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#1 ~A2~

Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali


#2 szj

Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

PINK!!!!!  happy.gif

#3 aurora sleeping

Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

SILVER PINK!!!!!! ppinkstork.gif  ppinkstork.gif  ppinkstork.gif  ppinkstork.gif

QUOTE (Alluneedislove @ 12/02/2012, 11:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh szj and aurora sleeping, thanks for the support. We are definitely finding out the sex.. I hope that will be very easy anyway tthumbs.gif ...

Will keep you updated my dears ...


Yay, I can live vicariously through you, as we won't be finding out! Woohoo!!!!!!

AFM - Ugh had a bit of an almost whoops moment last night!!! So, I'm about to ovulate and we are TOTALLY meant to be avoiding this time to give the girl ones a go, but last night... Oh boy was I in the mood!!! My body wants a bubba and doesn't CARE what the sex is apparently!!! Anyway, we ended up using the 'pull out' method, so I think if I were to fall preg this month I am totally sure it will be a boy! Anyway, just did an OPK and it's negative, so not sure what's going on with that. Might get a positive tomorrow? In which case it's all a day later than what I thought it would be and that then means (considering probably nothing got through to the keeper last night) we probably won't be preg this month. Booooo for bloody irregular cycles!!!!! Wish I took after my Auntie who has 28 day cycles you could set your watch by! But alas, not for me.

*sigh*

How is everyone going??? Provided you can find this thread! TWW here we come!!!!!!


#4 vintage.blue

Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

haha szj - you got the pink for this thread! biggrin.gif

aurora - don't lose hope yet! You never know what will happen this month. Maybe you have already O'd and your BDing last week was right on time?
I know it's sooo tempting to test 6 days before, but I'm so scared of it!! not sure why??? Although, in saying that, I want to test today! haha, WAY too early.

Alluneedislove - enjoy your new home in the October group! so exciting. I'd probably wait until your first ultrasound to tell your DD? I think that's what we'll do. So hard though! Look forward to hearing your results when you find out!!!!

Me? - my body is playing mind games with me. I had light cramping yesterday and Dr Google says that it could be implantation. But, who am I kidding? It was probably wind or something rolleyes.gif I've also got tender breasts today, but that's not really uncommon for me around now.... all I can do is wait!

#5 vintage.blue

Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Here's a list. If anyone wants to be added, please just pop in a post or send me a PM and I can update this one original.gif It's good that we've just started a new thread, so it will be at the top of this one!

aurora sleeping
TTC#2
DS1
Swaying for a GIRL  
Testing: 22nd Feb

SZJ
TTC#5
Mumma to DD, DS, DS (born sleeping), DS
Swaying for a GIRL    
Testing: 10th March

aqua.lime
TTC#3
DS1, DS2
Swaying for a GIRL  
Testing: 21st March

wannapinky
TTC#3
DS1, DS2
Swaying for a GIRL  
Testing around 14th March

ally04
TTC#3
DS1, DS2.
Swaying for a girl    
testing: march 7th

3DS..HopinPINK
ttc#4
DS1, DS4, DS6
swaying for a girl
testing on the 8 march (10dpo)

V's Mummy
TTC#2
DD1
swaying for a boy
BFP!

NICOLE83
TTC#4
DS1, DS2, DS3
swaying for a girl

Edited by aqua.lime, 03 March 2012 - 11:53 AM.


#6 wannapinky

Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

hi girls!

brie9 - good to see you are a newbie too, and with 2 DS same as me. Wishing you luck with swaying

alluneedislove - Congrats on your BFP. Best wishes for your pregnancy

aurora - to answer your questions re strategies & a-gender etc. Under a-gender plan DH & I both do diet (although haven't been very strict this time) and monitor ph of his stuff and mine.  We also use condoms all the time except when attempting around ovulation.  We both take cranberry in some form, him tablets and me as juice.  I'm also taking calcium/magnesium tablets.  If our ph is ok when we start attempting (which is bding) we can bd on days that are girl friendly as indicated in our dates given by a-gender and even continue to bd through ovulation.  I know other gender swaying plans/books don't recommend that but a-gender have had huge success with this method, provided cm ph is within the right range of 4.5-5 and dh stuff ph is between 7.5-8. If ph is a problem, they recommend doing vinegar/lime douches, which is the pretty yuck and complicated bit! As for a-gender dates, I have managed to get dates up to April 2012 and if we need more, will need to apply to them and pay something like $140, which is getting a bit too much after trying for so long.  Wanted to wish you luck with 2ww (hope thats right!?)

