Emma has been swimming now for 8 months and is absolutely loving it. I was a little apprehensive to take her at first as she wasn’t exactly what you’d call a water baby from day one. When she was 2 weeks old, I gave her a bath and she screamed while holding onto my shirt for dear life…quite the contrast compared to friends who said their babies of the same age loved it and were splish splashing away every night.
On this day last year, I had a 36 week check up with my midwife, who raised suspicions that Beanie (our name for Emma when she was a bump) was breech. This year has been such a whirlwind that I don’t really stop to look back on it – but this day sticks so clearly in my mind.
This weekend, Emma and I went to see my Mum and make the most of the glorious sunshine – seriously, it was officially making me contemplate not bringing my winter jacket with me. I brought it anyway, but we’re inching so much closer to summer now!
Today I’ve been inspired to join Quite Frankly She Said and What Katy Said‘s #HappyDaysLinky – I love the idea of keeping a record of all the things that I made me happy in the past week. This week has been full of the gorgeous sunshine and enjoying the Easter holidays together. Continue reading “My Happy :: Spring Sun”
As we were planning the logistics of the next month, with Hubski abroad, we both realised that it would be wise to get some help. Just a few hours here and there to take the pressure off.
I was a little hesitant at first, partly because I like to think that I am in control of everything and hate to admit that I need the help. Continue reading “Learning to slow down”
I have this theory that people can be separated into two categories: those who live for breakfast, and those who just aren’t that fussed and can wait. In our house, the boys and girls are separated into those two camps – the boys wake up and watch a bit of TV before they even think about getting something to eat. For me and Emma, it’s a totally different story. In fact most mornings, Emma (at not even 1 year old) is making shouty noises at me as I crumble her Weetabix at record speed.
It was a gloriously sunny day on Tuesday so I decided to take Emma and her brother James to Spring Barn Farm in Lewes, just outside of Brighton. She’s getting so intrigued by everything around her and it’s so lovely to watch – and James was really excited to show her around too.
It was a day to remember as it is the first time we have had a day out without my other half there too – and that made it extra special.
Today has been one of those great days filled with lovely moments – it started off sad as my other half left for a work trip, but then we took Emma to a farm for the first time and I saw her fascinated by the animals and truly excited. On the way back, she conked out in the back and I managed to make ‘the transfer’ from car seat to cot with her still fast asleep so I settled down for half an hour down time.
Today my other half is going abroad with work for a month, and as he’s packing I am suddenly overcome with how daunted I feel about this. A month is a long time and as I step into the unknown as he’s only been away for a couple of nights since Emma was born, I imagine it will be quite tough.
Happy Easter everyone! Hope you’re all having a relaxing one and have lots of chocolate to hand.
I should’ve known that the weather would be pretty awful on the Easter bank holiday and right on cue we woke up to a grey and miserable one. This morning we’re having a relaxed one as yesterday was so hectic – we all went to a first birthday party of Emma’s best pal; her first of many birthday parties I’m sure. It was strangely exhausting for all of us but she absolutely loved it as it covered all her favourites: balloons, bubbles and lots of food.