Taking A Picture With A Baby – Expectation Vs Reality

Today I thought I would share a funny expectation vs reality. The other day I tried to take a cute picture with Jasper and instead of getting bunch of nice pictures, I mainly ended up just being clobbered in the face. It was a lot of fun and we did end up getting some really good pictures!

How do you find taking pictures with your baby?

Jen x

Lifestyle, motherhood

How To Store Your Baby Photos

On Friday I had an exciting delivery of Jasper’s 3 to 6 month baby photos and I have spent the last few days adding them to the album shown below. I thought I would share this as I think it is a nice way of storing a selection of the favourites of all the many photos usually taken of babies, I know we have literally taken 1000’s of Jasper!

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Jasper’s Photo Albums.

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Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

8 Essentials For Breastfeeding

Hi Everyone, I have been exclusively breastfeeding Baby Jasper for nearly 7 months now so I thought I would share my essentials for feeding. I have found that these are the items that have made my breastfeeding journey much easier and more enjoyable!

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My Breastfeeding Setup.

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Lifestyle, motherhood

Babies First Christmas!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a magical festive period. This year is Baby Jasper’s first Christmas (exciting!), so I wanted to share some of his day.

Jasper trying to get a bauble (how cute!).

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I thought I had Mastitis

Yesterday at mid morning I was breast feeding Jasper and I noticed quite an angry looking red patch on my right boob and thought it could be mastitis. I immediately did a google search, read the NHS website, panicked and thought it would be best to make a GP’s appointment. Luckily they were able to make me an appointment for that afternoon, which I was grateful for given the time of year.

My view whilst trying to rest.

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food, motherhood

What My 6 Month Old Baby Eats in a Day

Hi everyone! Following on from my previous two posts here and here all about preparing babies first foods, I thought it would be good to share what Baby Jasper eats in a day now that he is 6 months old. From the previous posts you will now that he has been weaning on to solid food since he was just older than 4 months. I now offer him 3 meals a day with milk on demand as well. It can be a bit hit and miss with how much he eats each time, sometimes all and sometimes nothing and sometimes just the finger food or just the mashed food! I hope you find it interesting seeing what he eats on a typical day.

Jasper’s food today.

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food, motherhood

10 Yummy First Food Ideas For Babies

Hi Everyone, following on from my last post about preparing Baby Jasper’s first foods, I thought I would share the first 10 foods that he tried. I did some reading and I decided I would like to do mostly ‘veg first weaning’ so that hopefully he would love his vegetables. Whilst reading I found that there is some research that concluded the earlier vegetables are given to babies during weaning the more likely they are to accept and like them. I also found out when doing my research that babies are generally born with a sweet tooth because their milk is classed as a sweet food, which I thought was interesting. So below is the order I introduced Jasper’s 10 first foods, how long I waited before introducing new flavours and his verdict on the tastes!

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A few of Jasper’s First Foods.

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Snack Inspiration – Banana and Walnut Bites

Hi Everyone, today’s post is some healthy snack inspiration of banana and walnut bites. I find this snack both tasty and quick to make so it is a great mum snack. They are a great source of energy and healthy fats that which are both satisfying and leave you fuller for longer. The bitesize pieces are also ideal if you are breastfeeding!


To make this snack simply:

  1. Slice up a a banana in to bite size pieces
  2. Spread almond butter on to each piece
  3. Pop a walnut on top of the almond butter
  4. Serve and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this snack and I would love to know some of the snacks you like to eat.

Thanks for reading, Jen x


How to Create a Baby Hand Print Card

Hi Everyone, today’s post is how to make a hand print card with your baby. I recently did this activity with Baby Jasper because it was his daddy’s birthday and I wanted to help Jasper make something special to give to his daddy. I thought a hand print card would be good because Jasper would have fun playing with paint and it would make a nice gift. So I took to Pinterest to get ideas and saw a fish card. I thought this would be perfect to make because we like to call Jasper our little Nemo.

So to make this card you will first need to gather the materials as in the picture below. This will include some non toxic poster paint in the colours of orange, white and green. You will need a blank card, blue works well with this design, but I would also recommend having some spares on stand by incase your hand print goes wrong the first time. Other materials will include embellishments to decorate your card such a googly eyes and stickers. You will also need something to spread the paint on the babies hand, I used a paint brush but I think a sponge would spread the paint much more evenly. I would also recommend having some wipes or a bath ready as the paint can get quite messy!

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The materials needed to make the card.

Then its time for the fun to begin, spread the orange paint on the babies right hand and print it so that the finger tips are towards the right edge of the card. Once the hand print is dry, use the white paint to add stripes to the fish and some air bubbles and the green paint to add seaweed to the bottom of the card. Then leave this paint to dry and add the embellishments to the card. I decorated my card with a googly eye for the fish and stickers that said ‘happy birthday Daddy’. Finally, write the card and gift it!

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The finished card.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this activity to do with your baby and I would also love to hear ideas for other crafts you like to do with your baby.

Thanks for reading, Jen x