Saturday, 29 January 2011
Look at me! I pulled myself up without any help, and so quickly that daddy didn't have chance to put a flash on. I might deign to stand again for a longer period later on. Daddy seems to be very proud of me.
I have also continued my crawling and exploring - look where my cup ended up! I'd better go and get it...
Friday, 28 January 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
Firstly - clapping. Marisca now likes to clap your hands for you, and is getting the hang of clapping her own too.
Of course sometimes she misses! She's also started enjoying rattles a lot. Here is one which mummy made from a food pot and ball bearings. Well, they look like ball bearings although I suspect they're actually silver cake decoration balls.
Lastly - and definitely not new - pushing over towers!
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Monday, 3 January 2011
Looking at photos, this one also shows a typical facial expression. Maybe this is Marisca's photo face?
Interestingly, the biggest change this month has been with me. A few months ago I couldn't think of going back to work as I couldn't believe that Marisca could survive without me. However, now she will happily go 4-6 hours between feeds, and will even take a bottle if I'm not around. Suddenly I can see time for myself being possible again! And now I want - and need - that. I love Marisca to bits and love being her Mum, but need time to be me as well. For various reasons I've extended my maternity leave to April, but am now jealous of my friends who are going back to work part time. Funny how life changes, isn't it?
Here's the official family photo, from Christmas Day. Don't we all look happy?
We rounded off Christmas with a visit to Tim's Mum and Dad, aka Gandma and Grandpa, who had alot of family staying or visiting. Thanks to Rachel, Marisca got a new outfit which matches Izzy's outfit. Stripes were obviously the order of the day for everyone:
It was lovely to spend time with so many of the family - and hand Marisca over for cuddles!