Weaning at 9 Months

I meant to keep a regular weaning diary as other mummies seem to be interested in hearing about it. But I didn’t. So, better late than never, I’ll do an update on weaning at 9 months old. I was a bit scared to move on from purées as I felt somehow I’d get it wrong…

Happy Birthday to ME!

I turned 36 yesterday. Luther woke me by loudly voicing “mamma” and “da-daa”. I smiled. You can’t really help it, even though it’s horribly early he’s just so sweet. What a glorious day! What a glorious life! We got up in the dark and started playtime. Daddy got up and sang me happy birthday in…

Teeth and Tumble Tots

I’ve been a bit quiet on here, so sorry about that. Luther is teething and I’ve not slept properly for 10 days, and all my spare energies have gone into my studies with Digital Mums. My brain feels like an over-boiled potato. The first pesky tooth has finally cut through but it’s really disrupting his…

Sunny Somerset – Snoozing, Swimming and Snuggles

I’m a Somerset girl at heart. We had a lovely time recently in Somerset enjoying the sunshine and my mother’s delicious cooking. The first morning Luther woke early and I carried him over to the bedroom window to look at the ducks on the pond, only to see a kingfisher sitting looking at the water….

Splish Splash Water Baby

Daddy and I took Luther swimming today for the first time; and we managed to scoop up his paternal grandpa on the way, to witness his water baby moment. Luther was falling asleep as we got to the pool but having walked there we thought we’d try it anyway. He did so well, especially as…

Leaps and bounds, crawls and gurgles

I discovered yesterday that Luther is understanding me. I said ‘daddy’ in a sentence and his head whipped round to look towards the door. He looked back at me, then at the door again to see if daddy was home. I’ve tested it several times and he knows what I’m saying. It’s blown my mind!…

Chalk Kids

I absolutely love the Chalk Kids website. In fact, it was one of the reasons I started my own blog. It’s beautiful and useful and lovely to read. I feel very lucky to have a new feature on there. Many thanks to Steph! Please grab a cup of tea, take a read and look through…

A whole half – 6 months old

Yesterday marked six months since Luther was born. We were going to take him swimming but he wasn’t on top form, so we went on a mini pub crawl, which allowed him to nap, and which he enjoyed. It was his first outing in his awesome mini trucker hat made by Billie the Kid Apparel,…

Start the Food Fight

So, Luther is nearly six months (I know everyone says it, but seriously, where has the time gone?) I have started the weaning process. He’s been keen to reach out and grab whatever i’ve been eating so it was fun to see how he liked it when he finally got it in his gob! To…

Luther in London

We were in London over the weekend to celebrate Luther’s grand-parents Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Amazing! He thoroughly enjoyed his trip and seemed to relish all the new sights and sounds. When it was time to put him to bed on Saturday night, after a quick bath in the sink and some baby food, I made…

Date Night – The Jetty – Sans Luther!

So Luther’s daddy, aka The Husband, and I had our first date on Thursday since becoming parents. We went to the launch of The Jetty, a new restaurant in Brighton, part of the soon-to-open Harbour hotel and spa. It was a revelation to wear a normal bra (not an easy access soft nursing one), and…