• Baby steps

    January 19, 2013

    So we’ve had quite a week! There were lots of things I was going to write about in this post. Like how we’re getting on so much better following Eliza’s first full three days at nursery (once she’s distracted she really likes it, once I’m distracted I’m not quite as emotional as I was last…

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  • Five festive firsts

    December 23, 2012

    1) That all-important first meeting with Santa. Eliza was fine, didn’t cry, and was only moderately interested in his beard. It must have gone well, as Christmas came slightly early in the shape of 2) her first present, a beautiful wooden pram that someone took her first non-furniture steps with. It currently houses lots of…

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  • My pregnancy diary in Pregnancy & Birth magazine

    December 11, 2012

    I’m really thrilled to have been asked to appear in the December ‘Pregnancy Diary’ feature in Pregnancy & Birth magazine, along with lots of photos of all three of us (I loved reading P&B when I was pregnant, and also appeared in it last year). Although I did document lots of my pregnancy highs and woes…

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  • On celebrity baby booms, sibling age gaps and second babies

    November 13, 2012

    No-one was more surprised than me to be interested in some news about none other than Peaches Geldof yesterday. She’s pregnant with her second child – a boy they’ve already named Phadera (?) – and there will be 13 months between the two. Last week Sophie Dahl announced that she is expecting again, and of…

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  • Home alone: on a few days of solo parenting

    November 8, 2012

    Alex has just returned from a few days away on a work trip to Barcelona, during which time Eliza and I were all by ourselves. It was the longest the three of us have been apart and it’s fair to say I really wasn’t looking forward to it. In a lot of respects it was…

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  • Eliza, eight months

    October 22, 2012

    Oh, baby! What a month. Hands up; who replaced tiny Eliza with a miniature person? She’s growing up – and crawling – at a lightening speed and it seems there’s a new development every single day. It actually all feels like a lot more fun now, especially on a good night’s sleep, and it’s amazing to watch the…

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  • Finally Moving The Baby Out Of Our Bedroom

    October 17, 2012

    OK, We Finally Moved The Baby Out Of Our Bedroom… So we finally moved the baby out of our bedroom …into her nursery. Here’s when and why we did it, plus a great tip for new parents. When Did We Move The Baby To Her Nursery? Thank you to everyone for all the lovely advice…

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