Eighteen months old

Eighteen months old today.  Halfway to two. Attitude: Check! Cutes: Check! It’s the combo of doom. J will stand at the front door and cry (or make this weird ehhhgh, ehhhgh, ehhhgh kind of cry/groan sound) to let me know he wants to go out. Then he will do the same sound when it comes to going back home and entering the house. Why so needy, baby? H wants what he wants but has no words to tell me. There was a time when “Eee! Eee! ” meant give me something but now it’s just ‘eh’ and pointing. I can’t decide whether it’s adorable or annoying. He likes to shake his drink bottle upside down, if I don’t have reflexes of a ninja the will then rub the water around. If this is on the high chair it isn’t a problem. Else where, it is just a mess. Baths – Yes! Changing… View Post

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Child’s Play

I am not a violent person. I don’t think I am especially angry. But if you’ve ever taken your child to a playgroup then you might just have an inkling of an idea where I’m coming from when I say I have been tempted to flip out at a child – obviously I never would. Here’s what I know. Playgroups are meant to be fun for your children whilst learning different skills, whether it be motor skills or social skills. It really is beneficial taking them. J has only been to two different one’s and he really enjoys them. However when you witness a (devil) child jumping on your one your old, hitting him and pulling his hair. I challenge you not to imagine any kind of throttling. Of course, you’re not going to actually do it but what CAN you do? Because it seemed that little Satan’s parents are busy having a a chat with friends. What you… View Post

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Joshua’s First Haircut

For a while I had being meaning to get Joshua’s hair trimmed, it was getting a little untidy and long in places, but it is just one of those things I hadn’t got round to doing. You know how it is, there is always something else that needs doing or something else comes up. Family members had commented that he needed a hair cut, I had said he needs a hair cut but it still didn’t get done. However, when J’s big sister E said can I put his hair in a ponytail I realised I really had to get it cut. I had planned on taking J to a playgroup this morning, however whilst walking down there I changed my mind and decided to go and get his hair cut. A lovely mummy friend showed me where a fab little hair dressers is and the fact that you didn’t… View Post

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Teething

Ahhhh teething… Of course it all started with that first drop of drool at nine weeks old.  That drop of drool then turned into the steady drip that soaked the neckline of the his t-shirt, making a bib the new must have outfit necessity. That steady drip then turned into the flowing river of drool that soaked EVERYTHING, bib or not!  Now that everything is soaked the inevitable fussy whine starts, which means J is teething in full force…  So, what does that really mean besides teeth are coming… EVERYTHING GETS SHOVED IN HIS MOUTH! It’s actually a little scary how everything within reach gets shoved in J’s mouth.  Nothing is too big, or too small, if he can grab it he can stuff it.  Things like my hand, my clothes, his toys of course, my iPhone, his blanket, the carpet, the sofa cushion, and my slippers! When my slippers were discovered in a… View Post

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Eight month old baby observations

I don’t even know what to say. Am I really 8-months postpartum, and my little baby eight months old? It’s all going too fast. I say it every time, and judging by the old women who accost me on the bus to tell me, “Cherish this time because it goes too fast,”  I will continue to say this every time. Forever. I just cannot believe it has been 8-months since I was pregnant.  Too fast… 1.  J is big – I need to get him weighed but the main thing I notice is how long he is – he is longer than babies older than him.. 2. He is a human wrecking ball.  Now that J is mobile he rolls into everything in his way. He is constantly up to no good. 3. He has figured out that screaming, fussing and whining will get him attention.  I am trying not to respond as much,… View Post

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