Category: FLORENCE IVY

Florence’s 7 Week Baby Update

Florence’s 7 Week Baby Update

We’re now seven weeks into your little life and you are growing so much before our eyes. You’re officially now out of Newborn clothes and well into your 0-3m wardrobe and you now have those gorgeous little rolls on your legs everyone talks about. It […]

Mama & Baby Style #4 – Bold & Beautiful

Mama & Baby Style #4 – Bold & Beautiful

Ahh, week four already! I absolutely love this weeks Mama & Baby style outift combo! I’ve given my wardrobe a bit of a revamp this last couple of weeks thanks to the Summer sales and bold prints seem to have taken over a little! Normally I’d […]

Florence’s Six Week Baby Update

Florence’s Six Week Baby Update

You turned six weeks old yesterday and my goodness you suddenly seem so big! Perhaps it is because we weighed you on Friday (mothercare have scales you can use to weigh your baby –  who knew?) and you already weighed 10lb 9oz! The health visitor was supposedd to be coming today but has rearranged to next Tuesday so I will be intrigued to see how much you’ve gained since then as you seem like a giant to me! A very cute and cuddly giant. It’s no surprise I suppose considering you are drinking more milk than I can keep up with. You certainly like your food.

You have treated us to so many of your gorgeous smiles this week – since learning to smile & poke your tongue out last week you have been showing off your new skills at every opportunity and it is so very cute. You’re just such a happy little thing and get so proud of yourself when you learn to do something new. Talking of learning new things, on Friday you rolled over! At FIVE WEEKS OLD, you rolled over. As much as I am excited to watch you grow, could we just slow down a little bit? Before I know it you’ll be sitting, crawling, walking – Mama needs a little more time filled with baby snuggles first please! zippy bib 2

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Our routine is becoming even more solid now and it’s a joy to spend the days with you. You usually come into Mummy’s bed around 5am when Daddy leaves for work and tend to sleep in until 7/7.30am. I just LOVE our early morning cuddles. After your bottle we have a natter and a kick about and then you drift in and out of sleep until your next bottle when if we’re having a day at home, we come downstairs and start the day, filling it with cuddles, play time and chatter.  You honestly don’t stop wriggling from the moment you wake up until bedtime. When it comes to bedtime, we start our bedtime routine around 6pm. You have so much fun in the bath, especially when there are bubbles involved! florence ivy 12072017

IMG_1317You have some time on your play mat while Mama gives you a quick massage and then it’s time for cuddles & milk before you snooze your way through the evening in the lead up to your last bottle of the day between 10pm & 11pm when we head upstairs to bed.

You and your Daddy make me laugh and laugh when you’re together. You could spend hours pulling funny faces at eachother, doing silly dances and chatting away. The moment he walks through the door he has your attention and you adore him just as much as he adores you. You make my heart sing!

We had an incredibly busy week last week with play dates and parties galore! On Friday we met up with our due date buddies, Jess & baby George and then on Saturday we saw Jennie & Baby Edie – both catch ups turned into mammoth shopping trips too! IMG_1177

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We also had your Great Grandma’s birthday party Saturday afternoon and you were such a good girl as it was such a hot and long day. IMG_1204

As for your tummy bump that came up last week, it seems to have gone completely and we’re yet to hear from the hospital about your referral. I’m hoping that the doctor will give you a good check over tomorrow at our six week check and put my mind a bit more at ease.

I say it every week, but you are an absolute dream of a baby! I have a feeling you are luring us into a false sense of security for any furture siblings!

