In the last couple of weeks this baby girl has discovered a new skill.

Sitting up.

Having been a bit wobbly for a while, now she is sturdy there is no stopping her.  She is desperate to sit all the time, and loves looking at the world from her new different angle.  Weirdly, it seems to have made her grow up more- she has gone from very much a baby to a little person overnight.

She is desperate to be on the move, and can go from a sitting up position to lying on her tummy.  Once flat, she can drag herself over to things that catch her eye. (mainly remote controls, her sister’s tiny toy parts that she blatently can’t have, and Mummy’s iPhone.)  She’s pretty slow at the moment but it won’t be long before she is crawling.

I love seeing her discover and explore.  I know that each stage to come is going to be amazing but I can’t help but feel sad that she is a hurry to do it all so quickly.  She got her front two teeth a couple of months before her sister, and is already on par with her or quicker at doing things.  The last couple of days she has started babbling and has started saying things that sound suspiciously like ‘Ma Ma.’

Who knows what is going to happen in the future, but at the moment we are pretty sure our family is complete.  This potentially is the last time I will breastfeed a baby, snuggle one in my arms, cuddle them in our bed, and watch them tick off all these amazing milestones.

This past seven month’s have been the quickest of my life, and I cannot believe that she is now nearer to one than she is to being that tiny newborn I first held in my arms on the 11th February 2013. She is growing so fast, and I wish I could slow down time.  I am trying to savour it but each day and week seems to pass quickly by in a whirl of routine, nap times, play dates and days out.  There’s that expression ‘The days are long but the years are short.’  It is so apt.

Life is a checklist of milestones, each one waiting to be ticked off the list, like an invisible pen to paper in my head, ready for the next one to take it’s place.  First words, first steps, first day at school, first sleepover, first boyfriends.  Further afield to the first time their hearts get broken, first jobs, marriages and even babies of their own.  All whizzing by far too quickly.  So bittersweet.  Every day my little ladies seem to grow that little bit more grown up.

Last night we randomly found an old video of Mads which I actually blogged about here.  I remember feeling so proud of her speech, and how grown up she was.  I look back at that video and think how small she was.  She is a little girl now, on the cusp of being a proper little girl, yet at the same time still needing a two and a half hour nap in the afternoon.  She amazes me every day with what she does.

So I will continue to treasure these mini milestones.  The way they make me feel.  The proudness I feel at watching them achieve and learn.  I will continue to capture every moment, in words, in photos and in my head.  Ready to relive them when I get a moment to reflect and reminise.

They may be growing far too quickly but they will always be my babies.

They are the best milestones of my life so far.

(A mini photoshoot with the littlest one- Any excuse!)


‘Yep got this sitting up business sorted.’






‘Stop taking my photo, I have humoured you enough now.’



  • lady! you and your skillz! gorgeous photos and post! i saw that clip of little LL saying ‘ma ma’ on instagram last night too, cute! xx

  • Oh bless her, she certainly looks so much bigger now she’s sitting. It’s scary how fast it happens.
    I find that I’m constantly torn between excitement to see my babies grow and change and wishing they’d stay just like this forever. I can picture bigger versions of my kids in my heads, what they might look like, how they might speak, and treat each other. And part of me is desperate to see that; them walking along holding hands is a moment I just can’t wait to see. But at the same time it’s so lovely where we are right now that I don’t want anything to change. x

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      I don’t know why I have become so silly about it, I just can’t believe how quickly they are growing and although I am looking forward to the future, it is making me sad. x

  • HELEN says:

    aww so cute,…and look at those legs & curled up toes!
    Love the last one by the way! 😉

  • She’s so gorgeous, even when she’s crying. I actually couldn’t sleep last night at the thought of my boys growing up. I felt so sad. BB seems to be taking a lot longer than CK to do things (apart from eating) so I’m happy that he’s in no rush to stop being my baby.

  • Carie says:

    Oh wow! Well done LL! I think as milestones go it’s one of the bigger ones, it makes such a difference in how you perceive them, and from a parenting point of view it made life a bit easier because they become just that smidgen bit less vulnerable to over enthusiastic older sisters!

  • Oh look at her. She’s just so beautiful Katie. I know I still (hopefully!) have another baby to come, so I can’t imagine how it must feel knowing that these tiny moments may be the last ones. But you do have so many more milestones to look forward to. I really envy you – it’s no secret that I’d love another baby, but I know there is lots to do before we’ll be prepared. LL never fails to ignite my broodiness though! And I love that last photo! Bless her! xx

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      I can’t imagine not going through it again either, but I guess we all have to stop at some point. I think I am going to permanently broody for the rest of my life though. x

  • Ha!LL – that last photo had me in stitches!!! She is so precious – wonderful photos xxx

  • Nicola says:

    Go LL!!! I can’t believe how fast she is growing up. The video’s of Mads are so cute. I can’t wait for Paige to start talking more xx

  • Notmyyearoff says:

    Ahh she is so lovely and sounds like she is in a hurry to keep up with her big sister. It does go SO quickly. I love the 3rd photo where she’s saying “Look! no Hands!” 🙂

  • Reija says:

    Oh my, she’s cute!! I feel excatly the same. Excited, about all the things my girls are learning, and so sad same time as time is just going so fast. Some days I can’t even think how quicly it has gone already as it’s so upsetting. X

  • She is so gorgeous that I just want to get inside your photos and give her a big squeeze!

  • Mammasaurus says:

    She’s such a beauty – I love these photos, she looks so different sat upright – what a skill to have mastered! x

  • Last photo is my favourite! Even just reading your blog and seeing your photos it seems like she is growing up so fast it must be flying by for you. What a gorgeous girl she is x

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      Thanks Hayley, and it is really flying. It’s a strange feeling, one of excitment of all to come and sadness that it is going so quickly x

  • Esther says:

    You little one has the most amazing blue eyes! I get so excited for each milestone and each new thing that sometimes it’s hard to enjoy the moment as you look forward to the next. Children really are the most fascinating creatures! I feel like I am taught new things each day xx

  • So cute. I can’t wait for J to sit up properly, I hate wishing time away but this age is a bit of a struggle, he’s teething so badly and can’t really entertain himself so I’m looking forward to when he can do a bit more, an sleep a bit more!! x

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      I do think they get to the point where they get fed up of not being able to do stuff. LL got fed up of not being able to sit up, she is now at the stage where she is fed up of not being able to crawl. x

  • Those cheeks! Archie is sitting up but he is still a baby in so many ways and I am rather grateful that he is still gummy and quiet

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      I love her two bottom little teeth but I am not looking forward to the top ones coming through, they just seem far too grown up and they change their face and smiles. x

  • Stephanie says:

    These photos are all so fantastic! I love the backdrop! That sitting up phase is so very exciting. That’s great that you have all these wonderful photos of LL to remember the milestone.

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