It’s been awhile since I last posted, the past few weeks have been super busy and ridiculously wonderful. Milne is growing so fast and doing so many exciting new things – like pulling herself up, standing unaided (ok, for maybe just 5 seconds, but still!) I thought I would give you a wee update on what we are up to and what we are going to be getting up to…
March has flown by, we started off with LOTS of snow days for Andrew which meant A LOT of fun for the three of us and some sledging. It was Andrews birthday at the start of the month and we had a wonderful weekend celebrating. If you follow me on Instagram you might know that I have signed up for my next marathon in Leiden on May 27th – really not long to go – so I have been ramping up the training this month and getting out on some longer runs.
We have also discovered a new favourite pastime – swimming! Milne loves water and we are having such lovely mornings splashing around in the water together. Unfortunately our yoga teacher is on holiday for six weeks so we have been practicing at home instead and I completed a 30 day yoga challenge which left me feeling refreshed and chilled every morning!
Last week we took a trip to Grandpa which was a perfect few days of running, walks and really good food. We are looking forward to a few days with Granny next month and a fun filled Easter weekend with my little sister. I am going to be whipping up a few things from the How Not to Die Cookbook which is definitely worth checking out for some delicious and VERY nutritious food.
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For now, its an early night with our wee one who has just eaten all her peas and sweet potato before bath and bedtime.
At almost six months old Milne has been exclusively breast fed up to now. NHS Scotland recommends that babies should be at least half a year old before they are introduced to solids, you can find their reasoning here.
So what to feed her?
We have found some helpful information for weaning a vegan baby onto solids which I will share below.
Given that Milne is a super curious baby anyway we have been showing her lots of different fruits and veggies so she can feel and smell them. However we are starting her off nicely with mashed bananas. On-going I will share with you her weaning journey, what foods work and those that we find don’t – I am guessing there will be various reasons.
I have just un-boxed my baby Nutribullet and we are looking forward to using it to whip up lots of tastes for our little monkey.
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Check this out from the First Steps Nutrition Trust
Check this out for information on your baby’s first solid food.
Check out this information on Forks over Knifes.
What a wonderful weekend!
Making good use of our new National Trust Membership we took a trip to The House of Dun in Angus for a beautiful riverside walk – It was amazing. With Milne strapped to Andrew and wrapped up cosy in her Ergo Baby Carrier, we we were able to take a relaxing walk and enjoy some Autumn sunshine. For more information about The House of Dun or the National Trust Scotland membership, look here.
On Sunday I completed my goal run – 10k, ten weeks after giving birth! It set me up for the new week, feeling fast and strong.
This week I have my graduation and Mum is coming to stay with us and joining us at the ceremony. I can’t wait to spend some time with her and Milne in Dundee, she is going to notice a big difference in Milne’s size that’s for sure.
Hopefully I can also get mum back running, she has had plantar fascia and is pretty fed up with not getting out for her daily miles. If you have any ideas on how to speed up fixing this kind of injury let me know!
Ergobaby baby carrier collection 360 (5.5 – 15 kg), Dusty Blue