Thursday, 27 July 2017

Spotlight On: Teethers

As I pondered out loud whether teething could explain G's latest grumbles my mum said to me 'teething is a bit like labour, you have a few false starts before it really gets going at which point you think it's not so bad, THEN, after that, once its totally obvious and there is no question about it, that's when the tooth will come through'. It made me laugh but it's probably true. By my mum's analogy G's been having Braxton Hicks for a few months now, days here and there where she wants to gnaw on everything but no sign of any toothy-pegs yet. Here's what G's been chewing on:

Friday, 21 July 2017

Baby & Me: Seven Month Update

What a difference a month makes. I probably say this with every update but the development leaps seem to be quicker and bigger (and result in a few more bonked bonces) as she gets older. I'm not sure if it's the tiny bit of extra hair, the sitting up or the babbling but it seems like my baby is being replaced by a little girl already. I'll say it goes SO fast. Here's what else has been happening:

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Baby's First Holiday: Bahia Principe Costa Adeje, Tenerife

We made the decision that the four month mark was a good time for a post-baby holiday. It was May, the weather in the UK was still chilly and after navigating the winter months with a newborn in tow, we were longing for some sun, not least because we had an amazing selection of tiny clothes that just

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Breastfeeding: A response to THAT Dove advert

I don't see myself as a massive breastfeeding advocate. Yes, I occasionally post pictures on Instagram and talk about clothes that you can feed in but I'm certainly not in the 'breast is best' brigade. What's best is whatever works for both of you, whatever gets you through those hazy newborn days. I didn't know which way I'd feed G but once she was here I became quite determined to breastfeed. Through the tongue tie and the colic and the silent reflux and the mastitis, because
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