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by ella
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Breastfeeding Moments
Topic: Wedding moment! (Photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Thank you Snowie!

My dress had a zip on the side, so I had to do some skillful boob yoga to feed!! :-D
by ella
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Breastfeeding Moments
Topic: Wedding moment! (Photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Thanks for all your lovely comments! It was a beautiful day & this was a lovely quiet moment :) We have been together for 18 years & it was so nice to share the day with our little daughters!
I'd be happy to send this into Essence, but I'm not sure what I need to do.

Thanks! xx
by ella
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Breastfeeding Moments
Topic: Wedding moment! (Photo)
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Wedding moment! (Photo)

Taking a break from my wedding day madness to give sweet Alice (2 yrs) a quick feed!

xx

Image
by ella
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: The Thank you thread!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 337

The Thank you thread!!!

Do you have any ABA folk that you'd like to thank? here's the place! I'd like to say a big thank you to my lovely friend Saffsmum, who has recently supported me through a rocky start to breastfeeding wth my sweet new DD :smt049 S, thank you so very much for your time, advice, patience & friendship! ...
by ella
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: Head not engaged
Replies: 9
Views: 237

For second pregnancies, it's very common for babes to not engage until labour has begun. I would be seriuosly be questioning an OBs reasoning if they felt this was a valid reason to perform a cs, as lack of pre-labour engagement is no indication that your pelvis is too narrow. Maybe go into your nex...
by ella
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: First movements
Replies: 20
Views: 325

I can't really remember with DD....I think it was around 20 weeks? I'm 16 weeks along with my second pregnancy & I'm yet to feel any distict movements, but I rarely seem to have time to sit, relax & concerntrate on my belly!!!
by ella
Fri May 08, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: What is 'skilled and loving parenting'?
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Kyejr, you've touched on another thing that I've been mulling over: honest communication. Another aspect of the ABA values ect is respectful & honest communication. IRL this is a little easier, but on the forum it can be tricky! I think this fits in nicely with the whole idea of providing real suppo...
by ella
Fri May 08, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: What is 'skilled and loving parenting'?
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Anyway, I just wanted to put some things out there that I've been mulling over for a while, things that I've discussed with others (including counsellors). You know this isn't about disagreeing or even wanting people to change???? Just about upholding the ABA values, so no-one else feels critisised ...
by ella
Fri May 08, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: What is 'skilled and loving parenting'?
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Thank you for your replies! great discussion! I should have added in my OP that I feel there is a world of difference between challenging & attacking. They both come from totally different places & with completely different purposes. Challenging is about providing information & encouraging individua...
by ella
Fri May 08, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: What is 'skilled and loving parenting'?
Replies: 22
Views: 819

What is 'skilled and loving parenting'?

I've been mulling something over for a while. It seems that one of the ABA values is open to a wide degree of interpretation? Value: "skilled and loving parenting" IMO this involves parenting which is both informed & respectful of the needs of individual children. Although I don't believe the ABA op...
by ella
Fri May 08, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: Blessingway For Lonie & Family
Replies: 37
Views: 584

Lonie, you sound so positive & relaxed...what a beautiful way to enter birth :D Wishing you a beautiful empowering birth & a blissful, milky babymoon! ahhhh newborns are divine!! *gushing* ...eagerly anticipating your birth story! I'm on my own homebirthing journey (yippee!!) looking forward to a hb...
by ella
Fri May 08, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: Blessingway for Andrew's Mum
Replies: 29
Views: 349

Oh AM, I hope I'm not too late to send my blessings!!

Wishing you have a beautiful, empowering birth!! xx
by ella
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Advocacy
Topic: Training and the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Training and the forum

I've found that the forum is a fantastic place for gaining Counsellor training :) What I'm now wondering is how far I can take it? Saffsmum has suggested that I provide some of my forum input as evidence for certain workbooks. I wonder if it's possible to have specific discussions? for example at th...
by ella
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: Epidurals- what are your thoughts?
Replies: 91
Views: 2231

B-Benefits; what are the benefits of this intervention? R- Risks: what are the potential risks of this intervention? A-Alternatives: is there an alternative to this intervention? N-Now or Later: does it need to be done now or later? That's awesome AM! I'm going to use that one!!! :D I'm interested ...
by ella
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Pregnancy
Topic: Epidurals- what are your thoughts?
Replies: 91
Views: 2231

all of the anaesthetists I've had have been great with explaining possible side effects as well, much better than any Dr I've ever had. Since my traumatic birth I question EVERYTHING! If natural birth is unachievable then my first question would be: "so what are the possible side affects (to myself...