Where has the time gone? I'm a mixed bag of emotions this last week leading up to Isobel's birthday. Reliving what I was doing this day last year and thinking about those precious first cuddles and first breast feed. We had a lovely weekend in Ireland celebrating with extended family and friends as my sister … Continue reading Isobel turns 1
When all you want to do is sleep....how we survived an onslaught of sleepless nights!
I'm a week into work now and Isobel is on day 4 of full time creche. A massive adjustment but even in that short space of time we seem to have settled well into a new routine. Myself and my husband agreed between us that I would do morning drop off and he would collect … Continue reading New Routine
My mat leave ended yesterday and I have been going through an emotional rollercoaster since we got back from holidays. Isobel has been especially clingy with me at nap times. I am still trying to wean her from the boob, she just won't give up the night feed, even if she gets a bottle beforehand. … Continue reading A new chapter
We're back a few days now and Isobel has settled well back into her routine. We have learnt so much from this holiday about what you really need travelling with you. Below are my essentials: Travel kettle/flask. Favourite cuddly toy/whatever their normal sleep association is. Own car seat. Buy formula & nappies when you first … Continue reading Arrivederci Italy
You know you have come a little unprepared when 3 days in your saying "next time I go on holidays I will bring". With all my planning and lists I forgot to bring our travel changing mat! And Italy is not really set up for small babies travelling around. I have yet to find a … Continue reading The adventure continues..
Ciao from Italia!The day of travel started quite well when I had to wake Isobel earlier than normal. I tried a gentle approach rather than a grab from cot and trying to keep her asleep. So I turned on a light in the hall, and gently told her we were going on holidays. She slowly … Continue reading First Family Holiday
It seems as though everything is about to change all at once and I am not really sure I am prepared for it.. but I am taking it one day at a time...
I am noticing such a change in Isobel in the last few weeks. She has started to be a lot more clingy and definitely needs constant stimulation when awake. I follow the wonder weeks app which tells me she is currently going through the period of change known as the world of categories. (known to … Continue reading Entertain me Mommy.. Now
When I finally got Isobel out of 4.30 am wake up's about a month ago, I thought a 7am start was not far away. How foolish I was! She tricked me for a while with a couple of 6am's and 6.30am's but soon enough we were back to 5/5.30am with no returning to sleep even … Continue reading Back to Basics-Sleep Training