It’s been a couple of weeks since my last baby update and as the weeks are going by so so quickly these days, I’ve decided to move to monthly updates rather than weekly with other posts about our days out and such as we go along. So Florence, you are two months old. It’s been two whole months since you entered our world in all your radiance and filled it with colour. These last two weeks you seem to have grown at record speed and each time I look at you I find myself noticing you’ve learned yet another new expression or skill. We’ve been as busy as ever, fitting in parties & play dates here there and everywhere.
You absolutely love to chat, taking after your Mama for sure. You goo and gah and woo non stop to anyone who will listen & talk back. Sometimes, if you don’t think we’re paying you enough attention you even shout which is very funny.
We’ve swapped the carry cot on your Pram with the pushchair setting and you absolutely love it – even more so than you did before. You are such a nosey little thing and don’t want to miss out on anything at all, so the fact that you can now see everything when we are out and about means you could happily be in there for hours. As well was going out for walks and popping to the shops, you like to sit in there while Mama is hanging out the washing in the garden or making lunch in the kitchen as you chat away.
You are showing a lot more interest in toys now, especially Octo (Lamaze Octivity Time) and your musical owl which we’ve now hung from one of the loops on your play mat. You have certainly found your hands and grip onto anything within reach – my hair being a firm favourite!
Mama reads to you every day too and you are captivated by the colourful pictures that fill the pages. We’ve added to our nursery rhyme & lullaby catalogue thank goodness – I think even you were a bit sick of ‘five little speckled frogs’ over and over again. You quite like the ‘Grand Old Duke of York’, ‘Old MacDonald’ & ‘Do you know the Muffin Man’.
We’re going to start having your friends over once a week / fortnight for some baby play. It will be lovely to see you all grow together week by week and become the very best of friends. We’re also going to start some baby classes at our local children’s centre too.
Your love of music of all genres is still strong. Something about Daddy’s less than soothing (to Mummy anyway) music seems to send you off to sleep! As long as you don’t learn the lyrics, I’ll go with it! We have introduced you a little bit of Cbeebies time too, which while perhaps a little controversial with you being so young, buys us 15 minutes or so to make some lunch or tidy up while you’re happy. So far Teletubbies, 64 Zoo Lane & In the Night Garden are a popular choice.
You love to study faces and copy our expressions. You give us the biggest smiles, especially first thing in the morning and now that you can poke your tongue out you quite happily pop it in and out all day long.
You’ve been a little (VERY) grumpy over the last few days and I think it’s probably down to a mix of things. We have had quite an odd week so far and a busy weekend which has meant your normal routine has gone a bit out of the window. Added to the fact that you’re in the middle of a ‘leap’ means you’re throwing us some challenges for sure. We can’t complain too much though, you’re so so good and chilled out most of the time that a few screaming fits are sort of due I guess. You have however started to get yourself off to sleep on Mama’s bed or on your play mat every now and then, as long as we are close by. Our arms are still your preferred place to drift off in though, which is well and truly fine by me. You give the most wonderful cuddles!
August has all sorts of things in store for us, including the arrival of Aunty Libby’s new puppy which I have a feeling we will be looking after quite a lot, a trip to see the Hot Air Balloons in North Hampton and even more birthday parties. I find it hard to believe tah we are already into the month where you will become three months old, where on earth is the time going?!
As always little Florrie, we love you dearly.