Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Alfie's favourite things

Alfie is now showing signs of liking and disliking different things and isn't shy on telling you if he doesn't want things.. He will say no, shake his head or chuck it on the floor. 


Food/ drink- 
He has been very fussy with his food lately, he isn't keen on gravy dinner and it always ends up on the floor. He would prefer chips/ onion rings.. With chicken/ fish fingers. His all time favourite food is pasta! He always gobbles it up in record time and doesn't leave any.. Literally none AT ALL! He is also in love with fruit, the favourites in our house are bananas, strawberries, raspberries, grapes and blueberries. He likes tomatoes and cucumber too so I tend to give him a lot of salad with his meals. He has a lot of yogurt too.
He drinks a lot of juice, he loves every flavour really and doesn't really show a preference for a certain juice. 


Toys- 
He hates being sat down for too long as he prefers to be wandering around.. But when he does play he likes his car garage.. And he likes pushing his monkey around in his walker. I think he would love a little pushchair to put his monkey in. 


Music- 
He LOVES dancing, he dances to any bit of music he can hear. I listen to pop music and 50s/60s. He loves both and gets his boogy on. He's a right little mover! 


Activity- 
He prefers to be active than stay in so I would have to say his favourite activity would be the park. He giggles on the swings and screams 'weeeeeee' on the slide and he loves the open space to run around in. We go to the park about 3 times a week, it won't be that much anymore as the colder weather is now coming. I want to get him some wellies, he would love jumping up and down in puddles!! :) 



Tv programme- 
He doesn't sit still long enough to watch a whole show but he does like Peppa pig, Fireman Sam, Noddy, in the night garden and Mister Maker. 



Favourite time of the day- 
He likes meal times as he loves his food! Little chunk.  


Favourite animal- 
He's learnt how to say cat and we do have millions of cats that live surrounding us. They're taking over our estate! No word of a lie! Haha. He stands at the patio waiting for next doors cat to come in the garden and gets so very excited when he does. He loves watching the bird table from the patio door too. 


His favourite things change on a regular basis, but he's a toddler and they're fussy little things. His favourite food will probably change next week and he'll probably never play with his car garage again. That's toddlers for you!


Does your little one have any favourites like Alfie? :)


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October!

It's October!! 

Lovely walks among the crispy leaves
A chill in the air
Picking conkers and pinecones 
Snuggles on the sofa 
Hot drinks to warm us up 
Scarves and coats 

The year has gone so quick but I'm looking forward to all of those things!



Thursday, 25 September 2014

PND UPDATE

On my last post about 5months ago I had been diagnosed with PND. It was a horrible time for me, Alfie and my whole family as I hit rock bottom but you'll be pleased to know. I'm finally feeling back to the old me. 


I was in a very dark place, I didn't want to do anything, I would sit on my bed just shaking, and I was scared of myself. It really was awful, but it wasn't me. Depression is an awful illness, you literally can't control what your thinking and however hard you to try to block things from your head and think positive, something inside you keeps telling you to think about the horrible things. I wanted to run away from it all, I thought Alfie would be better off without me and I felt like a rubbish mum for even getting this in the first place. 


Thinking back to it now, I'm so proud of myself for getting through it. I can be quite a sensitive person but I managed to stand up against this illness and come
out the other side. I am so proud of my son Alfie, he wasn't even one when I got diagnosed but he was so good and loving towards me. He would give me cuddles and kisses and come and rest his head on my knee. He was good as gold and in a way he saved my life. 


It's so amazing when you start to feel you again, it makes you appreciate what you have even more than before. Especially because of Alfie, it's been even more amazing. I adore being a mummy to my clever little man and actually love doing mummy things now. I take Alfie out a lot, we go on days with other mummies and babies and I've met some lovely people that I know will be friends for life. 


I have so much more patience with Alfie now and I love seeing him grow into a cheeky little monkey. He's so well behaved and he is a credit to me. Everyone says what a lovely little boy he is, he smiles and waves to everybody. He's so friendly and sociable. 


Now I feel more happy in my self I want to get out the house, even an hour walk makes me feel better. It's exercise for me and Alfie loves searching for pinecones and conkers at the moment. I love autumn and I'm looking forward to everything to come. 



It's so easy to feel like giving up when your down but don't. Be strong and stand up.