Tuesday, 23 October 2012


When it comes to wiggling, the McBaby is my go to guy.

So it was not easy when we went swimming on Sunday morning to change him out of his wet Minymo swimsuit and nappy into dry clothes, in a filthy changing room (yes, I'm looking at you Northcroft).

So I was ridiculously excited when a lady at the swimming pool offered to hold him while I put my own clothes on. This led me to ponder - just how do people cope at the swimming pool with more than one child?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Why we're still co-sleeping..

Not many people know this, but you are still sleeping in our bed. You're nine months old and you've been co-sleeping since the day you were born.

On your first night in this world, you wouldn't go into your Moses basket and you screamed.

But to be honest, it wasn't all your fault. You very quickly became too long for the Moses basket. So we bought you a cot. You weren't keen on it, and that suited me as I was enjoying being able to feed you on my side in my sleep.

Your Dad is away a lot, so I find it comforting to have you in the bed with me and you're now so tall that you can climb out of the cot.

But the real reason I like to have you in the bed is to wake up to this beautiful, enthusiastic smile....

“This blog post has been written as an entry into the Tots100 competition in association with Boots Mother and Baby“

Monday, 1 October 2012

Upside down

I don't know what it says about me that the McBaby loves nothing more than to bang away on my laptop, which he must have learned from me. In fact, I haven't been able to use the laptop for a couple of days as the McBaby somehow managed to turn the screen upside down!

I couldn't even get on there to "google" instructions for turning it back the other way, so had to call an IT geek (did I say "geek"? I mean "expert") for help!

(If it happens to you, it's Ctrl + Alt + the upwards arrow key!)

I left him to watch the Wiggles for less than 30 seconds and came back to find that he'd opened a Wikipedia page and had looked up the entry for "South Carolina". Is he trying to escape? To prove that I hadn't learned my lesson, I called MrM so that he could watch the McBaby's IT skills in action. In the time it took me to call him, the little man had managed to print out one of my emails, unfortunately, sending it remotely to the office printer. Quite what my colleagues will make of that - particularly as I'm not sure what he printed - I don't know.

He's 9 months old. What am I going to do when he's 2?