Our Thursday Photo #17

This week has been fabulous but insanely busy. I’ve had loads of work on from two different jobs, we’ve been back to Libby’s clubs in the mornings and we had a day out to Drayton Manor. This has meant me working until around 12.30 am most nights just trying to get my work done. Yesterday, my sister arranged for us all to catch up for afternoon tea after Libby had been to playgroup. We went to a lovely restaurant that only opened a few months ago and I’m addicted to it already. Libby was exhausted by the time we got…

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Our Thursday Photo #16

Week 16 has mostly been hard work. Posting our Thursday photo on a Saturday is a lateness record even for me, but it’s just been one of those weeks.  I’m back up to two jobs now, I’m still doing my freelance writing but I’ve now started as a transcriber as well. It’s all home based, which is wonderful but it does mean that I have to fit it in around the children, which is pretty hard work.  Libby has had a couple of corking tantrums this week, which has made life rather difficult. We went to paint a bowl at…

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Our Thursday Photo #15

Well, here we are at week 15 already. It is strange to think that by the time Libby was the age that Lia is now, I had gone back to work full time. I was commuting for just over an hour each way, getting up at 5 am to feed Libby and leaving the house at around 6.30 am. I would be back shortly before 6pm, to spend a short time with Libby before feeding her and putting her to bed. Lia seems so young and so dependent on me, I feel terribly guilty that Libby wasn’t with me during…

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Our Thursday Photo #14

Week 14 has been all about sleep deprivation. Libby has always been an amazing sleeper. Really amazing. She slept through the night from the age of 8 weeks. She has a couple of hours sleep every afternoon as well, even now. Lia on the other hand, doesn’t. Lia has never been one for sleeping and I don’t think it’s her fault. The problem is that we are always running around doing something with Libby, so it is really difficult to get Lia down for decent naps. Today I’m trying to get her to have a sleep this afternoon at the same…

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Our Thursday Photo #13

Unlucky for some, but Lia’s 13th week has been fabulous. She has really developed this week, both physically and mentally. She is very clearly teething, which has led to her learning to grasp her toys (purely to put them in her mouth). She is also sitting nicely in her bumbo chair and has started to roll over from front to back. Perhaps most noticeable though is the fact that she has started to babble, quite noisily! She has obviously learned from Libby that the way to get noticed is to make a noise!  Libby has also had a good week,…

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Our Thursday Photo #12

The weeks are going by incredibly quickly, with Lia growing by the day. She is now laughing (particularly when I pretend to sneeze), smiling all the time and constantly watching what’s going on around her. This has led me to start thinking about weaning.  The advice from health visitors at the moment is not to start introducing solids until 6 months. Personally, I breastfed Libby until she was 18 months old, and continue to do so occasionally even now so I totally appreciate the benefits of breast milk. That said, I don’t agree with the advice to put off the…

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Our Thursday Photo #11

Well, the summer holidays are here. Whilst my children are not old enough for school, the summer holidays still have a big effect even on pre-school children. Every week, we have our little routine that Libby enjoys. Mondays are a singing group, she goes to her nan’s on a Tuesday, Wednesdays are ballet, playgroup on a Thursday, nursery on Fridays and swimming Saturday. Sundays we tend to go out as a family. The structure that we have in place is ideal for Libby because she loves all of her activities. That said, it is even more ideal for me, since tiring…

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