The Baby Show – London

Last Friday I went to The Baby Show at Olympia in London.

The Baby Show - Olympia London

The Baby Show – Olympia London

I was really brave and decided to drive there, as it would have been too much hassle for me to get the train and tube. The journey was pretty simple, but traffic was rubbish so it was gone 10 before I was parked. I then missed the train from Shepherd’s Bush by seconds, and the next one was cancelled, so it was 11am by the time I got there in the end!

The bright side of it though, is that I met Naomi from Not A Perfect Parent on the station platform. Turns out she also went to school with my brother-in-law. Small world!

When I finally got to Olympia I attended a session with Grobag, launching their new range designed by Orla Kiely. As I was running so late I missed most if it, but caught the end of the talk by The Lullaby Trust.

Orla Kiely Grobags

Orla Kiely Grobags

I also popped in to the Stokke session, who were showcasing their Anniversary Collection, where we did a few fun crafts and met up with Naomi again, and Liska from New Mum Online.

Stokke crafts

Stokke crafts

Isla enjoying the Stokke high chair

Isla enjoying the Stokke high chair


We (me, Naomi, Liska and our girlies) decided to rock the baby-wearing look while exploring the hundreds of stalls on show!



Some of the brands I loved there were:

Tutti Bambini – I fell in love with their nursing chairs. They glide back and forth, and have foot rests that do the same too! As you can see from the picture below, we had good fun trying out the giant chair they had there!

Tutti Bambini fun

Tutti Bambini fun

Kiddihug – Have just launched their new baby carrier in the UK, which also gives the opportunity to balance your baby on your hip for short periods, rather than having to put them in a full carrier round the house, for example

Ez Pz – Make wonderful trays that are also plates, and will stick to the table so can’t be thrown on the floor, making for much cleaner dinner times

For Aisha – Baby food, that also happens to be Halal. But it has some amazing flavours, like Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Mild Curried Chicken Dhal, and Moroccan Chicken Tagine.

Hush Cush – a nursing pillow that slides on your arm, so that your baby is always at the right height when feeding. Suitable for breast or bottle fed babies

Little Dot Baby Shower – They make bits and pieces for baby showers, but I loved their clothes. Tops and sweaters that say ‘need more sleep’, ‘if mummy says no, ask nanny’, and ‘cool kids never sleep’ amongst others. I think Isla definitely needs the latter!

Love Keep Create – I’ve been following them on Facebook for a while, and love their keepsake animals made from baby clothes. But it was wonderful to actually see their work in the flesh.


There were so many brands there that I didn’t get round to seeing all of them, which is a real shame. But I thoroughly enjoyed my day there. It’s a good job that Chris and I never went to The Baby Show when I was pregnant, as I think I would have spent a fortune there, as there are so many wonderful products on sale there.

And a big bonus was all the goodies I was given!!

Bits and pieces from goody bags and freebies!

Bits and pieces from goody bags and freebies!

I would advise anyone who is pregnant or just had a baby to visit The Baby Show. It’s all the baby shopping you need to do in one place, and there are usually some wonderful deals and discounts on.


I was given a ticket to The Baby Show free of charge for the purpose of this post, and is my unbiased and honest opinion of the event.

On How Life Is

So I thought I’d write a little post on how life is (yeah, that is totally a rip off of Macy Gray’s first album. Yes, I know that, cos I own it.  No, I’m not ashamed. Yes, I probably should be!)

We seem to have had a fair old busy time of it lately. Isla and I spent a week at my parents at the beginning of September as Chris buggered off to Milan with work. It really was lovely to spend the week with them and see them with Isla. My uncle was also over from Australia with his wife so they got to meet Isla for the first time. My grandad also came over for a few days and loved spending time with Isla, particularly taking her for walks in her pushchair!

Isla and Great-Grandad

Isla and Great-Grandad

We were then at home for a whopping 4 days before going down to St Ives for the week with Mum and Dad (Dad was missing Isla already!) It really was a fab week, which included Isla actually being awake at the seaside; having a paddle in the (bloody freezing) sea; me, Chris and Dad body boarding (I totally wore a wet sit and shoes!); Chris and I went in our first date night in over 5 months; and we met up with an old school friend of mine who lives down in Cornwall and had a baby boy a week or so before Isla was born.

