Sixtine is formula-fed. Discuss. Breast-feeding vs formula-feeding seems to be a very hot subject lately. I want to tell you the story of my breastfeeding experience. I became a mum on the seventeenth of October, at 9.08am. My body was naturally ready to feed my baby. Me, not so much. I never really gave a big thought about breastfeeding. I had breasts, I would produce milk, breastfeed my daughter and all would be well in the world. When Sissi was… Read more »
If you haven’t read my previous post about the worldwide cultural exchange we have signed up for, you can do so here. We were “assigned” four other families located in: Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom and France (but it is a Brazilian family). I decided to represent both France and Canada thinking it would be more fun ! I posted two care packages with Canadian goodies to the Brazilian and the British family this afternoon and I have just… Read more »
We arrived in Paris on the 15th. It has been great so far. We are missing Papa and family but it feels so good to be home. My home. My mother and sisters. My streets. My smells. My shops. My people. My weather. So far we have enjoyed seeing family, a wonderful weather, daily strolls, Starbucks and simply living life… I can’t believe how much good a little bit of sun and social life can do.
I flew to Paris on the 15th of March with baby Sixtine. I was very nervous about pretty much everything related to the trip and I have nothing but compliments for Air Canada. We flew from the airport of Charlottetown, the smallest airport I’ve ever been to but also the less stressful and most friendly. We were allowed 50 pound (23 kilos) each (baby and me), plus a carry-on each and a stroller. I was allowed to check-gate my (huge) Graco… Read more »
Have you ever heard of the Push present? A push present (also known as a “push gift” or “baby bauble”) is a present a new father gives a new mother when she gives birth to their child. In practice the present may be given before or after the birth, or even in the delivery room. The giving of push presents has supposedly grown in the United States in recent years. My husband offered me a pink computer a little before… Read more »
I sometimes live on the edge and go out without my daughter’s diaper bag. I almost always regret it. Even for a short trip out, there is always something I wish I had taken with us. Her diaper bag is a lovely Eddie Bauer Canvas Tote and I absolutely love it. It is a very nice, versatile bag, with lots of room, and pockets for bottles. It doesn’t look like one at all which is why I love it. I… Read more »
…or the day I thought to myself: “I am scre*** !”. – Hi. My name is Deb and my daughter uses a pacifier. – HI DEB ! When my daughter was born, she would stay on the breast for long hours, sucking on without discontinuing for the sake of sucking. It was really hard on me so we decided to use a pacifier to give me a break. She never really enjoyed her soother, except for bedtimes. So we only… Read more »
My husband and I are first-time parents and we both come from a fairly large family; we both have 3 siblings. I always knew I wanted a baby girl – an only child. My pregnancy was really hard on both of us and I don’t think (as of now) that I could go through it again but I sometimes feel that it would be nice for Sixtine to have a sibling she could play with, confide in, and grow up… Read more »