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Ten April 28, 2010

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C is 10 months old today, how on earth did that happen? 

As I was going through my photos yesterday for my Gallery entry, I surprised myself by how emotional I got.  Especially when I found the photos of the day C was born.  I don’t think I’m broody, I just think my little baby seems to have grown up far too quickly. 

To honour C’s 10 month birthday I thought I’d do a list of 10 things about her.

1. She was born on a Sunday at 2.16pm weighing 7lb 5oz

2. Her first ‘word’ was dada, which she said on Christmas day

3. She cut her first 2 teeth on 2nd January, and we’re still waiting for some more!

4. She loves fruit – her favourite is blueberries

5. She likes to be holding a blanket when she goes to sleep which she usually ends up putting over her face

6. She has never had a dummy

7. She refuses to crawl as hates being on her stomach.  She is, however, just developing her bum shuffling

8. She loves swimming, we first took her when she was just 10 weeks old

9. She has ticklish armpits!

10. She is a complete daddy’s girl

Oh, how she’s changed:

C's first photo

 

... and her latest

The Gallery – Portraits April 27, 2010

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This weeks theme for The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers is portraits. 

Sounds simple but was actually hard to choose so there are 2 pictures on my Gallery entry this week.

This is of me & C when she was about 10 weeks old.  We were out for a walk with the dog around our local park and it was a really lovely day so we laid on the grass and watched the world go by for an hour. 

And another of C with my other baby, BJ.  When C was born, BJ ignored her most of the time but they’re great friends now.  If C is upset he will go and lay next to her, and he can’t walk past her without giving her a kiss!

The Gallery – 7 deadly sins: Gluttony April 21, 2010

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My daughter loves her food, and making a mess.  This wasn’t all her fault though, daddy may have been involved with this one too!

A few more of my gluttonous daughter.

Firstly, with her first pancake

And there has to be a chocolate one doesn’t there?!

This post was inspired by Tara at Sticky Fingers and her Gallery prompt this week was ‘7 Deadly Sins’

My first blog post April 15, 2010

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You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not very good at this, I’ve never written a blog post before.

I’m Emma, 25, wife, mummy, accountant – and all the extras that go with those few titles.  My daughter, C, is 9.5 months which means that my 9 months maternity leave has, sadly, just ended.  Despite having a ‘career’ rather than a job, I’ve never been a particularly career-minded person.  I got into accountancy because I got an A* in maths at GCSE, that’s honestly the only reason.  I do like what I do but I’d much rather stay at home, looking after babies and having the tea on the table for 5.30 every day. Unfortunately, that’s never going to happen, not if we want to continue paying the mortgage anyway, so I’ve had to compromise by returning to work 3 days a week.

As far as parenting goes, I think I’m fairly laid back.  We’re doing baby-led weaning and I sometimes babywear, but I also use a pushchair and we’ve never co-slept.  And all those things work for us!

M, my husband, is such a great daddy.  I really couldn’t ask for any more.  When I explained baby-led weaning to him his response was ‘well, why doesn’t everyone do that?’  He really does think its such a great idea and loves telling people that C feeds herself and has never had mush!

So, thats a snapshot of my life.  I’ll leave you with a picture of my gorgeous girl.

My cheeky girl