Old MacDonald had a Farm…..

What a bloody tongue twister that is!!

However my son loves it. He loves watching me get tongue tied attemtping to sing:

“with a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo there a moo everywhere a moo moo, a baa baa here a baa baa there here a baa there a baa everywhere a baa baa…..” then a quack a cluck an oink a neigh a meow a woof a god-knows-what!!

HA!

But anyway my sioster has been doing a photograpghy project on babies and their relationships with animals, so we decided to take Little man to the farm 😀 He’s probably too young (18weeks) but he seemed to enjoy it! Will deffo be taking him again when he’s older and toddling around!

He loved the cows, and jumped a mile when they mooed and then burst out laughing 🙂 it was so funny, though he wasn’t as interested in the horses lol

Oscar and the Neigh Neighs 😀

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Oscar and the Moo Moos 🙂

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It really was a lovely day out with Little Man and the Sis … first the aquarium then the farm… next time it’ll be the Zoo! 😀

Water Baby

So as I just posted, my little man loved going baby swimming, and to top off the water theme, on thursday we went to Birmingham Sealife centre! And yes he is only 4 months, but he had such fun! He stared at everything so intently! Especially the Jellyfish

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He stayed awake throughout the whole thing! Which impressed me immensly! Thoug, online it said that there was crocadiles and penguins, but we didn’t see any, so unless we just missed a bit thenthey need to update their website!

But my little Ozzie had the bestest day, he didn’t even sleep on the train back!

Though, he did have a good sleep on the way from the station to the Sealife centre! (seeing as his Auntie and his mummy got lost and had to get a taxi in the end!!)

But in all he loved the fishes! And has been a proper little water baby all week!! 😀

 

 

Swimming etc…

It is official, my little man is a water baby, he has grown his water wings 🙂

Last tuesday he went baby swimming 😀 and he loved it 😀 no crying like a lot of young babies do (apparently) he was loving being splashed by the older babies (we went in a group and LM was the youngest one there). We went to a swimming pool in Nuneaton, Pingles I think it was called, and it was lovely, they even had a baby pool, which was ok, but I think Oscar prefered being dragged around the shallows of the big pool.

There was one little boy there who had just turned one and had just learned to walk he was adorable toddling around the cafe afterwards! Running rings around his mother and causing chaos and attempting to rearrange furniture! It made me so impatient for Oscar to start crawling/walking. But he is only 17 weeks today and the more I think about it, the more I want to keep him young and small and giggly 😀

Anyway, back to swimming, he wpre these darling little swimming shorts and was in Boots ownbrand swimming nappies, which were so cute, they’re bright green with little octopus on! He loved being dragged around the pool, we didn’t use any blow-up props I just held him and he absolutely loved every minute of it, he even forgot to be hungry!!

And even after getting dry and dressed he didn’t cry! I was totally amazed, and even in the cafe he didn’t cry for food, he was just such a gorgeous happy little mite!

Now that he’s been once I think im going to take him every week 😀

 

 

Undecided Weaning.

So I want to do baby led weaning, but my mum and my mil keep presuring me to spoon feed. He’s now 4 months and they (especially my mum) keep trying to get me to give hiim purees and it’s driving me up the wall!

Oscar keeps watching me eat and I’ve gave him little bits here and there and he loves trying new things, but I really want baby-led to be the main weaning tactic that we use. I love the idea of him feeding himself and squishing food and throwing it!

I just really wish my mum could understand this. She knows I’ve tried him with a few things already and she’s trying to force me into giving him more and more. He’s 4 months so he can have a few things, but she’s on about giving him baby roasts and god knows what else!

I wish she would just understand that Oscar is my own child not hers I wish she would respect how I want to raise him.

SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY! I understand that she has done this before (4 times) and that spoon feeding was ‘the done thing’ back then but it’s not the 90’s anymore. I’ve tried to talk to her and to show her by books and recipies the type of weaing that I want to do but she goes in a huff. Am running out of ideas and am now too scared to ask her to baby sit as I know she’ll go behind my back and feed him a proper blended meal probably full of salt!

A Year Ago

It was around this time last year (the 4th to be precise!) That I found out I was pregnant and started this blog… admittedly I haven’t really posted much considering this blog is a year old, but recently I’ve been a lot better!

