Friday, 29 June 2012
20 weeks so half way there. Marisca sat watching the monitor and pointing out the baby, which was really lovely. Not quite as often as she pointed out Percy's smile in the book she had with her, but for a first real interaction with her new brother or sister, it's pretty good going.
PS I think the bright shiny bit is Elspeth's phone's flash as she takes a picture of the photo we have. Rather than a star on its way to being born. The star is the baby shaped thing just about the white blob.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
And then tried it out:
Here's the room with all its new furniture: plenty of storage, a nice big bed and still room for playing. The cot is still there, in the corner, in case we have nights where Marisca will not stay in the big bed, but the aim is that by the time we need the cot for its new occupant Marisca will happily stay in her bed.
Based on one night, Risky is happy to sleep in the bed but wants someone there while she falls asleep - at least you can lie next to her rather than lean over the side of the cot! She fell out once and had to be cuddled back to sleep, but all in all it could have been worse. Let's hope the transition goes smoothly...
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Risky slept pretty well in her readybed for the first time, all things considered. No worse that at times when she's slept somewhere new in a cot, I think (in retrospect...).
Unsurprisingly, all of my favourite photos involve the children and not the grown ups.
Not sure who is copying who...
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
It's often particularly the case when I'm out with Marisca, as Elspeth does the majority of drop offs and pick ups, she recognises some of the parents. I have been at the swimming pool, minding our own business, when a small child walks up and says "Hello Marisca". If it's odd and slightly uncomfortable out on the street, it is definitely more so in a changing room.
Friday, 15 June 2012
I had to sign the accident form at nursery yesterday. Hasn't happened for a while as despite her toddler clumsiness Marisca doesn't yet get into many scrapes. She's fallen somewhere and grazed her knee. Both knees are already well grazed, and she must be so used to it that she didn't tell any of the nursery staff about it, they only noticed during her nappy change, and it's not been at all painful. Ask her today what she has on her knee and she'll tell you it's a ladybird!
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Edit. Still some work to do in making this photo the right way round...
This weekend we had Ruth visiting from the south on a tour of Yorkshire. Given the weather warnings recently we've been lucky to be able to get out into the Dales yesterday with a walk up to Malham cove where the rspb were letting people use their telescope to see nesting peregrine chicks. Very cool.
Then today we did our usual visitors' walk around Saltaire with very nice roast lunch at the old glen house. Risky walked a very long way out along the glen, hopping from rock to rock, and then down through the woods. We were pretty impressed at how far she walked over rough terrain. And proud, obviously.
Thank you for visiting, Ruth!
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
So on Sunday we went to White Scar cave - Marisca's first underground experience. It was a great trip down - very busy, given the weather, but with lots of interesting things to see. I think Marisca enjoyed it, although she didn't keep her helmet on for longer than a single photo, and she certainly didn't enjoy the very loud waterfall.