It kind of annoys me that Lyra’s feet are blurry in this photo but it really sums her up at the moment so I had to use it anyway. She’s smiling all the time now and loves nothing more than kicking her legs about. She’s still enjoying pulling her dresses up (as you can see, haha). This week we took a short trip to Cornwall and once again she did brilliantly both with the car ride and with sleeping in a new place. She’s not really doing anything new this week but she really seems different in herself, her movements…

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This past weekend we headed to Cornwall to visit Matt’s Dad. I didn’t take too many photos for once, only really taking them at this beach. It was raining whist we were there but that’s not a fair representation of the weekend as it was very sunny and warm the rest of the time! I love taking Lyra on these little adventures and I’m hoping that the more we take the more comfortable we will become. I get nervous in the car with her and also when we’re eating out but I’m trying to purposefully put ourselves in these situations…

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When she looks up at me with those big beautiful eyes I just want to give her the world. As she’s grasping my finger I want to hold her close and keep her safe from harm. I fall more in love with her everyday, I had no idea how much having a daughter would change me. She’s a part of me, a product of the love I have for my husband and I am so incredibly lucky that she is here.  

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  Boy, am I late writing this update, Lyra will be 11 weeks in 3 days. Oh well, better late than never. We moved Lyra into her buggy this week and she loves it. We have her facing us and tilted back slightly but she can see what’s going on and that suits her curious nature. I really enjoy being able to see and interact with Lyra as I push her around. Lyra loves grasping fabric now, she can’t quite manage anything heavier yet but she can spend ages just pulling and lifting her muslins. Her new favourite game at…

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After spending most of last summer pregnant and faced with this one breastfeeding, alcohol has been off of my warm weather list. There’s something about a warm summers evening that makes me want to reach for a nice drink though so I’ve been looking for new ones to try. This one is certainly a winner. Blueberry and mint lemonade. I found the recipe here but it’s really simple. 1 cup lemon juice 4 cups water 3/4 cup of sugar Mix that all up and then add the blueberries and mint. The hardest thing about this is leaving it long enough…

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Lyra is a constant surprise and delight for us. This week was full of firsts for her and she really took them all in her stride. She had her first bottle of expressed milk from Matt and had no problems with it. She also happily took bottles from my Mum and me later in the week. Lyra had her longest car journey yet and slept all of the way, her first night in a new place and she slept as normal, and we left her with someone else for the first time and she was fine with that as well.…

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My daughter?! It still feels weird to say it. Some days when I wake up I’m shocked to see her sleeping form in the cot beside our bed. But her eyes, so like her father’s, look like home and her weight feels familiar in my arms. I find myself simultaneously disbelieving she’s here and surprised that she’s only been in my life for 8 weeks.

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