Getting ready for a paddle in the sea

Getting ready for a paddle in the sea

The day after we got back we went to The Baby and Toddler Show with my brother-in-law and his wife who are expecting their first baby in February. Lots of fun there. Good job we didn’t go to a baby show while I was pregnant otherwise we may have spent a fortune! There are so many wonderful products available.

We were both knackered however by the next day, to the point I ended up crying – the house was a tip, it would have been Grandma’s birthday, Isla was being a pain and refusing to go to sleep, amongst other things. It wasn’t good!  And to top it off, the next night Isla got ill and threw up all down my back and in my hair and in our bed at 2am, went über pale and her breathing became very shallow. Queue some panicking! By the time we’d finished on the phone to 101 she seemed better. I was able to have a shower and we got her to sleep before the out of hours doctor even phoned us back. Not much sleep was had that night, but thankfully she was fine when the doctor checked her out in the morning.

What else have er been up to? Isla and I have started a group! I know, get us! It’s a good job it is held at the centre just behind our house otherwise we’d never make it there for 10am. We only just manage it as it is! It’s called Babbling Babies, which gives ideas of activities to promote early communication in babies. This week we did a bit of baby sign language which I really enjoyed! Plus it really tires Isla out. She had nearly 4 hours sleep after group this week!

I’ve bought ourselves a second-hand pushchair off Facebook. It’s really cheap, and can feel it too when on really uneven surfaces. But it has the pram function, but also the pushchair function with the option of parent facing or outward facing. We’ve only used the pram but so far but Isla falls asleep in it so well. It’s wonderful!

Snug as a bug in a rug

Snug as a bug in a rug

I bought it as I’m off to The Baby Show this Friday, to write about it for this lovely blog. I’m really excited as it’s my first “invite”. I was debating getting the train and tube there which wouldn’t be ideal with our current pushchair, hence the new/old one which is half the weight! But after talking to other bloggers who said trains were horrific I decide I’m going to attempt driving! Should only take 40 mins or so. Anyone that knows me knows this is a big deal! I may write a post on that in itself at some point.

This new pushchair has also meant we were able to take Isla to the allotment last weekend, where she fell asleep and allowed us to do some much-needed weeding and digging up potatoes. More still needs doing, but it’s a start. I’ve avoided going down there for a while as the lady we share a plot with has a wasp best in her compost heap and Chris got stung on the neck by one a month or so ago. I’m a wuss when it comes to wasps and I don’t want to risk Isla getting stung either. It seemed to be OK when we were there though. I’m hoping we’ll be able to get a lot more done in the upcoming weeks, but we shall see!

That just about gets us up to speed on how life is at the moment.

Out and about with Mamia baby food

Our darling Isla Bear is now just over 5 months old. And with that she has suddenly started to take a keen interest in what Chris and I are eating and drinking. She tries to steal things out of our hand when eating, and grabs for our mugs when drinking. My plan had always been to wait until she is 6 months old before starting weaning, but she seems to have other ideas. So this last week we have begun the fun of weaning with the help of Aldi’s Mamia baby food range.

Aldi's Mamia baby food range

Aldi’s Mamia baby food range

I’ve been looking forward to starting weaning with Isla for a while, but also it brings about a small sense of loss, as my baby isn’t so much of a baby anymore. She’s getting so big, and starting to become a proper person know, developing her own little personality.

Realising there's no more food on the spoon!

Realising there’s no more food on the spoon!

We’re out and about so often, away at weekends visiting friends and family, so it’s not always easy to take food with us, and cook and prepare it for her, so that’s where Aldi’s Mamia baby food range comes in handy. There is a big range of dfferent purees in pouches, as well as fruit pots, rice cakes, porridge and flavoured water. All of them are 100% organic, prices start from just 59p, and are perfect for on-the-go families.

This last weekend we went to visit Nana Jan over in Broadstairs, as Isla was wanting some Nanny cuddles (so was I!) So we took with us some of the Mamia pouches, and gave them a go. We decided to just start her on one flavour to begin with, and once she’s used to eating food, rather than just milk, we will try her with some other flavours. So we went with apples, carrots and parsnips. It seemed to be a big hit, and Isla got the hang of eating straight away. She even took the spoon from us after the first mouthful and was feeding herself!!


Feeding herself

Feeding herself

Isla seems to love her food, and it has encouraged her to try other things too, like lettuce lettuce!

