Ava's naming day was one of the best days on my life, honestly. I was so incredibly proud of her, us and what we have achieved in the last year and it felt like a celebration of that.
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
October is over (See what I did with the title there?) and it's been a lovely, long, exciting, scary and learning-curve kind of month! Ava is now 9 months old, and is a delight, of course. She crawls everywhere, walks with furniture and her walker (with help), laughs a lot, claps, points, knows exactly what … Continue reading October Leaves
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.
"The sirens did go on, and he did panic, as I disappeared up the street......he didn't know the way to the Princess Anne hospital (bad planning) and had no one to follow!"
How quickly do these months go!? Ava grows, learns and changes every day. Each day is different, and that is what I love about motherhood. Every achievement Ava celebrates, I celebrate too. I'm willing her on, always, and each new development astounds me. Vital stats: Weight: It's been a few weeks since we got Ava … Continue reading 7 months old!
We went on holibobs! I successfully organised my family (alright, theres only three of us, but still...) and managed to get us on holiday, and didn't break the baby! Yey! Ok, Andrew did his fair share, and it was only a few hours away. But STILL. It was PERFECT! With money being tight (maternity pay, … Continue reading Our little holiday to Woolley Grange Hotel.
It's a cold, rainy, blustery day here, so we're wrapping up to go out for the day! We got this beautiful coat from M&S in the most recent sale, and although it's 9-12 months it's too rainy and cold for just a cardigan so Ava will have to style in out today. I think she … Continue reading Cosy coat
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