Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
A world famous treasure-trove of health and beauty since ancient times, the
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Apologies all round - I've been too busy trying to keep up with my life and haven't had time to blog. I've been missing the creative outlet and so have decided to make a little time every day! What have I been doing? I actually don't know just running around like a mad thing keeping up with the kids. Angel Starr is now 4 years old. I often look at her and wonder "where did my baby go?". She's so big and is a big ball of energy at the moment. The only problem I'm having with her at the moment is that she's not eating well. She seems to eat better when she's eating on the run, ie I'm running after her with a platefull of fruit or sandwiches or something healthy for her to snack on. When she sits down to eat she has a couple of mouthfuls and then claims to be full and runs off to play again. I think it's a problem that lots of parents have at this stage. I suppose I shouldn't worry as long as she's eating whilst on the go. She seems to be a ball of energy!
Posted by Mandi at 9:08 AM
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunshine is 3 and a half months old and weighs 9 kgs (19.8lbs). The well baby clinic has a complete fit everytime I go there for a weigh-in. They ask me "what the hell are you feeding him". I tell them that he has a bottle of formula every 4 hours and he sleeps well at night so he's dropped a bottle. Then they calm down a bit. What do they bloody think I'm feeding him? Chocolate mousse??! The last time I went to them they told me that he was overweight and it's going to cause problems later on in life, ie diabetes, high blood pressure and all the other complications that come with obesity. "But he's only a baby!" I yell back at them. "When he starts moving around a bit more then the weight will come off!". They tell me this is not a good attitude to have. I then go on to explain that he's developing beautifully and can hold his chest up when he's on his tummy and that he's grabbing toys and stuffing them in his little mouth. He smiles and "chats" all the time. I also tell them that my daughter was exactly the same - she bulked out as a little baby and then her weight evened out. Today Angel Starr is a beautiful and slim nearly 4 year old, with perfect health. At this they calm down and tell me to keep an eye on him. Like I need to be told that! Of course I keep an eye on him, he's my son. I can't put him on diet, but obviously when he starts eating solids I will ensure that he eats good, healthy food.
So my question to you all is when did this happen? When did we (as a society) start freaking out the minute a baby of 3 months goes off the charts? A generation ago people would have called my beautiful child healthy and congratulated me on him. Today people (well maybe it's just that damn clinic!) ask me what I've done to him, what I'm feeding him and tell me that he's unhealthy and that I've created weight problems for him. I understand fully that childhood obesity (due to an unhealthy fast food/no exercise lifestyle) is a very dangerous problem. But I truly feel that it's too soon to judge a baby whose only eating formula and is just starting to exercise his little legs and arms. It will be a very sad day when they bring out diet formula for babies!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Just Another Stay at Home Mom has received the Butterfly Award from Suzie at The $200 Mission. The $200 Mission is one of my favourite reads. Thanks Suzie!
Here's the dealio:
1. Slap this baby up on your blog. Don’t be shy.
2. Link to the giver
3. Nominate up to seven other fab blogs.
4. Post links to those super fly blogs your nominating.
5. Leave messages for your recipients on their blogs…so they can feel as special as you do!
So here are the super-cool blogs I pass this award to!
Mom to 3 Angels
Power and Stilettos
Mommy to 2 Princesses
Soccer Mom Says
Complete and Utter Chaos