Before we even knew that Erin would be a girl, we had a list of names that we liked. Strangely, the list didn’t actually have any boys names on it. I’m super picky and I don’t like names that can be shortened. This made our list VERY short. I think we only had a couple of names on the list and even then, I wasn’t sold on any of them. I realised recently that I had never written about how Erin got her name. On the day we had our 20 week scan I had
A whole year since my baby girl was born. Okay, I may have moaned about it the other day when I posted ‘This time last year…’ but when I look at Erin, I forget about everything that was bad. I thought I’d do a year in photos to celebrate her birthday today as there will be more posts to come over the next couple of days! I am just going to pick one photo for each month because otherwise this post will be huge! January February March April May June July August September October November December
Sometimes it seems like 2 minutes ago that I went into hospital to have Erin. It actually all started this time last year, sort of. On 29th December last year I had a final hospital appointment to see how Erin was developing and to decide on what was going to happen. During that appointment I got told to go to the delivery suite to be induced. I actually refused and told them I’d go back in the morning, a year ago today. I wanted to go home and get myself sorted out before being induced!
It wasn’t long after I found out I was pregnant that I bought Erin’s first toy. I know you’re not really supposed to buy anything until you have your 12 week scan just to be safe but I couldn’t help myself. As my mum’s surname is Fox I have a bit of a thing about them. I decorated Erin’s nursery in a woodland theme so I could have foxes in there. As you have probably guessed, Erin’s first toy was a fox! I bought this particular fox in my favourite shop in Cromer, Upstairs, Downstairs.
AD | Gifted items Erin has had a bit of a strange relationship with bath time in her 10 months. When she was newborn she absolutely hated baths. She would scream so loud that next door heard her. Then, she started to realise baths could be fun and that she could splash about. Now it’s all changed again! In an attempt to make bath time more fun for Erin we turned to NubyUK for some help. The first bath toys we tried were the Nuby Squirters Bath Time Toys. These are suitable from 3 months and cost £7.99
When it comes to food for Erin, I’m always trying new things with her. While I do cook quite a lot at home, I also use a mix of jars and pouches that we buy in. One of the newest brands on the market is Babease. Babease are different from other brands because they pride themselves on their brand message: Food for babies, not baby food! This is what drew me to them in the first place. When you think of baby food, you think of orange mush. That’s definitely not what Babease do. Spaghetti Bolognaise or Cheesy Pasta
When it comes to Erin’s clothes, her wardrobe is a real mix of brands. While I love certain high street ranges, I am also always on the look out for something different. We also very much like a woodland themed item of clothing. When I came across Momosiki I was an instant fan! The first item that caught my eye was this stunning blue, bird print dress. Erin really suits bright colours which is why I was drawn to this. I love how bright the dress is and the colour is perfect on Erin. I think it really brings out the
Okay, so maybe the tantrums are not as terrible as the title may make it sound. Erin is now 9 months old and has somehow learned how to throw a bit of a tantrum. I have absolutely no idea how babies or children learn this. Just recently Erin has started to get really upset and annoyed if I tell her she can’t have something or take something away from her. It could even be because I’m trying to feed her, or if the food has run out! The biggest one at the minute is because