Monkey’s First Shoes

Monkey’s First Shoes

Today we witnessed another milestone for Monkey, we went to Clarkes to purchase his first shoes. We had his feet measured a few weeks ago, but as he was still taking tumbles, we didn't feel he was up to walking about outside. M seems to have progressed really well and has been walking around the garden more and more. So we felt it was time to kit him out with his first shoes. We had done our research before we visited Clarkes and had already settled on a pair of Doodles. They offer…continue reading →
One small step for Monkey, one giant leap for Mama

One small step for Monkey, one giant leap for Mama

It was just a few weeks ago that we were celebrating our little boy discovering he could move his body across the floor. In terms of progress, he doesn't seem too interested in perfecting his army crawl anymore. For the last week M has only been happy standing on his two feet. Monkey loves nothing more than standing, holding on to the sofa and jabbering away. After a few slips and slides he realised he could move his feet and shuffle along the sofa to grab remotes and Xbox controllers or an unattended…continue reading →
Monkey’s First Tooth

Monkey’s First Tooth

As you may have heard, our little Monkey finally got his first tooth last week. I thought he would look strange, as I'm just so used to looking at his gummy smile but it's so adorable. We had a tough start to last week as the tooth broke through the gum. Last Monday was K's birthday but we made the best out of the situation, its just one of those things! We've almost been brought to tears hearing M make the most heart wrenching screams but it all seems to have calmed down…continue reading →
Perfecting the Army Crawl

Perfecting the Army Crawl

Last night we moved in to a new home to start a new chapter in our lives. The home we were living in previously was nice and cosy but didn't really offer somewhere for M to lay or sit on the floor. Our front door opened straight on to the living room, so even with lots of mopping and hoovering, we always felt it was too grimy to let a baby learn to crawl on. The new house has a gorgeous carpet in our main living area and rugs throughout the rest of…continue reading →
So They All Rolled Over

So They All Rolled Over

Last night whilst we were getting ready for bed I turned to K and asked if Monkey should have rolled over already. K replied with 'All babies do things at different speeds and he'll roll over when the time is right'. I'm not worried about how Monkey is developing but as a new mother I do sometimes wonder what the rough ages are for certain milestones. I must have had a sixth sense. Today Monkey and I went to our Under Ones play group. It was the first session and we both loved…continue reading →