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Suitcase derby

Ayla decided she was too old for the trolley this evening at late night shopping so she ended up riding my new suitcase!

(The girl in the clip is Jade, a friend of ours from England who’s been staying with us)

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Tempted

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Sunday, 2 February 2014: Three Hundred and Eight Days Old.

Ayla and I headed to Byron Bay with her Grandad today where we meandered our way along aisles and aisles of creatively crafty market stalls.

I have never been very interested in shopping, let alone actually buying things, but today I found myself tempted by so many gorgeous baby girl things that I hardly knew myself!

Crafty people seem to know the “mothers of daughters” target market too well and I assume it’s strategy that has them putting the cutest little dresses, the prettiest flower garlands and pinkest miniature sunhats on display at the front of their stalls.

I can only imagine how much harder it,s going to be to say “no” when Ayla can walk and talk and beg me into buying her things she certainly doesn’t need but both of us desperately want!

But I was proud of my resistance today and after returning to the car with just two tops and a dress I was pleased to know that those few items will surely be the source of many an “awwwww” when we go home.

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In for the long haul

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013; Two Hundred and Twelve Days Old.

Ayla and I ventured out to the shops for supplies today…. We’re in for the long haul.

It’s been two weeks and still Ayla’s nappy rash hasn’t cleared. We’ve been back to the doctors a couple of times but she assures me we’re doing everything we can.

So, in order to get some sort if normality back I stocked up on baby undies (I think they’re supposed to be nappy covers) and a couple of t-shirts.

Up until now I’ve mostly dressed Baby Ayla in pretty little frocks, but a shirt and undies are much easier for on-the-go changes now that Ayla’s nappy-less.

And of course Ayla was a good girl so she got to pick out a toy as well… It’s really not hard to spend a hundred bucks when your shopping for baby!

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Shopping trolley

Ayla in the trolleySaturday, 12 October 2013: One Hundred and Ninety Five Days Old.

Ayla and I stepped our weekly grocery shop up a notch today, when I upgraded her position in the trolley from the infant carrier to the toddler seat!

For the past few weeks I’ve noticed the inbuilt straps on the infant carrier were becoming lower and lower on Ayla’s shoulders but it wasn’t until today that I could bring my self to sit her up in the trolley!

At first Ayla hated it; we weren’t even halfway round the fruit and veg section when she cracked it and I had to carry her for a little while, but by the end she was a big fan of the big girl seat.

It seems like only yesterday when Ayla was so tiny she was swamped by the infant carrier, but now she’s sitting up and looking around from the toddler seat reaching out to grab me and everything I try to put in the trolley.

I always get comments on how cute and well behaved Ayla is when we’re at the grocery store, but today it made me extra proud 🙂

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Bibs

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Monday, 19 August 2013: Twenty Weeks Old.

Everything about the baby world is new to me so I find myself learning something new every day…

Today’s lesson was about bibs.

1) Bibs are a necessity. They catch drool and spew in the early days, and then when food comes into the picture they’re like a shining light amongst the mess.

2) Bibs tend to ruin a good outfit. Ayla has so many gorgeous clothes but I’m constantly covering them up with bibs. Plus, it’s hard work to find a bib that compliments an outfit and even harder to find one that makes a statement on its own.

3) Bibs come in all shapes, sizes, colours and materials. I never thought finding a “good” bib would be an issue, but it is!

So far I’ve only been able to find one online company that addresses each of these recent bib learnings and I’m grateful!

Titchie bibs are cute, well made, soft and easy to put on. And they’re the perfect size for catching all the crazy things that dribble out of Ayla mouth… Maybe I need one for Hubby too? Lol 😉