Tears to cheers

Dylan has been a little mardy of late; it’s understandable though as he’s got more teeth coming through. I know how much my wisdom teeth hurt when they sporadically push through so it must be agony for him. Other than doing our best to alleviate his pain, we’ve found ourselves doing some weird things to cheer …

I predict a diet

People always start a new year with good intentions, particularly when it comes to things like their diets. Like everyone else, Kate and I decreed that the early portion of 2011 would be a defining era in which the three of us would eat more healthily. Well, to paraphrase a well-known singer whose chosen moniker seems to …

Dad’s the word

Very exciting news: Dylan sort of spoke his first word last week and, to my delight, it was “Dada”! A big moment, even though I know it wasn’t really directed at yours truly. I’d read ages ago that it was the sound that most babies tend to make first, so I tried to be pragmatic. However, …

Small talk

Dylan has been changing a little bit every day of late and has compensated for the sleepless nights he continues to create by providing us with plenty of entertainment. He has been getting very close to rolling over and seems to be finding the strangest of things downright hilarious – his own coughs seem to …

New kid on the box

Dylan seems to have become mesmerised by the telly lately; it’s not that surprising really – he’s been taking an interest in everything around him for a while and it attracts the eye and makes a lot of noise. While we’ve tried not to plonk him down in front of it to pacify him when all else fails, …