Sunday, 29 April 2012

Milo's First High Chair

When Ella was small my Mum bought her high chair and so I had no idea how expensive they could be. When it came to buying a high chair I sure wished I'd hung on to Ella's as it was perfect. It was height adjustable so she could sit at our level in the living room, it folded to store and the tray was removable. All that was great but better still if she fell asleep in it - as they almost all do at some point - it would tilt back so she could doze in comfort. I wanted all this for Milo but it turned out the equivalent chair now costs £120!!! Needless to say I wasn't willing to pay that so after looking at a lot of inferior options I took to eBay and found this bad boy for just £20 within driving distance. We got it last week and he hasn't been out of it since. He isn't quite able to sit up himself yet but is desperate to so it enables him to sit and play or eat or just sit and he loves it! It's a nice size and all the features mean it will grow with him and last us a long time.. here's the only photo I could find of Ella in hers, it was her 1st birthday...

There are small differences between the two chairs but they are essentially the same, the new one had just been just improved upon but for those wanting to know it's a Chicco Polly and the cheapest place I've found it is Amazon - link - for £89.70

Miss BB

Finding His Feet

Milo's fifth month marked the discovery of.. his feet! He's always been a knee grabber but now he actively grabs at his feet... after long periods of staring at them of course. He loves to be tickled and although he recoils when you touch his toes he sticks them back out for them to be tickled again. This week he found his ears but that's another post.. I haven't managed to capture it on film yet.

Miss BB

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Evil Toy

For the past few day Milo has been shouting at this one toy.. we thought he was just being angry but it turns out..  the toy is evil!!!

Miss BB

Thursday, 19 April 2012

5 Months Old

Milo bear is 5 months old.. he promised me he wouldn't but he got bigger and if it's possible, even cuter. This month seems to have flown and it's hard to keep track of new development without regular blogging so month 6 will see more of that with one monthly summary update post. His eyes are still blue so we have to assume they're staying that way now, lovely for us as we have only brown eyed children in the family. He is looking more and more like his Dad every day but I continue to search for myself in him. He is still sleeping through the nights and I would have said he'd not slipped once had it not been for last night. He's showing real signs of teething now and another symptom is waking in the night. He woke at 2am, I comforted him and put him back down, he cried for 5 minutes and went back to sleep. He was fitful and whimpered now and then but for the most part he slept and it's the first night he's woken in more than 2 months. I will let you know whether this becomes a habit in a week or two. At 20 weeks he discovered his feet. He's always had a thing for his knees but his feet are his new favourite place o grab. He's not been too interested in putting them in his mouth yet but everything and anything else gets chewed. He has a penchant for hair pulling and grabbing faces and remains the most expressive baby I've ever met.

He will smile at anyone attentive and is now giggling lots. He's ticklish but it seems selective.. he has to be in the right mood and he is eating well. He drains every bottle and could probably do with two solid feeds a day now though we're only just getting in to that routine. He naps twice during the day, once mid morning and once mid afternoon, he's not always happy about it but doesn't usually take long to drift off. He loves to be held but that's my fault.. we cuddle too much so people tell me and he stays awake for walks now where before he would be asleep straight away. His hand eye co-ordination is much improved and he can take something from me now and play with his toys.. but he normally just wants to chew on it. He's trying to talk, he loves to squeak and shout and right now as I write this he's cooing in his pram while I wait for him to nap. He's still very strong and the walking reflex hasn't left him yet, he's dying to get moving but shows no interest in rolling or crawling. He pulls himself up to a sitting position but I think he needs more floor time to develop his movement. Of course I'd be happy for him to stay just as he is forever, 5 months is a lovely little bundle and he's no trouble.. I know the bigger he gets the harder it will be and I'm not ready to lose my baby yet. One last note... his hair wants to be a faux hawk and it's taking all I have not to dye it pink and shave the sides... but I wont. Maybe just some gel and coloured mascara?

Miss BB

Saturday, 7 April 2012

How Could I Miss It?

I have done so well thus far keeping track of the weeks since Milo's birth in order to do his monthly updates on time so you can imagine how shocked I was to discover he turned 20 weeks (5 months) last Tuesday.. whaaa?? As you can see from my lil mans faux hawk (pictured above) he is growing up far too fast. I've decided that as of this month I will move to the 15th of each month to mark his progress (he was born 15/11) as opposed to weeks for updates. I had to at some point or we'd be celebrating his 1st birthday a month early but still.. I can't believe I missed it! 

But now it's late, I just finished Ella's Easter egg hunt for the morning and I need to get some shut eye but for anyone keeping track.. Milo hasn't suddenly disappeared.. he's 20 whole weeks old.. I just.. lost track.

Miss BB
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