szj - good luck leading up to bd time.

aqua lime - sorry for no personal apart from good luck with 2ww.

afm - have been away from home for few days so just checking in now.  AF should arrive this weekend, so will be bding 1-3rd March.  Really not sure if I could relax diet etc to help conception and possibly have a boy, which of course is not the plan.  After 2 loud crazy boys my house really could do with a girl, but part of me thinks I don't really mind and would love it whatever we had. aqua lime please add me to list:

wannapinky
DS1, DS2
Swaing for a GIRL
Testing around 14th March

x

#7 vintage.blue

Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:10 PM

wannapinky - that's all so interesting. I was planning on testing my pH level too and bought some pH strips from ebay, but couldn't make them work huh.gif obviously I ordered the wrong kind?? If nothing happens for me for this month I think I'll try some more.
I've added you to the list original.gif

#8 Ally04

Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Hi ladies,
Wanna pinky- I read about testing ph but couldn't find any ph strips.. Where do you get yours?

Aqua- the list is a great idea! Can you please add me too original.gif ally04 TT#3 DS1, DS2. Swaying for a girl, testing: march 7th original.gif

Aurora- fingers crossed for you this month!

AFM- I met a woman on the weekend who had two DS and then successfully used the shettles method to have two DD!!! She said that she and her husband didn't take supplements or change their diet they only used timing and positions to try and select gender. This is probably TMI but is anyone else changing positions (if you know what I mean)???

I am on CD #7 and So far have bd on cd 4 and 6. I was going to use an opk this month but I have never used one before, when should I start testing? Also does it matter what time of day I test? Fingers crossed for us all This month!!!Xx



* edited because of my silly phone auto correct and my terrible spelling!

Edited by Ally04, 14 February 2012 - 07:05 PM.


#9 aurora sleeping

Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

Hahaha aqua test early with me!!!!!! If we both get a BFN it might not feel so bad.... and if one gets a BFP we can live vicariously through the other one!!!! (Thanks for the list too, it's great!!! biggrin.gif )

wanna pinky that's really interesting! I found the PH stuff confusing... Just hoping it's okay for us!

QUOTE (Ally04 @ 14/02/2012, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is probably TMI but is anyone else changing positions (if you know what I mean)???

I am on CD #7 and So far have bd on cd 4 and 6. I was going to use and opk this month but I have never used one before, when should I start testing? Also does it matter what time of day I test? Fingers crossed for us all This month!!!Xx


Um, yes, I know what you mean and yes we using the position method  unsure.gif  - which means missionary position, shallow penetration and no orgasm for me!!!! Hmmmm, not quite as fun as trying for a boy...  rolleyes.gif

To answer your question about OPKs - the cheap ones I got off ebay said to start testing from CD11 (assuming you ovulate around CD14) and to test at the same time each day. I think some people test twice a day to make sure they catch it which isn't a bad idea as I think I may have missed it this month, as in, I should've got a positive OPK by now and I have EWCM today so it means I'm ovulating today, but no positive OPK. Did the ones you have come with instructions? I'd follow what they say if so.

AFM - Fairly sure I'm ovulating today as I have EWCM, but didn't get a positive OPK yet. Bit annoying really and I'm trying to remember that EWCM is the best indicator and that you can miss the ovulation with OPKs. Ugh anyway... Hope I do a bit better next month!!! Who knows, maybe one will get through to the keeper this month???  hands.gif

#10 wannapinky

Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:27 PM

aurora - sorry to confuse with ph stuff.  It has been a bit of a time consuming and costly exercise this ph testing (i.e. we have to test regularly and found out after a long while that digital ph testers are best for us, which cost around $160).

ally04 - we tried ph strips for about 1 year at first, then figured out they were not really giving us a good reading, so purchased a digital tester online.  It cost around $160, with all cleaning gear etc.  Has been pretty good to use and certainly easier than reading paper testers.  To answer your question about where to buy ph test strips, I always got mine at a-gender website but I'm not sure if they still sell them.  Have heard of people buying on ebay and think they are mainly used for testing saliva & urine.
On another note, how interesting about the lady you met who used shettles method.  Perhaps I should go back to trying that way!?

aqua - refer above about ph strips, they can be hard to use.  Thanks for adding me to list.

