3 months old today. Thats a whole quarter of a year, how did that happen? Last week A finally got to big for her newborn clothes and it was quite sad putting some of my favourite really tiny things away. She is still so toaty though, it will probably be at least another month before she grows out of her 0-3 month clothes but it could be even longer. At least she has had lot of wear out of them.
Summer has been a bit of a wash out in Edinburgh this year. We have had a few warm days but most have just been mild and wet. There’s still a chance that it could get warm but my thoughts are turning to the winter as all the new season clothes start to arrive in the shops. It can get pretty cold in Scotland in the winter so I’ve been looking to buy A things that will really keep her warm.
Before A was born I spent weeks researching different prams and buggy’s, reading reviews, watching You Tube videos and listening to what other parents had to say. There are hundreds of options out there, do you want a traditional pram, a travel system or a from birth buggy. Many of the options don’t come with all the parts that you think you will need and when you start to add these on the price can get very high quite quickly.
Can’t believe my little girl is 2 months old today and wow look how she’s grown! She is now spending a lot more time awake and is smiling and laughing more and more. Everyday we are learning something new about each other and I’m starting to feel like we are both beginning to get used to this new life we are both leading.
For Fathers Day last Sunday the whole family went on a little adventure down to Edinburgh Botanical Gardens on what was for once a dry day here in Scotland. It was also Midsummer on Sunday so the Gardens had put on a little food festival to celebrate this. We spent a lovely afternoon strolling around the glasshouses and enjoying the tasty treats that were on sale.
Here’s a little look at Aoife’s room that we are slowly putting together. She won’t be sleeping in here for a few month yet so we have plenty of time to finish it but it is starting to come together. I’ve know since before she was born what I wanted it to look like so it is going to be very gender neutral as I had no idea whether we were having a girl or a boy.
Before you become a parent for the first time its difficult to know what you will need and will struggle to live without and what you will use once and never look at again. The selection of things that are available in your typical baby shop can be really bewildering and the advice that you receive from friends and family can be overwhelming.
Before Aoife was born I had this idea that maternity leave was going to be one long holiday. I thought I’d have lots of time to finish all the craft projects that I’d never got round to and plenty of time to start all the new ones that I had in my head. I imagined I’d spend my days exploring all the things that Edinburgh had to offer that I had never had the time to do in the past and making sure that I enjoyed any good weather that came along.