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Mama & Baby Style #3 – Girl Power

Mama & Baby Style #3 – Girl Power

This weeks fashion post is all about Girl Power thanks to these cute slogan tees from two of our High Street favourites! If you can’t match your daughter while she’s little and can’t protest, when can you?! Afterall ‘Twinning is Winning’ right?  I recently discovered […]

Florence’s Five Week Baby Update

Florence’s Five Week Baby Update

I’m a day late with this one again Poppet, the weeks just seem to be racing away at the moment and I can’t believe you’re already five whole weeks old! Again we’ve packed rather a lot into the last seven days with lots of visitors, […]

Florence’s Four Week Baby Update

Florence’s Four Week Baby Update

Thank goodness for cooler weather! I finally have my happy, chilled out baby back and you’re so much more relaxed now that we’re not cooped up in one room with a whole load of fans blowing and can get out and about without worrying about being too hot! You are such a funny little thing, I am loving watching your little personality develop. You make the funniest faces and talk and gurgle away to us something tells me you’re going to be quite the chatter box – your poor Daddy!   You are also so incredibly cuddly and at your happiest when in our arms, which we can’t complain too much about – you’re just so huggable! 4 WEEKS OLD 5

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Your love for music is growing by the day and while Mummy prefers something a bit gentle you’ve become quite taken to Daddy’s Metalica / Linkin Park / 5 finger death punch playlist. When you’re super unsettled a quick rendition of ‘5 little speckled frogs’ is our go to remedy!

You are getting bigger by the second, I swear! You’ve grown out of some more of your newborn baby grows and your little jeans are now like ankle swingers but I am determined to keep you in new born for as long as possible. Yesterday you just about squeezed into your first ever outfit! I am going to have you in it as much as possible because I love it so so much! IMG_0939

On Saturday we spent the day with your great Uncle Steven & Aunty Sarah who came to see us. You definitely seem to melt every single person you meet and they were no exception!

On Sunday we made an impromptu trip to the seaside. It was your first time to the beach and we had a lovely family day out in Herne Bay walking along the sea front. We had fish & chips and then headed to a little open air cafe for ice cream. florence ivy 25062017

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We finally bought some garden furniture so on Monday we spent the day in the garden. You are quite the nordic napper! We took your Shnuggle moses basket out there and you loved kicking about in the fresh air and snoozing in the shade while Mummy caught up on some work. You still (just about) fit into Mummy’s favourite baby grow from Boots Mini Club, however you don’t seem as keen as each time you’ve worn it you’ve either peed, pooped or puked all over it and Monday was no exception!

Aunty Libby came over in the afternoon for some cuddles and with Uncle Harry, cleaned our kitchen from top to bottom. They ended up staying for dinner and watched a movie. It’s quite lovely having them so close by. You absolutely adore your Aunty and while she’s a bit bored because you’re not talking yet, she loves you to bits too. IMG_0936

Yesterday we headed into town to see Donna & Josh and shop the sales to get your wardrobe kitted out for September onwards. We *may* have picked up a few bits & bobs for now too. We met Nanny for lunch before coming home for an afternoon of cuddles at home. Whenever we go into town people just swarm towards you. You are quite the celebrity baby as your Nanny & Granny know so many people in town!

Daddy was home early from work today and as I’ve come down with a rotten cold you’ve spent most of the day chatting and cuddling the day away with him. You really do love him.

We have been making some plans for your first holiday. With our trip to Germany being cancelled (Daddy’s still going, but they’re making it a boys thing!) and us not going to Hayling Island any more we decided to go away for Mummy’s birthday so we’ve booked a beautiful cottage in Cornwall for the week, with Nanny, Aunty Libby & Uncle Harry coming along for the ride. You’ll be nearly six months old by then!

I think that’s about it for this week little one, we’ve been taking it fairly easy again and I am soaking up every single second of your early days. You’re snoring away on my lap as I type.  How are  you possibly almost one month old!? IMG_09914 WEEKS OLD 4

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Florence’s Three Week Baby Update

Florence’s Three Week Baby Update

Oh Florence, it’s hot! Today has been marked as the hottest June day in the UK for decades and my goodness have we felt the heat this week in the lead up. It’s safe to say heatwave + newborn = grumpy EVERYONE, no sleep & […]

Florence & Sean’s first Father’s Day 2017

Florence & Sean’s first Father’s Day 2017

So yesterday was Sean’s first Father’s Day as a Daddy and while our day didn’t exactly go to plan – Heatwave + Newborn do not mix well! – we still had a lovely day as a family. We started the morning with cuddles & presents. […]