Shut the front door! I’ve been tagged in a blogging challenge. I’ve made it! I’m part of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers! It took me ages to get this sorted and I’m sorry to the wonderful Geraldine at Over Heaven’s Hill, who really kindly nominated me to for this! I finally got around to doing it after a mammoth month of mayhem – I hope it was worth it!
Short Rib is now well aware of himself – he has his own little quirks, he has his own ideas on what he wants. He’s a bit of a terror but he’s also pretty hilarious. I was reading Karina’s post about her daughter, Little Legs (I mean, I thought Short Rib was a cute nickname!) and it just got me thinking about his ways and means as he grows.
So this post, inspired by Karina and Little Legs, is just a few things that make Short Rib, Short Rib. Even at one year old, he has a couple of habits that are telling for the future. Some make me laugh (most of them actually) and some have me a bit nervous about what he might be like when he’s a little older, but all of them make up who he is and who he’s growing into.
We recently posted about pre-parent assumptions that we got completely wrong (he’s one now, so we’re clearly experts) but we weren’t all mouth. We were right about a lot of things, including one in particular that we were super stuck on. It’s not fair to just list the failures either, so we’ve put together a list of the stuff we got right before the baby came. Because we have our smug boots on.
There are a lot of perceptions that you have as an expectant parent. A lot of things that people will tell you and you form your own opinion on what you think sounds good and what might sound like nonsense. Once the baby arrives you are proven right in some ways and wrong in most others. Here are a list of the pre-birth perceptions we had, in particular the ones we were right about.
So most of you already know that this blog is a joint enterprise, between myself and Wes (aka Daddy) but realistically I have more time to do this than he does (because I’m gobbier, clearly) so when Frenchie Mummy came up with the brilliant #TheDaddyTag Challenge, I had to rope Wes in and get him to pull his finger out on the blog front. I mean, how hard can it be to answer some questions right?
So, I’m being a lazy blogger today – you can all get to know Wes a little bit more (until I’m nominated for the Mummy Tag Challenge, so you’ll be waiting a while there!)
One year ago today our entire world changed forever. We were totally ready for it, and frankly can’t even remember what life was like before you came along. Has it really been a whole year? We posted our birth story on here all that time ago? Wow.
Happy Birthday Short Rib. It’s been a hell of a year.
Remember our post about our top five pre-birth assumptions that turned out to be totally right? Well we aren’t using the blog to brag about being right all the time and you knew a follow up was coming.
So, here are the top five pre-birth perceptions that went out of the window as soon as our boy was born.