Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – April 2016

It is the start of a new month and time to reflect on the last one and write-up all of the firsts that we achieved.  Month of Firsts is a series of posts I started because I was struggling to keep track of what you did and when you did it.  Some of the things make me laugh, some frustrate me and others are just magical.  It is a warts and all account of the good, the bad and the ugly.  All moments worth sharing and keeping for future reading.  So, Harry this is what you got Read on…

The Waiting Room

Last week saw us attend the drop-in clinic at my doctor’s surgery and have to wait for 3 hours for an appointment.  Yes I will say that again, 3 hours.  And that was 3 hours of having to sit in the waiting room for your name to be called.  I had been told the horror stories of how long others have waited – although even the worst story was half the length of time we waited –  so I went prepared with a packed lunch, his sticker book and a few of his Read on…

Best of Both Worlds

Harry, As you grow up you will inevitably wonder who you take after.  So in readiness for this conversation I thought I’d better put pen to paper (ahem) and start jotting down just a few ways you take after us both.  When you are old enough to read this for yourself you can make your own judgement.  So here goes: 5 ways you take after Mummy My Legs – Your Daddy would actually say you are inflicted with my legs rather than blessed with them.  My legs are short and stocky.  Read on…

My LIttle Cheeky Monkey

The Unspoken List

Like most expectant parents I had read a lot of books before giving birth to my little cheeky monkey. There was sound advice on the day to day essentials of feeding, sleeping, clothing etc that I followed – in hindsight a little too religiously – but there was nothing on how to prepare for the unexpected. I am referring of course to the unpleasant “unspoken” things that become part and parcel of parenting.

Top Parenting Trends 2015…..apparently…..

I read with interest today the following article www.netmums.com/home/g/top-uk-parenting-trends-to-watch-out-for-in-2015 And, indeed it was interesting.  Some I was bemused at, others baffled, and some I kind of agreed with.    So here goes with my honest account of the ones that stood out for me: Brelfies – No one and I mean no-one wants to take – or see – a picture of me breastfeeding.  Whilst some celebs have endorsed it, there is no amount of amateur  air brushing that is going to make a photo of me in the same position look Read on…