Capturing precious moments

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I take millions of photos of this beautiful child, when she was 4 weeks old I panicked, she was changing too fast and I wanted to capture my memories so we started Sunday Photo, a weekly snap to capture the passing of time. Ten months on now every week captures something different, this week it was sleepy rosy cheeks, early on it was tiny feet and hands, her heart shaped bug face (I just think she looks like Dot from A Bugs Life!) rolling, giggling and now crawling, I think we’ll keep taking them til she doesn’t want us to anymore!

Munchkin Mummies 2013

Munchkin Mummies 2013

This photo is blurry because I was in a state of shock and excitement! Niffer and I are going to to be testing products for Munchkin throughout 2013 and this is what we received to test today – so much to look at it was like all our Christmases came at once!

I’ll be deciding on what we’ll review first very soon, but here’s a little rundown of what we received, I may have even missed a few bits in all the excitement!

Microwave steriliser and steriliser bags
Spill proof and first cups from the fab Click Lock range
Bowls and plates with fish decorations – I especially love the look of these, they have a lovely sweet little fish peering out when you finish your dinner!
Bottle brush
Bento box – Mammy thinks this will be perfect for taking to the childminder on her return to work
Spoon tips for squeezing pouches
Soft tip spoons, we have one of these, lovely to have more as they’re a great shape
Stacka bowls and the amazing non slip bowls that I’ve heard great things about!
Inflatable bath duck – totally iconic
Nappy disposal system
Nappy storage system
Designer nappy change mat
Adjustable booster seat with tray – my personal favourite and probably soon to be our first review
Bath duck with temperature monitor
Squirter bath toys
Organiser for bath corner – great stuff!
Caterpillar spiller toy for bath
Bath ball
Bath tumble toy
Twisty eight teether
Twisty ball teether
Barbell teether
Super cute monkey teether

As I said on my FB post, just wow!

Huge thanks Munchkin, can’t wait to let you know our thoughts!

Teething woes

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Ten months old and still no teeth! But lots of chewing and biting going on and dribbly chin – I was lucky enough to be a winner in Gumigem’s 10,000 likes FB competition and won this Sunset beauty, put it away for mother’s day and she’s currently chewing away happily in our sling! Its been a lucky few weeks for comping so I’ll give it a rest and let some other lucky folks receive the congratulations emails!!

My confident little lady

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Today Niff just did me so proud, we had an afternoon of shopping and lunching and she was just a joy to be out with, she always is, honestly most days she doesn’t cry AT ALL! She’s such a blessing, and even more entertaining now she’s crawling and pulling herself up, I keep thinking how do I have a ten month old?! – where has the time gone! So funny seeing her chat to the folks on the bus today, she occasionally looks east me to check its OK, but not in a shy way, she’s so confident and seems very sociable, wary but ready with a smile if she deems you deserving of one! My year off draws to a close soon but we have such a strong bond I know we’ll help each other to make the transition!

Munchkin Mummies 2013

Much excitement is afoot in the Niff household as I’ve been selected to be a 2013 Munchkin Mummy! Looking forward to testing fab Munchkin products, blogging about them and hopefully making some new friends!

Any 2012 MMs out there who can give me any tips on what to expect?

Making an effort

I’ve surprised myself at how I’m still somehow managing to keep myself groomed despite being a new mother. I remember vividly when she was five days old a friend visited and I grabbed her arm and said you have kids, please tell me you still get to wash your hair! Nine months on I’ve honed my routine, my hair has finally stopped falling out and I even managed to pull off looking kind of ok for a party last weekend. The process of taking care of myself continued with another little treat, another little tattoo, a daisy for my Daisy. I’m pleased with it, its a little tougher than I normally go for but it suits my tough cookie little lady!

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A Valentine for Daddy

A Valentine for Daddy

Just a very quick pop on post as it’s a busy day, I’ve started Flylady again and want to get my list for today done before Niff wakes up from her afternoon nap. We made this at baby group, Niffer chose the monkey sticker so we worked around that!

We gathered items for our treasure basket

We gathered items for our treasure basket

I just heard about heuristic play last week, and treasure boxes too. We’ve just been around the house this morning, snow coming down fast, so I took a few minutes to search for some ideas online. Niff loved the basket, and its contents were so ordinary looking to me, but so interesting to her. She especially liked the rubber icecube mould, the silk scarf and had a good chew on the bristles of the toothbrush! The metal spoon was clearly preferred over the plastic and the weird bath sponge was just thrown! It was a really nice way to spend a morning, I had a cuppa and just observed. Heuristic play is about sitting back and letting them explore objects, work out for themselves what they do, or don’t do, and it kept her happy for a good hour!

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