Hello Nixon | Six Months Old Little Bird

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Nixie Pixie, my you have grown this month! 1.375kg weight gain to top the scales at just shy of 10kg!  Little hippo indeed.

Geoff called you Little Bird on our holiday in Waipu and it’s so true, whenever a spoon is in range you open your wee mouth so wide, always waiting for your next mouthful.  You love everything I make you, and have much more time for solids than you do for your milk, which you rush through as quickly as possible so you don’t miss a thing.  We call you Nosey-Parker as you are always keeping tabs on everyone, paying attention to conversations and who is where.

It was so tricky to photograph you this month as you don’t stay still for a second, I had your Dad help me and we still couldn’t pin you down!  You are just about fully stable when sitting and today I  noticed that you were using your little knees to shunt your way around the living room – slow down sweet baby!

You enjoyed your first Christmas this month, loving the wrapping paper and having all of your family around you.  You took your first swim in the ocean last week and just like your big brother you seem to be a little water baby.  We love that you sleep through the night, and you are learning to be a much better day sleeper as you get older.

You continue to be SO immensely happy and pleased as punch with life in general, your big gummy smiles just melt our hearts and your loud babbles fill our home with the best sounds in the world.

Love, Mama xx

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Kiwi Mummy Blog Review – Breastmates Dress

I miss wearing dresses.  I really do.

I have quite easily slipped back into my old wardrobe and quickly figured out what translates into breastfeeding-friendly attire.  But, you can’t really hike up a dress and feed bubba whilst standing in line {for an hour!} for Santa at Smith & Caughey’s can you?  And yes, if you’re wondering, I did the stand-up breastfeeding manoeuvre IN THE LINE for Santa at S&C this week!  I’m a pro guys, I got the skills…..

Anyway, this little number from Breastmates solves all of my dress-angst and is easy-peasy to breast feed in.  For reals.  And doesn’t it look smashing?

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So I dressed it up a bit here with my Kathryn Wilson shoes and a statement necklace, but, I think this dress would look just as great with a bo-ho scarf and flats or jandals {which is probably how I would wear it most of the time}.  The cut of this dress is perfect for post-baby bodies, it’s flattering, non-clingy  – hell yes – and the fabric is so forgiving it would definitely see you through a range of sizes as you and your belly transition post-partum.  I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet, check this out;

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So easy and discreet!  I am truly feeding Nixon in this shot.  See, I don’t really care about discreet, I will feed anywhere and could give two hoots about it, but I know not all mummies feel this way and not all members of the public appreciate a kick-ass breastfeeding mama {wtf?}, so, this dress is pretty ah-maze-ing.  I’m thinking summer weddings, Christmas and New Years parties, sunday markets……..

I love it.  Available in two colour ways, RRP $99 available from Breastmates

The dress was provided for my consideration but the opinions expressed are my own.