and sings to her.

The weather being warm enough for littleG to just wear vests with cute little skirts.

The dimples in littleG's elbows. And chin.  And cheeks.  

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