As it is SO easy to forget what they were doing at any age, I thought I would write down some of her talents 😀
Rather than cry at the moment, she will roll an ‘R’. It is really quite bizarre. I have never heard another child do it and people look at us a bit weird when she does it. I can’t decide if it is endearing or annoying. I must catch it on video!
She can wave (double armed and most of her body waves to, but she loves it!)
She can clap, on demand and when she hears music she will also bob along to it
She can sign ‘milk’. This only happened yesterday and was really quite funny. She had vomited up some milk and looked at it, then looked at me and signed ‘milk’. I was like, yes sweetheart you are right, that is milk!
When I ask for a kiss, I get one! (most of the time). She launches at me with her mouth wide open. I love it!
She can eat pretty much anything you give her. In the end we did a mixture of finger foods and puree and I am very happy with that. She loves apple and oat porridge, yogurts and strawberries! For breakfast she eats a brioche, the whole thing, so expertly.
She swims like a fish, and loves water. She had dive under the water and doesn’t even flinch. She splashes and kicks and is so so happy in water.
Yesterday she took 3 unaided steps away from me towards a big teddy bear she wanted. She will also step between 2 things to cruise around. She cruises all over the house and crawls expertly now. I often tuck her pretty tops and dresses into her tights so that she can crawl more easily but when I haven’t done that, she has a pretty cool technique that means she can manage it even in a dress. Bravo!
She has 2 teeth at the bottom about half way through and no sign of any more just yet.
She sleeps pretty well with an average of 1 wake up per night, and some nights she sleeps through. She is in her own cot in her own room.
I think we might have had our last breastfeed last week. I hadn’t fed for about 2 weeks or so and she was upset after swimming and we had no dummy with us. So I let her latch on and she fed from both sides for about 20 minutes before falling asleep. I was of very mixed emotion having realised I miss it, but had also been enjoying the freedom (and more sleep) of stopping breastfeeding. It’s been a week since that feed, I wonder how much milk is still in there? And if I did want to change my mind……could I get a small regular supply back again. I just don’t know what I want. She seems happy either way.
She is such a cuddly baby and we still have long snuggles in bed in the morning, as well as during the day. I just love it when she rests her head into my chest, or onto my shoulder and relaxes. It is such a wonderful feeling of a baby pressed against you, loving you, needing you. Charlie has also become much more cuddly recently and yesterday fell asleep on me on the sofa. I just sat and enjoyed it rather than putting him to bed. It might not happen again, and I have to savour every moment he still lets me have.
They both love their dummies and there have been hilarious moments when Rosa has crawled over to Charlie and removed his dummy to put it in her own mouth and crawl off fast with Charlie in pursuit to get it back! We were thinking of removing Charlie’s, but I just don’t think it will work whilst Rosa still uses one.
Charlie loves Rosa. He shows such tenderness and love towards her. He is also proud of her. When I went to pick him up from the childminder yesterday he was showing the other children her and telling them her name and showing her off. He likes to show her things and bring her things he thinks she will like. He doesn’t like it when she plays with his toys. He knows the rules and will tell her off when she breaks one. When I was in the kitchen I heard him say ‘no baby, don’t do that! 1, 2, 3!’ He seems to know the rules better when Rosa breaks them, more than when he is doing something naughty lol He loves rough play and to tickle, and whilst Rosa copes with this quite well, sometimes she is not in the mood and will screech for me to save her!