Happy 1st Birthday Moo

Last year Mollie came into this world on Mothers day, and what a Mothers day. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to have her on that day, I was due to be induced. So I had no idea. My last post I wrote a Mollies 1 year update if you want to have a read.

At the weekend we planned to give Mollie a 1st birthday much like her older brother had for his. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate that first big milestone.

So the night before we tidied up and set to work putting up some crepe paper chains and blowing up balloons. All ready for the party the next day.

It was Sunday so Henry still had a swimming lesson so he did that and when they came back we set the rest of the decorations. Nothing to fancy just some banners and a party table cloth.

It was so lovely to have so many important people all together in one house. It warms my heart to know that even after 4 and a half years ‘mummy club’ is still so important to us that we still try and make to each others special occasions. Even if we miss regular play dates.

Mollie wasn’t too overwhelmed by the amount of people, although she may have been a little confused as to why there was a lot of people. All the older children were playing really nicely together too.

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Mollies 1 year update

A whole year, boy, did that fly by fast!

A whole year ago I was on the verge of having Mollie forcibly removed via an impending induction. Thankfully she decided to come on her own but left me right until the 11th hour, I was actually in hospital ready to start the induction process when it all started.

That could well be another blog post at later date so watch this space.

The last update I did was Mollies 9 month update and that seems like a lifetime ago, if you want to read even further then go and check out Mollie’s 6 month update. It’s quite astonishing how much they learn over such a short amount of time.

I’m still getting Mollie weighed each time she goes up a months age, but now she is one I probably wont be going as often as that. Maybe every couple of months. I’m at the point now where I can barely carry her, just getting her up the stairs is becoming a real challenge. She now weighs 22lb 10oz (10.02kg), which sounds an awful lot. So I did a comparison and Henry weighed this at about 15 months. That’s shocking to me, but then again she did start off  2lb heavier.

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Birthday gifts for 1 year old girl.

What do you get a 1 year old for her first birthday when they have an older sibling?

That was the biggest question we had when choosing birthday presents for Mollie. We kept virtually everything we had for Henry when he was a baby and ever since Mollie was about 4 months old we have had all these toys out for her.

There is a whole array of stuff, shape sorters of various descriptions, and anything and everything that makes a noise. That was before you add in that we had Christmas a few months ago, and yes we did get a few more things then. So what did we do?

We just decided where possible to limit presents. She is only 1 so luckily has no concept of what is going to happen. The obvious thing to start with was some clothing, she grows out of her clothes very quickly so it seemed like a sensible idea as a starting point;

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Weaning time already?

Has it really come about already? Mollie is nearly 6 months old so we can now start the journey of weaning all over again.
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When Henry was born I was fairly comfortable with everything that I was doing, I admit that weaning had me stumped and overwhelmed. Where did I start? When should I start? What do I do? These were all some of the things that went through my head at nearly an hourly basis, for at least a moth before I even started. I read countless things from books to Google recommendations and went on various baby forums to get as much information as possible. Eventually we had to start so with a bit of guidance and just going for it we started and thankfully it just fell into place.
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5 Baby products I love right now.

Some of these products are not used everyday, but when I do use them I love them just as much as those I use daily. I have real trouble ranking these as I just can not pick my top favourite, but here they are anyway.

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Sangenic nappy bin

This was a gift from a friend before our first child was born. Its something we had glanced over and thought, ‘No, we don’t need that, we’ll just put the nappy straight in the bin outside.’ I am so glad now that we have this. For something we never thought we needed, it became something we couldn’t live without. The cartridge that goes inside holds a lot of nappies and it really does seal it up so there is no smell. Which is great for in the middle of the night.

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