• The great escape

    August 12, 2015

    Places I’ve retrieved my baby from this week, after I turned my back for a fraction of a millisecond:

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  • Plus six months – all change?

    May 14, 2015

    Reaching six months was such a massive, pivotal point the first time round. After the events of the first six months of motherhood it suddenly seemed like it was all up for change. But this time?

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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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  • Baby proof: how do we make our flat child-friendly?

    October 12, 2012

    Having spent much of the last week retrieving an increasingly mobile baby from lurching towards the fireplace, TV unit and the underneath of our chairs, Alex and I recently closed ranks and launched operation baby-proof the flat. We had to step it up a pace this week when she learned to crawl forwards – not…

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  • Front crawl: on encouraging my baby to move forward

    September 25, 2012

    It’s as if someone has flipped the ‘activate’ switch on Eliza; she is now in a state of perpetual motion. Whereas before she would roll over, get stuck and then make loud, frustrated pterodactyl noises until she was picked up – repeat x many times until I collapsed in exhaustion – she’ll now happily and independently…

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  • Eliza, six months

    August 24, 2012

    I wasn’t going to write an update on Eliza this month, as I had thought that there would only be tiny developments which would verge on the tedious for everyone apart from the Grandmas. However, she’s changed so much in such a short space of time, and half a year seemed like a pivotal place…

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