Our Thursday Photo #42

Lia is now 42 weeks old. For the record, that’s how long I was pregnant with her for. I’m sorry if you are coming up to your 40th week of pregnancy but for me, pregnancy just doesn’t last 40 weeks. Anyway, enough of that pregnancy talk, I can safely say never again.  This week has been one of those quietly monumental weeks for all of us. Lia has really come out of herself and blossomed into a little person. She is pulling herself up on everything, crawling incredibly well and interacting with everyone.  Libby has today received her first pair…

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Friday traditions

Fridays are odd days here because Libby usually spends the morning in nursery. Lia and I don’t have anything in particular that we do on a Friday, so we’ve developed our own little Friday traditions. Lia always has a morning nap and I take the opportunity for a quiet cup of coffee. Then we always take Pluto for a walk, pick Libby up at midday and we all head over to my dad’s for lunch.  Today, Libby didn’t have nursery because of half term, so she joined us on our dog walk. This means that we can’t go quite so…

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Letting my children down

I think that as parents, we all beat ourselves up about doing the best for our children. Sometimes, our best is all we can do but I know that for me, it will never be good enough. Here are the ways I’m letting my children down. Can you relate to any of them? I don’t pay enough attention to either child. I know that Lia suffers in particular, to such an extent that her development is notably behind where Libby’s was at the same age. By now, Libby could point to all her body parts, even her eyebrows. She was…

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Holidays with young children

When Libby was about the age that Lia is now, I had some work to do in Paris so Libby and I packed our bags and jumped on a plane.  This was the last time I went abroad and the only time I’ve ever flown with either of the girls.  Paris is a fabulous city and we loved our little trip there. However, I can see how it would be a nightmare for people with young children too. Luckily, having spent quite a bit of time in Paris when I lived in Nantes, I knew that taking a pram or buggy was…

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Learning about siblings

When I was growing up, I was essentially an only child. My oldest sister came along when I was 10, swiftly followed by two more sisters and a brother. I’ve always got on well with my siblings and I’m immensely proud of them all.Watching them all grow up and become intelligent, kind, caring individuals has been a real honour. Libby and Lia are lucky to have such amazing uncle and aunts.  It is an odd thing though being a half sister. I wouldn’t say that we had a normal sibling relationship, purely because I have never lived with any of them,…

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