It’s hard to believe we are already five months into Florence’s weaning journey. While it might have been controversial we absolutely did the right thing by deciding to wean at four months, there is no way she would have lasted to the advised 6 month […]
Category: FLORENCE IVY
So, little girl, you’re officially 7 1/2 months old and as usual I’m late with your little update. The last month has been one of the busiest since you were born and I feel like we’re only just starting to slow back down after the […]
I cannot believe just how much you have grown over the last six weeks. It seems like you are learning something new every single day. You are sitting up unsupported for longer lengths of time, are so much happier and willing to play on your tummy, have learned to blow raspberries, perfected your giggles (though you only save them for Aunty Libby and the dog, despite Mummy & Daddy’s best efforts to make you laugh!) and are chatting more than ever!
At around 3 and a half months you started to become quite unsettled and while we tried a few different things, it soon became evident that you were getting hungry more quickly. We added an extra bottle into your days but that still didn’t quite do the trick and so at 16.5 weeks old, you had your first taste of food! It’s safe to say weaning is going well – You LOVE food, and get so excited when you see me coming from the kitchen with your little bowl. You bash the table on your Bumbo with such ferocity if I’ve taken too long to get the next spoonful ready. I didn’t realise just how much I would enjoy your weaning journey, but I love preparing your food and seeing your reactions to different flavors. The only one you’re not overly sure on yet is Broccoli.
Keen to be a part of the action, you’ve had one of your Christmas presents early – a Jumperoo, which you LOVE. It’s so funny watching you bounce up and down with your little legs going ten to the dozen. Along with your Bumbo, this is probably where you spend the majority of your time if not being cuddled. You love being upright and higher up, feeling more involved in the conversation. It would seem laying down is soooooo overrated.
They are the perfect Alfie stalking spots too! You love to watch him and keep an eye on what he’s up to and it’s so lovely to watch your relationship with him grow. You love to stroke him and just rest your hands on his back and he is more than happy to let you. He is your number one protector, very rarely far from your side.
You’re quite the Mummy’s girl at the moment Flo and I suppose considering we spend every single day together, it’s no suprise just lately that you’re struggling a little bit when I am out of sight. With those pesky teeth causing you trouble and as you’re riding the waves of the latest leap it seems you can settle few places other than Mama’s arms. Poor Daddy hardly gets a look in what with work and your evening grumps! Though you do light up as he enters the room and apparently he’s the perfect audience for your raspberry blowing performances. It’s also quite fun to watch him play Crash Bandicoot on the Play Station.
It’s been a fairly quiet few weeks in between your Christening, our trip to London and a couple of visits to Little Fant Farm. We’ve spent our days mainly playing at home with the occasional trip out with Aunty Donna & Joshua – who by the way is your number one fan!
You are still as funny & cheeky as ever, never failing to brighten up our days – even when you decide 3 am is the best time to party. (Thank you 4 month sleep regression!) Being your Mum is by far the best thing I’ve everdone and I can’t wait to watch you grow & learn some more.
There comes a time when you’re a parent that you just have to put the rule book to one side and trust your instincts. Don’t get me wrong, that rule book comes in handy more often than we probably like to admit, but I also […]
We have had a wonderful weekend of celebration with our family & friends. Yesterday we had Florence baptised. Our friends & family gathered together in the very same church that I was Christened in almost twenty four years ago. The Christening was part of the […]
Little Florence, it would seem you are longer a teeny tiny newborn. You’re growing at a rate of knots and this last month you have continued to surprise us with how quickly you are coming into your own. At 2 months old you are absolutely full of character and unbelievably cheeky!
You are almost ALWAYS smiling and you’re so so close to giggling!
It’s been a month of meeting new friends.
And going on new adventures.
We went to Northampton to the balloon festival with Nanny & Aunty Libby and this weekend we went to the Farm for the first time.
You have always been strong and determined to learn something new! You are absolutely aceing tummy time these days, getting more and more confident as the days go by and you’ve even shuffled towards a toy a couple of times. Supported by a cushion or one of our laps, you sit up for 10 seconds or so before you fall back down. I’m not sure that’s what you’re supposed to be doing at 3 months old just yet but we’re just going with it!
You’ve mastered grasping small objects and happily sit watching them as you move them around. This also includes Mama’s hair! It seems you have taken quite a liking to holding on to handfuls of my hair and refusing to let go just in time for it to all start falling out. Thanks Poppet!
You’re so much more into toys now and are happy to play for longer periods of times. Our sensory play classes have inspired me to set up different themes of play each week and you’re loving exploring new toys & textures. You love to play with foil and scrunch sensory scarves in your hand. Your Octopus is still a favourite along with miss butterfly and your rainmaker shaker thingy.
You are still a fab sleeper, sleeping through from 10pm – 6/7am most nights. There really is nothing that warms my heart more than that huge smile you give me as I lean over your crib in the mornings. Lately you’ve been fighting sleep during the day and often only a Mummy cuddle will do. I sing to you and hold you close until you doze off.
You really are our little sunshine, our little wildflower.
It’s been a bit quiet on the Fashion posts front here lately. In truth, I’m really struggling to find flattering clothes this post baby body of mine and so haven’t much felt like showing it off! But this week, Mama & Baby Style returns after […]
I’ve always been an early bird, sleeping in ’til midday was never really my style. Don’t get me wrong, I love a pj day but I’m generally up and functioning by around 6.30, 7 at the latest, even at the weekend and it would seem […]