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#11 3beautifulDS

Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

hi ladies .. hope i can join..


im glad to see this thread moving along now..

aqua.lime: can you put me down too plez..
ttc#4
DS1, DS4, DS6
swaying ppinkstork.gif
testing on the 8 march (10dpo)


afm: AF arrived 3 days ago.. so BD every 2 days until O the a couple time after that.. i cant really do the diet so i thought il try the BD around O'in instead on the day.. this is my 3rd cycle of trying. also im tryin to lose 5-10kgs b4 june but thru healthy eating and excising..



good luck ladies

#12 aurora sleeping

Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hi 3DS -  waves.gif hope you get your pink this time around mate!!!! ppinkstork.gif  I'm doing timing too but might stop BDing a bit before O. I'm a bit irregular though, so I'm thinking about modifying my BD end day, as I think I was too far out this month.

Oh pinky, no you didn't confuse me, I just find all of that confusing in general. Good on you for doing it properly, I really admire that, and I think it's worth it. I'm not sure if we'd go down that road for this but, but if we got another DS we might do this for the next one! I'd like to have 4 bubbas so there's still room for girls if we get another boy this time round!  biggrin.gif

How's everyone going?

AFM - Just FINALLY got a positive OPK. A bit annoyed as it's 2 days late and that means we would have missed O this month well and truly. Ugh, a bit bloody annoyed. So. I'm thinking next time, we'll just BD until I get a MAJOR change in CM (got a bit of a change about 5 days ago, but minor only). I got a major change 2 days ago. Just don't want to spend months and months missing it. So, we'll go hardcore BDing coming up to O day and stop when the CM gets full on (like it did 2 days ago). If that makes sense... Oh man, even though you follow stuff, you are kind of floundering around in the dark hey! One of my friends had a little girl yesterday. I still think it's worth a bit of floundering yet.

#13 szj

Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

ARGH!!!
I didn't realise I had to subscribe to a new thread to get emails, I thought it was quiet as everyone was worn out LOL!!!

I am on CD 6....Bloody AF is hanging around, we are keen to get swaying for our baby!! dev (6).gif

DH is so OVER wearing undies, he says it's the end of his manhood, his bits are so squished...I think it's funny!

We are doing the position changes! Not too much fun for a girl though!?!? No orgasm!

I wanted to ask about what you mark as your first day of the new cycle? AF was due on Saturday, I got a little brown spotting on Friday, should I say the Friday? Or Saturday?

#14 Guest_V's mummy_*

Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

Hi!  Just wondering if I can join your group-  we are swaying for a boy. :-). It seems I'm the only one swaying for blue!  Haha! Although, I'll be honest I would be fine with another beautiful daughter as well,  but we would love a little boy so we are giving it a crack. :-). Any advice, websites or book ideas would be appreciated- I already have " how to choose the sex of your baby". Which is the shettles method,  but other than a little light reading- I'm a novice!!!!

#15 szj

Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

V' Mummy WELCOME!!!! We have TTC for boys and got 3 of them!! The last was a "non GS baby" so I am happy to share with you any questions you may have?
Is your cycle easy to follow? Predictable? Have you been charting of using OPK's?
BOYS ARE easy!! to conceive, you have more control, less guessing!

#16 vintage.blue

Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:32 PM

oooh, lots of posts! I've updated the list and will be back in tomorrow for personals original.gif

#17 YoursMineAndOurs

Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:48 PM

Hi Ladies,

Sorry I haven't posted for a while but DH looked like he was going to back out of the reversal and I didn't want peek as I was feeling down about the whole thing.

It's turned out ok and we are going to see the reversal specialist when he returns on break.

