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Your wee one’s life is always filled with so many milestones and transitioning to a toddler bed is another one of those. Usually between your little one’s second and third birthday, though some kid’s transition earlier, they will be ready for a toddler bed and despite them always being ‘your’ baby, this is a sure sign that they are no longer a baby. There is a great Elmo book about the transition that can help ease some of your wee one's anxiety. I wrote this blog to help ease some of yours.
I don’t know if I was a particularly girly girl on the outside. I didn’t spend time dressing as one princess or another, glued to every prince and princess tale, although I do remember secretly wanting to be all glitter and fairies and I have to admit now as I walk passed Tutus, Fairy Princess Stories and any other glitz that catches my eye I crack a smile thinking about whether my daughter will be into all of these things….because if she is mommy is ready to get out that bedazzler and glitter glue!
So looks like this year I'll be filming on location for Valentine’s Day with Pregnant in Heels but then again my husband and I have never really been ones to celebrate it....I know I know, can you believe it?! No bouquet of Roses or boxes full of chocolates for moi! But it really doesn't mean that Valentine’s Day isn't still very special. For me it means arts and crafts and cupcakes with the kids and it doesn't get much better than that in my book!
For an English girl, I sure have an American passion: Football (and I don't mean soccer). In 2006 I barely knew it existed but then I met my husband and then of course his Father. Let's just say Football is a big part of the Pope family with my husband playing college football and my father-in-law being one of the coaches for the NY Giants.
<p>I have to firstly start this off by saying we weren't 'trying' for a girl. Somehow after 2 boys everyone thinks I was desperate for some estrogen in the house but having truly healthy and happy children was my only goal for our growing family. I have to admit though, now that I know this wee one growing inside of me is a little girl I couldn't be more excited and I have to admit a little (or maybe a lot) nervous! I'm trying not to become a total loony tune about it but those thoughts of "I wonder whether she'll wear my wedding dress" have crossed my mind.</p>
I heard something recently that resonated with me: “The more I'm at home the less I can give to work and the more I'm at work the less I can give to home” obvious perhaps but particularly poignant for me at this point in my life. Being a mother is without doubt the privilege of my life. I hold it in importance higher than any other thing but I also work a lot. This is perhaps where it gets complicated because I truly work for my family.
So it’s almost that time in my pregnancy when my hubby and I can find out whether we are having a girl or a boy. It such a big, exciting decision for couples deciding whether they want to find out or not and if they do how. I am a big believer in doing whatever makes you feel like the experience of pregnancy and becoming a parent is even more...
I know we all have those weeks every now and then when it feels like the world is against us. Doors are shut in our face both literally and figuratively and it feels a little like no matter what we do or how hard we try things just aren't going to turn around.
What I Didn't Know About Co-Sleeping Safety
Families who swear by attachment parenting think co-sleeping is the best for mom and baby, but research shows the risks of SIDS may outweigh the potential benefits.