Category Archives: growing up

Birthday banners

It’s Ted’s third birthday tomorrow. I don’t even know where to begin with that. We’re having a party in a local Scout hut this weekend (I just have too many nephews to fit everyone in my tiny house) and so … Continue reading

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Potty training

If I’ve been quiet lately it’s because I’ve spent the majority of my time and energy attempting to soothe the world’s worst teething baby and the remaining time and energy cleaning up puddles of piddle. Ted’s nursery parents’ evening was … Continue reading

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Ben led weaning week four

This week has seen Ben chewing and swallowing more food and seeming to enjoy the flavours as much as the experience of squelching and throwing. New this week: Mashed potato. Broccoli. Carrot. Rice cakes. Pasta and bolognese. Sweet potato. Chilli. … Continue reading

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Ben led weaning week three

Ben didn’t really eat much this week and we didn’t try many new things. I don’t want to overwhelm him and I know it’s all going to take time. Sometimes he enjoys prodding and poking the food I put in … Continue reading

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Ben-led weaning week 2

Ben is really enjoying this whole weaning thing and I’m surprised to find that I am too. Whereas with purée-weaning Ted it was tricky feeding him and eating my own dinner BLW is so much easier. Instead of spending hours … Continue reading

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Adventures in BLW

Ben’s now six months old (I know!) so we’re starting the weaning process. After attending a class at the SureStart centre, and inviting people on my Facebook page to discuss their experiences, I decided I’d like to give baby-led weaning … Continue reading

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Five and a half months

Yesterday Daddy took Ben to get weighed. We haven’t bothered since he was fifteen weeks and he’s now about twenty four or twenty five. The only reason we wanted to know (apart from being curious because he’s such a fatty) … Continue reading

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Ted’s first pets

When Daddy was a teenager his family gained a new member in the form of a beautiful German Shepherd named Samson. He’d grown up with cats but loved that dog more than anything. My family, however, has a long history … Continue reading

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Peer Support

When I had Ted I felt completely lost. I knew how to look after babies so I thought everything would be fine, but those babies weren’t my baby and I didn’t know how different it would be. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapy

I’ve mentioned before, although not in any great detail, that I’m concerned about Ted’s speech development. I’ve swung between hugely panicked and completely in denial but I’ve always resisted doing much about it. We did decide, when we got the … Continue reading

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