Good luck to all you ladies trying to sway  hands.gif


ETA Add me to the list too please original.gif

TTC #3
DS1 (4) DS2 (2)
Swaying  babygirl.gif
Waiting on Vascetomy Reversal

Not sure if I can be added to the list but I would like to be original.gif

Edited by DH+Me+2, 16 February 2012 - 11:51 PM.


#18 Guest_V's mummy_*

Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

Oh if you could add me to the list too
TTC #2DD 8.5monthsSwaying  bbluestork.gif ( I can't find the little baby in DH+me+2's post, probably cause I'm on iPad)
Sjz -  any tips?  On diet maybe?  What should I be increasing and what should DH be increasing?  I've heard I should increase potassium? Is that me or him?  Any tips would be welcomed with open arms!!!!!



#19 szj

Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

V's mummy We did timing and position only, no diets at all! Although Dh does normally wear boxers and for all our boys was working in a controlled cool office! Keep your Dh's area cool!
Have you been tracking your temps and getting an idea of your ovulation? For a boy you want to have sex the 1st day after your AF finishes and then NO sex until the day of ovulation, this is why you need to obtain when Ovulation is!
As for position it is deep penetration, female on top, or doggy style and ideally have an orgasm, to help get those little boy sperm closer to the egg.
Have you done any reading?

like I said boys are EASIER to get then girls!

#20 YoursMineAndOurs

Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:01 PM

V's mummy - I am swaying pink

#21 Guest_V's mummy_*

Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:20 PM

Yep I know DH+me+2- I meant I couldn't find the little boy baby the same as your girl baby in my emoticons!.
Thanks szj-  yep I've been charting I ovulate between day 16-19.  My cycle is a bit inconsistant still in regards to O because I've not long finished Breastfeeding.  I'm supposed to ovulate today but I don't think it will be until tomorrow or the next day.  SIGH-  yep I've read the book on the shettles method we know about positions and when are the best days etc.  but I don't know if we could go more than a week with no sex! Lol! We will definitely abstain at least 3 days prior.   biggrin.gif

#22 Katie and Future Bump

Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

Hi ladies,

I'm also a newbie and was recommended to come and ask you some questions about swaying for pink!  biggrin.gif

I'm currently waiting to finish my pill so we can TTC#1, and really want a girl!  I've read the articles on swaying and plan to change my diet by increasing my calcium intake (salt intake is already pretty low).  We also plan on frequent BD'ing when I come off the pill, in case my cycles irregular and I miss my O time.  

Just a question - I've read to increase chances of getting a girl, its recommended to pee straight after BD, to give the female swimmers a chance.  Does anyone agree with this?  I don't want to pee them all away and then have nothing  roll2.gif

In the end, I won't be overly disappointed if we get a boy, but a girl would be terrific!

Appreciate your help & look forward to talking with you all.

#23 aurora sleeping

Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:46 PM

Hehe well hello again V's Mummy!!!! waves.gif  Nice to have a friend in both groups - there's a few of us in that TTC #2 group.  biggrin.gif So glad to have a boy swayer in here!!!! I reckon it's worth giving it a crack isn't it - doesn't hurt anyone and you know if you get another girl, she was meant to be here!

In terms of what to do - someone posted something in here ages ago, a list of what to do for boy and girl swaying. I re posted it a few threads ago, but we probably need it at the beginning of each new thread. I will find it, copy it to something on my computer and then re post it in here for the newbies. It's quite helpful.

With regards to what I'm doing - timing, position, sperm count control (just trying to get DH's sperm count down for a girl), frequent BDing, supplements (calcium, cranberry, magnesium). That's for a girl though. Hmmm good luck with abstaining... Perhaps you can make yourselves really busy around that time, or try to go to bed early and catch up on sleep...?  shrug.gif  Distraction would be my method!

Hi Katie and Future Bump!!!!  waves.gif Good to have you here!  biggrin.gif I've never read about the peeing after BDing thing... I know that you do that to avoid cystitis. So, out of habit, I normally go to the bathroom after BDing just to avoid that stuff and we still got our boy. So not sure about that myself but let us know if you find anything out!!!

