When Martha was 4 months old I wrote a post about when to wean, how to know when the time is right and my fears about weaning a baby whose gag reflex was so overactive that even a breastfeed could result in projectile vomiting if she took too big a gulp. Fast forward to Martha at nearly 11 months old and this girl simply loves her food! Here’s how months 6 to 10 went.
Having two children 21 months apart is hard. But as tough as these early days/weeks/months have been, I wouldn’t swap it for the world and The Siblings Project is such a lovely way for me to look at their blossoming relationship and remind myself that it’s pretty darn awesome! I feel like I don’t have as many photos of Toby and Martha together from the past month, but with a good fortnight of illness in there I haven’t taken as many photos anyway to be honest.
I love being able to have the odd luxury in life, but when it comes to everyday essentials I really resent spending more than necessary. I figure that spending wisely on the day-to-day stuff leaves more money behind for treats (read: spa days) and Lidl is somewhere I frequently visit for good quality, affordable products. They recently sent Martha a box full of goodies from their baby range for her to try.
When Phil and I bought our first house together, we thought it would be our forever home. A lovely 200 year old cottage in a fantastic village with great schools nearby and a wonderful, huge garden. With Toby’s arrival a year after we moved in, we realised just how different a home becomes once a child is brought into it.
Last week, Martha and I hopped on the train (the one after the one we were meant to catch – ooops) and headed to London to spend the morning in the company of I Just Love It, Historic Newspapers and some lovely bloggers, for their Mother’s Day Blogger Brunch. We were treated to some amazing food, great company and delightful personalised gifts that I simply need to tell you about.