Loving some lettuce

Loving some lettuce

So far, Isla doesn’t seem to be too much of a messy eater, although I’m sure that will soon change the more she eats!

Oh, so you're meant to eat it, not wear it?

Oh, so you’re meant to eat it, not wear it?

We’ve given Aldi’s nappy range a go as well. I’ve heard great things about them, and prices start from just £1.15 a pack! Isla seems quite happy in them during the day, but doesn’t seem to like to sleep in them at night. Every time we’ve tried them at night so far, she seems to fidget so much in her sleep, so mummy and daddy don’t sleep too well!!

I think I’ll continue with the Mamia food pouches though when we’re out and about, as they’re so convenient. And such a bargain!


This post is an entry for BritMums #MamiaDaysOut Linky Challenge, sponsored by Aldi Mamia

Bespoke Children’s Drawings by Charlotte Adcock – Review

I was delighted when Charlotte chose me to review one of her bespoke children’s drawings. I’d seen some of her previous work and loved how fun they all are.

Charlotte was keen to make our picture as personal to our family as possible, so I gave her details of what we would love to be included in our picture; Isla’s name, her favourite toys (a pink giraffe and an owl). I was keen to have something gardening related as we love our garden so much, so some flowers would be ideal. I’d also asked for a Noah’s ark as Isla’s Nanny is a vicar, and we’d just bought Isla her first money-box in the shape of Noah’s ark.

A lot of things to include, but Charlotte managed it!

As we were on holiday when Charlotte was ready to post our picture she kindly kept hold of it until we were home to make sure it didn’t get lost. When it arrived it was well packaged, and there was no risk of it getting damaged at all.

I love the thoughtful detail that has gone into the drawing. The ark has been named Jean (Isla’s middle name), and there are frogs in the port holes – everyone knows that we have a thing about frogs in this house! There are flowers on board the ark, as well as a stow-away snail – every gardener’s nemesis!

Charlotte Adcock

Isla’s bespoke children’s drawing by Charlotte Adcock

I love our picture, and think Charlotte’s pictures would make wonderful Christmas presents, or gifts for a friend who has just had a baby. You can choose from either mounted (from £15) or framed like ours (from £25), which I think is fantastic value for a personalised picture. The frame we have allows you to either hang it on a wall, or stand it up on a sideboard. I would say my only issue with it all is that the arm of the frame which allows you to stand it up shows slightly when it’s hung on the wall. This I should think is easily rectified with a little bit of white paint to match the frame.

Charlotte Adcock

Isla’s picture in her nursery

Check out Charlotte’s work at


This product was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review, and is my unbiased honest opinion of the product.

Mummy Tag

I was nominated by Naomi at Not a Perfect Parent to take part in the Mummy Tag.

Are you a working mum or a stay at home mum?

I’m on maternity leave at the moment until 1st April (and then accrued annual leave), but then will probably have to go back to work because of child care costs.

Would you have it any other way?

I would love to be able to stay at home with Isla rather than work, or to work part-time. I can dream…

Do you co-sleep?

Yes. I’d always said I would never co-sleep ( I also always said I’d never be the sort of mum to sniff bums or pick baby’s bogies, but look at me now!), but it is so much easier. It ensures Isla sleeps for longer, and is also so much easier with breastfeeding her. I think once she hits 6 months we’ll try putting her in her cot, that could be fun!

What is your must have item for your baby?

Erm… I’m not sure on this one. I’d probably say muslins. They are so multi-functional – you can use them to wipe up all sorts of things; as a mat to lie baby down on in public if the surfaces aren’t great or you forgot your changing mat; also babies seem to love playing with them – who needs to spend a fortune on toys when you have a muslin!?

How many kids do you plan on having?

I would like to have 3, but Chris says we can only have 2, as he reckons the third time I get pregnant we would wind up with twins and “I’m not having 4 children!” He also reckons everything is so much easier as a family of 4 rather than a family of 5. We’ll see….

Date night how often do you have them?

Haha! We had our first date night in 5 months last week thanks to my lovely parents who looked after Isla for a few hours while we went out for an absolutely wonderful meal in St Ives while on holiday.

Your child’s favourite show?

Isla doesn’t have a favourite show as I think she’s too young to be watching TV. However when she is cuddled up with us on the sofa, and we’re watching gardening programmes so is totally engrossed by them. I think it’s all the green and the trees (she properly giggles away whenever she’s in her pushchair when we’re out and about and we walk under trees, it’s so cute!)

