• Bump to baby to birthday number one

    February 19, 2013

    Here’s the past nineteen months in blog posts: Bump: 12 weeks (in utero) my pregnancy week by week and my pregnancy diary in Pregnancy & Birth magazine Birth: Welcome to the world, Eliza and her birth story Baby: Eliza at one month, three months, rolling over, five months, six months, her first tooth, eight months, 11 months (and…

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  • Transfer deadline day

    January 31, 2013

    Today is the football transfer deadline day. What’s that you say, football? Really? Yes! It’s a day I’ll now always remember as a year ago today it was also Eliza’s due date, which was coincidentally fitting for a baby with a sports-obsessed father, grandfather and uncles.

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  • A nursery update and some Friday link love

    January 11, 2013

    It’s finally Friday! Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, tweets and advice I was given on my post from earlier in the week about nursery and dealing with separation anxiety. It got worse (the next day, despite me sneaking out, she started crying before I left the room then didn’t stop. Her…

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  • Making A Rod For Your Own Back (+ Irritating Parenting Phrases)

    January 2, 2013

    Heard The Parenting Expression Making A Rod For Your Own Back…? If you have a small baby, you will have no doubt heard the expression ‘making a rod for your own back.’ But what does it mean, and why do people say it to new parents? Terrible Parenting Expressions As a former English student, I…

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  • 2012: a year of bumps, babies and big changes

    December 31, 2012

    What does everyone have planned for this evening? We are going completely crazy and…staying in, but will be nipping across to the park with champagne to watch the London Eye fireworks at midnight. This means we’ll be seeing off the year in the way we saw it in, although I’ll be significantly less pregnant this…

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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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  • Friday festive link round-up

    December 7, 2012

    Although last weekend was a bit of a write-off, we did briefly nip to Oxford Street for some Christmas shopping, so saw all the lights and displays in full, albeit daytime, glory. The Selfridges windows in the middle photo are definitely the best – don’t you think? – but we also loved the John Lewis decorations on the…

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