AFM - I'm in the dreaded TWW and I bloody O'd late so am 99% sure we missed out this month. As a result, I'm thinking we'll move the BDing up a lot closer next month. I always get a tiny change in CM and then a big change a few days later - I need to wait for the big change and stop then I think. Anyway, that's what I'm planning for next month. Went out to Karaoke last night with some friends and had a GREAT time!!!! Trying to get my fun times in now!!!!! laugh.gif Watching Forest Gump. Such a cool movie.


#24 aurora sleeping

Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:12 PM

ATTENTION NEWBIES!!!! (And anyone else who missed this)

Here's alice08's original post describing all of the details on how to sway for a particular gender (covering a number of techniques):


THE GENDER SWAYERS GROUP


Welcome to our group!

With so much information available out there on 'gender swaying', it is often hard to know what may really give you the best chance in TTC A SPECIFIC GENDER. Due to the obvious need, this group was started to provide an open, honest and non-judgmental place where ladies who are trying to conceive a specific gender can come to share their knowledge / experience / journey with other ladies who understand and share that desire.

We are a friendly bunch, so you may find yourself addicted (like the rest of us), and you may also find the experience proves to be much more than you ever anticipated.

Obviously, when it comes to low-tech 'gender swaying' nothing is fail proof, so please be aware no method can be 100% guaranteed. However, with the ultimate goal of a healthy pregnancy and baby in mind, making a great gender swaying attempt means that there will be no regrets, regardless of your outcome.

We have many ladies who form our group, both regular and occasional posters, and we welcome everyone with an interest in Gender Swaying into this group regardless of the method you choose to use. We wish you every success in achieving your gender dream.

GENDER TIPS AND TRICKS
(which can really help your attempt)

TO CONCEIVE A GIRL
Have intercourse with shallow penetration; this means "missionary position" (male on top) which will deposit sperm away from the cervix where alkaline secretions are made which favour male-producing sperm.

Have frequent intercourse up until cut-off date; this will help naturally diminish the sperm as lower sperm counts may favour the production of female sperm (please use protection while leading up to your attempt).

Women should avoid orgasm as having an orgasm increases alkaline secretions & the contractions that accompany orgasm propel sperm faster towards the cervix, giving greater assistance for male sperm.

TO CONCEIVE A BOY
Abstain from having frequent amounts of intercourse (this will increase sperm count associated with higher incidence of males).

Have intercourse with deep penetration; this means "woman on top", "man from behind" which will deposit sperm near the opening of the cervix where secretions are more favourable to the male-producing sperm.

Women should have an orgasm (if possible) at the same time or right before the male has his. Female orgasms increase the quantity & flow of alkaline secretions. Additionally, female orgasmic contractions help transport the sperm into the cervix.

Males should stay as cool as possible, no hot showers before intercourse to keep sperm in peak condition, and exercise like bike riding should be minimised whilst ttc.

GENDER SWAYING METHODS
CINDY'S A-GENDER METHOD

Our resident 'Gender Swaying Guru' is the lovely Cindy (gendercindy). Cindy has been researching natural gender selection for over 4.5 years and has been assisting ladies to conceive the gender of their choice for some time now.

Her methods focus on the following areas for a well planned attempt -

INTERNAL REPRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT
EXTERNAL LUNAR ENERGY AT TIME OF BD
PERSONAL ENERGY AT OVULATION/CONCEPTION
BD METHOD

Please be aware that Cindy's method is not related to the 'Shettles' method for gender selection through intercourse timing. Through her extensive personal research and information gathered while providing Gender Predictions here on EB, she has found evidence of many boys conceived with cut-offs (ask your friends, you may be surprised how often this happens!) or girls conceived at ovulation.

One of Shettles' beliefs is that all women are alkaline at ovulation (thus favouring conception of a boy) and acidic most other times of the month, however Cindy's research has shown that this is not correct as some women remain slightly acidic even at ovulation and vice versa. She believes that by altering this reproductive state, Shettles timing becomes irrelevant.

