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>Baby Naming Day

>We had a wonderful party at the weekend hosted by my parents to welcome Charlie into the world. This replaced the tradition Christening ceremony which would not have fitted with our beliefs.
It truly was a gorgeous day, with the sun shining and everyone so generous and loving towards our little family.
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I made a little speech
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Then my Mum and brother and sister came to stay and we spent yesterday at the seaside. It rained on us, and at one point I could be spotted breastfeeding on the beech underneath the pram rain cover! (getting wet feet that stuck out ll)
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We have a weekend to ourselves this week! yay! We might go down to the rainbow families meet or just chill together as a threesome. Then we are off headed to a wedding.

Charlie has discovered his reflection. He is cute cute talking away to himself and cooing and smiling. He loves his reflection!! (typical man lol)
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>Increasing milk supply

>Charlie and I are having issues! He has started being really fussy on the breast, pulling off and won’t stay latched on. I am having problems with my supply and a slow let down.
I am considering taking Domperidone, and I would appreciate any advice or stories from people who have tried using it.
I am already taking Fenugreek.

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>Green poo!

>About a week ago we started getting green poo nappies. As soon as you google this you are bombarded with the reason being too much foremilk and not enough hindmilk. So I started obsessing over getting hindmilk into him, taking Fenugreek (which I shouldn’t take on anticoagulants) we had one day of yellow poos but back to green, slimey poos.
I am getting seriously stressed over it. The GP wasn’t concerned at all, but with his poor weight gain I am concious to get as many calories in him as I can and too much foremilk could be a real problem here.
However after much more googling I feel it could be our cold that has had this effect (not sure why we had one day of yellow poo though with this theory) or perhaps he is sensitive to something in my diet.
Until then, I will obsess over his poo! I am even considering making a spreadsheet with poo details on it!

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>Weekend fun :)

>We had a trip to the seaside on Friday! We went with a very good old friend (I used to go to nursery school with her!) We spent some time in a Victorian museum and we ate fish and chips and strolled along the prom. It was a lovely day 🙂
Eating fish and chips
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On the prom – in the wind!
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On Saturday it was Norwich pride! I sang with my new choir and we met up with some of the families from our gay parenting group. One of the women who I had really liked was there. They have a little girl was is 4 years old and a little cutie! When we had spoken before she told me of how the father was very much involved in her upbringing and how her childs friends were jealous she had 2 Mummies and a Daddy! I thought it was great they were so open to allowing a man into their lives (which we are not) and presumed it was so she had a male role model in her life (tip – don’t assume anything!) anyway they brought Daddy along on Saturday for the march, complete in his dress, high heals and wig…..
Sunday saw me and Charlie hit the worse part of our colds. We had sore throats (his cry become horse) runny noses, blocked ears. Poor little mite felt so poorly. Stacy went out and bought medicine and we spent a good portion of the day in bed together. I took comfort in the fact that by breastfeeding he was getting all my antibodies to the nasty cold, and so was not reliant on making them all himself. My sister went home.
Yesterday we went for our 8 week check with the doctor. We talked about his green poos (apparently not anything to worry about) and his blocked tear ducts, she weighed him and measured him. Then we had his injections. I asked her if it was ok to nurse him through it to which she agreed. He screamed as the needle went in and unlatched himself. I put the boob back into his mouth and he carried on nursing. There were two injections and it made it much less stressful as the crying only lasted about 10 seconds per injection. A good tip for anyone else taking their beautiful babies along to be sticked 😦
I’ll finish was a couple of cute shots from over the weekend.
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