Trusting your instincts not so easy

Being a first time mum or dad is hard. I know I’ve said that before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but it really is.

I fully appreciate now what people said, that you really don’t get how hard being a parent is until you are one. What worries me is that I’m only just getting going on this whole parenting journey.

The thing about being a parent is learning to trust your instincts, your feelings etc.

I think when you have a firecracker baby it is even more difficult!

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The lowdown on a High Demand Baby

A mothers hug

So I keep on and on about how Sidekick is a Velcro baby, High Intensity, High Demand yadda yadda yadda. What exactly does that mean though?

All babies are different and all babies have times when there are more intense than others.

Sidekick and other Velcro/High Demand babies are different though.

How?

Simply put they are intense all the time!

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Adventures in baby led weaning

A pile of vegetables

First off I don’t actually like the phrase ‘baby led weaning’ as for the first 12 months you aren’t actually removing milk as the main source of nutrition. I think it should be called baby led solids, but that just doesn’t sound right, does it.

Anyway….

I was so excited about introducing Sidekick to the world of food and I was equally excited about doing it without using puree.

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Tuna, rocket fishcakes

Glitterbug cooks tuna and rocket fishcakes

What a week! Glad it’s over and we’re in a new one.

So Sidekick has been sick. This was the first time she’s been properly sick, temperature going up and down, trips to out of hours doctors, just not a lot of fun!

Then when we get out of that, I end up with a swollen eye, for no reason. Just all swollen shut.

It’s really hard to keep up with Sidekick when only one eye is working!

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