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Bubbles and bolognaise

What I loved yesterday.
Sitting on the sofa in the early morning, blowing chocolate scented bubbles towards the rising sun.

Elliot: ‘Bye bye bubbles. They’re all leaving. It smells like chocolate in here! It smells like doggie in here!’


Elliot carrying his tiny golden retriever, Bella who is named after my mum’s dog, under his arm most of the day.

Elliot cooking and serving me a piping hot bowl of pretend spaghetti bolognaise. Apparently the secret ingredient is Bella. Only a slight obsession with doggies going on here.

Hysterical giggles before bedtime when I mispronounced a word in one of his favourite books, 101 Dalmatians.

Well, hello there!

Wow, it’s been a while. *Blows dust and baby drool off the computer keyboard*. I hope you’re still out there somewhere. I’m sitting here, home alone while husband is away at a wrap party and Elliot is snoring gently in the bedroom. Trying to kickstart my brain and string together a few sentences, or maybe just a few words that can sum up the last five months.

Basically I’ve been dedicating all my (many!) waking hours to keeping this little fella happy:

This has meant: a helluva lot of breastfeeding, internet shopping, incontrollable chocolate & ice cream cravings, diaper changes en masse, 3 x mastitis, tears of joy and despair, tantrums (mainly mine), 1 x tongue-tie diagnosis, 1 x tongue-tie release, sleepless nights, walks in the park, baby smiles & laughter, caffeine binges, hair-loss and yo-yo’ing hormones.

Add to that a love greater than anything I could ever have imagined, and you might understand why this blog has been a teeny tiny bit neglected.

In the meantime I’ve been keeping up with all the blogs I normally read, and recently I’ve missed my own and been thinking about what to do with it. There won’t be any more “dressing the bump”s. But I guess I could do some “dressing the blob”. Or not.

What I do have is a few second-hand finds I could show you…and who knows, the whole thing might just turn a bit more personal and baby-friendly.

Anyways, it’s nice to be back. Stay tuned.