Me and my Oh had been trying for 4 months until I became pregnant, and I can still remember the heartache and the sheer let-down everytime I came on my period every month. But then in feb we decided to not try, and just hope for the best, so that we no longer kept our hopes up and got hurt, then a month later I was pregnant!! It was the most amazing, bestest feeling in the world.

We had said that if I got pregnant then we would keep it to opurselfs, but we were that happy and excited that I took my mum for a coffee and told her! And then phined ,my dad followed closely by all 3 of my sisters!

It was bittersweet telling my older sister as she’s been trying for a baby for 2 years now and still nothing 😦 fingers crossed that she has some good news for us this year!

We’ve decided that we are going to start trying for another one in august and hopefully we’ll have a May baby next year 🙂 I think 18/19 months difference is good, that’s the same distance as me and my sisters have between us and we’ve always been close.

 

Easter, Laughing, Rolling and Christmas

We’ve had our first easter with little man, he’s now 15 1/2 weeks he’s still not on solids as we’ve decioded to go with baby-led weaning, so until he can sit up and has a better hand-eye co-ordination he’s going to be staying wholely on milk, so no easter eggs for little man! (Though I did let him have a quick little like of a chocolate button, but shhhhh) so instead we bought him a lovely little peter rabbit rattle 🙂 amd he nought us a lovely little imprint set (nana actually bought it and put his hand and footprint in) it was such a lovely little present! I teared up when we got it!

One set of his godparents (my sister and brother-in-law) bought him a darling little book full of rhymes and stories and his other set of godparents (our Best friends) bought him a gorgeous Gruffalo t-shirt and even more gorgeous peter rabbit dungarees!  (In all I think we can say my little man has had a fairly decent first easter!)

Everytime I walk into his room in the morning he always smiles and giggles at me and it fills my heart with so much love I feel that it will explode! However, during the night he’s still waking up, some nights more than others, we think he’s going through his 4 month development leap and growth spurt! (Also his teeth are coming through so the poor little lamb is having a right mare of a time!!)

He’s only 15 1/2 weeks but already he’s out growing his 3-6 months clothing! His great nana bought him a 6-9 month jacket that fits him perfectly already! It’s totally mad how long he is!

Yesterday he did his first ever proper roll, I was so proud! (It was from his tummy onto his back, he hasn’t quite mastered rolling from back to front and gets stuck on his side, which is so cute) his face when he found himself on his back was a picture! So shocked and confused!

Everytime I see something that I like for him I have to buy it! Even if he’s too young for it I feel the need to buy it! And all I think is ‘Oh I’ll put that up for christmas or his birthday’ haha (I feel like I really am turning into my mother!!)

My cousin gave birth to a little boy on wednesday, they’ve named him James Jnr after his daddy 🙂 He made my little man look like a giant baby! I honestly cannot remember him being so small!! It’s amazing how quickly they grow and how fast you forget how small they were!

 

Clothing for Boys.

This is a rant.

Anyone who does not wish to read an annoyed mothers rant, do not read past this warning.

Well, where to start? Oscar is currently growing at an alarming rate and I find myself having to buy clothes every other week, I wouldn’t mind so much if baby clothes weren’t so expensive! Or if even there were some DECENT little boy clothes around! The only NICE little boy clothes I have been able to fins come with price tags on them of about £15 a piece! MY CLOTHES ARE CHEAPER THAN THIS!!!

I think it is an absolute disgrace! For something so small how can it be justified??

The only place that does reasonable priced good quality clothes is Sainsbury’s!

And the worst part of all this? What really gets my blood boiling? The fact that you walk into a shop and there will be rails upon rails of lovely little girl clothes but for boys? There is only ever one measly pathetic section full of un-cute clothes which have CARS on them!? what baby wants to wear cars? Why project this stereotypical CARS = BOY crap onto babies? fairenough if they are 2 or 3, but why put a baby in a top with a car on? It makes me so annoyed. Why do little girls get to wear variety and boys just have awful dark colours with awful prints on? When did babies get caught up in all this ‘boys must wear this’ and ‘Girls must wear this’ ?? I think it is totally unfair. Especially as the decent boy clothing is all ridiculously over-priced.

It upsets me that girls clothing takes priority over boys clothing. Where is the fairness?