Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Our Weekend #6


I've been desperate for a day where we could venture into London Town as a family without it being ridiculously busy. So Freddie took Friday off from work and we jumped on the tube and took Maxi to London Zoo.



Max absolutely loved watching the animals and was amazed by the different sounds they were making. Maxi is at the stage in his development where he is intrigued by new things whether it's an animal he's never seen or a sound he's yet to hear. Even though he is only ten months old I spent most of the time explaining what each animal was and what country they would have originated from. He loved it! 


He particularly enjoyed the butterfly room and gawped in amazement at the pretty colours fluttery from fruit post to branch. He enjoyed this part of the Zoo so much we're going to visit Syon Park's butterfly house this weekend. I hope one lands on him I would love to know what he makes of it! 


Before leaving the house we came to the decision to leave the bugaboo at home and just take our baby backpack carrier. This was a tough decision because we weren't sure whether Maxi would sleep in the carrier, but he did, yay! Oh and by the way, not having a pram with you when visiting London makes your life SO much easier, especially when you're nipping from one tube to another.


I would highly recommend London Zoo if you're in London and stuck on what to do. Although it is a little pricey to get in, it's well worth it.

Saturday and Sunday were both mooch around the house days. We did our usual walk in Richmond Park, ran some errands and grabbed lunch in a little cafe near the park. On Saturday night Freddie went out on a boys night and decided to sleep until midday as he was nursing a pretty sore head. I can't remember the last time I slept until midday, lucky for some hey! 

Well anyway enough of the ramble, I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! 

What did you get up to?

x

Monday, 2 March 2015

Max's 9 Month Update




My 9 months of pregnancy were the longest months of my life but yet the 9 months of my sons life have just flashed right before my eyes. As I sit and write his 9 month update I'm staring at our video baby monitor in amazement that he's here in our home and developing into such a wonderful little person. This time last year I was 28 weeks pregnant and really had know clue what was about to come. These past 9 months of Max's life have been an absolute whirlwind and the best months of my life!

Weight
I finally had Max weighed after a few months of putting it off purely because the long wait to be seen by the health visitors, Max has the patience of a nat. Max has gone up the scale and is now 98th percentile for both weight and height. Not a shocker there as he's always been on the higher end of the spectrum.



Sleep/Routine
Max's sleep has been the worst it's ever been. I can honestly say he slept so much better as a newborn than he does currently. He'll go down to sleep fine but will then wake up at 12am demanding to co sleep. I've tried everything feeding, rocking, giving him his dummy but nothing works. I'm hoping this is just a teething phase and it'll quickly pass but who knows! To be fair we have moved house and he is in his own room now so it may take sometime getting used to. Max's routine is still very much the same as last month however we have now dropped his 4pm nap, so he now only goes down in the morning around 9am (45 mins) and 1pm (2 hours)


Eating
With brilliant advice from a friend who read my previous Max update, we've finally dropped a milk feed. She advised to drop his lunchtime feed and swap it with a yogurt and it worked. Max didn't notice a thing! I've come to the conclusion with Max that whatever I give him to eat or drink he'll just take it so it's going to have to be me who drops the feeds for him, when I think he's ready of course. 



Clothes
We are well and truly in size 18-24 month clothing. I'm kind of going through a bit of a style rut with Max at the moment. The weather in the UK is still bitterly cold so we're still plodding on by with his Winter wardrobe. I'm desperate to spruce things up with colourful Spring/Summer pieces from baby Zara. I may have already loaded by Zara shopping basket, all I need to do is punch in my card details!

Developmental
Max is talking. Well in baby language of course, but he's actually trying to make conversation with me. When he wakes up from his afternoon nap and I'm greeted by a very happy chatty baby, it's honestly my favourite part of the day. He'll literally talk to me for about 15 minutes, it's so cute!

His memory has come on so much. He remembers our conversations, where I've hidden a toy or how to stack his building blocks. 

Max is really trying to crawl now. He gets into a crawling position but then kind of flops onto his belly. He's now figured out the best way to travel is by rolling around on the floor. I have a feeling he'll be crawling in a few weeks time though.


I've noticed that Max loves to cuddle more and snuggle on the sofa. He's becoming a lot more affectionate and also tries to demand my attention. 

With that comes separation anxiety. Max at the moment has gone from Mr independent to Mr I need my mummy. This also means I've encountered my fair share of sleepless nights co sleeping recently.

We listen to the classical FM whilst we both eat our lunch and I've noticed he bobs up and down to the music. It's the cutest thing watching him dance whilst giggling, he finds it hilarious.

Max has also started to protest if he doesn't want to do something. For example when I'm changing his nappy, putting his clothes on or when he's going into his bugaboo. I try and sing songs, give him his dummy or make silly faces but to be honest the only thing that works is food!

So that's it for this months update, sorry it's a little late but it's better late than never! Can you believe Maxi is going to be 1 next month! Can someone please give me back my baby. 

x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

MY EVERYDAY MAKE UP ROUTINE




This week I thought I would share my everyday make up routine. As a new mummy trying to find the time to do your make up each morning is tough. I try and keep my make up as simple as possible so I can get myself ready super quickly whilst Max takes his morning nap.  

I also wanted to say sorry that the video is slightly out of focus I only noticed once I began editing. YouTuber problems!

I hope you like it and please subscribe to my channel :)





Thursday, 19 February 2015

My Top Tips For Fitness Motivation*


Loosing the baby weight can be easy for some and the most painfully slow experience for others, I fall on the latter part unfortunately. To keep myself on the fitness wagon I try and stick to these 5 tips.

Go Shopping. Shopping makes me happy whether it's shopping for a pair of shoes to match an outfit or a simple grocery shop. Shopping for gym clothes is the best part about deciding to jump on the fitness wagon. I mean is it wrong to want to work out in style? I think not!
I recently got these two pieces from Fat Face's new Activ88 range, the Overhead Hoody and Moonshadow Running Leggings

Monday, 16 February 2015

Our Weekend #4


On Saturday it was Valentines Day and I was gifted with the best thing a mummy could ask for, a lie in! Move over roses, chocolates, champagne and breakfast in bed all I want for Valentines is SLEEP! Freddie looked after Max downstairs whilst I woke from my slumber around 9am, bliss. We then had a few errands to run meaning we headed back to our old flat to pick up a few bits and bobs. 

We then got into the car and headed to Richmond to watch Freddie play football.