Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Getting My Sexy Back

I love this YouTube video - who doesn't want to look like Angelina?!  Although I don't wear that much make-up it looks great.  If I find the time (and occassion) I'll give it a try.  I like the way we get to see the before, during and after effects of the make-up as she's applying it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Busy Bee

Photobucket 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!

Sunshine is the opposite, at 7 months he's just adorable and LOVES his food.  Except for apples he's really happy to eat the mush I make him.  Because he's a big boy (11.4 kgs now) I'm not giving him porridge just fruit and veggies and 2 bottles of milk a day.  I really believe that when he starts moving his weight will sort itself out.  Actually, I was just saying to my hubby this morning that when Angel was 7 months she also ate absolutely EVERYTHING and I would never have dreamed that I'd be worried that she's not eating.  She too started out on the chubby side of things and once she started moving her weight started to normalise.  The problem with Sunshine is that he doesn't have a lot of motivation.  If a toy is out of his reach he simply yells and someone in the family will come along and give it to him.  So now the family's on strict instructions not to help him!  He gets quite frustrated but after a little while he gives up yelling and tries to get it himself.  Shame he's rather out of sorts today as he had his 5-in-1 vaccine yesterday.  I'm monitoring his fever.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Puppy Fat

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

The Coolest Award

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