Tuesday 22 March 2011

On a roll

I did a post not too long ago showing Elizabeth trying to roll over. Well today she managed it - twice! The first time it was a complete shock to both of us. I had put Elizabeth in her pink play gym on her front and all of a sudden she pushed with her arms and she flipped over! There was a look of total surprise on her face as she looked around to see different toys to what she'd just been looking at. Very cute! The second time wasn't as much of a shock for her and she rolled the other way. As she did so, I got a beautiful smile. A gymnast in the making maybe?

Saturday 19 March 2011

Swimming update

So last week I had to do the swimming class with Elizabeth as Frans was away on a 'business trip'. I was dreading it. I'm not very comfortable in water and the thought of being in the pool whilst caring for Elizabeth didn't exactly fill me with excitement. I did my best to think positively and not to let Elizabeth feel my anxiety. I must've done a good job because Elizabeth behaved pretty well. There were tears of course but not as bad as I was expecting. There was one exercise that I really wasn't comfortable doing so the instructor helped me out with that but otherwise I did it all on my own. I was very proud of myself and of Elizabeth.

This week was a different story though. Both Frans and I think that Elizabeth was too tired this week. She had only slept for 15 minutes before the class which wasn't long enough. The result was a grumpy girl in the pool and so she didn't enjoy herself as much as she has done in the past. There really is a very fine balance between not enough sleep and too long between feeds, mainly because she's still so young. When the next term starts in May, Elizabeth will be 5.5 months old, so hopefully our timings won't be so critical. She really is doing beautifully though and clearly starting to understand what's going on as she reacts to the command words. Very exciting!

Friday 18 March 2011

Tummy time!

Look how well I can lift my head Muumy!

I can even turn over...

...well, almost.

Another holiday booked

We're going to Denmark! Before we've been on our first family holiday, we've booked a second. Fingers crossed that Elizabeth won't make me regret that decision... I must admit that I'm not particularly looking forward to flying with a baby but Denmark will be fabulous. We're looking forward to seeing the family and showing off introducing Elizabeth to everyone.

Thursday 10 March 2011

Baby cinema

Yesterday Elizabeth and I went to the cinema.  We've been a couple of times now and it's really great! The Odeon cinema company have these special screenings each week for parents with babies, so it doesn't matter too much if Elizabeth cries. The lights are kept low (rather than off) and the volume is lower than usual. This week's film was The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon.

Elizabeth was really well behaved. She was quite hungry when we arrived so I fed her shortly after we got settled. She was then more than happy to sit on my lap, either watching the screen, playing with her rattle or chewing her hand (or mine!)  She had a sleep towards the end of the film and was good as gold.

What the cinema do with these screenings for mums with babies is really fantastic. It's great that I still get to do things like that now I have Elizabeth and it's even better that Elizabeth doesn't seem to mind :)

Monday 7 March 2011

Simple pleasures

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Saturday 5 March 2011

Swimming lessons

Elizabeth had her fourth swimming lesson today and things seemed to be much better. She enjoyed the water a lot more and there was considerably less crying. Frans does a wonderful job of keeping her calm in the pool. I'm doing the class next week and I'll let you know how it goes.

Friday 4 March 2011

Endearing qualities




Daddy's girl

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Tuesday 1 March 2011

Second immunisations

That's right, she was jabbed with needles again today. There was one big difference though - they didn't seem to bother her this time. Don't get me wrong, she still cried when the nurse gave her the injections but by the time I was halfway home in the car she had stopped. She had a feed when we got in, then a little play. All quite normal. She then went down for a sleep a bit earlier than usual and slept for almost 2 hours! The rest of the day progressed like it was any other.

Well done my brave little girl :)
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