You are cruising the furniture and pushing your little pram around, but as yet have not taken any steps on your own. You will get there in your own time, you have only been crawling about 8 weeks. It would be nice if you walked soon though - its wet outside now, and it would be so much easier if you could hold my hand and walk alongside me! You still love the baby carriers,
You have discovered that you can climb into your little lounge chair all by yourself. You love climbing in and out of it. You often sit perched right on the edge, your feet on the ground bouncing your weight from the chair to your legs, a big cheeky grin lighting up your face. You look so close to just standing up and walking away - it wont be long now!
Crawling has given you the ability to get where ever you want, and to explore at will. You follow Isaac around the house, trying to get right in the middle of what he is doing. You love unpacking bags and boxes. The boys school bags are fair game if they leave them sitting in the floor with the zips undone in the mornings, as is any other bag you find with in reach. You can unzip them too - that skill is well developed from all the practice you get unzipping every jacket I put on you ! You make a bee line for the remote controls, or the phone if it has been left with in your reach. You know just what to do with them too. Your fingers push the little buttons on the remote as soon as you get near it, and the phone goes straight to your ear. If there is something you shouldnt touch, a stern little ahhhh, is usually all it takes for you to move onto something else.
Im still plodding my way through getting your nursery finished. I need to get your quilt quilted, make some little butterflys to flutter around the birdies on their branch, and make a couple more framed pieces to go in the collection above your cot. You love pointing out the birdies around your room, and love when I blow on the butterflys hanging from your light and they magically start fluttering around. Your room is my favourite room in the house right now. The winter sun streams in the window for a lot of the day, it is uncluttered (unless you open the end robe door, or look at the constant pile of clothes and nappies sitting on your change table waiting to be folded!) and the colours are cheerful but restful. I love that so much of it has been especially made for you by me. I drew the pictures, I took the photos, I made the flowers, the birdies, your name banner and the linen for you cot. There is a nursery rhyme - from a book that was mine as a little girl - framed on the wall, as well as framed vintage transfers, just like were in my childhood room. When ever Im in there I feel a sense of contentment - I hope you feel it to ! (photo courtesy of Isaac - as we try to capture lots more of the everyday moments) My darling little girl, you are such a sweet little thing and we all love you more than you could ever imagine.