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I'm a 29yr old first time dad living in South East London. I have been married to my gorgeous wife since September 2009. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives with our darling daughter, LC

Tuesday 24 January 2012

January Update!

I really must try to blog more often. I just struggle to find the time to do it. When I'm home I want to spend all my time with V and LC and when I'm at work, well, I'm at work!

So, Christmas and new year have been and gone. We had a lovely time and did our best to keep LC entertained with her new toys. Obviously she had no idea what time of year it was but I'd like to think she had fun.

We've moved on to weaning now; LC is 5 months old but watches V like a hawk when she eats porridge and is putting everything she can in her mouth.

We made a bulk batch of blended produce on Friday night (finished early Saturday morning as it took a while to figure out consistency of the purees).We cooked, blended and froze: Carrot, apple, pear, sweet potato and butternut squash.

On Saturday we gave LC her very first try of a puree, choosing the carrot option. Lets just say she prefers her milk to carrot!!! Lucky we bought some extra wide bibs for her as there was more carrot down her front than in her mouth - mummy and daddy need to practice their aim!

Sunday we decided to gve her a taste of baby rice. This went down much better than the carrot, Iguess as the taste was familiar and she just had to deal with the texture difference. Good work LC, you did very well :)

Yesterday, V gave LC some banana porridge, again made with her normal milk. She loved this but not as much as V!!!

Today, I'm told, LC will be trying out a mashed baby weetabix. As it's with her own milk again we're hoping for good things but I'll let you know!

These steps in her life make me sad to be at work while she is developing. I'd love to sit and watch her all day, every day. She is moving on so quickly - we even have the very first signs of crawling now - and I don't want to miss any of it.

Things are progressing well with my DaddyNatal training. I only have one more 'face to face' course to go and some coursework before my portfolio can be submitted for full FEDANT recognition.

I really can't wait to get going now. I attended one of Dean's classes before LC was born so I know the difference that the teaching can make to dads and consequently mums and babies.

It's just baby steps at the moment but I'd love to get DaddyNatal known in and around my area to the level where it is almost the norm for dads to attend it. It would also be amazing if I could take it to a level where I could give up my job and use it as a sole income. Don't get me wrong, money wasn't even a consideration when I chose to train as an antenatal educator, but it would free up my time to watch LC grow and develop rather than sit at my desk and wish I was home.

Anyway, I've blatheredon quite enough for one blog. I'll let you go now but I promise to blog more often from now on.

Have a great day and make the most of the time you spend with your children :)