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motherhood moments

I am absolutely fascinated by how fast Bubs seems to be learning and growing.

So much more interaction now. She’s saying so many things and even asking me things.

Her favourite word at the moment is ‘more’. More squash, more orange, more books, more cuddles, more tickles. The word ‘more’ is fabulous as she can use it more or less in any context. ANY context.

When she says ‘more’ though, and I don’t know what she means, that’s the problem. The more gets louder and louder!

She loves Justin and Mr Tumble. She is so sweet. When on the TV they shout “Mr Tumble!” She will call out “umble! Umble!”
It makes me smile. She will also put her finger on her nose when they use magic to send the bag to Mr Tumble.

She’s says “bubbles” and “woahwoahs” (strawberries), “gwengwen” (penguin) and “Lee” (blankie). It’s truly amazing how she is picking up words and also using them, and babbling away.

She is climbing like a pro. She likes nothing better than to climb on my coffee table. She has now worked out how to climb onto the dining room chairs, and she also tried to climb out of her highchair today!

She hasn’t tried to climb out of her cot yet though. Yet. I am waiting for it to happen!

She has now got 8 teeth, with another 4 coming through. 4! she has been the best she has been teething, with only a few wake-ups and a few doses of calpol. However she is trying to bite everything in sight including her own wrists, my arms and her Dads’ shoulders! It is so sharp and very painful when she takes you by surprise!

I am finding this time, generally, a good one in Motherhood terms. I feel quite settled at work, and I am not dreading it as much as I was, although it can be stressful at times. Bubs is just a delight, and when I come home from work, or in the mornings, I treasure the time we have together. I love the way I can understand her babblings and mutterings, and even her Dad will ask me what she is saying sometimes! I don’t always get it right but I am starting to understand her language. As someone who studied English language at A Level, it is amazing to see this biological language development occur!

One thing that has helped me to remember some of these moments has been writing it down. Pilot Pens sent us some pens and a little journal to write down any special, small moments that we wanted to remember as part of their #happywriting campaign. It is amazing how much you can miss by not recording it in some way. I have really enjoyed doing this, and will write a more detailed post all about it soon.

I was sent some pens and a little journal by Pilot Pens as part of their #happywriting campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Baby Says What? Baby’s first words and communication

Communication is amazing, isn’t it. Being able to express yourself, and also understand others is pretty immense.

Seeing Bubs working out language is fascinating if also a little terrifying.

One day last week, I was withering on to her whilst she had her dinner. I said something like ‘this time last year you were in mummy’s tummy’ and you know what she did?

SHE PUT HER HANDS ON HER TUMMY.

If we talk about going out, she will find her shoes.

If I ask her where her head is, she will put her hands on it.

If I ask her what noise a dog makes, she sometimes makes a ‘woof’ sound.

It’s pretty weird. She’s growing up she becoming one of US.

SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT I SAY!

The revelation is akin to Frankenstein’s monster: it’s alive!

She understands so much. Much more than we give her credit for. She can say a few words but she still can’t say Mummy yet which I find a bit disheartening. Closest I get is “yddad”which sounds like daddy backwards. It’s almost like she doesn’t need a name for me as I’m her Gofer.

She says bye, daddy, hello, doggy, yes and woof. Sometimes she points and makes an “ahhhhhh!” Sound quite loudly if she wants something, or wants you to do something. I say sometimes, it’s quite a lot actually. I frantically pick items up around the house whilst she ‘AHHHHHHS’ – hair brushes, toothpaste, a shoe, until I get a ‘ess’ and a nod and we know she wants the ballpoint pen which we then have to hide and distract her from.

One night last week, she woke up at 4am and started gesturing to me to go down the stairs. It was far too early to do that, and I was just totally bowled over by the fact she even did it. I was preparing to get into a heated debate, her wildly gesturing to her bedroom door, when I realised I had to take control here. So I told her we had to sleep and luckily she believed me.

It’s made me think about what I say around her. Unfortunately I do swear a bit so I’m trying my best not to teach her any. Although by now the damage could be done….

She is a true delight to be with now. Dare I say much more than she was when she was a baby. I am enjoying this time much more, I don’t really know what’s in store and it’s exciting.

If a little creepy and terrifying.