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Barbie my baby for Easter

7 Apr

A true Barbie my baby post today based on a little bit of Easter shopping. The trip started out of a need to get the babe’s feet measured. We have been through this experience once before and it was lovely but for some reason today she was not happy. A child of mine not enjoying shoe shopping, very worrying! They had barely started measuring before the wailing began and not a tantrum, proper crying. I am told this may have been because she had her MMR this week and it’s made her a bit nervous of strangers… Let’s hope that all it was.

Anyway the shopping results are below. Most importantly properly fitted but also patent for easy cleaning and white to go with everything for the summer.


The babe is at a bit of a tricky age clothing wise. At just one she is growing out of a lot of her 9-12 month clothes but is too small for 12-18 months. Trousers are the main problem. I find H&M sizing quite small so managed to find her jegging type skinny jeans that came in pastels as well as regular denim. £5.99 bargain!


H&M also came through on this very cute Beatrix Potter tee which solves a mid seasonal problem. Long sleeved tees are hard to get a hold of for the summer season so very useful at £2.99.


I have posted earlier in the week that I thought I had solved the babe summer footwear dilemma with some very lush baby Converse. They were very lush but they were too small and not very supportive hence the trip to Clarks. I did have a hankering for baseball boots though so I couldn’t resist these little beauties.


I have just looked at the preview of the post and realised that I am somewhat pink heavy! Oh well, she is a little girl and at least everything goes together! I have checked the H&M website and all this is available there. The baby shoes are on the Clarks website too although they do recommend fitting in store. (The babe had to try three pairs to get a good fit so worth it I think!).


Meal planning for Mama

1 Apr


Well it’s been a long old week. Unusually for me I haven’t blogged for a couple of days. I have had a horrendous temperature and fluey symptoms so just about been able to manage work and child care and very little else. The lovely hubby sent me to bed at 7.30pm last night just after we’d put the babe down so I now feel a lot more human after a good nights kip. It sounds a bit pathetic but I think I was just exhausted. Being back at work has finally caught up with me and I need to make sure I’m eating and sleeping properly or I’m just going to keep getting ill.

With the above in mind I have reinstated my pre baby meal planners which were originally around to make sure the hubby looked after himself. Ironic that it’s now me reaching for the Chinese menu twice a week….. I am actually getting skinnier despite takeaway abuse but this is only really because I hardly eat anything else, not clever. So, I’m back to my Cheerios and fresh fruit at brekkie and whilst lunch remains something of an unplanned feast the meal planner ensures I eat ( and therefore shop) well in the evening. Last night was chicken stuffed with mozzarella and tomato, roasted peppers and new potatoes. Tonight is beef casserole and veg. I’m getting there…

The hubby did alert me to the fact that out of everyone in our household the babe eats the best. I have to say you do seem to put a lot of effort into making sure they get a balanced diet whilst mum becomes a bit secondary. It’s the way of the world I’m sure.

Whilst I have been feeling rubbish the babe, as ever, always finds a way to make me laugh. On Fri night this was the case at 12.30am. No laughing matter I hear you say but…. I was woken by a few cheerful sounding chunters coming through the monitor. Nothing that would cause concern, she normally just settles herself back down. 5 mins later however, there was a very audible “Mama, Mama” so thought I better check what was happening. Having recently found her walking feet she had evidently pulled herself up to standing on the side of her cot only to discover it was a long way back down and she was therefore stuck. Ha ha, bless her. I picked her up, she stuck her thumb in and we were all back asleep by 12.45am. Good girl.

I did mention last week that I was seeking new work clothes and I managed a quick half hour in H&M one lunchtime which yielded a mink and white polka dot shirt. The picture is of the same shirt in black and white but isn’t nearly so nice. I’ll try add a picture of mine later in the week. If the weather is warm enough I have a lovely pale pink pencil skirt (pastel trend) and nude shoes and belt that would make a lovely summer work ensemble with just a little nod to our friends at Mad Men. Work this week has really made me wonder how I can manage full time work on part time hours but that’s another blog! Maybe tomorrow….