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Three Months Already!

Wriggly has only been with us for three months, yet I can barely remember life without her. It feels like she has always been part of our family. I absolutely love writing my monthly update; it is such a special way to remember all the quirky things the little ones do and keep track of their development.


Wriggly (3 months)

Wriggly - 3 months - Smiling in her Sleep

  • You went to your first ever festival (BlogStock) and you were a superstar baby!
  • You have started giggling in your sleep. It is adorable!
  • You have had your biggest growth spurt yet, feeding non-stop for a couple of days.
  • You are still smiling a lot, and have just started laughing.
  • You snore… a lot!
  • You have met your two French great-grandmothers.
  • You are getting an upset tummy whenever I drink champagne… or maybe it was the mammoth quantities of cheese I was eating when we were in France.

Jumpy (1 year 10 months)

Jumpy loves shoes

  • You are obsessed with footwear and keep putting on everyone and anyone’s shoes.
  • As soon as we put you to bed, you take your nappy off. It can get messy.
  • During our holidays to France, you started galloping instead of walking.
  • You have the biggest grin at the moment (showing all your teeth) and you make our hearts melt.
  • When we got to the till at the supermarket in France, you bounced on the spot so much that your (very heavy) nappy fell on the floor. We found it hilarious, but the other customers did not, judging by their looks. Oh well!
  • You are getting really confident on the scooter.


Beanie (3 years 11 months)

Beanie - sous chef

  • You are so full of life! You are enthusiastic about everything and make the most of every situation.
  • After over an hour listening to a historian in a museum, you pulled my sleeve and declared, “It’s not boring. We never went here before. I’m not bored, maman!” You sounded like you were trying to convince yourself, really.
  • You spent lots of time with your Mamie (nan) in France and were such a good little sous chef!
  • On the way back from our holidays, when we were on the ferry and I spoke to you in French, you declared: “You don’t have to speak French anymore.” When I asked you why, you replied: “Because we’re in English now!


Crevette (6 years 1 month)

Crevette - Tooth

  • Your French is getting better and better. You make cute mistakes, using English syntax and your knowledge of French to say new things like “je trouvé le là”. (I found it there).
  • You lost your first tooth during our holidays and I am glad you experienced the whole thing ‘the French way’: putting your tooth under a glass in the kitchen and hoping ‘la petite souris’ (the little mouse) would hide your tooth and leave a little present there. She did come and was rather generous (4 euros)!
  • You spent most of your time in France bonding with your tontons (uncles).
  • You are now in Year 2. You are so grown up!



  • I have felt a lot more like myself and have relaxed a lot, letting go of what does not matter, feeling a lot less cranky and a lot more patient!
  • I finally managed to develop a recipe for ‘free from’ muffins for all of us to enjoy! That is a huge achievement and I am really happy about it!
  • I sorted out the children’s keepsakes. It was a messy affair, but it was lovely looking at all the cards we received for them when they were born, for their birthdays, leafing through their special books from pre-school, looking at their first locks of hair, comparing the size of their hands and feet now to the tiny prints we have.
  • We all had a great time in France, catching up with family and friends, spending our days chatting and eating.
  • My brother and his gorgeous girlfriend are expecting a baby girl for January. It got me all emotional!
  • My nan turned eighty and we had quite a few family gatherings.
  • We all went to ‘la Cave du Dragon’, a First World War museum and pretty much spoilt the tour for everyone else. There were seven children under seven in our group. Need I say more?
  • I saw my friend Adeline and her family twice. Gosh I miss her…
  • The girls have now resumed their weekly swimming lessons and it has been great having that one-to-one time with each one of them again.

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  1. 11/09/2014 / 1:20 am

    What a beautiful update.

    Ahhh, I long to go to France. It’s my must see stop in this life!

    I’ll have to give your muffin recipe a try.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

    • Mel
      12/09/2014 / 11:42 am

      Thanks, Jennifer. If you ever decide to go to France, I can give you a list of places I love. Let me know if you try the muffin recipe. I think I have all the ingredients at home so I will probably be making them for the children!

  2. 12/09/2014 / 7:19 am

    Gorgeous post Mel, and a fab keepsake. Cannot believe your little Wriggly is three months already xxx

    • Mel
      12/09/2014 / 11:33 am

      Me neither! She is such a happy little girl. I feel so lucky!

