Dummy no more?

At Emily’s nursery, in her toddler group, dummies are forbidden. Plenty of times I’ve dropped Emily off with a dummy in her mouth as she refuses to give hers up and I pick her up and she’s without it. I’m fine with this. After all, a dummy limits a child’s speech and that’s the last…

Formula and your baby

I spoke to a friend the other week about their baby and their formula. They had stopped breastfeeding so had decided to go on formula instead for a few reasons. But they noticed it took a few tries with different formulas before they settled on one, which seemed to work for a few weeks, then…

Going buggyless

Ok ok, I haven’t completely stopped using the buggy, but on the odd occasion, I don’t bring it out with me. Emily likes to explore, it’s good exercise for her and although I don’t do much without the buggy, it’s good practice for when one day I won’t. On a few occasions, I’ve braved walking…

Apologies for the radio silence

Apologies for the radio silence on this blog. I’ve been a little chilled out since my last post went out. Did everyone have a Merry Christmas? Christmas was a bit of a mixed bag here. Last Sunday we went out for lunch with Sam’s brother and family, for a lovely Christmas lunch at Brewers Fayre…

Being Body Positive Whilst Also Losing Weight

I’ve been a bit slack of late. Since dental surgery a few weeks ago, my diet hasn’t been that great as I try to find things to eat that doesn’t cause more injury or harm- it’s quite difficult! Along with it, I’ve been terrible at the fitness side of things. Not sure if the weather…

I’m suffering with dental pain and I’m so over it

Emily’s been having teething pains from hell this year, but recently, thankfully, she’s not been suffering. Whereas me, well, I’m just in agony. It’s not teething but since having dental surgery a few weeks ago, my mouth has been through hell and back and it’s not fun! I’m so over it. It hurts, the pain…

Mosquitos seem to love me at the moment

Two visits to the park in the last fortnight has resulted me in looking like a mutant. Apparently my skin is just too juicy and needs to be continuously sucked on by mosquitos in this damp warm weather. First time was a just over a week ago and I had a mild allergic reaction which…

Weird habits I’ve gained since having Emily

There’s certainly some weird habits us women pick up when we’re pregnant but they get weirder once your child is born, something even 20 months on, I still do. I wake in the middle of the night to double check she’s still breathing It’s a habit I’ve had since we brought her home. I can’t…

We’re back to sleepless nights again

I thought this was over. But no, those times before where I thought I had it all covered, I was back to my sleep-through-the-night routines again, oh how I miss them. I assumed teething or maybe growing pains, but it appears it’s normal once again to have terrible nights sleep. Whilst Sam sleeps soundly upstairs…