jodyewen Here's my #onefromthecuttingroomfloor for @lunariawilda. Me and Aunty @katieewenz mastering the booby feed on Casper's second day at home. Since this day we have mastered(ish) latching on, speedy showers and eating dinner with an infant on my boobs . Wanna share mamas? @fantasy_dragon @jerrytehorton 10h
  •   nick_wilso This is absolutely beaut mate 9h
  •   jerrytehorton Aww this is such a wonderful image! Well done mama! You should be super proud of yourself! 9h
  •   lunariawilda Beautiful, you're doing amazing and if only gets easier!! 9h
  •   jodyewen @jerrytehorton @lunariawilda thank you mamas all your supportive words helped me keep going 9h
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon so trying to move away from the concept of 'normal' as like you say every little squidge is different. I was so over the moon the first time we had a full day of successful latches 8h
  •   jodyewen @alea._biz it's definitely a challenge, I'm demand feeding too and Casper is a snacker, I want to let him work out a routine on his own if possible. I'm mostly at home as I had a c section so whilst I'm not out and about much anyway I'm going to let him feed when he likes and hopefully he'll settle into a routine when he's ready! Well done for keeping at it a whole year mama! 8h
  •   jodyewen @nick_wilso thanks mate 8h
  •   aleabiz Hope you get back on track! There is so much help online ! But the best advise is someone thats actually done it not long ago! Good luck x :) 8h

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jodyewen Oh mannnn ️ didn't think it was possible to love these two more but then they fell asleep snuggled up like this #heartbreakers 23h

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jodyewen Oh Casper I am so sorry #terriblemother 2d

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jodyewen Tagged by the lovely @fantasy_dragon to share my favourite photo from pregnancy. I chose this, taken on holiday in Spain over summer, as for me it marks the start of what was the craziest journey I would ever go on. At this point, I thought my belly was huge and my emotions were everywhere. I had no idea what was going to happen or how we would ever possibly get a house/car sorted in a matter of months. Somehow, we pulled it out the bag, and as I sit here now, feeding my son in the nest Tom and I have made our home, I can say, we did good. I'm proud of us. It's been a tough ride but we got here. ️ Care to share your favourite pregnancy photo ladies? @lunariawilda @marlamayellis @emmajowhaling 2d

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jodyewen All monochrome everything for a nerve cell explosion We'd love this globe cushion to stimulate the little mans senses #wintheglobe 2d

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jodyewen Can't believe my little dumpling is one week old already. Casper, you have turned my world upside down in the best way imaginable #oneweekold #milestone 4d

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jodyewen A big big thank you to @elizabethscarlettlondon for the gorgeous Tilework turquoise cushion. What a lovely surprise Casper especially loves it! Love this brand and the beautiful colours and hand painted designs 6d
  •   elizabethscarlettlondon This photo makes me so emotional! He is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous snap, so much love for Casper looking so snuggly on Tilework turquoise! 6d
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  •   chelsea__snell He looks like the happiest little man! Such a little smiler! When can I have some more aunty time 5d
  •   jodyewen @elizabethscarlettlondon no problem he really loves the cushion as it proper snuggles around him. Duck feathers hope you're well lady xx 4d
  •   jodyewen @chelsea__snell more Aunty time whenever you like girl 4d

