Baby, Mummy and The Blog – ten month update

Wow, we’re in double figures now – this is F at 10 months old! How on Earth did that happen? Here’s July’s run down…

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Baby, Mummy and the Blog – nine month update

Another monthly round up is ready. Late again… but better late than never! Thanks June, you’ve been great.

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Glamping in Lincolnshire

In our house, we’re definitely not happy campers. My hubby hates sleeping on the floor and I hate wandering around a field multiple times during the night for a wee (damn pelvic floor!)

However, we then got thinking about how to have a ‘new’ holiday experience, a UK weekend getaway and questioned whether glamping could be an acceptable half way house? Here’s what we thought…

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Sweet potato and bean bake

I’m not claiming this yummy recipe as my own (it’s straight out of the Cow and Gate Weaning book) but for those of you that don’t have the (free!) weaning book I thought I’d share it with you…

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What to do with a frustrated 5 month old

It can be hard facing a long day with a frustrated baby. He wants to crawl – but can’t. He wants to walk – but can’t. He wants to eat EVERYTHING – but can’t. So what can you do to keep baby entertained all day? Here’s 5 things that have worked for me (I hope it helps!)

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A weekend with baby in Cheltenham

With my brother and his partner now living in Cheltenham, we decided now was a great time to go and visit for the weekend (January, I know a bit cold and wet but hey ho)… here’s a break down of what we did, where we went and what I’d recommend.

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Essential packing for a weekend away with baby

It used to be so simple to go away for a couple of nights – stick some clothes and a toothbrush in a bag and head out the door. Not any more. Here’s my essential packing guide for a weekend away with baby (I’m talking in England where it’s usually/always cold-ish!)

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Those first three months… the fourth trimester

As F is nearing five months old, it’s time to sit back and take stock of all that’s happened in that time. The expectations, the advice, the highs, the lows; has it been all I thought it would be or not? Here’s my experience of the fourth trimester – the bits no one warns you about.

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Give yourself some post-baby body image slack in 2017

Am I joining the hordes of people in the gym this January? No. Am I going to let my extra belly roll or bit of saggier skin here and there bother me? No. Read on to find out why I’m choosing to give myself a bit of body image slack in 2017.

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Why all I want for Christmas is … poop!

This time last year, all I wanted for Christmas was a baby cooking nicely inside my tummy; and wonderfully I found out on the 30th of December 2015 that there was. However, way back then, the pre-baby me had no idea how much my motherhood life would be ruled by bodily functions. Did I ever envisage myself taking a picture of my baby’s poo filled nappy to show the health visitor? Or Googling the words ‘baby’s green poo’? Or being delighted to hear a burp multiple times a day? No! My pre-baby self is thinking, ‘What kind of weirdo have you turned into? Stop it right now!’

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