Looking back

Having a newborn around the house again has made me want to have a look over some of my older posts when Max was just a little baby. 

Heres a selection if you fancy a mooch its crazy to think he was was ever a tiny baby, hes more like a baby elephant now:)





Winning …. for now

Were haveing a good 5 minutes in the max and kai household. 

Max is eating dinner (potato hotpot and sausages)in his highchair. I got him a booster seat for the big table but i just need a peaceful 10 minutes right now and kais happily bouncing away in his bouncer. 

Just as i took the pic max put the dinner bowl on his head (he thinks its a hat). 

That gives me about 10 minutes to drink the tea ive been trying to make for the past hour. 

Self proclaimed mummy blogger

It seems we all love writing about being mums. In fact Id go so far as to say there problably hasnt been a time when mums (and dads) have been more eager to share every little detail of their lives with there babies on the world wide web. 

Before I became a mum I wouldn’t have dreamed of reading a mummy blog let alone write one. It would have been a total snoozefest.

Well look at me now mum of 2 and blogging for over a year. My hubby often says hes surprised I stuck at it and to be honest so am I. I really enjoy writing posts about my sons and the general crap we get up to. 

Theyll prob find it a total cringefest when they are older.Hopefully they will like the documentsion of their childhoods. There isnt much of anytho g left from my childhood. My sons will have not only my blog but also thousands of pictures and videos to be embarrassed by 🙂

Look into my eyes……

The things our kids do

Max and kai do so much everyday (well Kai not so much) and i always think il blog about that then i totally forget. 

So heres a quick update while i have the boys on my mind (weve just watched a scary film and i need a distraction before going to bed)


Max is nearly 22 months now and is thrning into a real cheeky toddler. Hes social skills are still fantastic,he interacts well with other children.Were going through the hello stage he just wants to befriend everyone its cute but i can see we will need to work hard on stranger danger when the time comes. 

Maxs speech is also excellant and he is getting good at recognising words from objects and not just mimicking what we say. 

Ive decided we will start to potty train in November just after his second birthday.  Were on holiday just after so i want to train him when we get back. Our friends gave us there old potty and we have been practising Max sitting on it.

Maxs build is super stocky now and he can be quite heavy footed  and clumsy.

The tantrums are still on another level,its probably made worse by the presence of his baby brother. 

Kai’s 5 weeks old now,were starting to see him much more alert than in previous weeks. Hes given us a few sleepy smiles and giggles. Kai is now Eff (exclusivly formula fed- see what i did there) no more breastmilk for this bubba. He takes aboyt 4 oz every 3 ish hours and boy doys it take him a while to drink. I should prob look at changing the teat but I think hes just a lazy boy.

He seems to be loving hearing me sing (god help him) and when hes having a strop it seems to calm him down.  Last time i had him weighed he was 9 lb 12 but he feels heavier now so def packing on the pounds. 

Thats it for now. Today were having a family trip to Ikea , all about the fun we are 🙂


Samsungs ears must have been burning from my post the other day because today my new phone arrived.


The best thing is they sent me the upgraded version of my old phone – happy days 🙂

This was good of Samsung but to be fair the customer service throught this whole process has been shoddy.

So this means more posts at regular intervals – yippee I hear you holler.

So make a cuppa and grab a biccie and get ready for loads of Max,new baby and general life crap posts.

Max Update

Can you believe I still don’t have my phone back. This is week 3, WEEK THREE I’m on the verge of a breakdown can you tell :).

Samsung have basically given up trying to fix the screen and have instead offered me a new one, which is great but ….. they have the most longest process of getting a new phone out. Its pretty ridiculous when you think we could just walk into a store and pick one up.I think it’s a case of poor communication between one department and another.

Being phoneless is driving me nuts.My whole life is on that device, which when you think about it is pretty sad. What did we do before smartphones and I have to say I don’t know. 

Don’t you feel liberated my husband asked me in week 1, no I feel lost was my honest answer. This morning I’ve decided to get on the PC and get a few posts out.I’ve worked hard on this blog over the year and I don’t want it all going to waste now.

So bare with me the posts will be a bit thin on the ground but once I get the beloved smartphone back you’ll be hearing much more from me ( yayyyy I hear you cheer).

I really want to do a post about Max. My blog started as homage to the mad one and how he has changed my life. He still is very much my main focus but what with baby number 2 on the way and a few rants sometimes his progress report slips to the wayside.

Max is 19 months now (amazes me how quickly time has flown) and a real cheeky chappy (chappy being a polite way of saying sod). He achieves so much each day. When your babies are little babies every new milestone seems so huge. The first smile, laugh,roll,crawl,walk everything is so momentous. Once they get a bit bigger the milestones are still just as a big deal but are slightly smaller if that makes sense (which i’m aware it probably doesn’t). Let’s break them down :

Walking :

As most of you know Max started walking at around 15 months. To some this is a little late but to us he walked exactly when he was supposed to. Were encouraging him to walk when we go out places (though this often takes ten times longer because he has a obsession with cars and window displays) he is the proud owner of his own set of reins. They really are the best invention although sometimes I do feel like i’m walking a dog. Recently he’s added running and jumping to the walking skill set which is always funny to watch.


This child definitely takes after me in the respect that he is a chatterbox. He doesn’t stop talking.Easily 90% of the time we have no clue what he’s saying but we nod, smile and join in the conversation which seems to please him. When he makes noises we don’t make the noise back. The idea being we want to engage him with words not sounds. The word catalogue is getting pretty extensive the most recent being “apple” “Up and Down” “a ball” and ” goal”. Hes a prize mimicker and will try to repeat anything i ask him to.


Sadly it’s not all fun and games in our house, the tantrums are still occurring. They do tend to change shape though. We’re seeing less head banging (which is nice for me) but we still have a lot of drop and roll. He is having tantrums at the drop of a hat. Mainly if you tell him now or try to take him away from something he was doing (like trying to get him to have his nappy changed when he’s playing). I try really hard not to be a mean shouty mum but sometimes its hard not to be. I try and catch his attention and lure him away from his toys. More often than not this doesn’t work and I resort to pick him up which is when all hell breaks loose. The tantrums are here to stay for a few years yet there just a part of kids growing up. Hormonal me feels a bit sad lately like the tantrums are my fault but sensible me knows in the back of my head that really they are not.

Overall Max is a good kid who has his moments.

In six weeks his life is going to change all over again and it makes me nervous that I can’t predict how he is going to adapt to that. We’re just going to have to roll with the punches on that one.