The Weaning EditΒ 

Happy Sunday! 

..let’s talk about weaning. So I don’t know if it’s just me but when it came to Ada starting to eat I literally had no idea at all what I was doing. I felt like you had loads of info and help from Health visitors and midwifes about Formulas and Breast feeding at the beginning, but then….

 *insert tumbleweed* 

Literally nothing. 
So the next logical step was to google. Did that and found Annabel Karmel * ahhhh all hail queen Karmel πŸ™ŒπŸ» * aka the Queen of Wean! 

So read her book, well that was confusing in itself, you’ve got babyled weaning,  spoon fed weaning, spoonfed and babyled combo weaning. WTF?!                                                
Then I went to the HV to get Ada weighed and she told me to just feed her what I ate?! WHAT! She can’t eat Belvitas & Diet Coke, so that confused me more. 
OMG but wait before any food even enters their mouth you have to buy the bloody Highchair. The hours I spent reviewing these was a joke! We wanted the Stokke Tripp Trapp but you literallly need a second mortgage to buy one of these with all the accessories, sooooo went with the Β£15 IKEA one & let me just say what a bloody amaze buy that was! It’s perfect, wipe clean, she’s super comfy and it fits perfectly under the dining table πŸ™ŒπŸ» anyway back to the food…

Luckily, I have a lot of friends who have already done the weaning bit, so I basically just did what they did πŸ˜‚ 
I’m technically speaking ‘spoon fed weaning’ why? Because I don’t like mess πŸ˜‚ also Ziggy (the dog) was getting the majority of the food! 
I thought pre Ada I was going to be like the film Baby Boom and start making homegrown, organic purΓ©e that I put into pots I’ve kilned & glazed myself all the while I’m burning sage & wearing a hemp sack! BUT I went for Ella’s pouches! Couldn’t be bov’ed to be honest. I tried to make her something once and she literally heaved so I won’t subject her to it again πŸ˜‚

But I digress my point is, I felt very alone and bloody terrified when Ada started eating. It’s like a minefield, I mean the help is there if you need it but I felt a bit silly. Like, ummmm Soz I totally don’t get it? What’s she supposed to eat πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸΌ help me! Also, I swear Jamie (the huz) actually thought I had actually attended a secret parent course about how to do all this shit because he totes just assumed I had it on lockdown! 
Luckily Ada literally eats everything (except peas, she’s not a fan of them) oh & we’re bringing her up Pescatarian (πŸ™„ of course we are πŸ˜‚) so that’s brought up new challenges as we have to make sure she’s getting what she needs nutrient wise. 😳 I mean it’s tough #mumlife is tough! 
Then there’s all the treats… let’s talk Rusks. You’ve got a handful of people that are like “yeap no bigs, i mean they have loads of sugar but we had them and we’re a ok” then you have the other camp “Rusks are POISON, do not feed your child poison, they’ll choke, catch a rusk disease and their arm will fall off” 

I went with let’s give her a little rusk to see if she likes them, obvs she does because they’re delicious! πŸ˜‚

Looking back when I first started the weaning process I was terrified & somehow don’t ask me how but you just know what to do next. Ask friends, google and follow a book if it helps! I just somehow stopped stressing so much and now BIG BRUCE will eat anything. It totes doesn’t matter if you buy your food ready made or purΓ©e your own. Makes zero difference really, come 4 years they’ll all be stuffing party rings into their faces at parties & eating stuff off the floor anyway πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Thanks for reading

Next week – The Mum Gunt Edit 😳

peace xx 

Oh! The here she is Edit. ο»Ώ


Oh hi πŸ‘‹πŸΌ I’m back! 

Soz about the 7 month break I was busy muming, drinking coffee &  doing a gazillion Joe Wicks’ hiits to try and get rid of the mum gunt (I’ll save that for another post 😳) 

Slowly but surely getting into the swing of this Mum thing and then BAM something else happens and you’re like πŸ€” did I miss “a how to Mum course?!” because I am not equipt to deal with this…..

