• First birthday baby
    Parenting

    First Birthday

    March 15th 2021. Your first birthday. How has that happened? I don’t know how I feel. Happy or sad? You arrived nine weeks early, spent weeks in hospital but miraculously you’ve grown into a healthy, happy little boy. I shouldn’t ask for anything more. Yet I’m heartbroken for all you have missed out on during your first year. You weren’t able to see your Dad for two whole weeks during your time in hospital due to Covid restrictions. You didn’t meet your brother until you came home over five weeks after you were born. You’ve missed out on countless cuddles and smiles with family who live on the other side…

  • Life

    Exploring as a Family of 4

    This morning we had our first proper adventure exploring as a family of 4. Up until then, we’d only been out walking together around the streets near our house. With a toddler who hates being trapped in his pram, we really haven’t managed to ve innture far from the house at all the past few months. But with lockdown starting to ease, we decided to get some fresh air in the woods just a 5 minute drive from our house. It was so good to be outside and not walking the same few streets. Dylan was able to explore and there were very few people around so we weren’t having…

  • Plate of cookies with toddlers hand reaching for one
    Kitchen

    Toddler Approved Banana Cookies

    Dylan has been a bit off his food the last few days due to painful gums from teething so I’ve been trying to cook his favourite foods to try and entice him to eat something. One thing he can’t get enough of is banana so I thought I’d try and create some healthy banana cookies for him. To say they went down well is an understatement. They were so simple to make and Dylan had lots of fun helping me bake them and licking the bowl! For some of our other favourite recipes click here!

  • Baby eating spaghetti
    Kitchen,  Parenting

    Favourite Recipes To Share With Baby

    I love food, Mik loves food and we are so pleased that Dylan also loves food. I thought I would put together a list of our favourite recipes to share with baby. We still love to eat these meals together even though Dylan is definitely now a toddler, not a baby any more. Banana oak pikelets These are great for breakfast, as a snack while out and about or as a quick lunch when defrosted from the freezer. We’ve tried lots of flavours and our favourites are banana and cinnamon, cheese and tomato or cheese and pea. Porridge with plums and almond This recipe isn’t officially a baby/toddler recipe but…

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    Life

    Recently

    Recently we’ve been so busy, we’ve hardly had time to breathe. Wedding Bells Dylan’s first birthday week was all go! We kicked off with a wedding in Aviemore so my mum and step-dad came up to look after Dylan for the day. It was the first time I’d left him during the day for more than an hour or so and I was really nervous but everything went ok and he had a brilliant day with his grandparents. Luckily the wedding was close to the hotel where we were staying so I was able to nip back to feed him and put him to bed which made me feel much…

  • Parenting

    Beautiful Baby Gifts from Tilly & Jasper

    During my pregnancy, I couldn’t help browsing every baby website I could find to pick out items for our newborn and since Dylan has arrived I’ve spent countless hours doing the same while we’re snuggled up on the sofa for feeds. One website which I really love is Tilly & Jasper. It sells lots of gorgeous items from clothes to swaddle blankets and also caters for older children. What We’ve Got We have this super soft bamboo muslin and this hooded towel. The muslin is by far my favourite out of all of the muslins we have – and believe me we have a lot! It really is beautifully soft…