An A-Z of babyhood by Eleanor Birne
This book bought back some lovely crazy memeories for me of my children and me during their first year. Eleanor writes her moments and memories, snatches of recollections and thoughts arranged as an A-Z throughout the first year of her childs life.
She writes so well you get a huge sense of her protectiveness and worry, flurry and chaos, dedictation, and adoration of her baby. I love that she feels nostalgic for baby stages passed I remember feeling the same. She captures so well the odd emotions of motherhood such as the enormity of going out for a first walk on your own with the pram and the pride involved.
This is a sweet love song of a book to the first year of new life and it’s impact on mummy. She is incredibly observant and writes with real tenderness. I think every parent will be able to relate to this book and nod along often at the captured experineces that they share.
This book would make a lovely gift for a new mummy.