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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Healthy alternatives

I’ve never been very good at diets, particularly because I suffer terribly from food envy. I hate the feeling that I’m missing out if someone else has something good to eat and I’m on a diet. As a consequence, I have to look for alternatives to dieting. These days, there is the added issue that I can’t do a fad diet because I don’t want Libby to see me eating like that, I would hate to give her body confidence issues just because she’s seen me trying to lose a bit of baby weight.  So as well as getting back…

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Getting fit… again!

The problem with having children (well, one of many…) is that after having each baby, I have found myself virtually back to square one with my fitness. It’s also really difficult to get fit again when you have a baby that is breastfed, making it difficult to find time to go out and exercise.  That’s where running comes into its own. I have always loved swimming and even now I’m managing to go once a week, but running is just so much easier to fit in. I can be changed and out of the door for a 20 minute run…

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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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The Future is Online

Yesterday when we were driving to Libby’s singing group, our car radio was playing up and I ended up listening to a local radio station that we don’t usually listen to. They were chatting about an opportunity that made me tune out of Libby’s constant requests for “more music” and give the radio my full attention. They were looking for people to volunteer to live without their technology for a week.  This got me thinking about how much we rely on technology these days. For me, it has been an absolute godsend. Virtually all of my work for the past…

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Making the cut – a knife review

I have been lucky enough to review a few products from Ozeri over the past few months and I am learning a lot about quality. All of the products I have reviewed have been of a much higher quality than anything I would have bought myself. That’s why I was so delighted when I was asked to review a knife set, the Elite Chef Black Ceramic 3-Piece Knife Set. As you can imagine, I was even more delighted when they arrived and they were THIS shiny!  The knives and the blades are black, and yet they are shiny enough to…

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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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