Bambi is 6 months old today! We made it! Happy half a birthday sweetie!🎈 – a real excuse for me to whip up a cake in a mug with half a candle left from the toddler “tasting” the other half (because we do that now)..
I can’t believe it. No really, I actually can’t. I’m surprised we made it 6 months without me really paying that much attention.. probably from loosing brain cells from the repeated toddler shoe wars and never having memory on my phone to document her developing facial reactions to the shoe wars (because obviously it’s full of Bubba’s half selfies/toes/the ceiling/screenshots of goats).
These past 6 months introducing Bambi to life in Dubai with her older brother has been a tough one. I feel like I’m limited here in terms of outdoor fun, friends and family visitation and all the gifts/desserts that come with them. Trying to live in the moment with her doesn’t always work out as the toddler is always finding ways to hog the limelight.. like dumping the entire Dettol floor cleaner and doing liquid angels so mummy has to ABSOLUTELY STOP BREASTFEEDING AND SAVE HIS CORROSIVE ASS. A lot of the time he just wants to play with her already. Especially now that she has learnt to roll over to her tummy and pivot on the spot, he’s been trying to force her like a fidgit spinner! 😂
Have patience kid. Time will fly as it is flying by now.. 😢
Outfit: Ralph Lauren
The outgrown baby clothes are stuffed away in plastic bags at the back of the wardrobe (I’ll sort it out later at some point), the carry cot is finally at the end of it’s usefulness and gone are the days I can plan to take a piss when she naps, because now she really wants to be in the know about every single thing that’s happening.. So that’s about 25 minutes of total nap time during the day. #knackered
I’m gutted I didn’t document her more or at least write things down like her first smile or the first time she sucked her toes, but I know the moments made me laugh in the midsts of having my hands full, unsticking dry pasta from the kitten. (Toddler activity that went from 100-0 real quick. Started with sticking pasta on a plastic plate, then cardboard, then mummy’s hair, his own top and then the poor sodding kitten who came to take a peep.)..
It did keep him busy for 45 minutes! Defo try it mamas.. but keep the cat away.
We have started weaning onto solids now, thank F. Although I don’t miss breastfeeding 65 times a day, it’s still a tad upsetting when your melons are 2nd best to a bowl of Cerelac. I’ve pledged to not over think the homemade baby food nonsense this time round, besides I’ve mainly been mashing a banana with a fork for now. The Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender comes in handy to steam and blend without extra pots and pans to wash and dry. (Bought it 2 years ago and still does a badass job! Best purchase ever). Oh and baby led weaning is BANNED for all foreseeable future (see why). Giving whole raw carrots and cucumbers to gnaw at, doesn’t count.
It’s been a great and tiring 6 months, I’ve gained the weight of a buffalo, my pelvic floor hasn’t quite recovered, my hair is falling in bucket loads, the days of the week are all a blur and to top it off, I’ve forgotten the pin to my card when I try ordering pizza. Absolutely tragic.
Now as she grows, it will be the last of the first everything.. first time sitting, first words, first crawls.. *sobs* .. Soon she will also be snorting along to Peppa Pig and regurgitating steamed broccoli on all four walls.
For now I shall delete the useless pictures from my gallery and try to catch moments with her before they disappear and I’m sobbing into yet another cake.
Key milestones: Rolling over, trying to sit with arms to support and prefers saying ‘yeah-yeah’, rather than ‘ma ma’ or ‘da da’
Likes: Empty water bottles, mummy’s hair and the TV remote
Dislikes: Butternut Squash and being a fidgit spinner