Project 365 – Week 14

As part of my goal to take more meaninful photos and get more involved in blogging linky’s, this year I am taking part in project 365. Project 365 involves taking a photo everyday and then sharing a weeks worth of photos at the end of every week. Here we have week 14…

Day 91 – Sunday 1st April 2018

We had a hectic family filled Easter Sunday. We visited the in-laws first and the kids recieved their eggs/gifts. We then went for a lovely family meal at a local pub! I had a carvery and it was delicious! I even recieved a dairy free Easter Egg!

Day 92 – Monday 2nd April 2018

Today was my Mum’s birthday! We went Bowling as a family, which Aoife loved! And then back to my parents house for cake and nibbles! Aoife loves blowing out candles so here she is helping her nanna out!

Day 93 – Tuesday 3rd April 2018

A pretty chilled day in today! I love this photo, Cassius’s face just looks so cute!

Day 94 – Wednesday 4th April 2018

No photo today 🙈 I hate to admit but it was my third day in a row of solo parenting and I was shattered and irritable!

Day 95 – Thursday 5th April 2018

Today we had a busy busy day as we visited Twinlakes Park! A fab little theme park perfect for young children! Aoife loved the rides a lot more than I thought she would! She also got to meet Peppa and George pig. She wasn’t too sure of them to begin with but soon warmed to them!

Day 96 – Friday 6th April 2018

I love this photo! Today was another day of solo parenting as Luke has gone away for the weekend on a stag do! Here Aoife is showing us her imaginative skills as she uses the wooden blocks as stepping stones! Also she has successfully potty “trained”. I use the term trained loosely as she just did it herself and hasn’t worn a nappy in the day now for well over a week!

Day 97 – Saturday 7th April 2018

Day 2 of solo parenting this weekend and I had a lovely lazy morning with my little man. Aoife stayed over at her Grandparents so we will be going to collect her later.

See you next week!

Siobhan x

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Cassius – A 3 Month Update

I can’t believe my little tiny (defo not so tiny anymore!) boy is now 3 months old! The time really does fly by!

Growth

Weight – This may not be entirely accurate because I weighed him myself but Cassius is approximately 12lbs 7oz! Thats a whole 7lbs 3oz he has put on from his birth weight!

Clothing size – Cassius is now wearing 0-3 month clothes! Although I have some bits that don’t fit him already!

Shoe size – No shoes just yet.

Nappy size – Cassius is in reusable cloth nappies and has just moved into Birth to Potty nappies in the daytime; mainly Tickle Tots and Bambino Mio. At night times he is weighing a Size 1 MF Little Lamb fitted nappy with a waterproof wrap!

Teeth – No teeth just yet thank goodness! Although he has been showing some signs of teething!

Favourite Things

  • Cuddles!
  • Boob!
  • Bath time!
  • Nappy free time!

Dislikes

  • Being in a dirty/wet nappy!
  • Not a huge fan of the car seat!
  • Not being fed quick enough!

Sleep

Cassius is awake a lot in the daytime and tends be quite a cat napper unless travelling in the car/carrier/pushchair. He sleeps 4-5 hour stretches at night.

Bedtime – Strictly speaking he doesn’t have a bedtime I just bring him up with me when Aoife goes to bed.

Wake Time – As above not strictly a sleep routine yet. We normally get up around 7.30/8ish.

Naps – Every couple of hours.

Feeding

Milk – Cassius is currently exclusively breastfed and goes about every 2 hours in the day and little bit longer at night. We bedshare at night to make the feeds easier to manage! He pretty feeds all the time haha.

Food – No food yet!

Exciting things this month

Cassius has started attempting to roll over! In fact, he was successful the other day rolling from his tummy to back! He will smile at people more and more now, and has started to discover his voice!

I look forward to writing more of these posts! The next one will be when Cassius is around 6 months old 🙂

See you then!

Siobhan x

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Living Arrows – 14/53 (2018)

You are the bows from which you children as Living Arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran

The last couple of years I have done my own version of Project 52, this year I decided to join in with Living Arrows devised by Donna over at What the Redhead Said.

The Living Arrows project will comprise of me sharing a photo of displaying childhood from both Aoife and Cassius’ life each week!

You may have noticed I have changed it to out of 53 weeks, that is because there is an extra Monday this year and not because I don’t know how many weeks there are in a year!

Hello April! Hello Spring! It finally feels like Spring has sprung (despite the torrential downpour!) I am loving the lighter evenings! April is my favourite month as it a month that keeps me busy (it’s also my birthday month!) This week it has been the first week of the Easter holidays so most of our groups have also been on a break! We managed a trip out to the park on Monday thanks to some sunshine! We also went to a fun day at a local church that had a bouncy castle and lots of craft activities! Easter of course brought lots of chocolate for Aoife and her dad! Unfortunately, I can’t eat any as I have had to give up dairy! I did get one dairy free egg though!

Welcome to The Baby Boat Diaries edition of Living Arrows!

Aoife, 2.4 Years Old

Aoife is posing for me here. She had a basket packed with paw patrol cuddlies and was ready to go visit her Nanna and Gaga!

Cassius, 12 Weeks Old

I love this photo! He was so happy and content! Sometimes he can seem a bit miserable but I think most of that is down to the fact he can’t tolerate cows milk protein (hence my giving up dairy!) hopefully we’ll continue to see improvements when it has left both of our symptoms!

