This week feels like the first week in a while where Lyra has changed a lot. I can’t pinpoint exactly why I feel she’s changed except that she seems to be doing more things deliberately than before. Noises, playing and facial expressions all appear to have a little thought process behind them now although of course there are still some random movements that surprise even Lyra. We headed to the New Forest last weekend as you can see in my previous posts and it really reminded me not to underestimate Lyra. She was in a new place surrounded by lots…

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This little series of photos brings such a smile to my face. Seeing her interacting with nature is amazing and that bottom face is so completely her. Haha. These photos also make me so excited for Autumn; the knitwear, the chill, the hats and the rosy cheeks. Perfect.

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Whilst we were away at the weekend we headed into the New Forest for a lovely family walk. We left the lodge quite early so it was still a little chilly but the sun was out and Lyra with rosy cheeks is pretty much the cutest thing ever. One of my favourite things about Lyra is her curiosity and I love watching Matt introduce her to the world. He made sure to show her the different trees and pass her leaves and twigs to feel and discover. Being outside with my family is so good for my soul. I also…

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I can’t stop looking at this photo. I really can’t. It perfectly sums up almost everything that I was looking forward to about having a child. The little things; the cuteness, the little hat, and the photo itself but also the big things. Oh, the big things. The outdoor adventuring. Seeing the world through fresh eyes. Watching my child experience something new. Seeing the man I love completely and utterly thrive in his new role as a father. The pose that has the perfect balance between offering safety and support whilst still giving our daughter the space to discover and…

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   I’m all caught up with these finally! Yey. This little lady has so much personality now, it’s such a joy to see. She can sit up all by herself and even plays with toys whilst doing so but I still like to be nearby to catch her as she can topple when distracted or overexcited. She has not lost any of her determination and if she sees something she wants which is out of her reach she will throw herself forward to try and grab it. Lyra has definitely become more clingy recently and will often whine or grumble…

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Still playing catch up with these… (photos were taken on the right week, I’m just being useless at posting them)

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Playing catch up with these! They were taken on the right weeks but I was just a little slow in posting them. I have the 20 and 21 week pictures to post as well. Oops!

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This is what our current bath set up looks like. We have had so many problems getting Lyra to enjoy a bath once she outgrew her baby bath. She was reasonably happy taking a bath with one of us but sometimes I really don’t want to run the whole bath and she still freaked a little. So, this is how we do it at the moment. I’m hoping we can rid of the towel in the bottom soon and replace it with a bath mat as it is not fun having a sopping wet towel at the end. It may…

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