My lovely Maya is now the size of a newborn! She is two months old! Poor thing. She was the tiniest baby in the hospital, so small to fit in even in the tiniest of baby clothes. But it looks like I now can plan to dress her up when we go out. Not that we can go out in the cold and wet weather that is in London, but still.
I am well known for my weakness for doted and striped pattern clothes. Expectedly baby clothes have followed the trend.
Here are some photos I managed to take of her in one of my favourite dotted outfits. Clothes are a gift from a lovely friend of mine!
Acton is generally considered to be a dodgy neighbourhood in West London. It can be a bit dirty with some really rough areas. When we moved here more than three years ago from East London, I got used to Acton straight away. I liked it. Even though it looked rough. I felt at home. When I started exploring the area I found out that Acton in fact has some really lovely parts, parts that are tranquil, pretty and on a sunny day will make you feel you as if you are on a holiday. One of those parts is my favourite Churchfield Road. It runs a short distance, from Acton Central Station to the junction between Horn Lane, Market Place and King Street where Morrisons grocery store is.
Last weekend was a bank holiday in London and it was also the Orthodox Easter. Last two years I have shared egg painting ideas here and here so now I am willing to share a very favourite recipe for a traditional Easter bread roll. The recipe is actually for a mini version of it in the form of sweet rolls with jam. It is super easy. Having said that, let me admit that it has been many years since I last baked those with my granny so this year’s attempt turned out to be a mini disaster. That is the rolls are supposed to look like tiny croissants,and as you can see pictured above I am nowhere near that shape. However the taste was just as good! Which is the main thing!
My Easter holiday was really pleasant. We painted eggs as usual and had a lovely picnic near Ham House which is my favourite picnic spot in London. We also did some mother and daughter photo shoot at home! Maya is growing and really enjoys being in her pram outside. And I seem to be settling into the role of a mother. I am enjoying spending my time with her a lot and getting to know each other.
I have been planning to write about Chocomania Body Scrub from The Body Shopfor a while but never managed to sit down and write my recommendations so here they are.
Last November just before my birthday I treated myself to this body scrub. I was six months pregnant at the time, and self pampering was exactly what I needed!. This was also the first time I shopped at the Body Shop, and as my birthday was a few days away I got £5 off my purchase with their loyalty card.
Before becoming a mum I was always a bit irritated at other mums for becoming so obsessed with their babies. Come on, there is another life out there!
But here I am! No exception to the rule! My conversations are always about my little Maya, baby feeding, nappy changing, baby colic, etc. All boring housekeeping stuff, I know. But I can’t help it! And speaking of being a mum, here is a knitting pattern for a newborn baby set!
I now know how important and yet frustrating it is to keep track of a newborn baby development and general activities such as feeding and sleeping patterns. Thankfully being a mum in the digital age is much easier than what it used to be 30 years ago, so here I would like to give my recommendations for a fantastic iPhone app that can be a life saviour to all mums and mums-to-be.
Baby Connect is a paid application. It costs £2.99 from the app store but is totally worth it. It is a really comprehensive baby tracking applications with trending charts and graphical reports on all the important bits, feeding, nappy changing, sleep, medication, etc.
My beautiful daughter was born three weeks earlier than expected! After a rough pregnancy, insecurity, fear and gruelling few hours of labour holding her next to my skin was the total worth it experience! I would go over again through all the toughness for that moment!
I am trying to take pictures of her every day but she is not an easy one to be photographed! Here are some photos I have managed to sneak! Here is my lovely baby Maya!