First Steps and Taking a Break

It's been a whole week since Freddie turned the big 1 and since we had our little holiday in Haven. I still can't believe he has turned 12 months old already. He's changed a lot - again, in the past few recent weeks and achieved a new milestone. He's been standing up on his own with no support for a few weeks now, but only up until the past few days he has been doing one or two steps. Today, one whole week after his first birthday he did around 3 steps on his own but only very small ones going towards the sofa to hold on quickly. Mia started walking 2 weeks after her first birthday, so it looks like we may have another Mia on our hands. Elliw didn't start walking until she was around 15 months but wouldn't walk outdoors until she was 18 months.

It still feels strange to this day that we are going through the whole baby and toddler stage all over again. It's so adorable and exciting watching him stand unsupported and making those little steps. He looks so proud of himself. Everything he does at the moment and the way he looks just seems so much older. The little baby stage is definitely fading out and so are his baby looks.

It's now officially the school summer holidays for the girls, and I'm dreading it a little. I'm sure I'm not the only parent who's dreading these six week holidays either. One way I'm glad I don't have to do the school run each morning, but on the other hand, I'm nervous about how I'm going to cope with all three at home together, every single day. I'm preparing myself for a lot of bad days, but I'm also preparing myself on how to cope with the bad days too. I've not been 100% myself for quite a while now. I've been finding motherhood quite hard most days. I have been getting stressed out too easily and just not myself. It's probably not such a brilliant idea that I have started a whole new business on top of everything else that is happening, but I am not going to stop. However, I am going to be taking a few breaks during these holidays and have promised myself to take at least one full week off sometime during the holidays.

I've made a list on what I would like to do with the kids during the holidays, and I really hope we can achieve it all by the beginning of September before they go back to school. Last year's holidays weren't that fun for the girls. I had not long given birth to Freddie, in fact, he was born the day after the broke up from school. I still feel guilty not doing much with them and did promise them that I'd make it up to them this summer. Now that Freddie is older too, he can join us in all the fun.

All three are growing up too fast in their ways. Mia is going up to Year 3 in September and Elliw will be moving to Year 1. The school years are flying by. By the time I know it, Freddie will be starting Cylch/Nursery. The years are flying by, and I want to do as much as I can with all the kids before it's too late. I wish we had a pause button in life sometimes.

What are you up to this summer?


  1. Well done Freddie there will be no stopping him now! Enjoy taking a break sometimes we just need to have a bit of time out.

  2. I can't believe he's already one!! How fast has that gone!! Well done on his first steps too! x

  3. Best of luck with your list! Happy Birthday to Freddie! xx

  4. We have made a bit of a list too - I wonder how much we'll actually get done though!

  5. Aww well done Freddie! Enjoy your summer lovely, we are hoping for good weather! xx

  6. Well done Freddie! Oh look how grown up he looks! I wish time would slow down sometimes x

  7. Well done Freddie. I can't believe he is 1 already. That has flown by. I think I need to write a list of things i'd like to do this summer holiday as i'm indecisive and i'll know i'll end up wasting the holidays x

  8. We are both working parents. For that reason the summer is pretty much the same as any other day. We did plan a holiday this week but funds are not great at the moment. Maybe in October.


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