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Munchkin’s first Halloween 👻

The holidays are one of the things I just couldn’t wait to share with our Munchkin. As an adult who never went trick or treating as a child, I can’t wait to take him in the years to come. For this year though, it was seeing his first glowing pumpkin, and wear all the scarily cute Halloween outfits.

The night before the zombies rose, Munchkin watched with intent as Mummy and Daddy carved a hole in the top of a large orange ball, only to scoop out its googy seedy centre. He then saw them carve Billy (Saw) and a ghost, and stared in wonder as they were first lit and glowed in our dark lounge.

He started the day of Halloween in his ‘too cute to spook’ shirt with skinny black jeans. Halloween morning was a Thursday, so we took this snap in the morning before going to scare the Mummys and babies at swimming!

After the first outfit was ruined by some mixture of baby sick and teething drool, it was onto number two. Now he was back to being Mummy’s little monster. Although I’m sure she’d tell you he never ever lives up to this title.

When the sun went down and the local little monsters came out, Munchkin was ready to win the title of our favourite pumpkin this year and be an additional ‘treat’ to greet the little visitors.

Ready, waiting for the doorbell 🎃

What came next was a great juggling of a Munchkin, opening the door and balancing the very large sweetie bowl.

Luckily, Auntie Nicole came to the rescue and she carried the pumpkin Munchkin to ‘scare’ the kids.

Although it may have been confusing at first, with all the strange dressed visitors we gave darkly coloured wrapped pebbles to (you can only imagine how mad this may seem to an 8 month old mind), I think it was great for Munchkin to see all the children dressed up and hearing how they communicated politely and trick or treated safely.

Munchkin is ready to scare you next Halloween.

Thanks for reading, we hope you had a good Halloween.

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A Solid Six to an Experimental Eight Months

The biggest changes in the smallest amount of time.

At the start of month 6, Mummy was looking after the Munchkin, the Munchkin who lived solely off breast feeding, who played on his back, didn’t know he had feet, lived in single use plastic nappies 😔, still looked like a baby and barely knew the moves.

Then everything changed…

Daddy took charge.
Poor Munchkin. It was time to say bye to Mummy every morning as she returned to work and it became full time Daddy time all thanks to shared parental leave.

SPL? What’s that? You can read all about SPL here.

We found our feet.
What’s those little things attached to me that I can move? What are they and what can I do with them? That little look of amazement at something so unexpected for us. Closely followed by the ‘Oh! they are good for teething if I chew my own foot’. Oh the flexibility! The flexibility we all wish we still had…



We started saving the planet.
It was time to start reusable nappies and reduce that huge plastic footprint we had created. I’ve written a post about this journey. Hereeeee.

We found our look.
In month 5 the munchkin still had a cute round face and large eyes and a general baby look. Now he’s grown into what could be how he looks as a little toddler and we can see what a cute little toddler he will be. In this, he lost what was primarily daddy’s looks and is now a lovely mix of both Mummy and Daddy.


We went from laying to sitting and discovered the world.
Bang on 6 months marked Munchkin’s massive upgrade from lying in his Cosatto in pram mode to sitting up a little more in the pushchair mode, his mode of transport for the coming years. This felt like a huge milestone for me and the wifey. He was no longer our little dot and instead a much rather heavier cutiepie. My Cosatto review is here.

We started reppin’.
We became a baby representative for three companies with those cute looks starting to get noticed. One request grew to five and we chose three companies to start with. These are the still the only three companies we rep for today. Click here to see who they are and get a discount code.

We started the solids. Both in the eating and the pooping.
We started the purées and then the finger foods and the crisps and now we are three meals a day. In turn the poop went from the almost pleasant runny yellow to the smelly sticky adult-like poop. Why isn’t mummy here for these?

We started rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling.
Gone are the relaxed nappy change times as now it’s a game of which side shall I try and lay on and what is the furthest thing I can grab. This is where Mummy and Daddy regret painting part of his woodland tree directly above his changing station…

We found our voice and our scream.
The letter sounds we cheered for quickly were followed by the highest pitched screams and shouts and always at the most opportune moments like echoey changing rooms. We’ve taken to watching TV with subtitles.

We got our first chompers.
Two bottom front and three top front milk teeth. Useful for eating a whole strawberry which Daddy gave you to suck on. You like to panic us don’t you Munchkin?

We found the joy of helium
One that can only be described by a video. Find this on my Instagram below.

Thanks for reading. What were your baby’s recent developments? Comment below.

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