Eduardo's 5 Month Update

Eduardo turned 5 months this month! I can't believe next month he will be half a year old! This month brought along some big changes...some easier to handle than others!

The first big milestone was that Eduardo has now started solids! So far he has mostly just stuck to a mixture of fruits, veggies & baby rice. At the moment he is on three solid meals a day (a mixture of fruits & baby cereal for breakfast and veggies for lunch & dinner). We started with purées but I have started to give him bits of finger food to play with and he loves it...even if most of it ends up on the floor :-/  So far his favourite foods seem to be bananas, carrots & sweet potatoes! I am still continuing to breastfeed him as normal and although the milk feeds have decreased slightly I'm still feeding at night so I haven't noticed a huge difference. Having said that when I first introduced solids I did get quite sore & engorged at times...but it seems to have settled down quickly!

We also went through a major teething phase where Eduardo was extremely fussy, didn't sleep much and kept us all up during the night. He was super clingy, upset and not himself at put it lightly, it was awful! Especially trying to stay on top of everything with a very active toddler who wakes up at the same time every morning, no matter what! But thankfully we seem to have gotten through it and are at the end of this little rough patch. Although after all that Eduardo doesn't even have any teeth to show for it! I swear I can see those bottom front ones peeking through but they haven't come up yet! We tried Teetha camomile granules and baby Bonjela but the thing that Eduardo liked best was definitely his Sophia the Giraffe teething toy. I don't know what it is about that thing but he loves nothing better than to grab hold of it and give it a good gnaw!

Eduardo is also now able to sit up by himself, although he does flop over after a while and I definitely still need to put cushions around him just in case! But he is getting stronger everyday and with that comes more playtime & interactions with his big sister Emilia! This is probably the most fun & rewarding part of having two children close together. I absolutely love when they play :) 

To see what else I had to say about Eduardo hitting 5 months, you can watch our update video here!


Fashion Friday: An Oldie But a Goodie!

These outfits of the day are actually from several weeks ago before we even went to Italy! They were taken on the day we went to Brighton for lunch. My family were visiting at the time but unfortunately almost everybody was hit with a horrible 24 hour stomach bug. Emilia actually ended up getting sick in the restaurant in Brighton which was awful :( Looking back on these pictures now I can tell that she wasn't 100%. Poor little thing.

I am wearing my pink Fiorucci pants with a navy, white & pink striped jumper from Jack Wills, pink flats from ASOS (about 3 years ago) and I'm pretty sure I was wearing a nursing tank top as well! Emilia is wearing a navy blue star dress with grey cable knit footless tights from Next, a navy cardigan from GAP and her Hello Kitty Vans. Her gold sparkly bow is from Ellie Rose Bows & Clothes.

Eduardo (who seems to have grown so much since this photo was taken!) is wearing a red dribble bib from Jack & Jillaroo, rolled up jeans from GAP and a bright blue onesie from The Children's Place...I think! It was a present so I'm not sure, sorry!

I hope you're all having a fabulous Friday! Enjoy the weekend! 


Throwback Thursday: Our Italian Holiday!

I'm BACK! Long time no blog! What can I say, two recently turned 2 year old & one teething 5 month old plus no babysitter equals one busy mama! In fact, ever since we got back from Italy I've been focusing pretty much all of my attention on looking after the blogging, no vlogging - it's been quite full-on! Our babysitter finished up working with us right before we left for Sorrento so I have been up to my eyeballs in stinky nappies, toddler tantrums & a very HUNGRY little baby! Eduardo is going through some kind of crazy growth spurt/teething stage right now which means he is extremely clingy and not sleeping very much so I am exhausted and rarely get a moment to myself!

Anyway, I wanted to share some pictures from our recent holiday in Italy. The real purpose of the trip was to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary, where we took our annual family picture - how cool to finally have one with all four of us (even if it did take about 20192872727329657474 shots to get a decent one!!).  

Our first day. Taken with flash hence the squinty eyes!

Breakfast at our hotel

Emilia swimming in the sea with her daddy :)

My little princess

Sleeping prince!

She loved trying on my sunglasses!

Naptime in our hotel room! In other words, playtime!

One of Emilia's signature poses! "Cheese!"

While the kids are & dad go crazy! 

Our anniversary/last night in our hotel. They brought us a surprise chocolate cake & Emilia got to practise blowing out the candles for her upcoming birthday!

One of the many anniversary shots we took. It's crazy to think that in the photo we're holding, Eduardo was in my belly!! And I didn't even know he was a boy yet :)

Hope you enjoyed this long overdue blog post & some of our holiday snaps! I hope you're all doing well and I will (hopefully) be back very soon.

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