Not yet a toddler but no longer a “baby”

We’ve made it! The Little One is now a boddler – no longer a baby (she’ll always be my baby!!) but not yet a toddler. More importantly, the hubby and I have survived the first year of the world’s most gruelling yet most rewarding rollercoaster ride. Watching the Little One grow over the last 12 months…

She defies and tantrums…but she also crawls and she dances.

The Little One has now been in the outside world longer than she was in my inside world. The human being that I started growing last year is living, breathing, beautifully thriving and yet still a sodding sleep thief! More to the point, the little person that was not so long ago still very helpless…

Head like a Lego man – he says!!

  8 months today?! How, what, when, where, why?! This year is zooming by…or more to the point, my Little One’s first year is zooming by! She’s getting longer and longer by the day (still no sign of the round Michelin baby that the hubby and I thought we’d have!) and she’s finally managed to…

Wardrobe malfunctions, “lie-ins” and impatient Postman Pat

I’ve had a busy few weeks, some of which has been spent with just the Little One and I. The hubby had to be away from home for two weeks and I now have an EVEN BIGGER respect for single parents who are managing to juggle life and their child(ren) while keeping their shit together….

“It’s a slippery slope” said she

It’s taken just over six months but I’ve finally had that comment! You know the one where I say something about my parenting methods and the person gives a sharp intake of breath and says “it’s a slippery slope”. I half expected to receive, “you’re creating a rod for your own back” months ago but…

What a difference a week makes…

Oh the stark contrast from last week to this week. Tiredness has hit me like a ton of bricks and I am literally struggling to keep my eyes open and my limbs moving. I don’t know if it’s the relentless heat, the being woken up every 40 – 60 minutes at night, the manual job…

“It’s impossible to be annoyed when she’s so happy!”

I’ve been AWOL recently and this time it’s not the Little One to blame…well mostly not her fault. The last couple of weeks have been all about the Aunties. The hubby’s little sis has been with us for a few weeks which has been amazing. And my sis got married at the beginning of the…

6 monthiversary

The Little One turned 6 months old today. How did that happen? I’m sure many of you can relate to what I’m feeling – that it’s been the longest 6 months of my life but by heck it’s also flown! Watching your little baby change every day is quite amazing but I have to admit…

Food glorious food.

I’ve tried and failed at writing a new post a few times in the last week. I blame my failure on the Little One. Harsh I know seeing as she can’t defend herself but I know I’ll get my comeuppance when she’s a teenager. She’s going through her latest “leap” and surprise surprise it’s another…

Small price to pay?

I fell up the stairs the other day….yes UP!!! It’s like my brain is slowly starting to find it hard to keep up with my body. Or maybe my body is just too exhausted to listen to my brain. Either way, I’m physically exhausted! This may sound ridiculous because it’s not as if I’m in…

The Big Latch On

I attended my first Global Big Latch On event today which was held in a park near where I live. The aim of the game was to get your bairn to latch on for a feed in a 10 minute window. Luckily the latch didn’t have to be a full blown feed because the Little…

On top of the world

I love how some days, as a mum, I feel like I am conquering the world and lying in bed at night, after said day, that I have just conquered the world. I love when I’ve spent a whole day with my Little One and I’ve literally spent the whole day thinking that she’s just…