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One: You’ve Only Just Begun

It’s somewhere between 8 and 9pm. For the second time in half an hour I unlatch my baby. His head lolls back, limbs flopping towards the ground. I carefully lower him to the bed. One. Two. Three… He grunts, kicks his legs out, rolls over and is crawling before his eyes are open. He’s like […]

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Leap Six – The Velcro Baby

With my first baby it was hard not to obsess over each little thing he did or didn’t do. How much should he be feeding at X months? How much and how often should he sleep at Y months? What skills should he have learnt by Z months? And of course, the perennial “What’s wrong with […]

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Big, Bold and Beautiful

He’s Big To everyone’s surprise, he was a big baby from the start. Off the charts for height and weight at birth, and still trending in the top percentiles at 4 months. No waking him to feed at night. No worrying if he might be getting enough milk. Despite our fears of getting another non-sleeper, this […]

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Ten random things I have learnt as a (first-time) mother

After reading her list of things she learnt, I’m participating in Learner Mama’s linky with this post. So here are ten random things that I’ve learnt as a first-time mother.  As we’re only 18 months into this journey, there are many more things I’ve yet to learn.   1. The post-pregnancy you still looks heavily pregnant for quite a […]

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Superhands Baby Sign!

At a family dinner over Christmas, the Rascal tapped my arm to get my attention. When I turned to him he asked me for more food. This was soon followed by a request for a sip of water. Later as he got tired and overwhelmed by everything, he asked to go somewhere quiet and have […]

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Baby steps

When it comes to hitting milestones, the Rascal likes to take his time doing new things. He just can’t be rushed. Even for crawling, which I really really didn’t want him to skip. I’ve tried to leave him to progress at his own pace, but the thought of having to walk around for weeks providing […]

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Christmas, the sequel

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time… Unless you’re an incredibly chilled out person that rarely stresses out about ANYTHING, Christmas can be one of the most overhyped and stressful times of the year. Beaten only by the appended New Year’s Eve craziness. There’s a lot of preparation required for a good Christmas – months of […]

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Waterbabies: Chase that fishie!

The ability to swim is a very important life skill, yet for various reasons quite a lot of people reach adulthood without ever having been taught to at least float in water.  Having  observed friends in this situation, it’s been clear that it’s a lot more difficult to learn at a later age when you’ve […]

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