Thank you for stopping by! See you next week! If you missed last weeks Living Arrows find it here!

Siobhan!

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Project 365 – Week 13

As part of my goal to take more meaningful photos and get more involved in blogging linky’s, this year I am taking part in project 365. Project 365 involves taking a photo everyday and then sharing a weeks worth of photos at the end of every week. Here we have week 13…

Day 84 – Sunday 25th March 2018

A busy Sunday resulted in sleepy kiddies!

Day 85 – Monday 26th March 2018

We were teased on Momday with some lovely weather! Only right we had a trip to the park!

Day 86 – Tuesday 27th March 2018

Today we had our first wear of this outfit! Cassius is finally fitting in 0-3 clothes!

Day 87 – Wednesday 28th March 2018

I love watching Aoife play! Here she is showing off her building skills.

Day 88 – Thursday 29th March 2018

The most amazing VEGAN donuts from the new Doughnotts in Leicester!

Day 89 – Friday 30th March 2018

Posing for the camera again with her basket of Paw Patrol cuddly toys!

Day 90 – Saturday 31st March 2018

What better way to start a Saturday off than with smiles from my boy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Siobhan x

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Likes and Loves of March 2018

March has come to a close already! I am certainly looking forward to the next month and hoping it brings some sunshine with it!

This month I finally feel like I am getting my s**t together! I am coping better with the kids and it is definately getting easier getting out of the house with them!

Here are some of my Likes and Loves from March 2018…

I purchased this little book from the Alopecia UK ebay page. All proceeds go to the charity which is obviously very close to my heart! It’s a lovely little book and Aoife loves it!

I’ve been taking the time whenever I can grab a few minutes to try and read this as I am really enjoying it! It’s shaping up to be one of the best fiction books I have read for a while!

My wonderful Mother’s Day gifts! Aoife claimed my card straight away as she is a huge minion fan!

This month I started Baby Massage with Cassius. I love taking him to the classes and he definately loves the massage!

I’m still waiting for that lovely Spring weather to make an appearance! Hopefully it shows its face during April! This month we start Forest School which I am really looking forward to taking Aoife to, we were supposed to start a few weeks ago but unfortunately the sessions were postponed! Looking forward to seeing what April brings!

If you want to see what my loves and likes of last month were you can find them here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Siobhan x

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The Me and Mine Project (March 2018)

I cannot believe we are almost at the end of March! My maternity leave is certainly flying by! We didn’t manage to actually get a family picture this month 🙈 I must do better and get one of us all together in April!

What have we been up to this month you ask? Thanks to the weather getting a bit better we have been on a few trips to the park! Hopefully we will manage more if it continues to get warmer. Looking back this month we haven’t done a great deal as a family, we will have to work on that next month!!!

This month, Mummy has loved…

  • Walking. I haven’t yet had much opportunity to get out of the house and exercise but when I can I walk most places!
  • Going dairy free. Although I miss cheese I really do feel much healthier. I’m trialling dairy free as I suspect Cassius has a milk protein intolerance.

Daddy has loved…

  • Queer Eye – I happened to be watching this one day and turned out Luke rather enjoyed it too! It is great the series is on Netflix and we highly recommend it!

Aoife has loved…

  • Peppa Pig. We managed to avoid the Peppa Pig stage for a while but she soon discovered it. I must admit it was a welcome change to Ryder and the gang!
  • Potty Training – Aoife has decided she wants to wear pants! Its been going very well. She tells us when she needs to go, even when we are out of the house.
  • Playing with her cousins. She adores her cousins!

Cassius has loved…

  • Boob & cuddles (a given haha!)
  • Smiles. Cassius gave us his first smiles this month!
  • Bath time. We have started bathing Cass either with Aoife or with me and he loves it. It massively chills him out!

I wonder what April has in store for us!

If you missed what we got up to in February 2018 you can find it here!

Siobhan x

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Living Arrows – 13/53 (2018)

You are the bows from which you children as Living Arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran

The last couple of years I have done my own version of Project 52, this year I decided to join in with Living Arrows devised by Donna over at What the Redhead Said.

The Living Arrows project will comprise of me sharing a photo of displaying childhood from both Aoife and Cassius’ life each week!

You may have noticed I have changed it to out of 53 weeks, that is because there is an extra Monday this year and not because I don’t know how many weeks there are in a year!

Halfway through March already! It has been a very productive and busy week this week! I managed to get out for walks with both children on my own! I attended groups for Aoife (Toddler Dance) and Cassius (Baby Massage) and managed two different playgroups. I also had Cassius’ and I 6 weeks postnatal check (although it was late!) and Cassius had his first lot of immunisations! My sister came home from university for the weekend so was lovely to spend some time with her and of course a lovely Mother’s Day spent with family!

Welcome to The Baby Boat Diaries edition of Living Arrows!

Aoife, 2.4 Years Old

As you can probably tell Aoife likes to have some say in what she wears these days and when you are two and paw patrol obsessed it ends up looking like this! The hat was acquired on our trip to Primark. The security guard noticed Aoife trying to carry my basket and passed her one of the little accessory baskets. She loved it! We are tackling potty training this week! Aoife is definately more ready than I am haha!

Cassius, 11 Weeks Old

My lovely smiley boy. When he smiles his whole face lights up it’s so beautiful! Cassius is starting to find his voice and spending much longer periods of time awake!

Thanks for stopping by! In case you missed it here is last weeks Living Arrows 12/53

Siobhan x

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