It’s been 8 months since I first went back to work after having baby girl. Don’t ask me where that time has gone. It’s flown by! Now I slog it out as a working mum 5 days a week. Our daily routine when I’m at work during the week starts very early 4:45am in fact, but on my days off we treasure a little lie in… well until 7am anyway!
On our days off we love to go down to our local park and play on the swings and have a run about. It’s gorgeous in the Summer with lots of different play areas plus picnic and walking areas.
I just want to say a huge thanks to Sarah over at Mum & Mor for nominating me in the #RockingMotherhood Tag. Also Pat from White Camellias for dreaming up this awesome tag.
The idea behind #RockingMotherhood is for you to write down 10 things on how you rock being a mum.
Not sure why but I’m finding it hard to complete. Maybe it’s because I’ve always been my own worst enemy when it comes to critiquing myself. Plus I’ve always had the attitude that you can always do better. I apply this to my blog also. I know I can do better, be a better blogger, be a better wife so naturally I can be a better mother as well.
It’s been a while since I did the last review of baby girl, in fact that was her 9 month review. Later on I will let you know how we got on at the health visitor.
But first we come a long way since she was 9 months old in terms of her development. The biggest thing I’m so excited to share with you that I have to blurt out first is that she took her first few steps unaided!!! In New Years Eve as well!!! A fantastic start to 2017!!!!
She had been building up to it for a few weeks. Cruising along the sofas gaining confidence all the time. I was sitting on the sofa opposite to my husband and she wanted to come over to me I could see it! So instead of holding on to everything to get to me she had her little arms out for balance and took those precious first 3 steps all by her self. We were so proud and so excited that both of us got to see her do it for the first time.
As each day goes past now she really is gaining her confidence and is finding herself that I know in no-time she will be running around.
So now I have a toddler!!
Well I don’t know where to start. 2016 has been one of the best years in my life. It’s been jammed packed with the birth of my beautiful baby girl, baby sick, sore boobs, 10 months of maternity leave, teething, lack of sleep, returning to work full-time and of course the revamp/rebrand of this wonderful blog.
I have decided to give you a quick recap over each month. This way I can reminse back over the year as well!
My Year in Review
So let’s start at the very beginning… a very good place to start…
I’m a little late with baby girl’s 9 month review, but this past month has been crazy. I have returned to work as you know, baby girl can now stand up by herself and she has 2 bottom front teeth now.
In her 6 month review last time I told you all about our weaning journey and how I hd been trying to get her on formula during the day time. Well that has kind of worked. When my mum has her while I’m at work, baby girl has her formula, also when she’s with her dad on Saturday’s when I’m at work. But when I’m at home it has to be her ‘booby’ I cannot for the life of me get her to take a bottle. She will throw it out of my hands and grab at my bra straps!
So when she’s with me it’s ‘booby’. She’s such a smart girl and will take her formula when she knows I’m not around. My body seems to have reacted with producing less milk while I’m at work so no sore boobs, yes! and while I’ve been at home Wed-Fri I produce enough for her during the day. Our bodies are just amazing aren’t they?
Here is part 2 of our Christmas Gift Guide for 2016. This guide features gifts for kids. From stocking presents to teething toys and books. Happy Shopping!
A couple of months back we reviewed the full size Gotrovo treasure hunt game. It was fantastic and great for parties. If you are looking for a stocking filler, the Gotrovo mini is great. It comes in a fab little case and so great for carrying around. It’s perfect for holidays and visiting friends.
£9.50 (ages 3-8 for 1 or more players)