My Little Darlings - 100th Post

21 June 2012

Yes this really is my 100th post. Time flies when you're busy blogging! To celebrate, this post is dedicated to the two most amazing, beautiful, special little people in my life.

I'm aware that I've hardly told you anything about the Darlings. It's not intentional. This blog is named after them after all, so I think it's about time you found out a bit more about my two reasons for getting out of bed every day.

By the way... hello and welcome to all my new followers! I'd love you to leave a little comment to introduce yourself, so we can get to know each other!

So here are 10 facts about my little darlings.


  1. Oliver was born in January 2009.
  2. As a newborn he didn't have the ability to just lay down and fall asleep. He wanted to be rocked, bounced or fed to sleep.
  3. He woke for a night feed until he was 10 months old. When I was due back to work and stopped them!
  4. He loved crawling and didn't walk until he was 17 months old.
  5. He was breastfed until he was 18 months old. It was a mutual decision to stop as we were both ready for it.
  6. He's confident, headstrong and stubborn. He's 3 years old with the attitude of a 14 year old! He's also really cheeky and loves making people laugh with his little sayings.
  7. He has loads of teddies. His two favourites are called 'Baby Chloe' and 'Girl Teddy'!
  8. He's a 3 year old gadget geek... he loves playing games on my mobile and laptop. I can tell he's going to be miles ahead of me in the technology stakes!
  9.  His favourite toys are his cars, he especially loves the big ones like lorries, tankers, buses and anything with a trailer!
  10. He loves his bedtime stories... his favourites are The Gruffalo, The Troll, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Man.


  1. Lydia was born in December 2010 {yes I have two nearly Christmas kids!}
  2. She was a dream baby... fed well, slept through at 11 weeks and was really happy.
  3. She was breastfed until 9 months old when we both got thrush and it was really painful for us. I still wish I'd not given up so easily and we'd got through it and carried on.
  4. She's easy going, laid back and such a happy soul.
  5. But... she has a right temper. When she gets mad she shouts, screams, stamps her feet, the works {luckily it's not very often}
  6. She loves her dummy {which she calls mummy!} and her elephant teddy called Ellie.
  7. She loves reading books and will sit quietly for ages looking through them. Her favourites are 'That's Not my Puppy', 'Choo Choo the Little Train' and 'The Hungry Caterpillar'.
  8. She sings when she's eating... and boy does she love to eat! Strangely though, she doesn't like crisps.
  9. She hates having her teeth brushed and goes absolutely mental when I brush them for her. She's so independent that she wants to do it herself.
  10. She adores her big brother and copies everything he does.

Tell me a fact about your little Darlings. Do our children have anything in common?


  1. My son was a nightmare as a newborn to get to sleep, I remember having to bounce him in those bouncy chairs and then move him just to get some shut eye without him latched onto me for the night...but as soon as he was flat on his back he'd wake, I hoping baby number will be a bit better on that front! Lovely post x

    1. Lol! I'm sure second babies are much easier, I bet you'll have a brilliant little sleeper this time! xx

  2. Aaw I have an Oliver too, he is 11 months old and already very headstrong. He loves his books too and slept throught the night (apart from when hes teething) from the age of 3 moths old unlike my other two boys who didnt sleep until about 2 years old.

    1. Isn't Oliver a fab name?! And Wow to sleeping through the night at 3 months old, that's brilliant. One out of three is not bad! xx

  3. Love the lil pix to go with--can really see their personalty shine through...Ive got two also daughter (10) son (6) the only thing they have in common is playing soccer--other wise they are as opposite as can be--daughter is a dare devil and my son is SUPER cautious. She like to sing he likes to build etc... But I like that their interest are different-something one will be incourage to try something because they see the sibling doing it--might not last, but at least they tried.

    1. Thanks Pamela, I love the pics too! It's great that your children are opposites, it makes their personalities shine through even more xx

  4. Two gorgeous children, they sound like real characters!

  5. That's lovely, gave me a real sense of who your children are.

  6. Lovely insights into your children - and lovely photos too. Both of mine were NIGHTMARE sleepers until around 12 months, and they still like to get me up pre-6am at six years old and 16 months old. Ratbags.


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