The fact I started writing this blog at 3.30am says pretty much everything about the sleep pattern of a new parent. It’s unpredictable, exhausting and relentless; but you learn to cope with it. Because you have to.
With the sudden arrival of glorious summer weather Sonny’s been feeling the heat, so this week we treated him to his first dip in a paddling pool. And as usual he reacted brilliantly!
He’s not even four months old yet, but my little lad Sonny is already my hero. Watching him grow and begin to enjoy the world around him this summer has made me more proud than I could have ever imagined.
Taking your newborn baby for his or her first walk is one of the most exciting moments in early parenthood, but also one of the most daunting. Make sure you’re prepared.
As parents we’ll never forget it, as a baby Sonny will never remember it, but this was a huge day for us as a family that we’ll look back on with fond memories for many years.
It’s easy to forget sometimes, but some of the smallest things in my life are the the biggest and most exciting things that have ever happened to my 12-week-old son. Like today’s trip to the park, for example, when he looked happier and more excited than I’ve ever seen him before…
It’s a hard to thing to admit when Sonny’s so young, but sometimes it’s good to get a break from the relentlessness of being a parent. So this weekend, when his Scouse grandparents came to visit, we both left him for the first time and hit the road on our bikes…
Our answer to this question was both, but if I had the choice again I would skip the NHS class and just attend NCT. It costs £200 which may put people off, but it’s good fun, amazingly thorough and allows you to meet a great network of new friends.
Boozy nights out have been replaced by afternoon buggy strolls with old friends. But the really weird thing is I haven’t found it weird at all. In fact, I’m enjoying myself more than I ever have done before…
A lovely addition to our family garden and packs down small enough to take on almost every adventure, the Grand Trunk Double Parachute hammock is an absolute bargain for outdoorsy families.