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Gift Ideas for Babies First Christmas | Raising Evelyn

Buying for baby can be really difficult at Christmas. Do you buy for a slighter older age that they can pay with as they grow or do you buy bigger clothes? or do you buy for right now? It can be a total mine field. Not only that but the risk of duplication is just ‘aaahhh’. So firstly remember to keep receipts or ask for gift receipts. In my family most people tend to give gift receipts as a just in case when it comes to kids toys. I have quite a large family (over 50 cousins)  ...

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We Started Weaning Vol. 2 | Raising Evelyn

I wanted to write a follow up / Volume 2 of Evelyn’s weaning stories. 3/4 months ago we were weaning Evelyn and getting ourselves into a right old pickle! Evelyn is 9 months, I can’t say we are now ‘plain sailing’ but we are doing a lot better. We have totally done away with any form of bowl…spoon…folk…spork…. it just wasn’t happening. I decided it was time for her to try doing it all herself. She is the most independent baby and knows  ...

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The Internal Struggle Of Being A Mum | Raising Evelyn

Am I good enough? and Am I doing it right? The two questions every mum asks themselves every.single.day! There seems to be very limited help for first time mums in the U.K. After your 6 week check, that’s it… you’re on your own… sink or swim. In my area, yes, there are groups which run at certain places on a certain day where you can go and see the Health Visitor if you have any concerns about your baby, however recently, my local baby unit place have said only come  ...

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9 Months in | 9 Months out

9 Whole Months!! Like W.T.F! 9 Months in… 9 Months out Evelyn is 9 months old today… that’s a whole pregnancy! Or 4.5″ of hair growth, or the time it takes to read Harry Potter series 168 times, or Watch a butterfly appear from a cocoon after it makes it about 25 times!!! It is such weird feeling still that she is here and she is ours. It gives me cold sweats when I think about how quick it has gone and all the things she has learnt to do and all the things she will  ...

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Top 5 Useful Baby Products | Raising Evelyn

Some baby products are so bloody expensive! It is sods law you fork out for something to find there was a much easier cheaper way of doing things. So I wanted to write a totally un-sponsored blog post to show you 5 things we use at home that have been absolutely brilliant and also if there is a cheaper way of doing something very similar. Not on of these 5 things was gifted by a company they are purely what we have found through trial and error: 1. Leka Play Mat from Ikea This is not a play  ...

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Why I Am Super Excited For Autumn

The summer has been a beautifully hot one this year and I am in no way complaining about that. It has been a summer of wonder watching Evelyn grow and achieve milestones, one that I’ll never forget. However… Autumn I am ready for you!!!! Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year. I am a real home bird and the thought of a blustery walk in the woods kicking the pile of leaves as you go and then coming home and having a hot chocolate by the fire and then snuggled in on the sofa  ...

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We Started Weaning | Raising Evelyn

No one tells you ‘Today is the day to start weaning!’ No one says ‘Hey it is going to be a long hard slog!’ or “The is going to be super easy!’ No body says anything like that and just like that *BAM* you regret even starting! We started weaning Evelyn when she was 5 months. She was more than ready and everything was going straight in her mouth. It started well. We started with dinner because that was what was working for our lifestyle and she would have  ...

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Evelyn is 6 months old | Raising Evelyn

Evelyn is 6 months old, like whhhaaaa??? 6 months has gone ridiculously quick. I cannot understand how it has been 6 months since I screamed at the midwife this baby was coming today! I think I have had a mostly stable 6 months. I’ve had 1 melt down, 3 times I cried after looking in the mirror and approximately 182 days of IDGAF what I am wearing. I thought with all the emotions and hormone in- balances there would be daily tears but I am doing ok. I remember very clearly my first  ...

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My Baby Birth Story | His and Hers Perspective

I have been debating whether to write about my birth story, whether to share all the details or whether to keep it just for us. I think if it had gone any differently then perhaps this post wouldn’t have happened. I wanted to write my perspective on what I think happened when I wasn’t too drugged up to help other first time mum’s understand what it can be like. Every birth is unique and everyone experiences things differently. I also wanted Phil to write his version of  ...

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The Postpartum in between weight | Why nothing in my wardrobe fits

This is the part I knew I would hate. Waking up in the morning and trying to find something in the wardrobe that fits. Every morning I still try to squeeze into my size 8 jeans in the hope that over night somehow I have lost a stone (lol)! I have already lost 3 stone since giving birth and I have a little less than one left to lose and Evelyn is not even 5 months yet. I think I am doing quite well but that last stone is a killer to shift. I see now why they call it stones! Can we just stop  ...

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