Aubergine and Courgette Baked Risotto

Aubergine and Courgette Baked Risotto My favourite cookbook of the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.   This recipe comes from this book, I have slightly adapted it here, but seriously go and buy the book!  …

Lets schedule some me time

It has come to my attention almost 8 months on that I have had very little time to myself.  Don’t get my wrong I really enjoy spending time with my boys, little & big, so I don’t actually mind.  The past couple of weeks though I have failed to give …

Happy Days #1 A week of decisions

What a nice idea drawing on happy things. Only just finding the linky I feel unprepared to consider all the happy things from this week.  Here goes: I’ve decided to up the anti on my blogging adventure. Writing my  Reasons I want to Blog post was the first step in …

Baby Led Weaning – Our story two months on

We have come a long way since baby led weaning.  Now two months in to feeding we’ve made real progress. Although I have doubted myself on many occasions, especially last week when my little Robot was ill and didn’t touch a thing for two days except milk. This played havoc …

Two tiny toothie pegs

It really hadn’t occurred to me that I will need to start brushing Robots teeth. A friend asked me am I doing this and I was like ummm nope! Bad mummy. How do you brush a 7 month olds teeth? I imagine it’s like trying to brush a pet, forcing …

The Baby Trap

Today has been an uphill struggle, I am surprised that I have achieved anything.  I’ve actively sought out being baby trapped!  Those early days when all the Robot would do is sleep on me are long gone.  It used to be a pain getting trapped by a sleeping baby, it …

Alphabet Challenge

In the middle of the night I got all excited about doing a series of blog posts that follow the alphabet.  Each week doing something that begins with the next letter of the alphabet. Am I crazy? You could say that I am a little sleep deprived and have had …

Guacamole

New year, new feed the baby regimes, I decided I would try all the foods I don’t like in an effort that the Robot will like it someday.  I started with pear, turns out it is just the texture of the skin I don’t like and pear especially ripe is …

Happy Six Month Birthday

People told me having children would take over your life.  What I hadn’t expected was that it means every waking hour!  Even those hours you can’t sleep in, and it’s because I’m a mother that I just can’t sleep! You spend the first months of your child’s life adapting to …

Sensory play

It’s a job I’ve been meaning to get on with for a fair few months! Time to make some sensory bottles for Robot to play with:  I have had six oasis bottles saved on the bench especially for the task.  Today I completed two of them! 1. (Left) is a …

Baby led weaning

Aka I don’t know what I’m doing, let’s just roll with it! I tried making some different purées the day before I started Robot on food. It was such a faff and he didn’t eat any of it!  Very demoralising and I can see why people turn to shop jars …

Merry Christmas

It’s been quite an exciting week. The Robot has started on solid food, he has a new room, had his first Christmas but most importantly is the baby signing… My partner Dave (who hasn’t really been signing yet) noticed Robot was signing milk! Rather proud as it was an independent …

Finger spelling 

The first lesson from britishsign.co.uk.  Leaning to finger spell.  Who knew that when I was a GirlGuide all those years ago that I would learn something that would also come up 17 years later!  I’ve picked this up surprisingly easy and chuffed that I can go through the whole alphabet …

Let’s be serious now, time to sign

Since I have taken an interest in baby signing I’ve got more and more enthusiastic about using my spare time to learn British sign language. I’m using British-sign.co.uk online course to learn the basics of BSL. It is used as a revision tool for the national BSL level 1 course.  …

First sign excitement…

Ever since my little Robot was born I have signed the sign for milk at him before putting him on the boob.  It has paid off as, not always, he does sign milk at me! Dubious a little as only 3 months but more than once he’s opened and closed …