Luck of the Dragon?

As many of you already know it’s Chinese New Year on the 23rd January 2012, Year of the Dragon… Well, as Beau is Vietnamese we celebrate Chinese New Year, we make egg rolls, fresh and the fried variety, plenty of rice on the table, often pork as Beau loves a bit of pork, noodles and so on, it really is a feast. A glorious feast.   Now, it sounds wonderful, it tastes divine too, but the prep required doesn’t just extend to the table…   No it started a few days ago, I’m cleaning away all the bad luck of the last year – Vigorously. The last year for us … [Read more…]

Ten Things I Wished I’d knew About Birth… Before, Giving Birth.

1.       Organs– The extra organ you’ve grown (not the baby) will also be coming out. It isn’t pretty. Now you know deep down this has to happen but, when you have just pushed out your baby, if it is a vaginal birth, you’re just about to get ready to bask in the glory of your miracle and out flops the placenta, like an unwelcome house guest, or in some cases you need to give it an extra push, as if you haven’t done enough already. Luckily it is swiftly taken away to who knows where, and frankly who cares? 2.       Nothing can hurt more than what I’ve just done…. ARGH! … [Read more…]

Relaxing bath…. or not…

So it’s 6.30pm, Beau is at work, I figure time for me and Mojo to have a nice warm bath (she likes to nurse in the bath), and eldest came in to chat. Well, eldest decided she couldn’t miss out on the nice water action so in she jumped! I heard a little tummy rumble and my heart sank a bit, but haha! I had a flannel to hand and managed to catch the poop… The first poop I will add… after flinging the poop flannel into the other sink, we settle back down. TOO SOON !! Eldest has hopped out of the bath yelling ‘OH MY OH MY IT … [Read more…]