Category Archives: baby

Happy birthday, Hugo!

A year ago today, Alex, Elena and I welcomed Hugo into the world. Happy birthday, little one! I can’t believe a whole year has passed by. It seems crazy that our baby’s one. He has grown so much. There are … Continue reading

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It’s probably time to admit I’ve got a problem

Hello, my name is Ruth and I’m an in threes addict. I really love this pattern. I can’t help it – the cardigan’s so great for layering and adding a pop of colour to a baby’s outfit. I never fail … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 3….and a very worn out and worried Mamma

I try to stay upbeat here on the blog, but I must say I’ve been finding this parenting gig really tough this week. It’s so dispiriting to feel like you can’t fix things for an unsettled baby and make everything … Continue reading

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An unintentional break

It has been a long, quiet fortnight here. Alex has been away with work, we’ve had family visiting, Hugo’s had an ear infection which has stuck around – and had teeth numbers three and four arrive. We don’t do things … Continue reading

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A cute set for some cute siblings

Some dear friends welcomed a cute baby boy into their family recently. Given I was also running really late with his big sister’s first birthday present, his arrival presented me with an irresistible opportunity to knit a sibling set. Both … Continue reading

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One of *those* days

Today was one of those days. Poor little Hugo has a second tooth cutting through and it’s proving traumatic for all involved. This morning Hugo was so unhappy – cuddle him, he’d cry. Pop him in the bouncer, he’d cry. … Continue reading

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A big week and a Granny’s Favourite

We’ve had a big week here in the ruth plus two household. We’ve had a second birthday, a business trip (not me, obviously), two little ones finishing courses of antibiotics, grandparents here to stay (thank goodness for Grandma and Granddad), … Continue reading

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How did that happen?

Not long ago I was the proud mother of a tiny newborn girl. Now, I’m the proud mother of a precocious two year old who loves fist bumps. What a full two years it has been! I feel like I’ve … Continue reading

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Five months today

Our little Hugo is five months old today! We’re going well, although Hugo’s sleep has been fairly dire for the last few nights. I’m sick, Elena is snotty and I’m fairly sure Hugo’s going to be the next one to … Continue reading

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Failure to thrive

Agh. Major life blips aren’t fun, are they? Hugo’s sleeping got to a crisis point, so he and I had a stay at sleep school this week with Alex staying with us overnight. It turns out that Hugo’s sleeping problem … Continue reading

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