Name one thing you bought before you had a baby and never ended up using?

I think we’ve used pretty much everything we’ve bought. Though there are a few things we’ve not used as often as I thought we would. Particularly the breast pump, although I don’t think I’d be without it as occasionally it has been a life/boob saver!

Your child’s favourite food?

Milk!! We haven’t started weaning yet, but thinking about starting soon. She’s tried little bits of things, like tzatziki, houmous, clotted cream (hated this one), jam, ice cream (really wasn’t sure on this one!). So yes, her favourite food is breast milk for now! I can’t wait to start weaning her properly though.

How many cars does your family have?

We’ve got two cars now. We’d always been a one car household, but decided we needed a car each while I was on maternity leave so I can get out and about.

Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now

Before getting pregnant I lost about 2 stone due to coming off my headache medication. This wasn’t fun at all. I then lost a further 1/2 stone in the first half of my pregnancy, but started putting weight on eventually. By the time Isla was born I was probably about 25lb heavier than my booking in appointment at 9 weeks. I weighed myself a few days after Isla was born, and was probably only about 1/2 stone heavier than at my booking in appointment. Since however…..well!! With breastfeeding I’ve certainly worked up an appetite, and as I mentioned previously I’ve eaten so much crap as it’s easy! I stopped weighing myself a few weeks ago as it was just depressing me. I reckon I’ve put on at least 1/2 a stone since she was born. Which looking at it…I’m still lighter than I was at the start of 2015 before I came off all my headache medication, but that’s not really the point!

Dream holiday with your kids?

I don’t know really. I’ve never really fancied Disneyland (please don’t kill me!) We recently spent a week down in St Ives, which was wonderful and I’d love to take Isla again if possible. I think I’d love to take Isla up to Jura one day (via Islay – namesake) and we could show her how wonderful a place it is.

Dream holiday without the kids?

I’d love to go back to New York again. We spent a few days there on honeymoon, but there is still so much more to see and do there.

How has your life changed since having kids?

How hasn’t it!? I could write forever about how things have changed. But it is all totally worth it.

Finish this sentence ” my heart melts when..”

Isla is sat on someone elses knee, and she hears my voice so turns round. When she sees me her face lights up with the most beautiful smile. My little smiler Isla.

Where do you shop for your kids?

Usually at Asda. Although we’ve been very lucky in that we haven’t had to buy too many clothes for Isla. I got a load off a lady on a facebook site, for 20p an item; a friend in our village has a daughter that is 10 months older than Isla so we raided her old clothes; and my best friend from high school, the wonderful Zoe at Mama Geek let us raid her huge load of clothes from her two girls….6 bin bags later!!

Favourite makeup and skincare product?

I don’t really wear make-up anymore, but a good mascara, or some concealer to hide my tired mummy eyes

Huggies or Pampers?

As Naomi said, Huggies aren’t sold over here (unless you go to Costco), and their wipes really aren’t great in my opinion. Pampers are good, but so expensive. We tend to use Asda’s Little Angels, but I’m looking forward to trying out Aldi’s Mamia range as part of BritMums #mamiadaysout challenge

Have you always wanted kids?

Yes, always. When asked at work “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” I always wanted to say “At home, being a Mum”

Best part of being a mum?

Everything! Watching them grow and develop each day, learning new things, and the smiles. Always the smiles!

I now nominate Kat at Little Bab to take part in the Mummy Tag!


Things I’d do differently if we were to do it again

Chris and I had a chat the other week about how things have been going so far with Isla, and also what we would do differently if we were to do it all again. So here are 9 things I’d do differently



I love our pushchair. It’s a Mothercare Xtreme travel system in red. It is soooo easy to manoeuvre, and as it’s 3-wheels it means it’s easy to take it up the allotment and over fields etc when we go for a walk. The car seat for it should also last us ages, as it takes a child up to 13kg. The downside of it all? It’s so bloody big and heavy! It weighs around 12.5kg, and although you can take the tyres off so it should fit into the car boot easier, that’s just too much of a hassle to me. Yes, you can fit other stuff in the boot too, but it’s not easy. So I would possibly get a different pushchair, still one that can do ‘off road’, but one that is much more compact.

