I was the perfect parent. Well, that was before I actually became a parent. “I’d never do this”, “I’d never do that”. In fact, I actually had a conversation with my friends mum a week before discovering my pregnancy about the things I wouldn’t do as a parent. And, here I am – doing it all.
If being a mum has taught me anything, it’s that being a woman is the best and worst thing. The worst because quite frankly having to push tiny things out of our own tiny things is rather painful.
I’m all for making life a little easier, especially when it involves motherhood. So, I’ve discovered a few little things that I’ve found helpful since having Amelie. For those of you who are interested in what hacks I have from teething to clearing up mess – you’re in the right place!
After a whole lot of research, weeks of putting it off, and an inevitable ‘help me’ text to Paige – I’ve finally got my head around where to start with weaning. I use Holly Willoughby’s ‘Truly Scrumptious Baby’ book, and Ella’s Kitchen’s weaning wall charts for guidance. If you sign up to be a friend of Ella’s Kitchen, you will receive these charts for free through the post.
I know I say it every month but WHAT? I feel like I blinked and Amelie is suddenly half a year old. Crazy, crazy, crazy!
As the mama-to-be, lots of nappies and wet wipes are essential purchases. Exciting, right? But as a baby shower attendee, I think it’s much more exciting to buy cute baby items as opposed to that nipple cream that you’ve been thinking of buying. With the nipple cream aside, I’ve put together a little list of baby shower gift ideas!
I don’t know about you, but winding down is an important part of my day (unless I want to remain a miserable cow). There’s no chance of me getting a good’s night sleep if I have a lot on my mind, and don’t feel relaxed. Or if Amelie is in the mood for a sleepover.
I feel like this post is well overdue since I’ve had tons of questions on Amelie and her good sleeping genes. There is no denying the utter mum guilt when you can’t work out why your baby is crying. You can never be prepared for those first few weeks with a newborn – the sleepless nights are brutal. Me and Cyril used to lose our minds, feeling awful that we didn’t know how to soothe Amelie. That’s until our friend introduced us to this app.
Finally!! After 8 months of friendship, we got round to meeting our online friends – Paige, Rob and Freddie. You no longer have to listen (or read) about how much I want to meet them. But, you do have to read about what is was like meeting them. Travelling back to Bristol from Norfolk consisted of a lot of ‘I wish we lived closer’ texts, and I really do wish we did!
I’ve got to say, this is by far my favourite age yet! Besides the teething, Amelie has become such a little character and I absolutely love it. She’s 5 months old, and the best company ever!