September 4, 2014
Things my husband actually means when he says “in a minute”

In three hours time.

Tomorrow

Never

Only after you ask me 6 more times.

If I say in a minute you might shut up.

I’m not actually listening to you.

When I’ve finished playing this game at some point in the next 12 hours, but only if you remind me again.

September 4, 2014
A guide to eating scrambled egg on toast by Alfie:

1. Insert entire finger of toast in mouth and suck off as much egg as possible.
2. Discard toast on floor.
3. Pick up remaining egg in hands, hold over side of high chair, and squish the egg in your fingers until it falls on to the floor.
4. Ask for more.
5. Cry when more is not forthcoming.
6. Get more, and repeat steps 1-5

September 4, 2014

Apparently Alfie ate two servings of cottage pie, and an entire strawberry mousse for lunch at nursery. I’m not surprised he demolished it - he only gets a dairylea sandwich at home…

September 4, 2014

It still amazes me that people feel the need to tell me how to look after Alfie.

Carrying him in a sling won’t make him clingy. Being a ten month old discovering that things aren’t permenant, and that the people who make you feel safe can disappear will make him clingy. It’s a normal developmental milestone.

I don’t need to “get him off the boob.” He eats three meals a day and breastfeeds around 5 times a day, this is normal and what babies are designed to do. Breast milk is much better for him nutritionally than any solid food or vitamin drops until he is at least one year old.

Putting him in bed with me after I have had 2 hours sleep and need to catch up won’t make him never sleep in his own bed, it will just mean I can function for another day.

Baby led weaning won’t lead to a nutrient deficiency. I refer you to my point re breastfeeding.

Putting a spoon in his mouth occasionally will not switch off his “I’m full!” Signals, nor will it make him a fussy eater later on. It may mean he manages to actually eat that yogurt he was previously getting frustrated with because it was going everywhere except his mouth.

Letting him nap on me isn’t “making a rod for my own back.” It’s enjoying special time with my baby who craves human contact with the person he feels closest too.

Alfie is confident, sociable, active, a healthy weight, curious, and smiley. He sleeps through the night, he is never ill, and he knows to look to me when something is wrong. Yet according to various people in my life, I’m getting it all wrong.

September 4, 2014

It’s too early to go and get Alfie, but I’m going anyway. I’ve paid the sodding £15, it’s up to me whether I get the full “value” from it or not.

September 4, 2014
"One common misconception among people with eating disorders, which I’ve been guilty of as well, is that all people in an inpatient unit for eating disorders are skin and bones. This was not the case, in either of my two inpatient hospitalizations. While some of the people were underweight, many more were of fairly normal weight."

Next to Nothing - Carrie Arnold (via elizabeth—avenged)

I always find quotes like this a little depressing because, while I remember this sort of being the case in a US IP united, it’s definitely not the case in an NHS EDU in the UK. It’s emaciation central and if you don’t ‘meet the criteria’ you probably won’t get within a mile of the building. 

(via hannahhhopes)

When I had a complete breakdown which culminated with me being firmly escorted from work to a crisis meeting with a consultant psychiatrist, he wanted to admit me to an inpatient unit for my ED. Even he didn’t have the power to get me in, the ED nurse took one look at me and said “she doesn’t meet the criteria.” I wasn’t even asked to step on the scales . The NHS fails people with Eating Disorders every day.

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September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014

What I could have done with my first significant chunk of baby free time:

Showered
Gone for a walk
Had a hot cup of coffee
Slept
Gone clothes shopping
Mopped the floor

What I actually did:
Binged
Worked out in an ED type way
Cried
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Phoned the nursery multiple times

September 4, 2014
Note to self:

A one thousand calorie workout will neither “undo” the chocolate I just consumed, or make me feel any better. IIt will just make me hot and sweaty and angry and nauseous.

September 4, 2014

I leave my baby crying at nursery. How do I deal with this?

By going to the out of date food outlet, purchasing an entire bag of chocolate, crisps and biscuits, and eating the lot.

So adult.

September 3, 2014
Mum problems: needing to pee, but being trapped by a baby…

Mum problems: needing to pee, but being trapped by a baby…

September 3, 2014
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September 2, 2014

Anonymous said: I'm very much missing story time!

Lol! I have indeed been slack with story time :P

September 2, 2014

Stupid fat fatty

September 1, 2014

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