Let me catch you up real real quick. Ada Evs is nearly 9 months old … can you even believe that?! She now does not sit still, AT ALL! She’s on the move for a full 13 hours a day 😳 Wants to grab everything and move everywhere she’s army crawling, eating everything ( I mean everything…. she’s currently gnawin’ on the coffee table) she’s got a toothypeg and her favourite word & person is MAMA! (no bigs πŸ’πŸΌ)

Let me catch you up on me real quick. Well hastag mumlife is 100% the funnest & hardest job in the world. Not gonna lie some days I’ve absolutely got it nailed (like painting my nails whilst she’s asleep on me nailed… omg did I just pun?!) Then others I need my Mum and want to hide in the garage. πŸ˜…πŸ˜° *Disclaimer* this totes happened i drank a glass of rose hiding in the garage, you know for a little break πŸ˜‚

Best thing about Mummyhood – pretty much everything! Not being too clichΓ© BUT Ada laughing is legit the most amazing sound ever! 
Worst thing about Mummyhood – This teething lark. Not a fan! It makes for a tough long day! 

Anywho I’m going to get back to this blog every week, I’ll catch you up on the weekly dramas of me and the milestones of Ada. 

Thanks for reading.

peace xx

The ill edit.Β 

Ok let me catch you up… Ada and I have the lurgi. It all started last week when I started feeling a bit off so naturally I stocked up on Lemsip capsules, lemsip drinks, berocca, iron supplements, eating my weight in kale and litres of orange juice (with bits!! for extra goodness naturally) BUT it crept up and bam πŸ’₯ worse cold ever!!!! Made all the worse because I’m getting like 3 hours sleep a night …. which brings me onto Ada. 

Our lovely poppet is full of it, blocked up, coughy and congested. Even her little eyes look sore. 😞 Not only this but she also had to have her first set of jabs & her little health check too… it’s probably been the hardest few days yet (ever 😰) But huge shout out to the nurse who did them, she was ridic speedy! Health check went well, I obviously had a list of stuff for the dr to check. The only thing we have to go back for is Adas little heart, she didn’t know if there was maybe a little murmur there so going back in 2 weeks for her to double check – just for absolute 100% clarity that’s she’s fine! 

One thing I have realised since she’s been poorly is the importance of our little daily routine && now we’ve had a tough week it’s quickly becoming undone, she isn’t sleeping very well & is super clingy. She will only be settled by me or my mum too which is odd because she’s normally such a Daddy’s girl for the evening cuds. My Mum only popped in from work to drop off some snuffle babe and I kept her prisoner for 2 hours & made her feed Ada. 

I ended up taking Ada to the drs on Monday as I just wanted reassurance that she hadn’t developed bronchitis or collapsed lung or anything ( I have to stop googling) … she hasn’t! Btw the dr was amazing, really set me at ease and told me things to look out for and made me not feel stupid for counting how many times she’d sneezed that morning (25! 25 times!) Told me to cuddle, let her sleep propped up a little and make sure she’s getting enough milk, and advised me of the right way to use calpol! (I’d been giving it too her for fun πŸ™ˆ) 

All all the while this is going on… Ziggy (our dog) went into be castrated today. But he couldn’t have it done because he needed to have his soft pallet done instead. So he’s walking round all wobbly, disorientated & is crying. ☹️ Not only that but he Pooped on my new La Redoute rug! 😑 Oh which Ada also puked on this arvo too… brilliant. 

And now Jamie is getting the cold….. which as you can imagine is worse than ALLLL of the above and we’ll probs end up in A&E tonight because he can’t breathe out of his left nostril”Carli, I’m getting soooo ill you don’t understand πŸ™„πŸ™„” 

Anyway wish me luck, I think tonight might be a long one. 😩 

#sendchocolateideallyminieggs

peace x

7 week itch Edit!Β 

Well this week has been a dream. My little poppet is really starting to show her character & we’ve started having a bit more play time (which is soooo lush, however hoovering has proved a little harder) I love that she smiles at us now &  I swear she’s super smart because this morning we were playing “where’s your nose” and she totally touched it! CLEVERCLOGS! 

It was the first proper full week on my own too & I only had one mini melt down In which I  called Jamie a lazy pr*ck because he wouldn’t walk and bounce her when she was a bit grizzly πŸ˜‚ so all in all I think that was a success! Oh & I lost a front door key so I cried! 

