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Month 10 (1)


Sophie will be 10 months old on the 6th of this month and I have literally no idea where the time has gone! She is so smart and so beautiful I feel so blessed to be her Mum

Sophie now…



Says ‘mama, dada, baba, nana’

Pulls to stand

Tummy crawls

Sits unaided for long periods of time

Walks with hands held

Hates being spoon fed

The last one is a particularly hilarious new development. Sophie has been spoon fed since we started on solids, bar the occasional Skip/Wotsit distraction crisp. We have in the past given her biscotti biscuits when her smile was still gummy. She would gum the heck out of them and loved it. When she got her teeth, she bit off a particularly large bit and choked (purple, back smacking, the lot!) and since then I have had a fear of the choking. So we stuck to our trusty Ella’s Kitchen pouches and carried on with life. The last couple of weeks however, Sophie has been taking bites of banana even when we didn’t want to share it and dong well. We’ve been giving her banana fingers and have gradually reintroduced those pesky biscuits.


Yesterday I had a bowl of Ella’s food, and she kept refusing the spoon. So I got up to get some banana for her, came back and she had wedged the bowl between herself and the highchair tray and was scooping the food out with her fingers and feeding herself! While this is very cute, and very clever, she missed her mouth a fair few times! I ended up stripping her off and while the bath was running, scattered some Ella’s Kitchen Puffits onto her tray and she happily ate away at them. It’s time to start using finger foods now and only spoon feeding occasionally.

She’s a very independent little girl and enjoys eating things for herself. This morning we had an incident with some blueberries where she scoop fed and needed a bath at 9am (see evidence photo!!!). For lunch I lightly buttered some bread into fingers, with a spoon fed bowl of crumble. She ate every bite and I had this swell of pride. I know there are babies who finger feed themselves 395241_10151485260997153_756575836_nearly, but I’m really glad we did pouches to start. Sophie has had four months of pure fruit and veggies and enjoys them so much. I’m really glad we got her used to new flavours before moving onto more solid foods. Tomorrow I’ll be adding eggs to lunch meal so she has egg and soldiers.

New developments are fun but I do wonder where the little squish I gave birth to has gone! Sophie is clapping when you say ‘clap clap’ to her, she is waving and smiling at people, even strangers. She wants to jump or walk everywhere now even if you don’t want to follow her around the room you kind of have no choice now she just leads on her tip toes.

I’ve been putting together a few comparison shots of her and I’m just astounded at the rate she has grown. Sophie is such a big girl compared to how she was and being in a strict routine from 15 weeks (since we moved her to her room) has been very helpful. Of course we deviate occasionally but she’s always in bed for 7pm and up around 5-6am with no wake ups. The only times we get up for her is for night terrors (which are awful!) or the very occasional dummy run. My dummysucker is also refusing dummy unless we’re putting her for a nap or she’s in the pram. It’s all getting so much with her being so big!

I really hope any other dummysuckers we have are just as cute 🙂






I got a really nice buzz on the door today! Ella’s Kitchen have sent Sophie and I their brand new cookbook, as well as a lovely new mixing bowl and wooden spoon!

The book is packed out with not only meal ideas, but sandwich fillers, dips for vegetables and a recipe for home made play dough! The book covers all ages for children (and adults, I WILL be trying them!) for healthy meals and delicious desserts.

I cannot wait to get stuck in with the book and make some delicious treats to post on here and show you all. It’s going to be brilliant for when Sophie is a bit older and she can don her own little chefs hat and help Mummy cook!

Thank you very much, Ella’s Kitchen!

Thank You, Ella’s Dad!!

photo (1)I got my vouchers through from Ella’s Dad and the Ella’s Kitchen staff yesterday. As I blog about the range and Sophie’s experiences of each new flavour or product, they sent me three vouchers to get stuck into the new Dairylicious range out now. So we poodled off to Asda and picked up yoghurt, fromage frais and the new rice pudding. Couldn’t help it, we also bought the milk and vanilla cookies, and the raspberry and vanilla puffits. We’re waiting to try her on the puffits yet as they’re quite small and she’s just getting used to lumps and textured food. The reviews for the fromage frais, rice pudding and cookies are now posted in the usual area.


Thank you Ella’s Kitchen for the vouchers!