Mothercare Xtreme

Mothercare Xtreme


As I mentioned in a previous post, we never really swaddled from the start. Isla was an escape artist, and no matter what we did she would wiggle her arms out. These days it’s rare we don’t swaddle her at least once a day. She is a pain and hasn’t learnt how to get herself to sleep yet, but I’m thinking once she hits 6 months old we might work on that one. Swaddling on the whole works really well for us, and gets her to sleep. We then have to slowly unswaddle (is that even a word!?) her so that she can roll over in her sleep if she wants to. If we were to do it all again, I would definitely swaddle from birth.

The Miracle Blanket works!

More sleeping, less cuddles

I love having cuddles with my baby girl. There are times when I could just watch her for hours as she sleeps. She is so freaking cute when she sleeps. As I’ve mentioned before she doesn’t really sleep well if we put her down in her Moses basket, or anywhere else to sleep, unless it’s on us or in bed with us. Not always ideal, but again, I get cuddles with my little girl, so I’m usually happy! I’m told by numerous people that we should put her down, she needs to learn to sleep on her own, and I will do this, but only once she hits 6 months old. Looking back I do think life would have been much easier had we put her down to sleep more at the start. I would get more done round the house for a start! And I may manage to write more blog posts! On the other hand though, Isla’s not going to always want cuddles when she’s older, so I want to make the most of it. Plus I know that if or when we have more children the chances of being able to sit around having as many cuddles as I currently do are pretty slim.

Sofa snuggles

Sofa snuggles

Bigger car

We’ve bought two cars in the last year, both secondhand. The first because our darling (??) Megane died a death so we needed to get one. In fact we had to hire a car for a week before we bought our Ford Focus. The second car we decided to get as we wanted me to have a car while I was on maternity leave. With living out in a village where public transport is pretty crappy, it would have been very isolating not to be able to drive places to meet up with friends. And so a month or so before Isla was born we bought our Skoda Fabia. Now Chris and I have never travelled light, but with a big pushchair and all the paraphernalia a baby requires, going away for a weekend or holiday makes travelling a little cramped. When we bought the cars we used our savings, but wanted to make sure we had some left in case of emergency. Now I wish we’d spent that little bit more so we could’ve bought a bigger car, making journeys more comfortable.

No Moses basket

We were bought by my parents a very lovely Moses basket and gliding (rather than rocking) stand for it to go in. I love it and love that it glides as it makes it much smoother, and also ensures that it won’t get knocked over if someone bumps into it or Isla wriggles so much in it, like there is the risk with a stand that rocks. With the sleeping situation (I didn’t want to say issues, as I don’t see it as an issue) I do wish we’d chosen instead a crib (that we could take one side off and have up against our bed), Snuzpod or Next 2 Me, as then we could still do co-sleeping, but not have her in bed with us. I was put off by the price when we were buying things when pregnant, but I do think the money would have been worth it, and we realised this too late for it to be worth getting one. Next  time for sure…..

Don’t let Chris out with Doudou!!

My Uncle and Aunty bought Isla a wonderfully soft rabbit, which we named Doudou (It was made by Doudou et Compagnie), which I loved, and Isla seemed to really like too. It would go everywhere with us for several months, and then one week I realised we hadn’t seen it in a while. The house got turned upside down, and it wasn’t anywhere to be found. The last time we saw Doudou was when Chris took Isla out for the afternoon, they went to B&Q and a walk round The Rye in Wycombe. Chris doesn’t remember a time when he could have lost Doudou, but then again Chris is the sort of person that managed to drive round half of Wycombe with his wallet on the car roof and was wondering why people were flashing and beeping us!! So if we were to do things differently, I would be more careful with our favourite toys (not let Chris out with Doudou)

Snuggled up to Doudou

Snuggled up to Doudou

More photos

I have taken ridiculous amounts of photos of Isla. Mostly because she doesn’t like having her photo taken, so getting a good one of her takes several attempts! But I wish we’d taken more photos of her when she was brand new (so to speak). By that I mean, photos that show how tiny she was, so next to a cuddly toy (Doudou for example, RIP Doudou!) and then take repeat photos each week or month or whatever, so we could so how much she had grown. I think when she was born it was such a whirl wind and we were so tired and trying to figure everything out that we just didn’t think of it. Although we have photos of Isla, I’m not sure we have any that show her full length (or lack there of) when she was first born. So yeah, I would take more special pictures rather than just randomly snapping away

