Family

Happy Father’s Day

I think Father’s Day is a little unfair. On Mother’s Day all mothers are meant to put their feet up and be completely spoiled rotten. On Father’s Day, all fathers are meant to have lay ins and be doted on…Erm… Doesn’t this happen every day?! My OH is an amazing Daddy. He truly is. He’s come into our life, P1 …

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Oh Man!!!!!!

Seriously, I’m exhausted. Quick post this morning. P2 just would not settle in her cot last night. She’s done so well up until then. She woke up so many times I felt like a yoyo. I persevered three times but when the fourth arrived and they’d all been within about 3hours of me going to bed, I gave up. I …

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This Is The Life

We tried out a different play centre today. The Fun Factory. It has an indoor ice rink, indoor climbing wall, soft play for ages 0-13yrs and a sensory room. I’m still debating as to whether its better than our usual choice of play. I love that it has more of a variety for the children. I love the sensory option …

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First Tastes, Highchair Needed Soon?!

This morning we gave P2 her first taste of something other than milk. She’s 18 weeks old, a little early than the newly recommended 26weeks, but considering I weaned P1 at 4 months I’m quite confident that having a little munch on something wouldn’t harm her. P2 was allowed to try a rusk. She absolutely loved it! Her gums munched …

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Bounty Mutiny

Mumsnet has started a campaign to end Bounty Sales Reps being able to go into maternity wards. When I first read about it on Twitter I didn’t think there would be many people against Bounty Reps. But there is! Including me. With P1, they came and asked if I’d like a picture of her. They must have been completely blind, …

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“I’m too squished in here Mummy!”

We’ve had one of those days. It’s been terrible… But the outcome is that our bedroom is pretty much spotless. Finally. And at a completely manageable state. Now all I have to do is actually manage it. P1 has hit yet another phase of repeating and asking the question “why?” I have lost count of the amount of times I’ve …

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Zombie State Of Living

As P2 grows in herself, her sleep pattern seems to deteriorate. Drastically. I’m feeling the most sleep deprived I have the whole 17 weeks and 6 days of her existence in the real world. I don’t even think she’s solely to blame. She didn’t used to fall asleep for the night until 10:30pm, but now she falls asleep somewhere between …

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To My Princess 2 – 4 Months

To my Princess 2, This is your monthly update, it’s a little out of sync because I decided to do this when a month had already started. I really hope you and your sister will read these when you are older, something for you to look back on and see what we were all like back then. Week 14 This …

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God Looks After Nightmares

I’m feeling very guilty this morning. I was moaning about my brothers alarm vibrating on the floor above our bedroom waking us up to my mum through the bathroom door when P1 suddenly starting crying. I rushed into her room. She was clearly very very upset. She’d had a bad dream and the way she described it I’m not surprised …

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Proud Mummy Moment – Nearly Rolling

It was only yesterday that I was moaning to the breast feeding support lady about how many babies P2s age were really chatty and some rolling over but P2 wasn’t. Now today, we have a screeching, squealing and very chatty little lady who has spent a good hour flipping her hips over and has even managed to get on to …

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Our Weekend Away to Aldeburgh

We’re back to reality. We spent Friday to Sunday in Aldeburgh, a very beautiful seaside town in Suffolk. We stayed at the Wentworth Hotel which was paid for by my Mum for my OH birthday present from them. The hotel was just stunning. Really old fashioned, very posh and the staff were all welcoming. We didn’t know what to expect …

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A Weekend Away

We’ve had our first proper family holiday this weekend. Just us four! It was paid for by my Mum as a birthday present to my OH. Here’s some of our photos and I’ll write a post with more details of our holiday when we are home…

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Mums Birthday Meal Ruined

We had an awful evening. It was my Mums birthday meal, her birthday is actually today but we are going away for the weekend. We went to test the food at the place we want for our reception venue. That part was fine. Something was completely wrong with P2, I tried everything… Boobie, nappy changing, covering/uncovering blankets, rocking, swinging, carrying, …

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Building Up A Supply

I’ve been quite relaxed about expressing my breast milk. But now P2 is 16 weeks old I know that the weaning stage is right around the corner. My OH and I have agreed to wait until she’s at least 6 months before she starts on baby rice. Even though I weaned P1 at 4months. I read on the back of …

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Opposites Attract

It’s been a very long day today. P1 started our day with an argument over food and then over wearing tights. My Mum had booked the day off to spend with us so having it start so dramatically was a little frustrating!! P2 had the horrible visit to the nurses room to be jabbed in the thighs. This time one …

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