Everything but the kitchen sink is my motto when it comes to packing my nappy bag. I’ve been caught out without an essential enough times that I’ve learned to just keep my bag well stocked. There was a hilarious episode in my in-laws house with a nasty nappy, no baby wipes and a helpless… Read More What to Pack in Your Nappy Bag – The Essential List!
Jack cut his first two teeth, the bottom two, the week after he turned 4 months old. We had just arrived in Ireland for a month long trip, and he was a nightmare at night for the week leading up to the appearance of his first teeth. I thought it was jet lag, and was… Read More Teething Woes – Surviving the Teething Stage!
My son has just turned 6 months old. He’s 22 pounds, and 28 inches long. Today my doctor told me he is off the charts on the growth charts for his age, and started talking about “dropping bottles”. I listened, nodded my head, and immediately disregarded her advice. My son is big, but he is… Read More Off the Charts – My Baby is Big, and He is Perfect!
Last month, I had a quick work trip to New York & Washington DC. I’d been to both before, but never had the time to properly explore DC. I decided to try and pack as much as I could into this 24 hour visit, as I don’t know when I’ll get the opportunity again now… Read More A Day in Washington DC
When I was 28 weeks pregnant, I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. To say that I was devastated is an understatement – I cried big, fat ugly tears. I was convinced that I had harmed my baby, probably through my love affair with ice cream and the odd red velvet cupcake. I lay on… Read More Gestational Diabetes – How I Managed My Illness
The day has finally come – we landed in Ireland this morning to begin a new chapter of our lives. We’re so excited, nervous and relieved. The last month has been very busy with goodbyes, packing and wrapping up our lives in the US. We had cars to sell, furniture to offload, boxes to… Read More The Move Is On! A Handy Moving Checklist!
It’s the last day of August and is officially the end of summer, lovelies! Our summer went crazy fast, and we are just days away from our relocating to Ireland! It’s been an amazing, busy summer, with trips to Orlando, Ireland and New York. However, autumn is my favorite season so I’m not too sad to… Read More August Blogger RoundUp – Irish Edition!
The Emerald Isle, Land of Saints & Scholars – Ireland has many names, but I just call it Home. Our little family is about to embark on a move back to Ireland after 9 years in California, and as I’m packing up the last 9 years of our lives, I’ve been reminiscing about what… Read More What I’ve Missed About Ireland! Food, Christmas & The Craic!
It was Jack’s half birthday this past Monday! I can’t believe my sweet little man is already 6 month’s old! It’s hard to remember what we did without him – apart from sleep, we definitely used to sleep! He is the greatest joy of our lives, and gives us endless hours of wonder, laughter &… Read More Happy 6 Month Birthday, Jack!
Packing for the hospital seems like such a momentous step in preparing for baby’s arrival – it makes it all seem real! I packed our bags at 30 weeks out of pure panic after being hospitalized for threatened pre-term labour. The bags remained packed in the wardrobe until Jack made his grand entrance at 38… Read More Prepping for Baby – What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag!