Baby Girl is now 3 months old!

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Even as a second-time mum there are still things that I am learning about second time round. LO is what you’d call the “perfect baby”. He breastfed well, hardly ever cried, didn’t cry or get a fever at all when it was time for immunisations, he slept good and didn’t suffer from colic or reflux or other little niggles like that. Baby Girl however was the complete opposite.

She was constantly crying. She had colic from day one as well as silent reflux and the midwives at the hospital didn’t notice it. We got meds for her later on. She constantly had hiccoughs which I think was due to the reflux because she would never burp after feeds. Even after five or ten minutes patting her in every direction to get her to wind, it wouldn’t happen.

She also didn’t breastfeed well as l my nipple was too big for her mouth so she had a terrible latch. Then to top it all off… She was constipated and it made her extra fussy – like WTF?! I thought exclusively breastfed babies never get constipated? Well, I can tell you know from experience that it’s definitely a lie. Exclusively BF babies are just as susecptible to constipation as formula-fed babies. The good thing was that she continued to gain weight well so I just had to cope and manage with it.

Three months on…

Now baby girl is three months old, it’s been much better. Her fussiness is at a minimum. We stopped giving her the reflux meds and her colic just disappeared as she got older and so did the reflux. I think it’s because when babies are newborns their stomach is so immature therefore they get colicky really easily and can become sensitive to everything.

She burps by herself after most feeds and when I pat her there is always a satisfying burp afterwards. Music to my ears! 🙂 I also started combi-feeding (breastfeeding and formula feeding) and it’s really sorted out her constipation. She now has regular bowel movements so for us, this worked really well. I love breastfeeding and wish I could’ve exclusively breastfeed Baby Girl longer but I didn’t want to be selfish. She needed more and upping the feeds was still not satisfying her so I had to supplement with formula.

Development-wise she is smiling a lot more, she is babbling away non-stop which is so adorable. Sometimes I wish LO would stop talking and Baby Girl would start haha! She is also really good on her front – I’ve been trying to increase her tummy time but already she seems to be holding her head up well which is fantastic. 🙂

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A still from a video of Baby Girl lifting her head high

She’s also very good at kicking her legs…sometimes to a point where she actually moves from where she originally was. LO says she’s ‘peddling’ – bless him! 🙂 He gets so excited when she kicks her legs and occasionally joins in with her…

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LO and Baby Girl ‘peddling’ as he says

She’s also so dribbly now and constantly biting on her hands – I really think she’s teething so I’ve already bought her a few teething toys but she doesn’t really know what to do with it yet. I’ll wait a little longer then hopefully she’ll just start to figure it out.

I just can’t believe how fast they grow… soon before I know it, it’ll be her first birthday! *gasps*

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Free things to do in Greenwich during the Summer Holidays

Everybody loves a freebie and when you’re strapped for cash, free things to do can become the best way to treat the family to a lovely day out without spending a penny. Here are a few of my favourite (free) things to do in Greenwich over the summer holidays…

Greenwich Peninsula

The Peoples Brick Company and architecture firm Something & Son have commissioned a one-of-a-kind installation at the NOW gallery that encourages visitors to get involved and participate in quarrying clay and moulding your own brick. If you want to take part, pop along to the NOW gallery at the weekend and get your hands dirty. All of the bricks made will be mass-fired on September 17th and then will be used to build a permanent folly which will stand at Greenwich Peninsula. Continue reading “Free things to do in Greenwich during the Summer Holidays”

Share Your World: Week 29

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In response to Cee’s SYW | Week 29

(Q) What is the perfect pizza?

(A) I rarely have pizza however when I do, I like a nice medley of veg on there and less meat. My dough has to be ultra-thin, cheese and tomato base, toppings: sweetcorn, mushroom, mixed bell peppers, chicken breast and jalapenos.

(Q) What is your favorite time of day?

(A) I think late afternoon is my favourite time of the day – it’s when the kids have their nap so nice and quiet. I also sneak in a catnap for myself too.

(Q) Show us two of your favorites photographs? The photos can be from anytime in your life span. Explain why they are your favorite. Continue reading “Share Your World: Week 29”

Review: Visit the Above and Beyond Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum

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Flight Simulators / Photo Credit: Royal Museums Greenwich

School’s over and the summer holidays are now here! 

With the beautiful weather around, why not treat the family to a wonderful day out in Greenwich? You can head down to the high street for a spot of shopping, stroll around Greenwich Park and admire the flower garden or deer encouter, or you can pop along to one of the Royal Museums of Greenwich (RMG) and see what’s on. The National Maritime Museum has a spectacular intergalactic exhibition on for kids this summer. Continue reading “Review: Visit the Above and Beyond Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum”

5 things I hate about London public transport buses

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Just a little post (mini-rant) about public transport – buses in particular – and why I hate it using it sometimes. Unfortunately I don’t drive so usually have no choice but to use the buses. Don’t get me wrong, most days I love it but then there’s those days that I can’t stand it.

If you’re a city mum then chances are you will probably be able to relate to one, if not all, of the things below: Continue reading “5 things I hate about London public transport buses”

Share Your World 2016: Week 28

Share your World 2015

In response to Cee’s Share Your World 2016 | Week 28

What is your earliest memory?

**update**
After replying to Cee and Joseph, I’ve just remembered an even earlier memory. I was 3 and a half and I was in the car with my dad parked outside Greenwich hospital waiting for my little sister being born. I just about remember asking why we were there and dad said mum was having a baby. That’s all that I remember. However the most vivid memory is the one below.

I think my earliest memory is when I was about four years old – it wasn’t a happy memory either as it was the time when my mum and dad split up. I still remember the day so vividly and the emotions that came with it.

Mum and dad were arguing then she opened the door and kicked him out. I remember dad saying to me “don’t worry, it’s okay” and I was crying so much. I can still hear mum in the background shouting “if you care so much about your dad then leave with him” – I did and never, ever looked back.

I resented my mum growing up but I’ve forgiven her for that day since I got older… However, I will never forget. Continue reading “Share Your World 2016: Week 28”

Music Mondays #39

In response to Katalogue’s Music Mondays #39

I came across Katalogue’s lovely weekly linky via The Daily Post’s blogging events page and boy am I glad to find it. is an ongoing Monday link-up of music that we’ve been listening to for the week or a song that’s been stuck in our heads.

For me, Lo has been driving me up the wall requesting for this song: Promiscuious by Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland Continue reading “Music Mondays #39”