Wednesday, 28 September 2011

First Word and More Teeth

I know I've been very naughty and haven't written on here for a while so I thought I'd let you know that E now has seven teeth!  Teeth 5 and 6 came through together a couple of weeks ago and then we got number 7 a few days ago.  I can see 8 and 9 are very close to coming through but for now, E isn't suffering like she did with number 5.  That top tooth was horrible and gave E problems for almost two weeks.

Last week we also heard E's first word.  She's been making lots of noise recently, with a few ma-ma-ma's and da-da-da's but nothing that could possibly be 'mama' or 'dada'.  Until now.  I was holding E and she looked at Frans, stuck out her arm towards him and with a big smile said 'mama!'  Now obviously I'm mama but I've been told it's common for babies to get mama and dada the wrong way round, which I can understand. 

Well done Elizabeth!

Friday, 16 September 2011

We did say she likes her food...

I had E weighed yesterday by the health visitor.  Since birth, E has been tracking her 'very average' weight curve on the graph.  She never deviates.  The last time I had her weighed was 8 weeks ago and we had just introduced a third meal into her day.  Again, a nice average weight of 17lb 14.5oz (8.125 kg).  She now weighs 20lb 1.5oz (9.11 kg) and has jumped up to the next percentage line on the graph.  It's hardly surprising considering the amount of food she puts away.  I'm actually a little pleased as she's starting to fill the clothes she has, rather than being too long and skinny for everything.  Carrying 9kg can be a bit tiring though.