It's been SO hot in England the last week- it's been beautiful, and sunny but oh-so-hot for Ava. We've embraced it by spending all of our days outside playing, paddling, crafting and gardening. The padding pool, ice lollies, the garden hose and a fan inside have been our saviour this week. Hope you're all well, … Continue reading Heatwave days
Hell, it’s probably only been the last few months that I have truly felt like the mother I thought I would be. And that we all do our best, and we are Amazing at what we do.
Ava is teething, and has a cold, and a cough. She hasn't cried and grizzled like this since the early colic days circa 6-13 weeks. She has bright red cheeks, massive molar gum lumps, a horrible cough and a tired mummy and daddy. We have dosed up, cuddled, distracted, fresh-aired, bounced, cooled and bathed. Most … Continue reading The Little Things
This year marks 50 years since Barbados gained its independence and with celebrations and events going on, it was the perfect time to take Ava to Barbados and meet her grandparents, auntie, uncle and cousins for the first time. We didn't think we would make it over this year, but with some late leave granted for … Continue reading Travelling with an infant- our trip to Barbados
I need my little baby to stop growing! Time is going WAY too fast, I'm desperately clinging on to the last few precious months of maternity leave and savouring each day with my precious baby. We have a crawling Ava, with (almost) FOUR teeth, and this month we have eaten lots of new foods, played, … Continue reading 8 months old.
Today I feel like I'm winning at life. Ava has eaten THREE times today. Ok, I'm not sure how much actually went into her mouth but she was quite happy to pick the food up and fling it around which is a vast improvement. I went to see the health visitor to get Ava weighed … Continue reading Winning at Weaning!
But it's not, is it? Because weaning (or lack of!) is hard work. And they say it should be fun and, by gosh, I'm trying to make it fun, but Ava has stopped eating. like, Stopped. She was sick, a few weeks ago. And by sick, I mean projectile vomiting. Something out of the exorcist. … Continue reading Food before one is just for fun
Never did I feel the compassion, pride and self confidence that I do now, as a Mother. But never did I feel The Fear, either.
Hi friends! Ava was 6 months old yesterday, and in weeks she's 27. They never correlate do they? This month... She rolls both ways competently. She stands and wobbles with just a little help. She loves to bounce anywhere. She has a sense of distance, and can tell when mummy or daddy are no longer … Continue reading 6 months old!
Hi all! Just a quick one about how our little ray of sunshine is coming along. I have lots of posts in the pipeline, but finding the time to write them is proving difficult! I would have thought by now that I would have more time on my hands, but actually, life is even more busy … Continue reading 18 Weeks