Category: Family

  • Expert Weaning for Second Babies

    I felt I should really share my wisdom on this topic, having been giving Emily solids for several weeks now and thus qualifying as an expert *ahem*. Like so many parts of having a second baby, this is nothing like the first time you did it, and can be quite a shock to your system.…

  • I’m In Love…

    …with Build A Bear! I was recently put in touch with Estelle from Publicasity, who wanted some Mummy bloggers to have a trip to Build A Bear and blog about their experience, and it’s somewhere I’ve wanted to take Daniel for ages so I leaped at the chance. And I have to say, I absolutely…

  • A Poem For Emily

    Tweeted earlier today, and based on real life events… Emily Grace Had a twisty face ‘Cause something was bugging her tum She started to cry Then let out a sigh As it exploded out of her bum. Next came a belch A big sticky squelch And for the first time in a while Emily Grace…

  • Are You Smarter Than A Four Month Old?

    Emily began solids this week. Actually, her first taste of solids was nearly 2 weeks ago, but we put it on hold because there was a load of upheaval at home. Yes, she is young – she only turned 4 months old on Monday. And as the health visitor pointed out, “We do prefer them…

  • Wheee! There goes today…

    At the weekend my children passed two small but significant milestones. Emily, not quite three months, is now too big for her pram. It’s a Silver Cross that converts from a pram into a pushchair, so I’ve had to convert it. She loves it, she can still lie flat when she needs to but now…

  • Letter To My Children

    Dear Daniel and Emily At the minute you are nearly 3 years old and just over one month respectively. You are still my babies. You will always be my babies, although I will try to stop myself calling you that when your friends are round from school. Probably. But at some point you are going…

  • Going Solo – ish.

    Well, if anyone follows me on Twitter, they will know that Baby Girl Brown finally made an appearance on Friday 9 April, and is now Emily Grace Brown. I will be blogging more about the birth and first few days another time – no gory details though, the squeamish among you will be pleased to…

  • And Now, The End Is Near…

    And so I face, the final curtain… On pregnancy, anyway. With ten days until Baby Girl Brown is due (won’t it be nice to have a real name for her!) and little signs, not to mention wishful thinking, that she could come any time, my thoughts have naturally been straying to the future. It is…

  • Baby Girl Brown Sweepstake

    We’re coming towards the end, and much more quickly than I had been expecting to be honest. I remember the last few weeks with my son dragging on and on and on and…you get the picture. But in a couple of days I will be 33 weeks, and the weeks are ticking over faster than…

  • My Way

    And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain… With D-Day drawing closer (by which I mean Delivery-of-baby Day, not WW2 Normandy Landings. By the by, did you know that apparently the D in D-Day doesn’t stand for anything? If anyone can correct me on this I’d be very grateful). With…