Toys

Does anyone else have a toy problem?Β  I feel like I’m constantly buying toys! My little man just gets bored of them so easily! ! It’s driving me nuts!

Our house is beingΒ  taken over by them! I wouldn’t mind so much if he actually played with them but a lot of them he uses once then just throws them away!

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Apologies

Sorry I’ve been a bit silent recently.Β  Our laptop has died ans my bb wouldn’t let me post anything.Β  But I have a new phone (still no laptop) and am able to post a few!!

The weaning is going really well he’s having breakfast lunch dinner pudding and snacks now πŸ™‚ the pudding we spoon him and the rest is blw like I wanted πŸ™‚

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Picture is of little man having his dinner πŸ™‚

He’s now almost 7 months old!! I can’t believe it! Where is the time going? ?

He has 3 teeth and another 3 looking ready to come through!Β  Still no signs of any words yet though.Β  But I ddon’t mind,Β  it means I can keep my baby a wee bit longer!

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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Changing Bags and Changing Rags.

When I was pregnant with Oscar I didn’t actually by a changing bag… I didn’t think I needed one (sounds stupid I know) but here are 2 (what I used to think were good) reasons as to why I didn’t:

1) I got a free changing bag from Boots Parenting Club

2) I got one with my Trenton Travel system

See, two perfectly good reasons why I didn’t bother or think I needed to get a changing bag.

However, Oscer is now 4 1/2 months old and I am sick to death of these too smalll, very badly designed changing bags.

Lets us start with the Trenton mothercare changing bag.

It is literally just a sack. you can fit things in it… but once you do they everything will be lost until you empty the damn thing! You can’t order anything in thereΒ because of the shape, it’s literally a giant U shape. so all the creams fall to bottom, the nappies get squished into an imcomprehensible shape which you then need an iron to get back into a nappy shape! And there is only one teeny weeny itsy bitsy pocket which just about fits your lady things in… And to top it all off there is no zip or no velcro so the damn thinf doesnt even close, the lightest bit of wind and the thing comes open ready for a passing theif to steal all your nappies.

Now the Boots parenting club bag is Much better then this. Is has a nice external side pocket with thermal lining which fits almost any sized bottle! it also has an external back pocket which is uselful and inside there are a further two pockets. However, all round it is too small, the actual bag barely fits everything in and by the time everything has been squeezed in it is, the thing doesn’t close.

So almost 5 months on I have thrown down the rag (or cloth) and bought myself a changing bag. And my god I love it!

Its the Izabel summer infant changing bag, bought from www.mothercare.com for Β£27.00 (though I have just found it in www.boots.com on offer for Β£21) It has a lovely design on it and doesnt really look like a change bag so even when I no longer need it it will be usable as just a normal bag! it has 2 outer bottle compartments and 2 inner ones, 2 outer pockets and 2 inner ones and the space inside is very large! I’ve managed to get everythiong in and still have plenty of room to spare! It is by far one of the best buys I have recently made. And worth every penny.

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 πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ™‚ it was so funny, though he wasn’t as interested in the horses lol

Oscar and the Neigh Neighs πŸ˜€

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Oscar and the Moo Moos πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ˜€

Swimming etc…

It is official, my little man is a water baby, he has grown his water wings πŸ™‚

Last tuesday he went baby swimming πŸ˜€ and he loved it πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€

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