  3. 15/09/2014 / 10:34 am

    It’s so great to have this little update each month, it will be lovely in years to come for you to look back as see how each child developed and how individual they each are. Popping in from Magic Moments.

    • Mel
      15/09/2014 / 1:23 pm

      It will! Now I have to print those little updates and put them in their keepsakes. x

  4. 15/09/2014 / 10:39 am

    Wow! Where exactly have the three months gone, that has flown by. I love the giggles in the sleep – adorable.


    • Mel
      18/09/2014 / 11:27 am

      I know, crazy!

  5. 15/09/2014 / 6:10 pm

    Love these updates, I commented on Mummy Tries post earlier saying that I wish I was more organised and did this! I can’t believe Wriggly is three months already x #MagicMoments

    • Mel
      15/09/2014 / 8:08 pm

      I have really been enjoying my little updates. In the past three months, they have kind of replaced my diary and I love writing down those little things they do or say every other day or so.

  6. liquoriceuk
    15/09/2014 / 9:03 pm

    What a lovely update and how lovely to record all those little memories in this way – a wonderful record of your children growing up. Beautiful post 🙂

    • Mel
      15/09/2014 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks! I love it when I notice something new. Such precious moments…

    • Mel
      17/09/2014 / 5:37 pm

      Thanks Tania. She is such a little doll. I am a lucky mummy! Just had a peep at your family – gorgeous video!

  7. 18/09/2014 / 12:52 pm

    I love these posts Mel! I so wish I had written down things like this. I especially like the updates about you because by focussing on what has gone well makes things in the future go well too. Keep it up you are an inspiration to me x

    • Mel
      18/09/2014 / 12:57 pm

      Your comment is really timely, Vicki. I am not having the best day and such a lovely message makes me feel better! I love writing these little updates; it is invariably my favourite post each month. x

        • Mel
          18/09/2014 / 1:14 pm

          It will. Lack of sleep, bouhou!

  8. 18/09/2014 / 2:57 pm

    What a lovely post! I love your photos and your little snippets of the quirkiness that makes your children so wonderful. A post to cherish x

    • Mel
      18/09/2014 / 5:18 pm

      It is! I will start printing these little updates to keep in their keepsakes.

  9. 18/09/2014 / 5:11 pm

    Really love these updates, it’s a great idea because you forget so quickly! xx

    • Mel
      18/09/2014 / 5:19 pm

      So true! I want to remember those little snippets of happiness. x

  10. 19/09/2014 / 12:40 pm

    This is the first time I’ve looked at your blog and I love it! Also loved this post. French is such a romantic language, I’d love to learn. Italian is on my list first though! Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

    • Mel
      28/09/2014 / 3:43 pm

      It is so sweet of you to say that about my blog, thanks! I love it when my little ones say new words in French. They sound so cute!

  11. 20/09/2014 / 1:49 am

    This is such a perfect way to record all those little details that mean so much. Sounds like you have such a beautiful family. You’re so blessed. #binkylinky

    • Mel
      26/09/2014 / 11:23 pm

      Thanks, Lorna. I feel really blessed indeed.

  12. 20/09/2014 / 10:16 pm

    Lovely post. I’m glad to have found your blog as we are raising our daughter bilingually. My husband is from Switzerland and only speaks to her in French. It is amazing to see her little brain working in both languages! #binkylinky

    • Mel
      26/09/2014 / 11:18 pm

      I am glad you found us, too! I love it when my little ones speak French.

    • Mel
      28/09/2014 / 8:38 pm

      It is, isn’t it? Time just speeds up from the day you give birth for the first time.

  13. 24/09/2014 / 9:41 pm

    What a gorgeous way to keep hold of the memories of your family in one post, love how relaxed and happy you are feeling and your brood are just beautiful! Congrats to your brother, wow emotional time indeed! LOVED this post so much, will you adopt me and make me free from muffins too please! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

    • Mel
      26/09/2014 / 1:03 am

      We would adopt you any day, lovely, but I am not sure you would enjoy sharing a room with my four little monkeys! I bet they would love it, though!

  14. BakedPotato Mummy
    25/09/2014 / 11:00 pm

    A really lovely update on your family. I really smiled at the idea of wriggly giggling and snoring in her sleep and Jumpy’s nappy falling off!
    Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky

    • Mel
      26/09/2014 / 1:58 pm

      Thanks lovely. Every single time I think of that nappy falling off, I giggle!

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