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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Feeling sad

I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself this evening. Really, really missing DH and feeling exhausted and worn out coping with a teething, unhappy babe. Have decided to head to my Mum and Dad's in the morning to get some help and hopefully  bit of sleep. The outcome of our hospital visit yesterday was a tentative diagnosis of reflux, Monkey has been prescribed Gaviscon and we're going back in a week to see if it has helped. She's still being sick and brought up her breakfast this morning and a little bit after lunch, but her appetite is definitely returning. She's not sleeping well at all and feeding a lot in the night, hopefully this is her way of making up for the poor appetite of the last few weeks.
On a happier note we spent a lovely couple of hours at Joxy's this afternoon with Ali and her little ones. Again we didn't have time to do any crafting but we ate some delicious veggie chilli and muffins. Photos are from our previous meet-up last month at Ali's, which I didn't get around to posting at the time. There's Monkey, Ali, Ali's daughter Maya, her DS Evan and Jacqui's DS Rye. They all had a lovely time together, the Monkey seems to love being around other little ones and looks longingly as they go off to play together, she wants to join in!


arwen_tiw said...


Mon said...

aw, hugs. It's so difficult. Good to hear you have family to turn to and friends to visit.

Did they offer any natural remedies at all? For long term care?

Earthenwitch said...

What a lovely pic of the Monkey. Really hoping that the reflux diagnosis helps; it sounds like you're doing your absolute best, though, and the Monkey still looks delightful!

Out of interest, I don't suppose you've tried camomile tea for the teeth? The witchling seems to really like it, and despite having a few quite bad nights lately with teeth, settled much more easily last night, having had about a quarter of a glass of cooled, weak camomile with her tea.

Joxy said...


Aye, it's difficult when one is alone with a teething non too happy babe. Glad you have family you can turn to hon.

Tilly was very sweet bless her when she was playign with Rye :) Fingers cross the gaviscon helps and she gains a bit of weight so you can relax a bit more.


Michelle said...

My cousins DS2 had reflux when he was a baby, it all sorted itself out in time and he's a perfectly normal soon to be 13 year old.