Eat less crap

One of the things Chris has done for me pretty much every day since Isla was born is make me lunch. Even if it’s just a peanut butter sandwich cos we havent been shopping so have nothing else in. It’s been a life saver. Throughout my pregnancy I lost my sweet tooth, but I’ve definitely found it again since she’s been born. Between breastfeeding and sleeping there was a long time where I would have Isla on me for most of the day, so convenience was key when it came to food. And what can been more easy (and yummy) to eat with one hand than chocolate bars and crisps? I have eaten far too many of them in the last 5 months, and have actually put on weight since Isla was born. Something I need to do something about, but that’s another story. So really, I wish I hadn’t eaten so much crap, and instead had found something vaguely healthy that was quick and easy.

Attend groups

A lot of people will laugh at me when I say this, but I’m really shy. I hate new situations, particularly if I’m on my own, and will often go out of my way to avoid things. Despite the fact our local children’s centre is less than 2 minutes stroll (not even walk!) from our front door I have yet to attend any groups. A fair bit of that is also that I have taught Isla (almost too) well and she likes her lie-ins in the morning, And pretty much all the groups begin at around 9am so there is no chance we would make it to any of them. We struggle to get her weighed and that finishes at 11am! I wish I’d made more of an effort to attend some groups, even if they are a bit further afield. Maybe I’ll get my act in gear and start going to some soon.


I know 9 is a bizarre number, but these are the 9 things I’d do differently if we were to do it all again. Is there anything you would do differently if you were to do it all over again?

Isla at 4 months

Isla at 4 months

My little girl is 4 months old already! Time is just flying by. She’ll be starting school soon!

So how did we celebrate her being  4 months old? By giving her her third lot of injections. My word, that girl has got a piercing scream!! She wasn’t too happy about it all, but I at least managed to keep it together this time. By the time we left the doctor’s surgery she was smiling away again, and they don’t seem to have bothered her at all. At least there’s no more til she’s 12 months old.

Our clever Isla Bear (our new nickname for her!) learnt how to roll over last week. I caught the tail end of her doing it on Wednesday, but she didn’t really do it again until Friday evening when Chris got home from work, so he was very happy to see it. She hasn’t stopped since then. Though she hasn’t figured out yet how to roll from her tummy to her back so gets stuck a lot!!

Her back and neck have become so strong now. As I said on her 3 month update she loves sitting up, and when she does she loves looking round at everyone and everything. She can also sit up really well if you just hold her gently at her waist. Her legs are getting strong too, and she will happily stand up for ages when supporting her.

I took Isla to get weighed yesterday, and she is now 13lb 13oz. That means she has put on just over 2lbs (nearly 1kg) in just over a month. She definitely feels like she’s pit that amount on when I’m rocking her in my arms helping her to sleep! People keep mentioning how much she has grown and changed, even if it’s only been a week since they last saw her.

This girly has a ridiculous amount of clothes! As I said previously, I’ve sorted out all her clothes that don’t fit anymore – pretty much all her 0-3 month clothes. I found someone on a Facebook group that was selling her daughter’s clothes off for 20p an item….£15 later and Isla has a huge selection of clothes, in varying sizes. Our lovely friends, Ana and Rich also let us have a route through their daughter’s outgrown clothes, so I don’t think Isla will be struggling for clothes at all any time soon! In return, I sorted through Isla’s outgrown clothes for gender neutral ones to give to Ana and Rich for their baby boy who is due in December. A good bit of recycling there, I think!

In the last month Isla has been pretty busy (as have we), she’s been to church for the first time for he Nanny’s licensing, in fact she went twice in two days! She has also been to her first wedding, again she’s now been to two in less than a week. She’s been on her first holiday, and has her second lined up.


Like butter wouldn't melt

Like butter wouldn’t melt

Getting ready for wedding number two

Getting ready for wedding number two

It was windy out

It was windy out

The Durrans'

The Durrans’

We think that she’s starting to teeth too, oh the joys! She has been dribbling so much more than usual, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g goes in her mouth and gets chewed, and she’s getting quite grizzly too which is fairly out of character for her. Her gums seem to be getting much harder as well, but thankfully  we haven’t had any disturbed sleep just yet.

So this is Isla at 4 months. I’m sure there’s plenty of other things that have changed over the last month, but I can’t think of them off the top of my head right now.