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 […]

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 […]

Weeks 45 to 48 – bringing up baby

Where oh where does the time go? It’s like Ioan eats it with the same enthusiasm with which he eats his fingers (teething, wow, that’s not exactly a bundle of fun is it?!). Anyway, I have been planning my menus, but each time Sunday pops around I realise I don’t have time to write up […]

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 […]

Weeks 32-35 – the most amazing thing I have ever made: my baby

Here he is: introducing Ioan, our gorgeous little boy. Since he made his appearance on 24 July we have been living in a newborn whirlwind (and don’t even get me started on the hormones). He truly is the most amazing thing I have ever made (thanks in part to my ‘sous-chef’ Andrew!). And he is […]