Please be aware, as with all "low-tech" gender swaying methods it is not possible to guarantee 100% success, as there are so many variables which can ultimately affect gender... Applying Cindy's research, however, will help you to have the best possible attempt, and if you try all you can to conceive a specific gender and you still end up conceiving the opposite gender, then you will know that you have a very determined little soul who is just desperate to be a part of your family and that is wonderful. ...GOOD LUCK!!!

BOY DIET TIPS

DRINKS - softdrinks, fruit juice, alcohol, tea and coffee
MEAT - all meat
INCREASE SALT CONSUMPTION
FISH - all fish especially salted varieties- tin fish also good
EGGS - only one or two per week
Rice, pasta, potatoes, cornflakes
Bread - all bread fine except wholewheat, crackers
Cakes - yes again - all store bought, home-made
Veges - all especially carrots except forbidden (see below)
Dried beans, split peas etc
Fruit - all fruit and fruit juices (especially bananas, apricots)
Dried fruit - dates, figs, apricots
chesnuts
honey, jam
sorbet
olives/gherkins
Tin or packet soup and ready made meals made without milk or dairy.
Alka seltzer and antacids ok

NONE OF THE FOLLOWING
Milk (or minimalize greatly)
chocolate - mineral water, dairy products - milk, cheese, yoghurt - ice cream, white sauces, hollaindaise, bechamel, shellfish - lobster etc. crepes, waffles, no green salads, cabbage, spinach, nuts, hazelnut, peanuts, almonts, cashews, cocoa, mustard

Women with any pre-existing medical conditions should seek medical advice if unsure (girl or boy diet) as for example women with high blood pressure are advised against the boy diet...

GIRL DIET TIPS
DRINKS - high calcium milk must have 750ml min each day. Or high calcium water (acidic ph) bottled varieties - evian, perrier etc (thats it ladies - I am sorry)
MEAT - 130g per day only - more white than red
EGGS - ok in moderation
Unsalted butter
DAIRY - Yoghurt, milk desserts (2 x a day)+ milk as above
Bread - low/no salt variety (reduce yeast products)
Nuts - almonds, peanuts, hazel nuts, cashews all unsalted
FRUITS - apples, strawberries, rasberries
VEGES - Potatoes minimal (3 x week max) green beans, onions, leeks, peas, cucumber, radish, capsicum, celery, cooked tomato, eggplant, fresh asparagus, green salad
Jam - once per day
Rice, pasta, flour
Oils,spices, curry powders (no salt)

NONE OF THE FOLLOWING
Coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit juice, soft drinks, alcohol, pork, ham, ready to eat meals, smoked anything, sauces and gravy, shellfish, cheese (try nimbin low salt variety - this would be ok in small quantities), cakes (store bought) quiche, pizza, corn, popcorn, dry fruit, all other fruit than what is allowed, liquorice, olives, gherkins, tin or packet soup, alka seltzer or antacids...
THE SHETTLES TIMING METHOD

FOR A GIRL
Have intercourse 2-3 days before ovulation. Avoid intercourse until 3 days after ovulation and when you have peak cervical fluid. The theory is, X-chromosome (female) sperm last longer than the Y-chromosome (male) sperm, therefore will be "awaiting" and capable of fertilizing the egg. He also believes women are more acidic at this time � an acidic environment has been proven to be ideal for X-chromosome (female) sperm.
Accuracy is paramount so the use of OPKs is recommended to determine ovulation.

FOR A BOY
Have intercourse at ovulation only. The theory is, Y-chromosome (male) sperm are quicker than the X-chromosome (female) sperm, therefore will be able to fertilize the egg first. He also notes that women are more alkaline at ovulation - an alkaline environment has been proven to be ideal for Y-chromosome (male) sperm.
Accuracy is paramount so the use of OPKs is recommended to determine ovulation

#25 Katie and Future Bump

Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:42 AM

Wow thanks aurorasleeping, that's a great guide!
I'm quite apprehensive about the 750ml of milk per day, as I'm used to having hardly any. I am eating more yoghurt, having 300ml of milk and taking my 600mcg calcium tablet, but I clearly need to up my intake - which is good for me anyway!
I'm also cutting out junk foods like pizza and my iron levels are through the roof so I can't eat red meat.
Thanks again  original.gif


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From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
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