...we all survived our first full weekend without 'Mummy'!
Most of it was a complete blur to be honest, but as far as I'm aware, there were no major dramas to report – considering my usually forgetful and disorganised self this is nothing short of a miracle.
Rosie was as good as gold allowing me two good nights sleep with no wake ups – unless I just slept through them? Either way she was full of smiles in the morning so I assumed all was well. The boys were great too and really pulled their weight keeping the Bud entertained whilst I was busy rushing around not really achieving anything, making huge mountains out of jobs Karen completes everyday with me barely even noticing!
We finished off a hectic but fun weekend watching the boys marching proudly in the village Remembrance Day parade, allowing me the time to stop for a moment and reflect.
The Bud (but mostly me) really missed Karen and her return was rewarded by Rosie's first attempt at saying, 'Mamma'. Okay, so she wasn't neccesarily saying Mamma but we've been trying to encourage the 'mm' and 'umm' sounds for a while now, with little or no response. She's now achieved this which is fantastic – a real big step in her vocal development. I'm sure it won't be long before it becomes a definite pronunciation of 'Mummy'.
We've also discovered Rosie now has a favourite book called This Little Teddy, it's one of those 'touchy feely' ones with different textures and materials. She is particularly drawn towards 'Miranda the Giant Panda' and when the page is turned to reveal 'Miranda' she kicks her little dumpling legs with excitement and loves to stroke the ears!
Progress on the crawling front has slowed down and she seems uninterested again, we try to encourage her but she is becoming quite stubborn in her refusal. If she doesn't want to do something she makes no secret of the fact. We tried her again in the crawling position last night and she immediately lay flat on the floor and rolled over finishing without her trademark smile – which is the real telling sign that she's not happy about it! There are also times when we'll give her a toy or teddy to hold and if she doesn't want it she will take it and throw it behind her. The one thing we can guarantee she wont ever toss aside is my phone blasting out Tom Petty, so we're trying to encourage the crawling again using this as bait!
I had hoped she may have been crawling a little by Christmas (she still might) but as with everything it will be done in her own time and on her terms!