Afternoon baking

Thanks to Laura at How to Cook Good Food for the recipe!

Silent Sunday

Behaviours of the Boy

The Boy is ever so cute, I adore watching him play, eat, drink or just sleep. He does everything with a kind of concentration and effort that  makes you feel as though each action is important and has a purpose. Adults don’t do this, we seem to go through everyday life without really thinking as if we are taking our ability to do the simplest things for granted. He doesn’t understand the concept of embarrassing yet; he doesn’t mind stripping off in public, he sings loudly and proudly to anyone who will listen and he declares publicly that “I love you mummy” (my personal favourite). Its a shame we all become so self conscious and lose this side (apart from the stripping off in public of course!).

Although I know he will one day better Einstein and Hawkins in the intellectual world, he’s not quite there yet and here are a couple of my favourite boy-isms:

  • His hide and seek skills aren’t top notch yet, he goes by the rule of if I cover my eyes and close them really tight and I can’t see you, then this must be an excellent place to hide.
  • When he washes his hands his towel drying methods are very concentrated and I can see him thinking if I squeeze this towel really hard it will dry the other side of my hands without even touching them.

I know one day he will lose this adorable innocence however hard I wish for it to stay, so now I must put them in the memory bank to recall them when he is soon outwitting me.

My breastfeeding wardrobe

As a follow up to My Maternity Wardrobe posts last year I thought I would do one on breastfeeding.

I am pleased and lucky that breastfeeding is going really well with Baby Girl as it did with the Boy, I love feeding her and seeing her calm face and fluttering eyelashes while her soft palm rests against my chest. It feels so special knowing that I am literally keeping her alive and growing. I have never minded feeding in public as a screaming baby has always trumped my desire for privacy however I’m not an exhibitionist so I have tried to get some tops which will give me easy access for feeding along with a bit of modesty. Continue reading

Top 5 Baby Inventions to Make You Rich

Feeding a tiny baby can take a long time and if you’ve forgotten your kindle / book /  iPhone you sit there staring adoringly at your angel for a while until your mind starts to wonder. Well mine does anyway. I wonder how I could possibly get my kindle from the bedroom upstairs without disturbing Baby Girl, or whether Baby Girl is undisturbable or if I do disturb her will she gurgle happily until I have my kindle then resume feeding and go to bed easily. So on one of these mind-wondering feeds, I started thinking about the Top 5 Baby Inventions to Make you Rich. Here are my 5 and if you invent any of them, not only will you become rich beyond your wildest dreams but you will also have your first purchaser – just let me know! Continue reading