Daisy, you are 3!

I can vividly remember your 1st Birthday. As the day drew closer I found myself thinking back over the birth a lot. We spent the day on holiday and made the best of celebrating you becoming 1. When you turned 2 we spent the day visiting family and I felt that it was your best Birthday yet. This year, as you turn 3, we are spending the day with lots of our family and making a celebration of the whole day. This morning we will begin with a special pancake breakfast, with Grandma, before we head over to a little tea party at Nanny & Grandad’s house. Auntie Jamie is even making you a wheat, gluten, dairy, soya and coconut free cake. That is no mean feat! I’m really excited for the day ahead but I wanted to start by sharing this post – Daisy, you are 3!

Living Arrows 4/52 - Daisy and I on holiday at Centerparcs

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Moving my baby to a toddler bed

My daughter Daisy is almost two. I cannot believe how fast the past two years have gone by. The first years of your child’s life are filled with so many milestones from the first smile to the first tooth and for us now – first time sleeping in a big bed! It feels like yesterday I was talking about the new baby sleep essentials! Making the decision around moving my baby to a toddler bed was something that I debated about for a while. I was wondering how we would know when the time was right. I didn’t want to move Daisy too early and have weeks and weeks of sleepless nights. I also didn’t want to risk moving my baby to a toddler bed too late and have her fall out of her cot and have an accident. So recently, as Daisy turned 22 months we moved her to a toddler bed.

Living Arrows 5/53

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Global FPIES Day – The reality of living with FPIES

Our daughter Daisy was born on the 21st of March 2016. It was the happiest, and scariest, day of my life, as I had to have a c-section and Daisy was born, weighing 5lb 13oz at full term (38+4). My entire pregnancy had been difficult and when she was finally born safe I was so relieved. We went home, and started our life as a family of three. Then on April Fools Day, at just 11 days old, Daisy projectile vomited for the first time. We had a chuckle. She was just playing a prank on us after all – right?! Wrong. Daisy had FPIES and the beginning of a long battle was starting for us.

Daisy at one day old - Global FPIES Day

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That time I taught my daughter to swear…

So something semi-funny happened recently. I accidentally taught my daughter to swear. Her first swear word, b*stard, was a pretty strong choice… I’m surprised it has taken until 17 months for her to hear, and repeat, a swear word. I’m a swearer. I can’t help it. I’ve just always been someone who expresses her happiness, anger or sadness with a good swear word. Obviously I don’t want my own daughter to swear, at least not at such a young age. However what’s done is done and there is no point dwelling now. Today I want to share with you how I taught my daughter to swear and some funny stories from other bloggers too.

That time I taught my daughter to swear...

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