Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ballet shoes

We are now fully paid-up members of the middle classes. Yeah, I know, we were already, but…

Ballet! Rosemary now goes to ballet classes on a Saturday morning.

And here she is, showing off her new ballet clothes.

She loves it and, it seems she can even manage to sit still for long enough to listen to the teacher and follow the instructions.

Monday, January 18, 2010

She's once, twice, 99 a lady

Rosemary is gradually getting the idea of quantifying the world around her. She's using '99' as an adjective in place of very, or completely. 'Are you tired?' 'I'm 99 tired'. (No idea where this has come from, maybe someone said '99% certain'.) But more interestingly, she's using a few others which she's picking as the situation warrants - if she's not hungry, she might say 'Ummm, I'm only 3 hungry'. And today she said she enjoyed something '494949 [four nine four nine four nine]'. Which I guess is a lot. But is it more or less than enjoying something 100?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

3 months (and a bit)

Age ~ 3 months, 8 days

Weight ~ Not sure; about a stone

Length ~ No ídea !

Feeding ~ 100% Mummy Milk, roughly every 3 hours, for about 10-15 minutes, with occassional hour to hour and a half marathons, especially in the early evening

Favourite toys - Turtle, big 'spider' on the baby gym, which she spins round for ages; also likes her parrot; and has recently been really enjoying books (well, how could she not in this family?)

Milestone from past month ~ First laughs, rolled over, though not done so a lot, really trying to move when on tummy, will probably be crawling quite early

What size clothes ~ All 3-6 month, since she was about 2 months, may need to get out the 6-9 months box next month

What size nappies ~ Size 4, whatever's on special offer

Language development: Blowing bubbles, which is apparently an essential step in learning to talk. Squeals, makes gurgling kind of talking sounds. 'Chats' - i.e. listens to someone talking then responds.

Physical development: Can hold self up on arms when on tummy for a bit. Pushing forwards with feet when on tummy and can actually move herself forward a bit. Sitting up with only a littke aid. Very strong legs; can weight-bear on them for a bit and 'stand' when being held lightly.

Social, emotional and intellectual development: Presumably all happening in the background, but no specific milestones, except for laughing.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Here's Eleanor

3 months after her birth, we finally get around to introducing Eleanor to the world this blog.

Hope you like this, Grandpa!