We have been using the same pushchair for around a year now and as much as I like it, it just isn’t perfect for us all of the time any more. Although Erin would try to walk everywhere, we do use the pushchair daily, especially now we have to the nursery runs on three days a week. As neither me or John drive we can’t really cope well with any large or heavy pushchair as I have to be able to get it through the front door, up steps etc. Although we do have a very small pushchair in the
I honestly cannot believe that Erin has now been going to nursery for a whole month. The time has gone incredibly fast and I can imagine that it will only keep going this fast as well. As it’s been Erin’s first month I thought I’d do a ‘nursery: 1 month on’ kind of update about how she’s doing and what she has been getting up to. Erin’s settling in sessions and her first full day went really well. She wasn’t really that bothered about me leaving and was quite happy to go off holding her teacher’s hands to go off
Erin has been 2 for nearly a whole month now and don’t I know it?! It’s strange really because before you become a parent I think you don’t really look too much into what the ‘terrible twos’ really means. I think we actually saw this coming from just before Erin turned two. We’d experienced some random outbursts from Erin for no real apparent reason. She started lashing out a little bit when she was upset or would go off in a corner to have a small tantrum. Since Erin turned two she seemed to change quite quickly. After her first
4th January was a pretty big day for our family. This was the day that Erin had her first day at nursery. Well, I guess it wasn’t her first real day as it was only the first of two settling in sessions and I didn’t actually leave her there but to me, it felt like the first day. I had been preparing for this day for months and months but I was never actually prepared for how I would feel about it. The day didn’t start well. Erin had a bit of a melt down about leaving the house and
With Erin now being nearly 2 this is the first year that she has really gotten into the idea of Christmas. She started getting excited about seeing the lights and the decorations in the shops as soon as they were put out even if she didn’t know what they were for. So, this year I decided that although I would put up all of the house decorations I would let Erin help us decorate the Christmas tree. I had already put the tree up the night before as I knew that this was something Erin couldn’t help with… but would
Erin’s first day of nursery is coming round very fast and every time I think about it, I get super emotional. I’m trying to get my head around the fact that my little girl who was only 4lb 8oz when she was born is old enough to be going off to nursery. Preparing for the first day of nursery is a massive thing for me so I have no idea what it is going to be like for Erin. I remember going to have a look around the nursery nearly a year ago now and falling in love with it.
One of the things I love most about Christmas is how many different items of festive clothing you can buy. I love a Christmas jumper for myself and forced John to join in a couple of years ago. The only person not loving the Christmas jumpers is my Mum but I’m making them mandatory this year for our Christmas Eve meal out. Erin has a much better Christmas wardrobe than any of us and here is what she’ll be wearing this year! I managed to buy a couple of bits last year in the sale for some bargain prices and
Erin was born premature at 36+4 and even though she was a tiny 4lb 8oz, I don’t think I ever really thought too much about how small and fragile she really was. I look back at pictures of Erin as a newborn now and I think she can’t really have ever been that small. Of course, she was though. While I am so protective over Erin in certain circumstances but I have always encouraged her to be independent and strong willed. She is nearly 2 and the most strong willed little girl I have ever known. She will not let you