Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Four Months of Harrison | Baby Update

Here we are another month old, 4 months now to be precise. He is no longer looking like that teeny tiny baby anymore, I feel like Harrison is really starting to develop and come into his own little personality. He loves to lay on his play gym and bat his toys around, his grip and hand eye coordination has really come along now too! If I hold something like his teething ring in front of him for example, you can see him slowly (and shakily) reach out and grip at it. He doesn't always get it first time, but he keeps going until he's got it and then it's straight in the mouth like most things these days.
I'm sure he is teething as he's been super dribbly, everything is going in the mouth and he has even had a sore little bum a few times, but nothing too bad to bother him he has still been very happy.
Harrison is now rolling back to belly and I caught his first real roll on video, I was so happy! He hasn't quite mastered the art of rolling back all the time just yet, but I'm sure it will be only a matter of time.
(please excuse my voice, as you can tell I was super excited/happy)
His little napping routine he's developed is going well, I'm able to get a few more things done these days which is so nice, he has also started going down to bed at 9pm but is still waking 1-2 times a night.
I wonder what the next month will bring?!
Be sure to check out our 4 month update video below.

take care xo

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Baby's 100th Day 'Birthday'

When I was researching up about baby milestones I came across the 100th day birthday, now I never did anything like this with my first two and milestone cards were defiantly not around or as big as they are now when I had either of them. I do have milestone cards for Harrison, but I've never actually used them oops!
Although I didn't go all out with a party, banners and balloons like some do (more so in other countries, as it is VERY well celebrated) I did do a mini photoshoot with Harrison to make it special and remember that 100th day milestone.

I went with the milk bath idea as another mum friend had done her own little shoot like this and it had turned out so well that I just couldn't wait to give it a go myself.

I couldn't believe it was as simple as running a slightly warmer bath for Harrison and just adding your everyday off the shelf whole milk!

I'd not really done my own research, only what I had read from my friends blog post. She has a baby girl so she used pretty, colourful flowers. I felt that there were more props/foliage you could use in the bath for girls than boys. 

I probably should have done a little more research when it came to foliage for boys, as pretty much all my foliage sunk.

Like with any baby photoshoot I end up with HUNDREDS of photos and only end up with a select few favourites. Personally I LOVE how they have turned out and I know that every time I look back at them, I will remember this was his 100th day in the world.
Be sure to check out the blog where I got my hints and tips on how to get the milk bath ready.

Did you know that the 100th day is celebrated as a birthday in some countries? Have you ever done a milk bath, what foliage worked best for you? I'd love to know as I'm defiantly going to try this out again in the future.

take care xo

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Day We Found Out

I remember it like it was yesterday, well it pretty much was, but one whole year ago! (and one day)
Me and Matt had had a ‘lovers tiff’ the previous night, so me being a me told him not to bother coming back home that night and I also didn’t want to see or speak to him when I woke up in the morning.
Now I was supposed to be going out for the night with my friend and because we were trying for a baby I thought I'd best take a test, just so I could determine weather or not I should be going out.
I took the test in the morning and to my eyes I saw nothing.
It’s funny really, but because we were trying I had downloaded several pregnancy apps and I was keeping up to date with them all and the bounty app was all about faint test lines that day.
I don’t know what made me think it, but I went back and got that little test out our bathroom bin and low and behold this time I saw the faintest line I had ever seen.
I thought surely not, so I proceeded to take another three tests and there they all were, three little tests with six little lines (two lines on each test)
I knew at that point I couldn’t go out and I knew I’d have to speak to Matt because we were pregnant, I couldn’t not share that moment of happiness even though I was still quite annoyed with him.
I’m pretty sure I text him something along the lines of
‘I suppose you should come home' to which he replied 'why?' and I just said, 'I'm pregnant'
Not really the most joyous of announcements, but it helped break the ice after a heated argument.
I was so happy because I had always had this little idea in my head from the moment we had started trying that it would be a great idea to reveal to our parents on Christmas day that we were expecting. The plan was to have a 12 week scan before Christmas day so we would have a picture to show, but as we all know plans never go how we intend. We did still reveal to our parents on Christmas day however.

Do you remember the day you fond out? How long ago was it? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know, I love hearing all the stories about how people found out!

take care xo