Only a month late with this update… I’m surpassing myself here. DD is currently 15 Months Old so be prepared for another update in quick succession.
OHs parents came to visit on the 12th for a week which was lovely. It’s nice to see his Dad looking well, considering everything that’s going on with his health at present.
We also took a trip over to Dorset to ‘attend’ the Royal Wedding celebrations at Auntie’s and stayed for the week which was lovely for all concerned. The weather was fabulous, as was the
Better. Lots better.
Skin continues to improve with the use of twice daily Aveeno cream and using the body wash and oat bath.
Beginning of the month continued in the same vein as last month, hourly wake ups. On the 12th she did a miraculous 6 hour stint (though DS woke us instead).
She seems to be dropping, or starting to drop, one of her naps, favouring a very long midday nap. Of course School pickups scupper this on School days.
She has mastered the art of kissing this month and responds dutifully when asked to provide one. It is quite simply the most beautiful thing.
She is cruising and crawling at sprint speed and is now walking holding onto one hand. She stands independently for 10+ seconds at a time but is yet to make any cautious independent steps… unlike with DS, I’m in no rush.
I swear she’s trying to say so many words, Bird and Boo being her favourites. She seems besotted with birds in the garden and every time she sees them she makes ‘Buh’ sounds repeatedly, whilst pointing excitedly at them.
Boo comes when she plays Peekaboo in her Activity Garden, as I say Boo everytime she appears she has recently started making the sound herself.
She’s constantly babbling to herself with Guhs, Buhs, Muhs and Dahs and I’ve never known a baby laugh so much.
She continues to point at everything she wants and has progressed to pointing at herself first to tell us that she wants to do that.
She successfully points to her nose, and ours, when asked and is super proud of herself.
Buttons (the tiresome fight for the remote control has started again… why is it that it’s only the one that works that they’re interested in?)
Anything she can stick her finger in.
New Tastes: Pancakes; Tuna Fish Cakes; Quorn Bolognese; Pesto (though a little scared there is too much salt in it so I’ve bought some basil and have decided I shall attempt to make my own)
We continue on our breastfeeding journey and just lately this has been upped again. Whether it’s because she’s teething, or unwell, or growing is a mystery. Either way we continue to enjoy our journey along this road.
Still no sign of any new teeth breaking through so at this stage she is still sporting 8
She is now totally in 9-12 month clothing and some 12-18 month which swamp her.
I’ve been struggling a bit this month. Whether it was going home for so long and enjoying the support I don’t know. But I’ve taken longer to adjust being back in Cornwall. I need to get back into the routine of not expecting any help so not getting pissed off when I ultimately don’t receive any.
I’m also struggling with the knowledge I’ll never be pregnant again. My friend who lost a baby in November announced she is pregnant again a couple of weeks ago and although I’m happy for her it’s made me confront the fact that I won’t have the three that I always wanted. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s sensible that we don’t (can’t) have anymore but it still pains me somewhat. I joke that if I started when I was in my twenties I would have had multiple children and I strongly believe this to be true 😂
Slimming World wise I’ve also been struggling. The onset of my periods has really messed with my losses and going home hasn’t helped either. I’m currently 9 stone 6 and feeling pissed off with myself. Have got to find my mojo again, have got to start running again too.