Spike’s Wardrobe (#1)

So I’ve been thinking about writing little posts about Spike and the clothes she wears for a while. This is mainly because I love her clothes and I want to show them off but its also because I want to show off how much variety you can get when shopping …

Teething troubles

Up until about a week and a half ago Spike had two teeth, the bottom two. They arrived just before christmas within about a week of her showing the signs of teething… It was an irritated week for her but nothing a bit of teething gel and lots of cuddles couldn’t …

Our bedtime routine

So I have been meaning to write about our struggles with sleep for some time now but one thing or anything kept getting in the way! Now, two months after getting her sorted into a proper bedtime routine I thought I would share. You may remember back in January that …

How much is too much TV time?

I always said that I wouldn’t let Spike watch a lot of tele, that I wouldn’t encourage it… but I knew that there would be time for TV and I would never, ever judge anyone who sticks the tele on for five minutes peace, especially now she’s here because I …

Fitting it all in

Since I last posted theres been a lot of changes and things to get used to in the Readaraptor household. Our little Spike seems to be learning new things every day and becoming more and more her own little person. She now says Mama and pitches a fit whenever she’s …

Carry on babbling… first words

So Spike said her first proper ‘word’ this week – and naturally is was ‘Dada’! She obviously knows who the person she’ll get told ‘yes’ from is already! I have been worrying about her speech a little because she’s got a slight tongue tie. This has been a bit of …

You can’t eat tha…oh whatever

The weaning journey that I started to write about in November when I whizzed up a load of purees and was going to do everything by the book didn’t work for us. Spike seemed ready for food, she was hungry, waking multiple times in the night for milk feeds etc, …

Bringing an end to the boob

So Spike is now 9 months old. She hit this major milestone today in fact, and its been amazing seeing her get here, growing up in front of my own eyes and developing her own little personality. One of the things I’ve loved over the last 9 months is the fact …

Not the best time for separation anxiety, Spike

So I’d read about separation anxiety a bit while I was pregnant but I never really knew what to expect from it… I’d never heard anyone mention it so I just thought that it was something that only a few parents experience with their babies. Around Christmas I realised that …

Back to normality… maybe

  This last week was meant to be the last full week with Spike before returning to work, and it still was in a way; but at the last minute everything has changed. All the way through my pregnancy and my maternity leave I expected to return to the place I …