I haven’t had much to say lately, or if I do, any time to write it. I have started writing a few posts only to discard them because they aren’t really worth the effort. Anyway in the spirit of just writing something dammit, here is a brief update.
We are sick of course, Little Bear has gone down with tonsilitis but with some antibiotics he’s on the mend. Possum and I just have the initial cold so far, so hopefully it stays that way.
We’ve caught up with family a few times which has been lovely and we’ve had a couple of lovely playdates as well, one to a playcentre in Strathpine and one to the Queensland Museum and State Library Corner (ahem, great for kids but quite probably were we got the cold from since our cousin’s little girl who we went with got sick as well at the same time). LIttle Bear was disappointed at the lack of olden days farm machinery at the museum. There’s also been playgroup so my boy has had some socialising time.
Possum has started crawling (sort of) or at least going forwards in an army crawl style that looks more like breaststroke crawling. She also has started clapping. I looked up what Little Bear was doing at her age (7 and a bit months) and I know he wasn’t clapping but he was already crawling up stairs and walking along holding the wall. He was also pulling himself up on things. Mrs is a bit slower in the physical department but along with the clapping and eating solids like a trooper there’ve been a few more sedentary activities she can do that her brother couldn’t at that age. I’ve noticed her sitting looking at books and also trying to put puzzle pieces back into puzzles. She also is happy to just play by herself, something her big brother is only just starting to do.
There’s also a definite ‘Mummmmmm’ happening when she wants me.
The solids thing though is definitely blowing me away, it’s so much FUN to feed a baby who’s happy to try anything and LIKES to eat. Amazing. I’m actually prefering to make her food rather than buy.
What else…I’ve been bored with our house so have been rearranging furniture a bit.
Oh and I’ve actually been writing! We’ll see how long that inspiration lasts.
Three things I am grateful for this week:
My Mum’s visit on Sunday – Little Bear was supposed to visit her for the weekend but was too sick, so if Little Bear’s can’t go to the Nanna’s, Nanna’s come to Little Bears.
Writing inspiration. Wonderful to feel creative again.
The availability of a medical centre open til 11 pm on a Sunday night and a chemist as well.