Parenting in Progress

I am the proud mother of a beautiful baby boy and the purpose of this blog is to record my experience of motherhood.

Friday, November 30, 2007


I really can't believe it, my baby's now a toddler and is turning ONE!
He's had a rough week - his front top teeth have been coming through and really caused him pain so it's been out with the bonjela and calpol.

He has gradually weaned himself off breastfeeding, the only feed I can get him to take now is the first one in the morning. So I started him on Goats milk out of his sippy cup and you could see he was pretty impressed with milk out of a cup that he doesn't have to work for!

Today I've been rushing around in the dreich (wet) weather picking up last bits and bobs for the birthday party. Funny to think that a year ago today I was in the middle of what turned out to be a 35 hour labour, despite what everone says I have not forgotten the agony!! But it's not going to put me off having more - just not anytime soon!

Because the wee nipper loves to jump and bounce so much we bought him a junior trampoline for his birthday, I can't wait to see his face when he gets a shot on it to morrow! Tonight will be decorating the livingroom, blowing up balloons, puting candles on the cake, right now hubby is practicing 'happy birthday to you' on his banjo for tomorrow.

It's a bitter sweet feeling, I look forward, God-willing, to the wonderful years ahead watching my little boy grow up but if this last year is anything to go by I know it's all going to happen far too fast.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I've been tagged by Eipwek!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person’s blog who tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. List seven random and/or weird facts about yourself
4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog.

(1) My Birthday, Wedding anniversary and Christmas are all within 3 weeks of each other making December officially my month, though now it's mine and Sorley's month seeing how he held off to the 1st of December to be born!

(2) I was in a labour ward playing cards with my mum and mum-in-law inbetween contractions when I should have been attending a graduation ceremony for my masters degree!

(3) I'm passionate about poetry - reading and writing!

(4) I love, I mean LOVE, good food - the way to my heart is definitely through my stomach - just ask my husband!

(5) I only ever wash my dishes in boiling water - if the water is cool enough to handle without rubber gloves then it's definitely not hot enough for washing dishes!

(6) It feels like a waste of a cup of coffee if I have no chocolate biscuits to dip in it, though in order to beat the belly my new mantra is 'coffee for coffee's sake' - I say this aloud to myself when making a coffee to help resist the biscuit temptation, sometimes it works!

(7) I have a collie-cross named Clyde after the river that flows past my town.

I tag:

husband's Blog
message in a bottle
the funny bone
michael manning

Friday, November 16, 2007

Tried with another pic just to be sure!!

It's official - he looks more like me!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sorley's transformation from baby to toddler has happened so quickly, I really can't believe it. He's so steady on his feet and runs about whereever he gets the chance.
Some pics for you -

On waking

In the bath

Learning how to climb


and laughing

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