To celebrate the full week we had a DATE NIGHT and it was ace! 4.5 hours of non baby time. Drinks followed by the pictures. LaLa land & it was ace! Just enough talking time with Jamie and then 2 hours of non interrupted SILENT film time &&&& then Jamie did the midnight feed! Basically the best night ever. Although, I totally felt like a Mum last night on our way home (at 11.20 pm) we saw loads of younguns going out with next to nothing on! && then I thought will I ever ever not feel tired that I will want to go out in the middle of the night again! 

Anyway weekly updates; 

Ada – 

She’s the dream. She eats like a sumo and burps like a drunk! So can’t complain there. 

She’s been a bit fussy with sleep, I tried the dream feed thing this week and basically it’s completely messed her up. It didn’t work, she drank an entire extra bottle & woke up on the hour every hour 😳 so we’re going back to basics and just going to let her decide when she’s ready to sleep through the night! (Hopefully she decides that’s tonight)

Me- 

I do feel a little isolated sometimes. It’s quite hard, you almost feel like you’re stuck on REPEAT! Eat, sleep, feed your baby, change the nappy, walk, Hoover, repeat! Then when Jamie gets home I talk like 50 thousand words a second! The hardest bit is Ada is super grizzly in the eve from like 6-9 so I basically talk to Jamie for 20 mins a day πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ However, Ada and I are signing up to Yoga, sensory and massage this week so that’s gonna be ace & it’ll be good to get round some more Mummy’s! 

Although, the main thing to report is weight loss. I’m trying my hardest to lose weight, I’ve lost 2 stone 7 lbs so far & I have 15 more to lose 😰 I put on soooo much! It’s so much less fun to lose it πŸ™„

Exercise starts again tomorrow though, I’m nervous! BUT I’m soooooo looking forward to an entire hour of me time! I think I’ll feel like me again too! Urghhhh I hate baby weight (aka. Excess biscuit weight!) btw I’ve just eaten some white chocolate buttons whilst typing this and 4 bourbons. 😫😫😫😫 Maybe I’m doomed to be this size forever! 

Thanks for reading. 

peace x

I’m Flying solo Edit.Β 


First week of solo parenting DONE! 
It hasn’t been half as bad as I thought, I genuinely had visions I’d be covered in puke, the dog would be weeing everywhere, Ada would be screaming non stop & I’d be crying locked in the bathroom (that was a flashback to week 2 😰)  But thankfully it’s been the opposite of that! The main thing I’m struggling with is lack of sleep! Not even lack of it, broken sleep! It’s a killer!! Stupidly I’ve offered to do bedtime and middle of night feeds whilst Jamie is at work. It’s sooooo tiring! However, this weekend I got to sleep straight through… hell yeaaaaaaaaaa  πŸ™ŒπŸ» 

Anyway onto the weekly updates; 

Ada – Absolute babe. She’s had a few tummy probs aka Not pooping! However, that seems to have solved itself now thank goodness. Now if you catch a nappy mid poop it genuinely squirts out like one of those sausage making machine things… it’s gross. For such a beauty she is genuinely so full of crap!! 

Food time was also proving a bit upsetting for both of us, she’s bottle (tried the boob, not for me) and basically she was eating so quick, getting horrendous wind and then screaming. We’ve swapped the teets over and they are slow flow but seem to be a lot better for her. Also, infacol. All hail Infacol! 

Me – I’m a FAT beast with a horrid section scar and this gross pouch of skin flapping above it! It’s disgusting. Oh and also I’m soooooo spotty, Jamie has just been talking to my cheek spot all week! Which is nice πŸ™„ 

I’ve tried to eat well this week. But when you’re flying solo it’s incredibly easy to skip lunch and just eat leftover Quality Street. I have now cleared the house of Christmas goodies (chucked in the outside bin, so even if times get hard I can’t get them out because it’s too deep and I can’t reach them) I’ve also tried to exercise, gentle yoga and walking everywhere! So weekly weigh in tomorrow will be interesting. I get the all clear tomorrow too so I can drive and get back to the gym! Hell yea!!!!! I’ll keep you posted with progress. I’m hoping to post one of those amaze Insta pics of my before and after come April when I look like a Victoria Secret model (Although, I’m about to eat a chocolate melt pot) soooo….may just be one of those other Insta before & after pics when people are like “it’s exactly the same, she’s just tanned!” 

Thanks for reading. 

peace xx