Friday, 30 March 2007

Hungry little man

I've been playing the feeding Kai game again today, I still can't seem to fill him,

but never mind.  He seems to be more interested in trying to feed himself at the minute, which he doesn't quite have the coordination to manage all of the time yet.  Still the only way around it would be to pin his hands down and stop him from trying to grab the spoon.  He gets in enough mess doing this, I just wonder how much mess a child doing  baby led weaning gets into??  I would have liked to try it, but  as I was topping up with  formula, (grrrr) then it didn't seem like the best plan, maybe next time!  As it is I'm just trying to come up with different things to feed him, I'm looking forward to that time in the future when he just eats what we eat; how much easier will that be?
At least he is gaining weight well now, up to 14lb10oz at the last weigh in, and 69cm, which means that he is in the 9th centile for weight and the 91st centile for length.  No surprises there then, looks like we might have a tall one on our hands!

For some reason the other day he seemed to find me feeding him the funniest thing ever, and he was giggling nonstop with every spoon full that I put into his mouth.  I'm not sure what caused it, but something definitely tickled him, either that or sweetcorn and carrot is just funny?  I love these feeding photos though!

Busy Busy Busy

I've been just about run off my feet lately, what with going back to my old part time job (Marstons) starting a new one (Shugborough) and starting my nappy advisor thing.  Well I say started that, really all I've done so far is get a few posters out there and start spreading the word, I hope to start actually doing it soon though....  I really need to find some Mum's (and of course Mum's to be) in the Staffordshire area that might be interested in learning a bit more about using cloth nappies on their babies.  I'm working on it anyway!

My other new job is going really well, and I'm loving it.  So far I've done a bit of 'dressing up' in the servants quaters which was great, and then yesterday I was at the farm in the dairy.  Spent the day making cheese and chatting to the visitors.  In many ways it's a bit of a dream job for me, I've never yet visited somewhere along these lines without imagining myself as a member of the household, and now I get to play at being a dairy maid or servant.  As jobs go, I suppose it's terribly self indulgent, almost as bad as working in a brewery and talking about my favorite beer....  I'll have to try and get a photo of myself all dressed up to show you, but I may have to wait until someone comes to visit, I can hardly stay in period while having a camera on me!
I'm in again next on Saturday, but working on Essex bridge, a little ticket office for people who walk in, rather than come via the main enterance, to be honest working out there is hardly as exciting as the other work, but I suppose that a job can hardly be all fun, so I don't really mind, wouldn't want to do it all of the time though.

I started back at Marsons on Monday, I was worried that I wouldn't remember a thing, but it all came flooding back to me.  Well almost all, I'm going to have to 'revise' my notes a little and see if I can't make a few more facts and figures stick.  There were one or two points when I was in full flow, and I realised I couldn't remember a few bits, but I bluffed my way through it, and they all said that it was very interesting. Mind you, that was after they'd had their free samples...

Thursday, 22 March 2007

They quoted me in the Guardian!!

I don't buy a paper everyday, to be honest I usually only get one at the weekend, I don't really get chance to read one other than that, and the weekend paper will last me all week.  Any way I was so irritated the other day when I found that eBay had decided that used nappies couldn't be sold as they were 'adult material' that I emailed the Guardian about it.  Apart from a quick email saying that they'd had my email, I heard nothing.  I was very surprised to find out today that someone had seen me quoted in there!!

Link to article

I nearly fell of my seat with the shock of it all!  How exciting?!?! That will teach me to buy a paper everyday!

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

New Job

Despite wanting to be a stay at home mum (SAHM), I know that it's not very likely, so I have had to venture into the world of work, yuck!! Any way, I simply could not face going back to my old office, I enjoyed the job but not the environment or the people, so I have a new job, well two new jobs to be honest.
As of tomorrow I will be working at Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire, which is very exciting as it will involve me dressing up in period costume.  I'm not sure which bit I'm going to be in yet, there is the mansion house, the servants quarters and the farm all of which are 'working' with people dressed up and pretending that it's 1805.  Basically I get to play all day and get paid for it, I can't wait, how exciting??  I only wish that I didn't have to leave my little man at home.  Still my other new job is a step in the direction of becoming a work at home mum (WAHM) but more about that later, once my package has arrived this morning!

Saturday, 10 March 2007

Everything changes....

Well it's been a while since I've been on here, but many things have changed since then.  Kai has started weaning, which is great fun, although I cannot fill him!! How do I know when to stop feeding him, he certainly shows no signs of having had enough!! At least he's actually beginning to put some weight on now though!
I've also got a new job, well I will have two new jobs shortly, but one is definitely on the way.  Tired of my old 'life' as a concrete sales person I decided that if I HAVE to work (I want to be a stay at home Mum!!) then at least I should do something that I enjoy, so I am now going to go back to my old tour guide job at Marstons and work at Shugborough Hall, tour guiding and dressing up in period costume.  How exciting.  It's casual too, just as and when they need me, so I can spend as much time as possible with Kai.  I start properly next week.
Kai is trying his hardest to sit up and move around.  If I put him in a sitting position he will sometimes stay for a few minutes, other times I have to hold his hand, although more for balance than anything.  I'm so impatient, I want him to do it now, but I know that I will miss him being small as he gets bigger, I already can't believe how much he has changed!!