Baby Bedtime Routine

WE’VE FINALLY GOTTEN TO GRIPS WITH A BEDTIME ROUTINE FOR LILY! WOO-HOO! 🙂   Getting our darling daughter to sleep has always been damned hard work! I think she’s scared that she’ll miss something if she succumbs to the baby enigma that is SLEEP and whilst daytime naps are still very ‘hit and miss’, we have finally settled down into a…

Tots Bots Bamboozle Stretch Cloth Nappies

As you probably know by now, I prefer to use cloth nappies instead of disposables and Lily has had a ‘fluffy bum’ (i.e. we’ve been using material nappies) since she was a few weeks old when we had used up all of the disposables that our family/friends had kindly stocked up for us. So why did we decide to make…

Baby on a Budget – Charity Shops and Facebook

Before we had Lily, we had a ‘baby fund’ of money that we saved from our earnings and from selling stuff we didn’t want/use on Facebook and eBay.  This, coupled with help and gifts from generous family and friends, meant that we were able to buy everything that we thought we needed for her brand new.  We’ve since discovered that…

A Rainy Day At Home With Lily

Well, it seems that wherever you were in the UK today, you had your fair share of rain! We had drizzles and downpours for 99% of the day and I didn’t particularly mind as I had no plans and I love listening to the quiet, calming pitter-patter of the raindrops. I just wish that Mike had been home with us…

Spotify For Babies

Music is a BIG deal in our house. Michael and I prefer rock/heavy metal (although we’re both open to anything that’s worth listening to), we go to a few music festivals every year and lots of gigs, we buy music magazines and our CD collection is huge! Nowadays, it’s all about Spotify/YouTube and our CDs are just collecting dust (I…

Pregnancy -> Living with Gestational Diabetes

I absolutely loved being pregnant but amongst the wonderful memories of when I was an expectant mother there are flashbacks of nausea/sickness, constant exhaustion and despite my sweet tooth, I had to deal with the restriction of sugary and high GI foods due to a diagnosis of gestational diabetes. This was SO not fair, especially when similarly pregnant friends are…