Boom baby

My baby girl was born at 8.07am, during a rainstorm that hit after a month of bright blue May skies. I say ‘she was born’ rather than ‘I gave birth to’ because I didn’t. To me, giving birth implies I actually had an input into the proceedings. I did not. As she and I approached our … More Boom baby

One more night

I am lying in bed. More accurately, I am lying on a mattress on the floor where my bed used to be because the bed itself has, like all the other beds in this house, been taken to bits ready for the movers who will be arriving first thing tomorrow. I have to be up … More One more night

My baby’s baby

We went shopping the other day with my sister who is a real sucker for buying Thea presents. On this occasion Thea got a bit fixated with a small gobliny doll that is kind of cute and really ugly at the same time. It’s (her?) eyes are almost the same brown as Thea’s and as … More My baby’s baby

Bitica

She is now almost 16 months old and hitting 17 month old milestones. She can say mama, Dada, nana, papa, werhwa (Sara); duck (duk), dog (doh), tortoise (totu), apple (appa), ball (bawh). She can ee ee like a mouse, rarh like a lion, oo oo like a monkey. We were in a card shop the … More Bitica

13 months

My daughter is 13 months old today. We are laying together in my bed as I try to convince her to go to sleep. She’s had a bath and smells amazing, her hair that isn’t quite long enough to go into pigtails is fluffy and soft, and she keeps pinching me with her tiny kitten … More 13 months

Little badger

I’m lying in bed listening to my baby breathe softly. It’s 7.30pm and she is lying in a next-to-me crib that we’ve borrowed along with many other useful baby things from my sister. This crib goes (unsurprisingly) next to my bed and is designed so that I can see her as I fall asleep and … More Little badger

Silver linings

My eyesight isn’t very good. My eager-to-please nature meant that whenever I visited the opticians I would try my best to read the letters on the board, screwing up my nose and squinting my eyes in order to get it right. I would usually walk out with a clean bill of eye-health, but as I … More Silver linings