Met Office issues snow alert and warns of travel disruption: maybe we can use that snow suit after all! w00t!!
An ‘outtake’ from her Singapore citizenship application ‘photo session’. D’you think she’ll have a better chance if I used this one?
In talking to other mums, I think it’s very true that most first-timers in the mothering game really only focus on the pregnancy and labour, and very little on what happens after. I certainly did. I’m very lucky most friends and family are already experienced parents and furnished me with lots of things I never thought would be essential. Like a ring sling and Moby wrap, because I never thought my baby would require so much cuddle time. I never thought babies had to be helped to sleep, nor mine quite so much.
So I’ve ended up attachment parenting without ever intending to — but it really ended up being the natural thing for us. And now we’ve made it to the weaning stage (the British definition), I’ve ended up doing Baby-Led Weaning, which I’d never even heard of until a friend told us about it.
It’s my fault, because Anne was being so insufferable while I was eating that I let her try some banana. Then some avocado. Then when we were out, we just let her try all sorts of fruit and vegetables that were part of our own meals. And any attempts by me to spoon-feed her mashes and purées have been rebuffed, i.e. a firm no to mashed potato but a resounding yes to (cooked, of course) potato sticks.
To be honest, she does fling and drop her food all over the place, but finger foods are a lot easier to clean up than mashed and puréed vegetables.
I’ve written all this so I can post this video of her with some potato.
You know your computer is out of date when mobiles boast a processor that didn’t even exist when the former was purchased.
Today I’m going with the ‘dark circles / puffy eyed’ look because Anne was totally over-tired and a new sleeping environment equals practically zero sleep for her mummy.
All good things come in threes. Good tip.
SRSLY? Not all of them, of course. More proof that it’s all about moderation.
We have started weaning the little miss.
She also likes red onion, lemon, and orange. Peculiar!