Milestone moments

TM just turned 7 months and for the last 4 or 5 weeks he seems to be constantly changing and learning new things. I was going to do a little summary of the things he’s done but it’s such a big list I will write about them all individually!

I mentioned before that he had started teething – he is now the proud owner of two bottom teeth and two at the top are just poking through. All in all (so far) we haven’t fared too badly with teething compared to some – his sleep was only messed up for a few nights and he has been miserable for a couple of days but not as many as I expected! It has tested my patience though and made me realise how very lucky I am with his general temperament – he is, for the most part, a happy baby.

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Babies, biscuits and books: #1

Books have always been hugely important to me. For as long as I can remember I have loved reading and it really is my favourite way to relax or take some time to myself. When given the chance I can spend hours reading and I can’t explain how wonderful the feeling is when a book is so gripping that you get entirely lost in it and don’t want to put it down. I really hope that TM grows to love books and we already spend quite a lot of time reading together and looking at books. I thought I’d start a little series about some of the books we enjoy together. Lots of parent bloggers have brilliant blogs and series in this vein but I particularly love Catie at Diary of an Imperfect Mum‘s Book Corner and Karen at Two Tiny Hands with the Robot’s Reading Round Up. Continue reading

Wires, cushions & feet: my baby’s favourite playthings

Babies are funny creatures. You can spend a fortune on toys and games for them to play with only to discover they only want to play with stuff they definitely shouldn’t have or that seems entirely dull. Luckily almost all of our toys have been gifts or second-hand because TM is a fan of the non-toy. Here’s a list of things that entertain my 6 month old baby:

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Things I didn’t know about birth

I adore reading birth stories. I find them fascinating. I love to watch One Born Every Minute now, and Call the Midwife is probably my favourite recent TV series. I felt a little bad that I have been reading all these amazing birth stories but I hadn’t written about my birth experience. Rather than write a long spiel (we all know I can get carried away) I decided to tell you the things I didn’t know about birth which I discovered on the day.

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