Sunday, 20 May 2012


One of the things I had always wanted to do when I had a baby was to babywear so when I found out I was carrying twins first time around I was quite gutted about having to abandon the idea.  I am sure seasoned babywearers will tell me it is possible, but at the time I didn't have a clue where to start and I just wouldn't have been confident enough.

This time around I knew from the outset that it was something that I really wanted to do.  My go to on this subject has therefore been this post of Beth's and the Natural Mamas Forum.  Natural Mamas is a fabulous resource for babywearing and all things attachment parenting so I got some really useful information from some in the know mamas.  I also found out that there are a couple of local sling meets so am hoping to get along to one soon, although I feel like a bit of a fraud as I really am a babywearing virgin.

For those of you in the know you will see that we have started with a stretchy, specifically a Moby in our case, which I bought pre-loved from a mama at Natural Mamas and I plan to move on to a woven when Teeny is bigger and I feel a bit more accomplished in the babywearing stakes. 

Whilst I am very new to babywearing I do have to say that I absolutely love wearing Teeny and it feels very natural to me.  I am trying to do it whenever I can so that I become more confident about it, not to mention that it makes walking with two three year olds or just popping into the shop for something much easier than having to think about a pushchair. 

My husband made all of the right noises about babywearing whilst I was pregnant, although I have to say I wasn't all that convinced that he would give it a go once Teeny arrived.  I must now hold my hands up and say that I was very wrong.  No sooner had I worn Teeny on his first babywearing adventure to have him registered than my husband that very same afternoon insisted on wearing Teeny for his very first trip around Ikea!

I really hope that our love for babywearing continues and that this is just the start of the journey.  My only real concern at this stage is that the purchasing of babywearing paraphernalia could, like the purchasing of cloth nappy paraphernalia, become quite addictive if I allow it to so I imagine that I will have to exercise some willpower and reign myself in at times!

Friday, 11 May 2012


So today we went to register Teeny while A&D were at preschool and he is now all official.

We had to make an appointment to register Teeny (which we didn't need to do with A&D) and this meant that we were in and out pretty quickly and had an hour or so to kill before having to head back to pick up A&D from pre-school.  Being the party animals that we are we decided to go for hot chocolate and a cake at Carluccio's (purely because it was the nearest place we could think of) which was lovely as we don't get an hour out on our own very often (ok so I know we weren't strictly on our own, but Teeny slept so it felt like we were).  However what was even more lovely was that because we had mentioned that we had been to register Teeny the waitress brought us over a couple of raspberry tarts in a bag to take home with us ON THE HOUSE!  I may seem overly excited by this, but I rarely win anything or get bargains or anything for free so I was overly enthusiastic about this.

On the subject of making children official I thought it would be fitting to post a picture of A&D on the day they became official (18.12.2008)

Sunday, 6 May 2012


D is going to be the best big brother ever.  

From the moment he found out I was pregnant he always wanted Teeny to be a boy so he was beside himself when he arrived.  As soon as Nanny Dot brought him home to meet his baby brother a couple of hours after he was born he went upstairs and brought down Teddy Weddy (I have no idea how he acquired that name) for his brother and that bear has been sat at the top of Teeny's cot ever since.


A absolutely adores her new baby brother and will take every opportunity she can to kiss and cuddle him, sometimes a little too enthusiastically.  However she is less than impressed when she is trying to concentrate on something like a book or a jigsaw and he starts to cry; it is at this point that she promptly tells me "Mommy, he needs booby."  Even at almost three and a half years old it seems that she knows how magic that stuff is.


Here is my little squidge during and after his first proper bath at 1 week old .  Yum yum! 

Posting these pictures of Teeny prompted me to go away and find photographs of A&D's first bath only to realise that I don't have the first bath as they had them in hospital,

I did, however, find these pictures of them post bath on Christmas Day 2008, age 3 weeks; A is to the left and D is to the right.

Thursday, 3 May 2012


Brand spanking new!

Just a quick post to say that Teeny was born at home in water on Sunday 29 April 2012 at 13.52 weighing 7lb 6oz. 

He is absolutely delicious and I want him to stay squidgy forever.