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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.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

What I am doing...

What I am doing right now: blogging whilst eating steak with jacket potato and braised red cabbage and watching Ten Years Younger and wondering why on earth women (or anyone for that matter) mutilates themselves in the pursuit of Beauty?

What I must do before I go to bed: finish making a huge vat of red pepper, sweet potato and lentil soup; pack weekend bags for myself and the babe; fret some more about the stupid "8 month Developmental Check" tomorrow morning.

What I would also be doing if there were more hours in the day: finish writing obscenely late thank-you cards (leftover from Monkey's Thanksgiving in December *blush*); have a bath (if only); knit with the Noro yarn (have cast on stitches but yet to commence knitting proper).

What I have already done today: had a lovely lunch with Sue; fallen off the diet wagon into a cake; shopped in Sainsburys; dealt with two hideously poo-ey nappies, both of which the Monkey decided to put her paws into and rub all over her tummy (sorry TMI); booked flights to Toulouse for a week in May to stay with a babywearing friend and her husband.


Daisie said...

Please don't worry about the check. She's fine and healthy and lovely so just ignore everything they say (i do)!!

Hugs xxx

willow81 said...

Thanks Daisie. I've decided, instead of fretting, to channel my energies positively and I'm searching on Kellymom for lots of information to counter any of the "advice" I'm likely to get tomorrow (you mustn't breastfeed at night once she gets teeth, you mustn't fill her up with breastmilk because she won't take her solids etc). xx

Claire said...

I'm glad you've fallen off the diet! It's a good thing! Get yourself some good chocolatey cake and don't worry about developmental nonsense - you know your baby best so smile sweetly and ignore what you don't think is suitable for littley! xxx

Joxy said...

And hey if it comes to it, try and get a stray hair off the HV/Midwife/GP that's doing the check and if he/she is horrible I'll hex em to kingdom come ;)

LOL just kidding..... well, unless you want me to..... seriously, kidding.....really I am... possibly.

Oh crikey I need bed.
night night.