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My poor neglected blog….

It seems I’ve neglected my blog! no post since very early february…. My Sincere apologies dear blog. I am back now. HA. No escape.

So, in the last 2 or so months, whats happened? Not much really. Miss B walks and talks. Shes also turned 1. I have to admit that she is no longer a baby, though she will be forever MY baby, she is now a toddler. An Amazing, kind, funny, sweet little girl.

 

Miss B sat in a sandpit

*Proud mummy alert!*

She can now say – Hiya, Bye bye, Shoes (her all time favourite) Cow, duck, juice, good girl, ta, Daddy, Josh, Sarah, Laura, Teddy, rooooar (not a word I grant you that, but lions make the best noises) yes (while nodding) no (while shaking her head)

Any cuddles are accompanied by “awwwwww” and her teddies get the best hugs and kisses. Though when I dropped her off at nursery this morning, she gave another little girl the sweetest hug. I watch her play with other children of all ages, and she shares wonderfully, offering them toys but cries when things are snatched from her. She says “hiya” to complete strangers and grins at them until they respond. She is just the cutest, sweetest, funniest little madam. Yes I know, we all think that about our children… but she is! 😛

She is totally obsessed with shoes, shouting shooooooes, shooooooes and trying to put them on. The noisy clomper ones are obviously the best fun.

 

I think I’ll leave you with that big pile of sentimental gooey mush for now…

 

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Silent Sunday #silentsunday

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The gallery – Eyes

After watching from afar, I’ve taken the plunge and I’m joining The Gallery – this weeks theme is Eyes.

Liv has the most beautiful eyes so this was an easy one for me to start with.

Liv's wide eyed pose.

For more entries, and more info please click below.

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My Week That Was

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The ever fabulous Beth at The Pieces of Me (yes, her again) brought this linky over at Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three to my attention, and I thought it’d be lovely to join in.  As Mummy says ” it is just about the little things that made your week”  Sadly working fulltime means most of my days of the week suck ass!

Monday – Nothing special here

Tuesday – Baby took 2 hours to fall asleep, I was pulling my hair out till my husband called at gone 9, spoke to Liv and watching her press her ear against the phone and slowly closing her eyes melted my heart. Within 15 minutes of her speaking to her Dad, she was fast asleep.  He is normally home and gives her a goodnight kiss and cuddle before bed. I’m pretty sure she was waiting for her goodnight from him before she’d sleep. After over 9 months breastfeeding and being her everything, she’s a blooming daddies girl, and I love it.

Wednesday – I got to play with some pretty macro heavy spreadsheets at work instead of the normal desk monkey work, you can see last weeks rant over this here and I felt like me again. A super nerdy spreadsheet geek, and it made my day. Also, after a normal goodnight from her father, daddies girl was asleep with 7 minutes. Phew.

Thursday – nothing special here

Friday – nor here

Saturday – Spent the day with My mum and brother in the morning and just generally had a lovely day. Liv decided she now needs just one hand holding when she totters around. 

Sunday – We spent the day at my husbands mums and Liv decided it’d be a good time to show off her likes/dislikes and spent half the time trying to kiss everyone. On the way home she started copying our sneezes, and I could not stop laughing. I don’t know how may times I say “she is so funny” but man… she is SO funny!

Pop over to Mummy Daddy and Me to see the other entries in the linky 🙂

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A Princess party, for a one year old?!

You may call me a grump, but I never even considered a 1st Birthday party for Liv. She’ll be 1. What does she know?

When my friends discussed planning their children’s 1st Birthday parties I smiled, when they asked me about Livs I smiled and said “naw, save it for when she’s 3, might get her a little cake, but nothing special”

It turns out I’m the only person in the entire world who doesn’t feel the need to do a party for a 1 year old. My Husband has been designing the cake in his head for weeks now and has asked me to ask my sister to make it. My Sister has already bought princess/castle themed cupcake stands. Funnily enough my husbands cake design is a castle.

So there it is, my daughter is having a Princess themed 1st Birthday 😐 speaking as a serious tomboy myself, I can’t see the appeal. I had toy garages instead of dolls. I started my career as a telephone engineer straight from school, climbing poles and going down holes. Fair enough I’m in the office now and wear makeup… but a girly girl I am not.

