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Our birth announcement

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Going back through some old posts, i realised that with the advised c/s i was too exhausted and pre-occupied to actually write up the post on our babe's birth announcement. Prior to his birth, i'd written up a post on our Facebook birth announcement plan. Like all plans, it didn't go exactly to plan, but we came pretty close.

Firstly, hubby's ex never did find out before bub was born :) He called his son a few days after, who immediately asked if he could come see his new half brother in the hospital, which was lovely. As far as we know, he also didn't mention it to his mother, but rather it was hubby's bio mother who spread the news (huge gossiper). We didn't tell her directly but i think she found out from hubby's half brother. And as it turned out there was nothing to be concerned about - the ex didn't harass either of us on hearing the news.

I had posted up my maternity photos on fb (taken at 7 months pregnant), hidden in a folder that was viewa…

Pureed fruit mix - nutrition for toddlers

We use this for both breakfast and dessert. It's a mix of different fruits, usually with a banana base, which is then pureed (chunkily) and frozen in individual servings, ready to be defrosted, a spoonful of yogurt or kefir stirred in, then served. Our toddler loves them, and it's an easy way to get fruits that he wouldn't normally eat into his diet. (eg For some reason, he won't eat strawberries - but has no problem with them when in this recipe!)

I do mix the fruits around a lot. A popular one is banana and mango. This one is using banana and peaches as i had some in the fridge.


Ingredients

2 bananas
1/2 tin peaches
1 apple
4 Weet-Bix
1 tbsp chia
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
12 tbsp kefir or plain yogurt

Method

Place all ingredients except the kefir into your food processor or blender, and blend to desired consistency. Spoon into 12 containers (i use silicon cupcake moulds) and freeze. Defrost individually as needed and stir in a tbsp of kefir before serving.

Below are t…

Broccoli, cheese and salmon soup

This recipe is high in calcium and vitamins A and C. I generally either serve a whole portion for dinner, or half a portion along with another food for dinner. Soup is particularly good for teething babies who find chewing to be painful.

Ingredients:

2 (250 g) heads of broccoli
4 cups water
3 tsp chicken stock powder
1 onion, chopped
1 cup cheese, grated
415g can salmon

Method:

Chop the broccoli and place into a large pot with the water, stock powder and onion. Bring to the boil and boil for a few minutes until the broccoli turns a bright green. Drain any water from the salmon and add it to the pot, then turn off the heat and stir in the cheese. Continue stirring until the cheese has melted, then let the soup cool.

Using a blender, puree the soup in batches until smooth, then divide into 10 portions (around 250mL each) and freeze whatever will not be eaten in the next three days.

Makes 10 toddler size portions.



Nutrition Facts Serving Size 209 g Amount Per Serving Calories   128 Calories…