Advice for new mums…

Honestly, I’m probably not the best person to give advice on having a baby and what happens next as I’ve only had one baby, a baby, my baby, little Emily who isn’t so little anymore, but in the eyes of just about most, is very little, but I do think there should be some kind…

What I’ve learnt in the year since Emily was born

Since Emily was born so many things have happened. Amazing things, wonderful things, crazy things. It’s been a brilliant journey and we’re only 15 months in. The past 15 months has flown by at a ridiculous rate. How did we make it through this time without killing each other? But although there’s been moments, it’s…

Emily has upped her eating game 

After a successful few months weaning her from 4 months old, Emily took little interest in food when her first teeth started coming through about 6 months. Don’t get me wrong she showed interest in some things, liked others, enjoyed her yoghurts, fruit purees and snacks but beyond that, she wasn’t interested. Whilst her friends…

I put Emily on follow-on milk at five months 

It’s said that you’re supposed to give your baby follow-on milk from six months, around the time that you start weaning them. But in the past few weeks, Emily has just not been satisfied with the formula that she has had since birth. Since I gave up breastfeeding, a week after Emily was born, and…

As time goes by 

This year is flying. It’s shooting by so quickly, can you believe it’s May already? Is that just me, or him thinking this? Anyone else, anyone? So, Emily’s 5 months. That’s crazy isn’t it? Well, more so for Sam and I, because people tell you, everyone tells you, that once you have a baby, that’s….

I love the conversations Emily and I have… 

In the past few weeks, Emily has been more theatrical with her sounds. They aren’t actually words, much to Sam’s disappointment she hasn’t figured out how to say ‘Dada’ yet but her little noises daily, from quiet little babbles trying to figure out something on her playmat, to the loud ones when out with friends…

 Is tummy time really that important?

Emily isn’t a fan. I’ve tried since she was a few weeks old to put her on her tummy and she’s just not interested. Mainly I get screaming and crying. It’s a tricky subject amongst friends. Some follow by the book, others babies fell into it and take it in their stride and other babies,…

Emily’s 4-month growth spurt is a nightmare

For the past 3 weeks, Emily has been suffering from the terrors that come with the 4-month growth spurt. Every online article states that this growth spurt only lasts a few days but honestly, I think the person who wrote the article doesn’t actually have children because the reality is very different! For the first…

What’s with the baby talk with everything in my life now? 

I love a good swear word. Especially in the heat of the moment, when no other word can deliver that all-important feeling of anger and you just come out with it. A big juicy “fuck off,” and it feels like you’ve won the argument, even if you haven’t, you feel like you’ve earned your part…

Emily loves trying to feed herself 

At 4 months, I can’t believe how much my little girl is changing. It seems so long ago when we put her tiny little self into the cot, as she slept peacefully, with two tired eyes staring down at her. Only those few months ago, she depended on us so much, for milk, to clothe,…