Well isn’t this the long awaited and dreaded part of parenthood that every new parent is thoroughly warned about. The Terrible Twos ~insert dramatic music~. I feel like Amelie has had ‘tantrums’ since she came out of the womb; she’s honestly always been very good at letting us know she wants something, and whinging her way to us guessing what exactly that may be.
Okaaaay. This is a post I’ve wanted to write for the longest time as, you won’t be surprised to hear, we’ve had lots of comments made about our life choices. Life is a tough old thing, especially when you’re someone like myself who tends to plan every little thing in their head and throws a wobbly when something doesn’t go to plan.
We’re going to be here a while. I’d grab a cuppa. And a biccy.
The best advice I can give to someone who is is TTC is do not say out loud “we’re trying for a baby”. You’ll download Ovia, know the day you’re ovulating like the back of your hand and spend your life drowning in potential pregnancy symptoms.
I’ve had my eye on one of these grow with your baby chairs for as long as I can remember. I’m sure most of you have heard of the Stokke Tripp Trapp chairs which retail for about £150 – totally out of our budget but totally amazing.
For the past couple of weeks, Amelie has been sleeping in her brand new big girl’s bed. Where has my baby gone?! She’s settled into it like a dream, as predicted, and I’m so proud of how well she’s adapted to this change.
A very common misconception is that Bepanthen is used to treat nappy rash, which isn’t entirely true. Bepanthen helps to care for your baby’s delicate skin and protects it from what causes nappy rash.
I totally get it. The missed periods? The weak pelvic floor? The sickness? The acne? The mood swings? I must have known. It’s a difficult one to explain because I think most people assume that those signs are obviously linked to pregnancy, which makes sense, but they aren’t so obvious when you aren’t looking for them.
“When you’re older, you can count your friends on one hand” is something my mum always said. Something I couldn’t quite understand whilst sitting in a common room full of friendships. One hand? Surely not? But yes mum, you were right!
When Amelie was teeny tiny she used to absolutely love drifting off with white noise in the background. I used various apps, even Spotify, and they seem to do the job okay… But white noise in bear form?! In the words of Amelie – “Please Ta”! She’s got a lovely caring nature and enjoys looking after her four thousand and eighty one teddies so I knew she’d be a big fan of the myHummy Lena bear*.
Weaning was such a breeze with Amelie, but she’s turned into a downright fussy madame since then. Snacks are easy – fruit, yogurts, rice cakes… Chocolate buttons. Breakfast is easy – she loves cereal, toast, pretty much anything. But lunch. Well, wasn’t that a struggle!