This month has been a firm wave of goodbye to sleep, and a (not so) warm welcome back to the eye bags.
Ok, I think we have a new contender for my favourite age so far.
I’ve decided to start a mini series on my seasonal picks for Amelie’s wardrobe. It’s a worrying habit that I go shopping and totally skip the ‘womenswear’ section and jump straight over to the kids wear.
I think it’s fair to say that this has surely been the most challenging month yet. We’ve been trying to balance moving out with a grumpy baby, and my god I am shattered. Nonetheless – Amelie is now seven months old, and my little best friend (when she wants to be).
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!