Thoughts on being a (greedy) mum – month 4

The 4th month of Ioan’s life has seen him start to become much more engaged and interactive – although he is obviously still a baby, he makes eye contact and smiles, babbles alien conversations, and grabs at things (mainly Sophie the teething giraffe, which he chews at like a dog with a bone). It’s a […]

Festive feasts

In the past I have made homemade food hampers for Christmas gifts, but it’s been a bit tough this year what with looking after my little baby – who prefers my attention to be on him rather than the stove. I have managed to make a couple of bits and pieces though (I cannot resist) […]

Week 49 – Christmas is coming

Yes, it’s December, so I am officially allowed to say that Christmas is coming. What with being on maternity leave, I am quite prepared for the silly season: at least I have bought most of my presents (being in to receive Amazon Prime deliveries has its benefits!) and my Ocado and butcher’s order are in […]

Thoughts on being a (greedy) mum – month 3

Ioan, my little cherub, is not the sleepiest little fella during the day, which means this isn’t a common occurrence. When it does happen, I normally take the chance to do the washing, clean, or cook and eat. That doesn’t leave much time for blogging but here I am, trying my best to update you […]

GBBO week 10 – a picnic fit for a Queen

Okay, so I didn’t really  make a picnic for the Queen this week to meet the GBBO brief for the final week (sob – the final!) … but I had a bunch of even more discerning guests: my NCT mummy pals and their gorgeous babies. Ioan’s little buddies would need to be impressed. But whilst […]

Thoughts on being a (greedy) mum – month 2

Wow, how time flies. Ioan is already twelve weeks old – nearly three months old! – and my last blog post on the subject of motherhood feels like years ago. Ioan seems to have grown so much, even though to others he still looks like a newborn. My favourite thing about this stage of Ioan’s development […]

Week 40 – how wonderful life is while you’re in the world

So, with Ioan at 8 weeks old, we had our first night out without him. My brother, who pretends he is not a  big softy even though he already dotes on Ioan, babysat for us. We were completely confident that Jason would be fine with Ioan, but would Ioan be fine with Jason? He has […]

Week 38 – a new normal

Since the birth of our son, life has changed dramatically. Of course that won’t surprise you – whether you have kids or not, you know that a baby in the house means that your life is dictated to by a tiny human who can only communicate through crying (and the odd scream), who you simply […]