The Big Bed is on itâ€™s way!!!
Itâ€™s only going to be about 10 days later than weâ€™d originally anticipated – John Lewis are blaming the manufacturer and Iâ€™m sure the same would be true in reverse, but at least we know it is coming now and the bedding is all here and ready to go so, with a bit of luck and some self assembly, we should have the bed up and sleepable by bedtime next Monday (2nd July).
Molly seems to be settling into the cot as well â€“ the time between waking is getting considerably longer (thank goodness!) and she appears to be having much more room to wave her arms around inâ€¦â€¦.if we had a cat, she would probably be swinging it! My attempts to stop Molly being visible to Isabel seem to have been a wasted effort â€“ I had covered one side of the cot with a blanket, the theory being that if Isabel couldnâ€™t see her, she wouldnâ€™t try and talk to her! However, when I went in to get them the other morning I discovered Isabel giggling as Molly pulled the blanket back like a nosey neighbour so that she could peep out at her! Needless to say, I have now removed the blanket and they have a lovely time conversing in the mornings!
Isabels latest language development involves her getting very concerned about things â€“ if Mummy happens to be watching â€œExtreme Makeover: Home Editionâ€ (which generally involves them knocking down someoneâ€™s house and building a new one) sheâ€™ll come dashing over to say â€œOh No Mummy! House broken!â€ and you have to try and explain that although they have broken the house, they will be fixing it with something much better! She has also taken to saying â€œCareful Mummy, look out!â€ whenever we come to cross the road â€“ Iâ€™m taking this as a good sign that she has listened to our instructions when we take her into town, and not that she thinks Iâ€™m a terrible Buggy driver!?
Molly continues to be very frustrated aboutâ€¦well, everything! She gets cross when she canâ€™t reach something she wants and really lets rip if you take something off her that she was playing with â€“ this usually involves some form of paper or magazineâ€¦â€¦â€¦sheâ€™ll happily lie on the floor, kicking her legs and scrunching away with her fingers, making as much noise as possible â€“ the problem comes when she decides to eat said paper and ends up with lumps of paper-mache in her mouth! Although she still seems uninterested in solid food, she seems to have become more settled since I put her on a formula for â€œhungrier babiesâ€ â€“ weâ€™ll keep persevering with the solid stuff (if you can call baby mush a solid?!) but we arenâ€™t in any rush!