19 months! This month marks the end of ‘she’s such and such months’, I’m now answering with ‘shes one and a half’. Isla is now closer to her second birthday than her first and I’m definitely missing having a baby. However, once again, this is my favorite age (I say this every time).
One of the most common parenting apps has to be ‘The Wonder Weeks’. Everyone has heard of it and it’s all over every birthboard I’ve came across. Some people swear my it, some think it’s utter bullshit.
To me, being a mother is everything. I feel like I’ve been Islas parent for my entire life and in a way I think I have been. My whole life has been spent waiting for her and as soppy as it sounds, its true.
Thought I’d write a post about the one eczema product I will buy again and again and never change. Partially because there’s no alternatives out there in the UK, but also because they’re great.
We did it! One whole year of being a parent. I don’t know about you but I think this year is the most our babies change in their lives. They go from being floppy wriggly helpless little pink things to actual children walking around and communicating with us. How do they do that? Why does it go so quickly?
The whole Christmas Eve box tradition is totally new to me. I hadn’t actually heard of them until Isla was born but I knew straight away I’d be doing one. Isla was only two weeks old on her first Christmas so we’re treating this one as a proper first Christmas. She hardly even had any presents at her first one as she had everything she needed! I thought it would be lovely to write a Christmassy post so where better to start than the first Christmas items I bought this year?
As an expectant mother it’s likely you have A LOT of expectations of what motherhood will be like. I’m no exception to this. I had so many preconceptions of parenting and life with a newborn and I was very wrong with most of them. So for this post I decided to work my way through my expections in comparison to the reality of my parenting experiences.
So I haven’t really felt any interest in sharing our birth story until now, I’ve always felt odd reading other people’s as that’s quite a personal thing to read. But with Islas first birthday aproaching I feel like now is a perfect time to do it while it’s still fresh in my mind (kind of).