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 …

Breastfeeding, the things they don’t tell you 

I knew I always wanted to try breastfeeding, I figured it is the most natural thing to do.  I was surprised to learn that I wasn’t breast fed as a baby, I just assumed I had been! My mum had her own reasons that I won’t go into. I started …

Baby’s can sign?

I’ve always thought that one day I would learn a language.  It needs to be more than learning a few key phrases in GCSE German! Yes I took this one and achieved a C grade, no I can’t use it!  I can say hello and goodbye and just about count …