A little while ago I started a separate Instagram for the Imp called Grumpy Baby. It was just for fun, because she has resting grumpy face, and sometimes her grumpy photos just give me a chuckle. It has all of like 8 followers or something, nearly all family members. So imagine my surprise when suddenly I got an e-mail from Instagram telling me that the e-mail associated with the account had been changed. Followed by another e-mail saying that the username had been changed.
It gave me an option to click a link to revert the e-mail change, which I did as soon as I received it. However, and I can only assume it’s because of the user name change, the reversion didn’t work. I got about halfway through only to be told the account didn’t exist. Hopefully the half-done reversal blocked the hacker too though, because in the 24 hours it took me to retrieve the account, nothing was posted on it.
In the end, I did get the account back – but it did require a bit of work. Especially since one of the things they want is a photo of you holding a hand-written sign with your username, and the person in the photo should be on the account. Since the account only has photos of the Imp, I had to take a photo of her with a sign. And yes, I did it while she was sleeping, because otherwise said sign would have been eaten and/or crumpled by grubby little hands.
While all this was going on, I discovered that someone must have the password for my @spellbound.nu e-mail, because I was getting lots of spam of undelivered messages. So someone was using my e-mail address to spam people. Great. I’ve since changed the password, and I haven’t received any “undelivered” messages since, so hopefully that’s stopped it.
Not a very interesting blog post this, I suppose – but I hope it may serve as a reminder to change your passwords now and then. I have had the bad habit of using the same password in more than one place. In large part because I have a terrible memory, but I will just have to do a password retrieve every time if I have to – because this was a really frustrating experience.
Oh, and if anyone wants to see the occasional photo of resting grumpy face, her Instagram account is grumpybaby.02.
I would like to get back to my monthly Instagram roundup posts, but it’s been a while so I thought I’d do a catch-up post of the ones I missed. Obviously that’s a lot of photos, so I’m not doing all, but I’ve chosen some that I’d like to share. To make it a little bit less spammy, I’ve added them as a gallery. It’s up to and including September this year. I will include October’s photos when I do a November post in early December.
Unfortunately I haven’t figured out how to make the gallery put the photos in the order I want, so they’re somewhat out of order.
Daddy & Imp.
My gorgeous baby shower!
Baby shower cake (which I could not eat due to gestational diabetes).
Macallan found the baby nest and decided it was his new bed.
Fresh Imp, 5 days old – still in hospital. Tired mummy.
1 week old Imp.
Bailey was very happy that I was back from the hospital after having been there for a week when the Imp was born.
2 weeks old Imp.
Behind the scene of trying to get the Easter photo.
The Imp’s first Easter.
Daddy & Imp.
Macallan grudgingly decides to share “his” changing mat.
The Imp was along for the trek to Old Harry rocks in the sling around a month old.
Old Harry rocks.
Old Harry rocks.
Macallan looking regal.
Mummy, Daddy & Imp.
The Imp is now bigger than a chocolate bar!
Tiny Imp was barely bigger than a chocolate bar.
Sweden’s west coast.
View of Isle of Wight from Hengistbury Head.
Corfe Castle from the back.
Definitely bigger than the chocolate bar now!
Milk drunk Imp ready to go out.
Photo taken by my aunt when we were in Sweden during the summer.
Trying to promote self-feeding, so it often looks like the Imp has killed a smurf.
I’m not particularly prolific when it comes to taking photos and putting them on Instagram, but on the first of every month I’ll share whatever I have been putting up (if anything). This month is extra few since I used a lot of my Easter photos in the previous post. Oops!
On the first of every month, we will have this type of post. Rejoice! Or hide…
When you buy your dog a new bed, and he decides to use it as a pillow instead.
Technically not from April, but I was short on photos – and since it’s a new “feature” I’ve not posted it before. It’s the cathedral in Exeter, and the only photo I took while I was there for training in my new job.