Weaning

So, we’re nearly at that time, the time that comes in every babies life, where they start to eat food.

We’ve held out for the last month, fought tooth and nail with my mum and stuck to the fact that I am NOT going to spoon feed. It is strictly Baby Led Weaning for me.

Though recently I have been letting him taste a few things, though he has mainly been holding the food himself, like rusks and cheese πŸ™‚ I cannot wait to start weaing him, it’s going to be so fun πŸ˜€

I’m going to start by giving him breakfast. So after his 7am feed he’ll we’ll have breakfast about 8.30 and I’m thinking of giving him porrige fingers as a first breackfast, or banana and melon and then toast fingers.

Then the week after I’ll start him on lunches aswell so after his 11am feed we’ll have lunch about 12 and I’m thinking finger sarnies (providing he didn’t have toast for breakfast) or prehaps some pasta or pancakes or even some oatcakes πŸ™‚

Then the next week we’ll introduce dinner too, which will be about 5pm and that will literally be whatever I’m having πŸ™‚ so chips, chicken, beef, cottage / shepherds pie etc.

It’s going to be so fun! Watching him play with his food and sqidge it and everything πŸ˜€

My mum still believes in spoon feeding but I warned her that I wouldn’t let her babysit if she didn’t follow my way of weaning. I understand that she grew up in an era of ‘spoon feeding’ but this is the way I want to do it and means I skip the stresses of spoon feeding and also a lot of research has been done and many mums say that their baby-led weaning has allowed their babies to independently feed months in advance so you see babies of 8-9months only just learning to feed themselves whereas their babies learnt at the age of 6months, to me it just seems a much better way to wean. I mean, the idea of feeding my little man something off a spoon that he has No idea what it is just upsets me. I would hate it if someone did it to me! And I don’t have to worry too much about choking as babies have an amazing gag reflex πŸ™‚

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Sunshine in Spring, Engagement and a Holiday… It’s all good news

So, the snow has finally passed and spring has arrived! Horrah!!!!

For the last few days we have had lovely lush sunshine! I have loved it! I went out and bought some factor 50+ Nivea sun lotion for my little man (don’t want him burning now!) and my cousin (who has just gave birth to a lovely little man also) bought him a lovely little shorts set and some gorgeous little sun hats!

We got some great news yesterday, the other half has his holiday in July so we’re off to the seaside for a week!! WHOOP!!! We’re looking at going to Weymouth, I went once when I was really young with the family, but I dont really remember it. I can’t wait to introduce sand and the sea to my little man!

We’re trying to get the garden sorted this summer so that it’ll be all nice for Little man to sit and play outside. He hasn’t quite got the hang of sitting yet, but he can sit aided… I’m not too worried, he’s only just turning 5 months, so we’re in no rush. Little man just gets frustrated laying on his back all the time! So by the time that summer arrives he should be sitting and playing around in the garden πŸ™‚

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A piture of Little man and my fiancΓ© (YES!! HE FINALLY PROPOSED!!!)

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My gorgeous, diamond and whitegold ring ❀

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