Thursday, 11 October 2012

On the 10th of October

I was at work looking after other people's babies!  My first night shifts since I went back at the end of September.  I didn't register the date until the clock turned and I had to start writing the 11th on all my notes entries, despite the fact that I worked the night of the 9th as well.
She's walking everywhere, with confidence and speed.  She falls over a lot and runs into things.  But she's happy.
She goes to a childminder 3 days a week, with Isaac and their two children.  Their little boy is two months younger and just on the move.  He loves her and like to cuddle and squidge her.  She is not impressed but is only just learning to run away!
She's still in 6-9 month clothes but we've just moved up to 9-12 vests and sleepsuits.  She sleeps in Isaac's old grobags with my (unfinished) granny squares baby blanket draped around her.  She sleeps through almost every night, with occasional feeds around 4am after which she falls back to sleep for a few hours.
She still eats everything in sight - Laura (our childminder) tells me she'll wolf down everyone else's leftovers at dinner time.  She's started to pull sandwiches to pieces before eating them, one of Isaac's more irritating habits as a baby.  She throws her food on the floor when she's had enough or wants something different.
She still breastfeeds morning and evening though she'll happily take milk from a beaker if I'm not there.  She finishes her bedtime feed then we have a cuddle before bed.  She puts her finger in my mouth and turns her head away to the side, grinning like a loon.  After a couple of repeats, she puts her head in close to mine to press a bit of her face into my mouth or nose.  She giggles and I laugh at her.  She loves eskimo kisses.
She's shy and coy, turning her head into me when we meet new people.  She prefers me to her daddy and (so he tells me) cranes her head around him to look for me if he gets her up in the morning.
She loves to play with balloons, especially chewing the ends and biting them.  She hasn't popped one, yet!  She shrieks when Isaac sings.  She finds him entertaining and irritating in equal measure but isn't often upset when he sits on her (by accident).  He picks her up under her arms and 'carries' her around the house, her little legs waving frantically as she tries to wriggle away.  She giggles when he plays hide and seek with her.  She's discovered 'peepo' and loves to pull a blanket over her head.

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