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Wyatt Wednesday :) 12 weeks old

Wow! So life has been so hectic I’m only just getting chance to blog now. And believe me, I feel horrendous for not blogging. However, we have been so full of busy! I’ve gotten myself sorted with a new horse so that’s a daily chore, but of course I’m enjoying it thoroughly! We had a wedding dinner with the family then a wedding party and a night out with a couple friend of ours. And then we did wyatts christening on Sunday and a lovely dinner party last night and all of last week I was completing a 3000 word essay per day to catch up on things I missed during the wedding!

So that’s my second year of a bachelors degree in early childhood studies, to go onto teaching and lecturing, all done! Bring on third year in about a months time. I’m really enjoying the flexibility of a distance degree it helps with having two young babies!

I’ve still to do posts for lots of our events and of course the little guys christening so I’ll start catching up.

However this ones just a little catch up on his development at this age.

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As you can probably guess we are getting a million and one smiles from him now πŸ™‚ although he was a little late to start with them.

He can roll. He’s done it about three or four times. The first when he was only two weeks old from the front to the back. However as he’s gained some chunk he’s just lifting his legs and shuftying to the side now.

He is 12 lbs exactly now, as checked last week so he’s probably gained a few ounces. He’s in 0-3 clothes comfortably. When I have to change up I’m going to be incredibly upset that he’s getting bigger!

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We had one few second sit from him. πŸ™‚ however he won’t be strong enough for a while yet, we did get the bumbo seat out from Landon to have a go of, and the jumperoo but that will be a little while yet.

He’s making cute little gurgles and cooing and laughing at himself.

He loves bathtime and he’s getting much more active day by day. He rarely sleeps through the day more having one or two very short cat naps.

At night he’s still good but not consistent just yet. He keeps going through growth spurts, however he’s never been up more than once a night (fingers crossed).

I am no longer breast feeding, with a toddler and a crazy schedule like mine it was nearly impossible. I was heartbroken to give it up and move to formula and the transition meant a rough few unsettled days for wyatt that was just so hideous to watch the colic and constipation. However he has settled nicely now on cow and gate.

We swapped over to the tommee tippee advanced colic protection bottles and we can get 4 for Β£15.00 as we live about ten minutes from the factory shop!

We also bought ourselves the tommee tippee perfect prep machine which is like baby espresso machine! Can’t wait to write my review for it! It makes bottles at ready to serve temp!

We have had a fab three months and I just can’t wait for three more πŸ™‚

Xoxo

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Little Us Dolls Review

So this is my first official review! And I’m both pleased and excited to introduce you all to a product I have been asked to review.

I have been sent a Little Us doll by the manufacturer in order to give a coherent and honest review. The views I express are completely my own

The Little Us doll is of course a doll, traditionally dolls are primarily a feminine toy. However I’m keen to encourage gender equality in my home, especially being the only female amongst three boys!

The dolls themselves are marketed for pre-school girls with the children able to pick a doll which falls the closest to their own image as their own mini me.

There are four characters in the range so far. Chloe, Amelia, Ruby and Millie

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The dolls are twelve inches high making them a perfect size for little ones (I think these would make an excellent first doll) they are completely soft, made from a plush material and polyester filling.

The dolls are a available in Harrids, Debenhams, Asda online, and Hamleys for just Β£9.99 which I think is a great price for a safe and fun toy.

My son immediately took a liking to the doll, he really identified it as looking very human, he much preferred this to another soft toy I had out. He treat it like a baby and was reluctant to put it down, he had a little chat to the doll.

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I really liked these dolls, I would probably buy them all if I had a girl. I think they would do well to create male counterparts to make them accessible to young boys too! Otherwise I really can’t do anything but praise the product. It’s nice to see a doll available which isn’t a “baby” for young children. It’s nice to have a form of dress up doll accessible to young children where plastic counterparts simply aren’t suitable.

I’m encouraging all with female children to buy one if these for their children and we will keep ours as Landon seems to like it regardless of whom it’s marketed for. My only suggestion for improvement would be to introduce a dark skinned equivalent, as there are all hair colors but all the same light skin, if they’re available to all it should only be fair to include a black/Asian doll.

πŸ™‚ happy shopping. Let me know what you think of these dolls?