Feeding cape! What a nerve…

Delilah! I can’t believe you said that. I had one of those too, and I know you were in Australia and never saw me using it with Esmé, but I had a really awkward moment in a local playgroup, where I was approached by a Grandmother of a child exclaiming that she knew ‘exactly’ what I needed. I was dumfounded to discover that her advice was for me to wear a ‘feeding cape’, and that she could rustle one up for me for the next week!!! I was so shocked I couldn’t do anything but agree. A week went by and on the next visit the same lady excitedly presented me with a handmade cape that she insisted I demonstrate. I sat there being dressed like a live mannequin, with what looked like my own personal miniature shower curtain hanging from my neck. Suddenly what was a discreet public feed, had now launched into an absolute show with adults as well as toddlers curious to know ‘what’s happening under there?’. It says so much about how the Granny was feeling more than me, she was keen to see me cover up – and it wasn’t as if I had my boob out anyhow!!!!

~ Love Elderflower

PS. Appreciate your honesty, but you are a little blunt sometimes don’t you think?

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Feeding cape! What a nerve…

Beautiful night in Sydney

Hi Elderflower,

We have had a cracking first week of spring. The weather is beautiful and the afternoons are just starting to come back that hazy summer feel. I love it.

Not to make you jealous, but my goodness look at the sunset tonight, it was like a scene from Flash Gordan!

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Oh goodness, weaning. Byron was ok, he was open to trying new things and as you say I felt it was time as he seemed to be distracted at feeding time, especially as he was becoming so alert and wanted to be involved in every other thing going on around him. Funny, I was only chatting about breastfeeding with a friend of mine today, and we laughed about the fact that she was given one of those aprons as a gift. It was red and she said that she felt like a flashing beacon – she said most people would stare at her with a weird curiosity in there eye like they were thinking “Oh so what do we have in there?”. Seriously, don’t we deserve a little more than an apron, or giant bib! I saw a poor lady with one today, and it had a glaring pattern over it. Forget the flashing beacon, I wasn’t thinking “what’s in there” I was thinking more about buying the lady a white sheet, cutting a hole and assuring her she would look and feel a whole lot more comfortable! Anyway, slightly off topic. Oh yeah, weaning. You’ll be fine, Annie will be fine. She’ll let you know when she’s had enough.

~ Delilah

Beautiful night in Sydney

Ok.. I’m here

Hey Delilah,

Ok so you have me here. I am not entirely sure how this all works and am a little concerned that the world can see this. But I think you are right, I need to start moving with the times. How’s life over in Bondi today? By the looks of things you are already getting better weather than our entire summer. One minute we’re baring all in our strappy dresses and the next minute I’m wrapped up in woolies!!!

That “Super Heroes Party” looks amazing. Love the comic strip you have made. Wow is that really how birthday parties are organised in Bondi? I need to start rethinking my approach, my simple ‘Art Parties’ will no longer cut the mustard if Esmé see’s these pictures.

Thinking about weaning Annie off the boob. She’s showing me all the signs that’s she’s ready…..and I have to admit, I feel I’m ready to have my body back to myself – does that sound awful? How was Byron when you weaned him, was it hard? Annie and Byron have such similar personalities… I didn’t have much of a choice with Esmé, the decision was pretty much made up by her. It’s all such a quandary???!!!??

~ Love Elderflower

Ok.. I’m here