Some changes are slow and not really that noticeable: gaining weight, losing weight, saving cash, hair growth, nail growth.  They are slow and steady – you only really notice them when BAM you are a stone heavier/lighter and jeans don’t fit, or suddenly you have £2k in the bank when you only save £35 a month or you dry your hair and realise it takes 10 mins rather than 2.  These are  everday life changes of an adult, then of course there are the changes that take place in your first year of life.  These are fast and continual.

One morning you realise you can stand up and by that afternoon you are standing and walking along the sofa.  You go to bed with just gums in your mouth and wake up with a wee white tip of something at your gum, the next time you are in bed you have the white bud of a tooth poking through your gum. In March you starting swallowing smooth food, by the start of August you are feeding yourself carrots off a fork, and trying to put the carrot back on the fork when it falls off. 

I know these changes don’t always happen to evert child at this pace but they are sure happening to my little cherub.  maybe one day i’ll get used to them but I really hope I don’t.  I hope I am forever writing posts like this, marvelling at the obivous, visual changes i see before me on a daily basis. 


Slow down baby, you have plenty of time.

This post is especially for Jessica.  

Slow down baby darling.  Over the past week you have learned how to climb up on the furniture and walk along the sofa, this then became climbing up on me, climbing up on your toys and then the toybox/bookshelf.  I had hoped you wouldn’t reach the second shelf for quite some time but you can already empty it, the sit back down and play with the books and toys.  

I know its exciting when you learn new things, and I know because you look at me with this little proud look on your face that says ‘come look with me mummy, see what I’ve found’.  I hope you always have this look on your face and I hope that I am always there to see it.  The reason I want you to slow down is that you are moving too fast, time is running away with us.  You have not yet been on this planet for 1 year yet and already you can do so much, have a tooth, and can choose one toy over another.  It scares me a wee bit. 🙂 

I know nothing I can say or beg will change time. You will grow and learn more and more.  I just want you to know now that you are amazing me every day.  I constantly facetime or phone gran to show you off, to have someone to share these little huge moments,  At 8.5 months you have me speechless.  I love you darling Jessica, just remember the toys will always be there, there will always be something in life needing climbed so to keep your mummy happy, slow down baby. XX

Moving, cowboys and raising money

Yep, she has mastered the commando crawl and tries to get on her knees but mainly uses her toes and elbows. It is great fun to watch her figure this whole moving business. She follows me into the kitchen now, I’m just waiting on her to appear at the bathroom door. 🙂 she is copying loads now too and can wave bye bye and blow raspberries. Although it’s not that much fun when the raspberry being blown is full of bits of weetabix!!!

Today we raised money for Tommys charity which helps mums deal with the loss of still births, at baby sensory. She was dressed up as a cowgirl, the first costume I’ve made for her. She was very cute:


I love going to classes with her. We go to sensory and jo jingles. Sensory is great for ideas of things to do at home and she just loves jingles. It’s all about music and Kerry the woman who runs it is fab! Jessica has reached a few milestones after that class, like sitting up unaided for long periods of time and crawling and playing with instruments.