Wednesday, 28 September 2011

We're back and a surprise

Hi all
Well we are all home and safe after a lovely two week holiday on the gorgeous island of Cyprus. We had such a great time, the weather was amazing, and the hotel was fab, all the family with us and...................................


We got MARRIED!! not me and Laurie obviously but the other half is paranoid about his info online and blah blah


The wedding went fabulously, it was such a special day and I’m so pleased we finally did it, only took seven and a half years and two children but we finally took the plunge.

Ok, so, Baby led weaning while on holiday was actually not as bad as I thought it would be, it's basically the same as eating at a restaurant every day. Our first challenge was the flight, we had to leave home at 5.30am, our flight was at 8.50am from terminal 5 at Heathrow, I was really unsure what we would be able to take through security so made up a small bag of dried fruit, rice cakes and an oat bar, we got it through and Laurie ate it at the airport. Because of all our wedding gear and my dress we flew with BA in club class (I’d like to stress this isn't our usual class when flying, if you can't go up a class when you’re getting married, then when can you hey?) we were able to take advantage of the free food and drink available in the BA lounge so Laurie also managed to have some weetabix and a yogurt. 

During the flight he snacked on food I stocked up on (stole) from the lounge area and the snacks I packed with me, the flight attendants happily gave us some extra fruit they had available so all in all not a bad lunch on board, Laurie even had a mini seat between me and a nice stranger.
The man next to us was a good sport, even when Laurie smeared food all over his shirt sleeve and moob.

We arrived at our hotel and it was fab, the bonus was that at our hotel we had breakfast included and it was a big buffet so we had so much choice for Laurie. Laurie's breakfast most days was:
  • Watermelon or nectarine
  • Croissant (tut tut) or toast
  • Scrambled egg or omelette 
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Grilled Tomatoes
He ate well, watermelon was the most favoured and egg was second, he gave the toast and croissant a good go but he still has no teeth so has to suck the life out of it all, bless him. Oh and yogurt was also a favorite.
Lunch was normally more fruit, a cheese sandwich, cucumber sticks, tomatoes, sometimes we bought something from the pool restaurant so he might of had an omelette, pasta dish or some of whatever me and the other half has for lunch. We ended up hijacking the mini bar fridge in our room for food and Laurie's milk so we could make our own sandwiches and keep some fruit.
Dinner was normally cooked veg or grilled peppers, courgettes, aubergine etc, chicken (again this is sucked until mush due to no teeth yet) or a mince pattie or meatball and cucumber, pitta bread, sometimes restaurants had a children’s menu so we'd order something from there but at most local tavern type places we had to pick bits and pieces off the menu, most restaurants were happy to make up something if we asked them for certain bits, they were all so helpful.
He is still chewing up and spitting food out, if i can catch it or it lands in his catcher bib then he will re-chew and swallow some food, i have no doubt he is getting enough as he's gaining weight, he has now dropped from 3 bottles a day to 2 and a half (after lunch he still drinks around 3ozs but i always offer 6ozs and 8ozs morning and night), i'm looking forward to seeing if the amount he eats and if the way he eats changes once he gets some gnashers and hoping there will be slightly less wastage invlolved.
 The flight home was during the night so we had some snacks and extra milk in case but he mainly slept so that was nice but not so much for my arms, they were pretty much dead by the time we landed from cradling him for nearly 5 hours!!
A bit off topic but i'm really proud of Amelie, during the holiday she ate some new foods, soup being one of them. She learnt how to hold her breath and swim under water with her goggles on and she swam with us in the big pool with armbands on, she was so well behaved, patient and really helpful especially with Laurie, my little baby girl is growing up into a really wonderful little big girl.

1 comment:

Mel_x said...

massively huge congratulations!!!!!

This is the joy of BLW, its soooo portable so to speak!! Glad you had a great time - but glad you're back too!!!

more congratulations!!


Mel x