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jodyewen Realising now that I seriously underestimated how challenging nursing would be. Helping this little guy to latch has been so tough but I am so determined to master the art of the booby feed. Any nursing mamas want to give their top tips I would be grateful. Getting him into milk comas is my new favourite thing and I want to have more wonderful moments like this where he's satisfied and snoozing #nursing #tiredmama #seriousbabyspam 7d
  •   jodyewen @emmajowhaling thanks so much you lovely mama ️ I will try all these things!! 6d
  •   fantasy_dragon Fast let down can make baby reeeally gassy and cause some colicky problems (it happened to us, helllll on earth!) So maybe hand express or pump a little bit first? Once thry get the hang on latching its so so easy and it WILL happen sooner than you think so hang on in there mama it sounds like you're doing a great job though so just persevere! 6d
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon thanks sweet! I am certainly trying very hard. I did express off a small amount to make them a little easier to latch for him, but I'm reluctant to give him his booby milk in a bottle all the time he's still getting the hand of latching! Everyday he seems to be finding it easier it's just how gassy he is in the evenings which makes settling him so hard xx 6d
  •   fantasy_dragon Aww no! We struggled for so long with night time gassy screams, we still do a few nights a week. We've been using infacol since forever and gripe water once at night now he's old enough for it. There is a fully natural gripe water called colic calm if you're wary of using stuff like that. There are a million and one things to help a gassy baby (baby wearing is a good one if youve got a wrap) but its trial and error so just experiment! Its no fun having a gassy baby mama. Anyway, I hope youre all suuuuper happy and enjoying every moment and make sure you rest up! I didnt and I suffer now :( xxx 6d
  •   jerrytehorton Firstly well fucking done for persevering lady! I remember with my 1st how hard it was, and with my 2nd and infact I still nurse and it hurts (due to overally sensitive pregnant nips!) Your little man could have a tongue tie maybe? I've heard when people struggle that could be the cause too. Maybe worth an ask from your health visitor/midwife. I always aimed for 2 weeks as I was told the pain eases then, but it was more like 3/4 weeks for me. Everyone is different. For me it was a shit load of nip cream 247 and practice. We eventually got the hang of it and it did become a toddle! Hold in there, it's so worth it! 6d
  •   lunariawilda Honestly the first few weeks are tough, I cried all the time and got really stressed, but it's just perseverance. He will master it in no time I promise until then it's just very uncomfortable and tiring. I watched different YouTube videos and that helped me. He is so gorgeous btw, you must be so proud 6d
  •   jodyewen @jerrytehorton thank you so much mama! ️ I give myself too much of a hard time but I know I should be chuffed with the progress he's making! He's been latching on pretty well the last couple of days (fingers crossed it continues ) I think I just have so much he struggles! @lunariawilda it's good to know us mamas go through the same stuff! Thank you lovely, we are so in awe of him it's ridiculous 5d
  •   jodyewen Who needs bloomin NCT when we have this lovely mama network @jerrytehorton @lunariawilda @fantasy_dragon @emmajowhaling @brandinworkshop @chloeleighrobertshaw @adventuresofanunlikelypair thank you all for your support 5d

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jodyewen My sleepy little Ohana this morning after finally being let home last night. My heart literally aches for these two. #allthetears 1w

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jodyewen Yesterday morning at 7:38am Tom and I welcomed Casper Courtley into the world. It's hard to imagine such a peaceful little pup had such a dramatic entrance to the world. Soon after surges started his condition deteriorated, the birth plan went out the window and he was delivered by a very scary emergency Caesarian under general anaesthetic - but you wouldn't know it now. We are recovering well with plenty of snuggles and booby time. It's so incredible to finally meet you my beautiful boy. A massive thank you to everyone who has sent their love, I will do my best to get back to you all! #proudestmummy #myworld 2w
  •   leilandriesz Congratulations @jodyewen on your beautiful perfect lil pup! I'm glad to hear that you're both well and recovering. Take care darling! 1w
  •   emmajowhaling My my isn't he just perfect 1w
  •   theanniekenworthy Congratulations, he's beautiful and I hope happiness comes to all three of you forever :) 1w
  •   rachaelputt This made me well up a bit. Congratulations. This is such a beautiful photograph 1w
  •   jodyewen Thank you to all of the above we are in a newborn love bubble. It's a beautiful/scary/tiring/educational time! 1w
  •   nualaloves Congratulations, I had my little girl under GA 5 weeks ago too, hope you're recovering and getting on ok xx 2d

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jodyewen My very own mama went into labour with my big brother whilst watching Top Gun sat on her living room floor building nursery furniture. ️ Thought it may have been a sign that Comedy Central were showing it tonight so we re-enacted the scene, but we now have a fully assembled high chair and the surges have not started #tomcruise #takemybreathaway 2w

