Saturday, 7 November 2009


At six months Edie might not have any hair or teeth but the clever little bean just pulled herself up into a standing position. Using the towel on my head that she was facinated with. So proud *tear*

Thursday, 5 November 2009

6 Months!

So it seems I can't update every day, once a week or even once a month.. doesn't mean I've given up though!

Since I discovered that I could exclusively breastfeed Edie after a reduction I've been a little reluctant to start her on any other foods. I started Lily on solids at around 3.5 months under misguided advice from health visitors and family and although she never had any digestion problems - she had, and still has, a cast iron stomach - looking back now that was far too early. The WHO recommends starting solids at 6 months and I decided that since Edie has been lunging at any food she sees (including cat and guinea pig food) I would see if she was ready. I have been doing a mix of baby led weaning and home made purees. She loves to moosh on a face sized rice cake and whole broccoli florets but there's nothing as cute as a baby covered in mushed up baby food:

That's a lovely concoction of broccoli, cauliflower and baby stock water all whizzed up in my useless Anthony Worrall Thompson blender which I've hated since the day my parents presented it to me in it's box plastered with the mini chef's smug little face. It's broken now which may or may not have been caused by the verbal and physical abuse inflicted upon it.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Monday, 10 August 2009

This is "blog post"

I'm a big fan of air quotes, especially Homer Simpson style. Lily does a good air quote and is currently down in Kent teaching her cousins this fine art.

I've spent a good 10 minutes loling a the Blog of Unnecessary Quotation Marks

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Friday, 31 July 2009

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

11+4 Weeks

Posted via le iPhone

Sunday, 12 July 2009

11 + 2 Weeks

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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Friday, 10 July 2009

11 Weeks

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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Gummy Bear

In the past month Lily has lost two teeth, the bottom two, which were the first two she cut. I wonder if that's how it works- first in = first out...? If so the front top two are next, then molars and lastly incisors. She was one of the last in her class to start losing her teeth but I'm certain she's the only kid in 1L to have read a 300+ page book. OK so it was Persopelis and it has pictures but we were still pretty impessed when we woke up one morning with Lil sat on the end of the bed engrossed in it. It took her two days to finish it, I read it in three.

10+4 Weeks

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

8+5 Weeks

Yesterday Edie had her first set of immunisations and she has been tired and grumpy since. It's confirmed what I was thinking about her developing into a happy chilled out bebe because the whinging has been so out of character. We've been feeling so bad for her, and watching the nurse stick the needle in her chubby little thigh was torture. Still, she needs her jabs and we need her to be happy and healthy. Most of her day has been spent flaked out or fretful, I managed to get a few smiles from her too - brave girl!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

8+2. Big ol' picture post

Before Edie was born I really wanted to do something like this, a photo every day to watch development in extra slow progress, in a way, savouring every moment when they go much too fast in the first year.

I haven't managed to get a photo every single day, but looking at the dates on my camera I've been able to work out how old Edie would've been when a picture was taken. And late is never too late so here's how she's growing so far...

Day 1 and just minutes old, she looks so alert and wise and not at all troubled by the birth!

Day 2, looking more like a sleepy newborn. Here she is in her moses basket in the days before she took over our bed

Day 3 and on our bed

Day 5, waiting for the midwife to come and do the evil heel prick test

Day 7, looking like she has a giant leg under her pyjamas!

Day 10, back in the moses basket but only whilst changing the milky big bed!

Day 11, out of the bath and on to the boob

Day 13, eyes begin to open lots more

Day 15

Day 16

Day 17, still smaller than Kiki cat

Day 43, not looking impressed at the gap between pictures!

Day 44 with cousin Violet (5 months)

Day 47

Day 48

Day 49, stayin' up late

Day 50, early night

Day 51, crashed out with daddy

Day 52, why so serious?

Day 53

Day 60 - today, 2 minutes ago

I do intend to keep this up, I really really do!!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

8+1 weeks

Edie took longer than Lily to start smiling, Lily was grinning away at 4 weeks while it took Edie until she was 5 and a half weeks, but it's been well worth the wait, every smile is like the first and turns me to mushy melted honey. Today is the first time I've managed to get a good shot of her beaming without lots of blur as she moves so quickly and I haven't wanted to use the flash on her tiny eyes (which, curse my weak genes, are turning Lennon blue).