Sunday, 16 September 2007

Hello Grandma and Grandad!

Welcome back from your holiday! We hope you had a lovely time.
I've got a few new tricks to show you. I'm almost ready to crawl, i can wave on demand and i've got excellent eating skills now.

I had my 8 month check and it all went well. I'm just above average weight and i'm quite tall (91st centile)! The health visitor was very impressed with what and how i am eating. I'm doing great!

Looking forward to seeing you next weekend!
Lots of Love,

Phoebe xxx

P.S. I'm on someone else's blog!!! I'm famous! I had lunch with my friend Charlie last week and her Daddy took some photos. It was great fun! Here is the link:

Friday, 14 September 2007

New products I won't be buying

My attention has been drawn to some new 'time saving' devices on the market. What can i say... I'm pretty shocked! Now the new Mum need not spend any time touching her baby at all!

Check out the Zaky - possibly the most freaky thing i've ever seen!

Its like letting your child be raised by a fraggle! Full explanation here:

Forget the bonding during feeding times. Here's the 'Extra Hand' - obviously never heard of the dangers of bottle propping then.

Details at:

I am speechless!

Monday, 3 September 2007


Just need a little place to store some pics for use on forums.

These are the avatars i am using at the moment.

Saturday, 1 September 2007


Now, you know from my previous post about yoghurt that Phoebe is not a fan. In fact, she becomes distressed at the mere sight of the stuff. However the other day we had a one off success with Rachel's Organic Low Fat Vanilla yoghurt. It was mine and we tried it on the spur of the moment as she seemed interested. She started eating it from the spoon and wanted more. It was very messy and lots of fun!
I am sorry to report that after this brief and amusing interlude we are back to the usual state of affairs when it comes to runny foods. Babies, eh?

Phoebe was not amused with Daddy's impression of her yoghurt face!

Pork chop

Phoebe is getting very good at chewing now at 7 and a half months and can even bite and chew pieces of meat. It amazes me when people say "She can't bite or chew, she doesn't have teeth!". Of course she can - her gums are pretty strong and it might not be biting as you know it but she's definitely doing some damage to this chop!

Risotto, beetroot and chard

This beetroot was from Great Grandad. He bought and cooked it and brought some round for us to try. Phoebe didn't get into too much of a mess and liked sucking it. She did bite a chunk off and eat it too.

Phoebe is not too sure about the swiss chard!
But she does like it and goes on to suck it for quite a while.
Yummy rissotto! Rice is quite popular with Phoebe now she has got the hang of how to eat it!

Wingfest 2007 (Rice and Grated Cheese)

This is Phoebe enjoying her lunch at Daddy's Aunt and Uncle's house in Hastings last weekend. She had already eaten a plate full of bits we had brought and then tucked into rice and grated cheese from the buffet. We had a Wingfield family get together and got to see lots of people who had never met Phoebe before as well as Grandma and Grandad and Auntie Nicola and Uncle John. Unfortunately i was so busy seeing to Phoebe I didn't take any photos apart from these, which i suppose i took out of habit, so i would love to see more if anyone took some!


I just love these photos! This is the same face Phoebe pulls when she sees her Tigger mug. She has water in it and takes sips at mealtimes. Nanny and Grandad Moore bought it for her from her holiday in Norfolk.
These photos however were taken in a museum in Luton after a failed attempt at a picnic with Sam, Charlie and some other nice Mummies and children from and La Leche League. It rained torrentially and we got soaked! For some reason Phoebe found being in a museum terrible exciting!

More gratuitous Bolognaise shots!

What can i say. Its the most messy thing on the planet!!!
Since we did this we have bought quite a few new and better bibs. We hadn't quite gotten round to it yet and were still using mainly milk bibs! :-O
Which is very messy and not good for clothes. It is also not good for Mummy's clothes when Phoebe suddenly does this...

Eggy Vegetables

This is basically scrambled egg with veg thrown in but Phoebe seems to like it. Shame the mushrooms make it go grey!

Ladies who lunch!

Here are some pics of us having lunch with 'Auntie Dani' at Starbucks in Welwyn.

Yes, we are using the Handysitt and yes it was great! Phoebe loved being at our level and joining in with conversation and snacks. We fed her before we left and then she had rice cakes and a bit of my panini while we were there. The handysitt worked really well and felt very safe and sturdy. We had lots of positive comments about Phoebe and the chair. A big success.

Hasn't Auntie Dani got fab hair!

Phoebe loved being so close to me. We give it the big thumbs up - very useful and worth the money.

Incidentally this trip out also involved me inadvertently flashing the head of governors from my school whilst breastfeeding a very nosy monkey-like Phoebe, nearly spending a fortune in Monsoon (£8 for a baby hairband!) and buying breast coloured yarn to make knitted boobs for some breastfeeding counsellors. Saying in a loud voice in the middle of John Lewis "But Dani, does this yarn really look nipple coloured enough to you?" is sure to embarass even the most faithful friend! So thanks Dani for laughing and not running away and leaving me!

Beef Casserole

Home made and with big lumps in. Phoebe quite enjoyed it.

Recipe was basically - chunky chopped onion, red pepper, courgette and mushroom (and whatever else i needed to use up in the fridge) in a casserole dish, add diced beef. Cover with tin of tomatoes, few fresh tomatoes,

sprinkle of mixed herbs and top up slightly with water. Put lid on and bake in oven at 170 ish for about 2 hours. Yum!


Ok, i just had to post this pic to show off Phoebe's flicky quiffy hair! It seems to go like this when she's hot and i brush it off her forehead. Cute.

Can you see the family resemblance?