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jodyewen A great post day ️ cannot wait to get stuck into this once errands are run. #mindfulness 2w
  •   fantasy_dragon I did some research online amd there are no hospitals that take donations near enough to me here in Peterborough but because I go back home quite a lot I've managed to get chester hospital to collect my donations from my mums house in North Wales. Its a bit of a pain but it's the only way for me! Just google milk banks! Enjoy your colouring, it really does work! 😙 2w
  •   jodyewen Ah that's handy, there's one right down the road from me so I'm a happy girl ️do you transport it all on the train back to whales? Trooper mama!! It's amazing isn't it, so therapeutic I couldn't wait for this one to arrive the illustrations are so pretty 2w
  •   fantasy_dragon Imma have to take it in a cool box and have it collected from my mums house in wales! Still no movements!! Argh!! 2w
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon supermama so many people wouldn't bother so well done 2w
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon and nope, nada, zilch. He's too warm and it's too chilly outside I think 2w

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jodyewen Defying basic laws of physics by managing to still stay upright when I'm this size. Carrying a watermelon around everyday can be exhausting, frustrating and grump-inducing. The struggle to sleep every night and the constant need to pee mean that at times, late pregnancy is bloody tiring. However, I am making a conscious effort today and everyday now to send extra love to my bump and appreciate the magic at work in my body. I know I'm going to miss feeling his kicks and wriggles so much, as uncomfortable as they can be sometimes. #kungfupanda 3w
  •   marlamayellis You still manage to look amazing!! sending love and baby cuddles ... Hurry up pup!! 3w
  •   rosie_crawford Looking beautiful Jody! He will will be here soon X 3w
  •   antoniatink U look amazing jods!! #milf 3w
  •   hrfjt I was always thankful I never had twins imagine that !! 2w

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jodyewen Fed up as anything but check out my snack bowl holder. Impressed at the amount of stuff I can balance on this now #39weekspregnant #whale #perks 3w
  •   rosie_crawford Can't wait for pup to make an appearance :)! Xx 3w
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon ah I so hope we have a midwife that suits what we want! If you fancy getting on a train to Kent I can snuggle your screaming babe whilst you feed me good vibes in person and maybe it will get the hormones going enough for river to have a playmate arrive in time for tea 3w
  •   fantasy_dragon I was really nervous about that too but I had so many different people dealing with me and all but 2 of were amazing. definitely take advantage of having someone there to check on you guys at the push of a button! Oh mama imagine! That would be amazing, I could pretend to be your doula! I so hope it happens soon for you, I only reached 37 weeks so I cant imagine how uncomfortable and impatient you're getting right now 3w
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon ah that's lucky, you must have had so many different people coming and going too! I never think about the time afterwards but I guess it will be lovely to have someone taking care of us you would make a champion doula i think id love to be one which seems crazy when I've not actually given birth yet. It's a struggle to navigate small gaps that's for sure 3w
  •   fantasy_dragon Oh gosh wait until after the birth. You'll wanna be a midwife/doula/lactation expert/anything else baby related!! I was so huge at 37 weeks that I couldn't walk like a normal human, I got stopped 3 times in one shopping trip and asked if I was ok hahaha what a sorry state. Make the most of these laat few days (hopefully) of being a twosome! 😙 3w
  •   ashl_a1 Congrats my lovely!!! Super super good luck 3w
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon walking like a human is a distant memory!! Or doing anything like a human for that matter. We are certainly trying to, due date is officially 7 days away 3w
  •   jodyewen @ashl_a1 thanks sweetness I hope you're doing good? 3w

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jodyewen Butterball bath was a bloody dream! #lush #mamatreats 3w

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jodyewen Pretty sure my blood is 90% raspberry leaf tea by now. Getting out of my mat leave funk with a lunch date and some retail therapy to try and pretend like pups not got us on tenterhooks with all these teasing tricks! #raspberryleaf #comeonpup #quitplaying 3w
  •   fantasy_dragon Too cute! Raspberry leaf tastes so bad, I had to force it down! Then ended up having a c-section noooooo! Sending you all the speedy yet peaceful birth vibes 3w
  •   jodyewen @lunariawilda thanks love! How are you getting on with your little guy? He's such a champ 3w
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon weirdly I kind of like it! But I wonder if I'm just immune to the flavour now I drink so much. At least you have super toned womb muscles regardless of how little river chose to enter the world 3w
  •   lunariawilda No problem, really well thank you, it's amazing! Honestly the best thing, was tough at first but once the initial exhaustion passes it's just amazing, good luck sweet 3w
  •   jodyewen @lunariawilda well you look like a natural we are so excited so it's hard not to feel impatient at times but I know it will be so wonderful when he's here 3w
  •   lunariawilda Thank you, it means a lot ️ yeah, it sort of made me grumpy at times, feeling like he'll never ever come. Excited for you, I'll be keeping an eye out on here for him 3w
  •   jodyewen @lunariawilda grumpy is an understatement! I only finished work last week so trying to make the most of the time. I cannot for the life of me 'rest' like everyone tells you to though...there's too much to do! 3w
  •   lunariawilda Glad it wasn't just me! Bless you, you left that one late! Yeah, you never rest, ignore everyone's stupid advice, don't read too much into things as it only makes you paranoid. One thing I will say is eat as much as you can in peace before he comes, that's the only thing I miss 😬 xxx 3w

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jodyewen Don't get too comfy pup #hotdamn 4w

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jodyewen Pup decided to tease us these last few days with all the indicators he was ready to be earthside. The bag was ready and the crib made up. When contractions slipped away again and everything resumed to normality to say we were frustrated is an understatement. Tonight is about lavender and mindful birthing to calm and remind myself that he may be a little rascal, but pup will come when he is good and ready #waitinggame #38weeks 4w
  •   fantasy_dragon Ow mama I'm sending you so much mamalove! Try to enjoy it even when the intense sensations are at their worst. Hopefully you'll get the birth you wanted but even if plans change you're still getting your pup. Lavender is everything! 4w
  •   antoniatink Good luck sweetie 4w
  •   rosie_crawford Aww :)! I had that month before tommy was born it's so frustrating xx 4w
  •   jodyewen @fantasy_dragon thank you lovely ️ we are hoping things get going again very soon. Don't know how much longer we can wait! 4w
  •   jodyewen @rosie_crawford we still on for Friday? I need distractions!! 4w
  •   rosie_crawford Of course just about to text u back hun Xx 4w

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jodyewen Still so blown away by the generosity of our friends and family for organising the most wonderful baby shower for pup yesterday. He is the luckiest little guy in the world to have such kind souls in his life. @tomcourtley and I are so so thankful. Big big props to the baby council who did such an amazing job in making my home look beautiful, sending out invites and generally spoiling me and my little family rotten. #thankful #babyshower 4w
  •   marlamayellis Glad to hear you had a good one, sending love and baby cuddles 4w
  •   fantasy_dragon Not long now mama 4w
  •   chelsea__snell You are both more than welcome! So glad we could make the day so special for you 4w
  •   elenaisabellaferrara So glad you had a good dayyyyy you're so so welcome ️ big love to all of you, cannot wait for him to be here now! 4w

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jodyewen Haven't been able to reach my toes for a while now, heres me getting a pedi back at Christmas. Eternally grateful for all the shoe laces he's tied up and the socks he's put on. My hero every day #keptwoman 1mon
  •   char_sw Just had to show my baby daddy this... Lucky lady! What an absolute darling xx 1mon
  •   jodyewen @char_sw I am very lucky indeed 1mon
  •   _chapterone_ My husband has also been given the honour of painting my impossible - to - reach toe nails - many times. Haha! 1mon
  •   jodyewen @_chapterone_ (I think they secretly enjoy it ️) 1mon
  •   _chapterone_ I agree @jodyewan I'm betting it will be used against me at some point in the future 1mon

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