I’ve taken the stance that Liv will be whatever she wants to be. When I found out I was having a girl I asked people not to buy pink. Of course most did, and now so do I. Most days she LIVES in pink. I naturally gravitate towards jogging bottoms, jeans and leggings for her, but yes, a lot are pink. Partly because that’s what ASDA and Matalan sell most for the girls. Partly because damnit, its cute.

Other than the pink playmat I bought when she was born, from ASDA and a pink phone. Every toy I’ve bought has been gender neutral. I say it’s for practical reasons. Future babies etc (of which I’m pretty sure their won’t be any) but it’s because I prefer non pink stuff. She has so brightly colour Lamaze toys from birth, I love them all. Now at 9 months she is pretty clear on her favourite. A Pink Princess Sophie Lamaze doll. I’d like to say it’s because her little legs are easy to carry and Liv loves chewing its purple ballet pumped feet, but why not Sir Prance-a-lot. His horse has little skinny legs.

Princess Sophie gets dragged around the apartment. If you hear Liv crawling accompanied by a scraping sound, its Princess Sophie… (or the computer mouse but that’s another post all together).

Liv in and her Princess doll in all their pink glory

 

I’m pretty easy-going really, I just like to rant about things here and to my lovely long-suffering girls on whatsapp. If a Princess doll is Liv’s favourite toy this week then so be it. She has plenty of time to change her mind and choose then toy cars next week. I love going to nursery and seeing the boys playing with handbags and dolls, and the girls with their cars and footballs. They don’t think twice about these things. They look fun so get played with. Simple.

So it seems I have a Princess party to organise in a couple of months. Wish me luck guys!

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Shush Little Baby…

Sleep… oh the illusive sleeping through the night. Such a mummy post, but hey, ’tis part of who I am!

When Liv was 9 weeks old, she started sleeping through. of sorts. She would sleep 10.30 ’till 5 or 6, it was amazing. Then at 4 months old she started nursery and within a couple of weeks it stopped. She needed night feeds. After speaking to the Health visitor we weaned at 5 months hoping it’d help. Of course it didn’t.

Up until New Years eve the routine was as follows. 7pm bath, cuddle with Daddy, feed to sleep, put her down in the cot in our room, by 2 she’d have been up who knows how many times and would be in our bed for the rest of the night. Feeding on and off, of her own accord.

December finally saw me giving away the spare bed, and decorating Livs bedroom. Its been a long time coming, she is now 9 months old. December 31st the cot moved next door into her bedroom. I decided to try Controlled crying of sorts, but got to the 3 minute gap and my husband couldn’t take the crying and went in and got her. Last week however, I decided to stop feeding her to sleep, just until she was content and put her down, I patted her bum and sang to her, lying her back down a few times when she got up to escape, and within 10 or 15 minutes she was asleep. Shocking! she slept until 3 am, had a feed then slept until 6 for her morning milk. I could not believe the difference putting her down awake and happy has made. I’ve also bought Ewan the dream sheep to try, and for the first night I continued to sing, pat and rub her to sleep. Last night however, with the sheep playing its lullaby, and its light turned off as lights are play things for Liv, I simply stood over her for 10 minutes and she dozed off for the night. I didn’t hear a sound until midnight, but I closed my eyes and next thing I heard her again at 2am. After trying the sheep again for 10 minutes she made it pretty clear she wanted a feed, but then went down until 6am.

I am more than happy with 1 wake up and morning starting at 6 as she’s out of the door for nursery by 7.50 anyway. The progress we’ve seen in the last week has been a pleasant surprise. If we carry on like this she’ll be settling quicker and easier each night, and hopefully dropping the middle of the night feed (we got to 5am one night this week!)

Bring on 12 hours sleep! whooooooooooop. The implications of this would be MASSIVE. My husband and I could go out for date night without a babysitting sister-in-law having a nervous breakdown due to a screaming baby waking up and only wanting me, 15 minutes after we leave. Heck, I might even find time to do some exercise.

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Silent Sunday #silentsunday

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