I heard someone talking about a little girl recently, "she comes from a broken family" Why do they call separated families, broken families? A fighting family with no love is a broken family. A separated one is usually the opposite, lots of love and happiness so it is in fact is a "fixed family."
There are pro's and cons to breast and bottle feeding, breast- you don't have to make or wash anything, formula- you can get someone else do it.. Even though I do remember going to sleep for a nap once and leaving Billie-V with Bill only to be woken up, he had pulled down my top and was cradling her as she sucked from my boob. Creepy.
Breast feeding ain't always glamorous and it certainly isn't easy. When I was pregnant with my first baby I was really excited by that awesome connection between mum and baby, they suckle, you stroke their hair, your own hair's blow dried and a glowing smile resides on your face...
I wasn't expecting the royal fucking let down that for me was crying through the pain of bleeding, cracked nipples being sucked on innocently by a baby who was actually causing me unthinkable agony. A sweaty dread locked ponytail and a mild stench of sour milk, it wasn't pretty.
Babies don't all come out suckling, some need to be taught, teaching a baby to feed is hard and frustrating. Once Bill stood on the other side of a closed door and asked me if I needed anything, I responded by throwing something at the door. He didn't push the matter.
Expressing milk can pretty much just go and fuck itself, 3 of my babies have been over 5 weeks prem, a lot of expressing involved in premmie babies. I now have a rule, if I need to pump I'm switching to formula, nothing is worth the ordeal. A nipple that is being sucked through a breast pump looks kind of related to the image of a kid blowing his mouth against a window that you are on the other side of.. It's just squashed and wrong. When someone pops over unannounced and your pumping you actually feel around with your free hand for something to throw at them. I'm not saying it's ok to throw things at your husbands friends, I'm saying it's ok to want to.
The twins "self weaned" at 6 months old. Probably because I was giving them formula most of the time anyway..
Did my bond with them change? No way, It strengthened. My bond with all of my children has strengthened as I have felt calmer, more relaxed, better rested and with the twins, that relaxation came in the form of formula.
Don't ever consider yourself failing at breast feeding. Queens don't fail. Some continue, some change their minds, some never wanted to and some have no choice.
But none of them fail. 👊🏼
Baby is fed? Queenie's a success.
Ps, yes this is a picture of me, sleeping, while breast feeding twins, while sitting up and actually being awake. Talk about multi tasking fucking glamour Queen. 💅🏼
TGIF! We're going to make Friday's a day for posting about other animals besides snakes! This one is about our pet emu Blacky enjoying a shower under the sprinkler - do watch this one you'll get a laugh - emu's are so funny to watch, they give us hours of entertainment! "For licensing and usage, contact email@example.com"
All I want for Christmas is a blood transfusion! And I am getting one, to give me a boost and keep me out of hospital for Christmas. I am lucky to be having my transfusion as an outpatient, so I can be home tomorrow with my boys, but I know that many people wont be so lucky. To everyone in hospital and away from your families, we are thinking of you. A HUGE Thank you to all the blood donors out there. One third of donated blood goes to cancer patients, and I for one am very grateful to you. And a big Christmas eve thanks to all the nurses and allied health professionals who are working over Christmas and New Year to make sure that the patients are well looked after. So happy that I am going to be home for Christmas that I could do a little happy jig. And I might be able to squeeze in a bit of last minute shopping on the way home. Hope all of your presents are wrapped waiting for the big day. Wishing you a great one villagers.
A Year 5 teacher in the US has surprised her students, by writing inspiring messages on their desks on exam day. She wrote each note with non-permanent markers and personalised them for each student, one of them saying her fear went away when she saw it. This is so lovely! (Credit: Facebook/WoodburyCityPublicSchools) #9Today
This is a short video I have made to address the sensationalism in both social and mainstream media about the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun.
Please watch and listen to the video before commenting.
There have been many myths spread in relation to this specific firearm which have been used to push a certain ideology. I accept and respect that there are many people in the community who are not firearm owners and have no interest in them. But to spread fear and misinformation to push an agenda is downright disgraceful.
I completely support legislation that will target criminals and the illegal firearm trade, but I will not accept hysteria which will only target law-abiding people and re-classify a type of firearm that has been available for over 130 years. This is not the type of firearm typically used in criminal activity.
Appropriate resources should be poured into tackling criminals and illegal firearms, but not making criminals out of law-abiding citizens with knee-jerk policies.
Please remember, there are both left- and right-leaning firearm owners who take great offence to the misinformation in this debate.
The fight is against criminals, not ordinary citizens!
OMGEEEEEE- freakin TWINS are on the way. I get heart palpitations and sweats telling people as I'm still in shock but also giddy with excitement. Full story over on the Herald Sun. Pic: David Caird @heraldsunphoto
We'll never did I think I'd be on a cover of a leading Perth Mag. Wish my dad was alive to see this! 😱😱😱😱🌸 My girlfriend made the most amazing head piece for me, follow her here Heidi's Hinterland Collections
3 Shades of Gerard! Just Landed and Shipping Now, the frontman of My Chemical Romance is now featured in Pop! Vinyl form. From the Revenge Era to the Black Parade, there is a Gerard for all! Also, whilst you are here, may as well pick up a copy of the Umbrella Academy (written by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba) or