Baby’s favourite cuddly toy

Door stopperThey say a baby should have a cuddly toy to carry around with her to feel safe. Molly wasn’t interested in any toys of that kind until recently when she discovered a doggy, who she’s very affectionate towards. Unfortunately, he happens to be a door stopper, too heavy and impossible for her to even lift, let alone carry anywhere.

I guess she’ll feel very safe in front of her room at least…

Everything freaky is less weird with a dog

Almost all of the potentially weird things seem less freaky if you have a dog with you. Hanging out in the bushes, walking through the park after dark, screaming random commands…

But if you choose to drink coffee out of a normal coffee cup while sitting in a parked car, having a dog sit next to you on a passenger seat, surprisingly makes you seem weirder.

Meeting an apologetic dog owner

A tiny dog, off the lead, on the pavement of a busy road, jumped on Klara. His owner apologised but didn’t call him and he kept him off the lead.

The dog kept following us and jumping on Klara but his owner just kept apologising, without calling the dog even though I was pulling my dog away and pushing the pram.

Eventually I stopped to see what happens and the owner did put his dog on the lead. After the dog PEED ON THE PRAM. That got us all confused.

Molly’s first birthday

A year ago we woke up in a hospital next to a tiny, wrinkly, helpless baby, feeling very confused about what to do with her. Since then we’ve been watching her grow and learn and change a little every day while learning and changing ourselves.

It was the most challenging and amazing year.
We love you, Molly. You’re great. Happy first birthday!


Waiters know when you’ll give birth

This time last year Jay and I were having dinner in an Italian restaurant. He was enjoying his pumpkin soup and I was breathing through quite painful contractions. On our way out, the waiter who was watching me trying to eat told me I was going to give birth very soon, he could tell. I felt encouraged.

He was so wrong. I had another 9 hours to go.

Don’t trust waiters to correctly tell you when you’ll give birth.