Where to start… Our illness of the month for September was conjunctivitis, No fun for anyone, with Sophie and I both still feeling the lingering effects of it. Emily, otherwise you have had a wonderful month. With the warmer weather we have been getting out and about a lot more and you can walk for so much longer now – it’s rare that you want to get in the pram at all when we go to the zoo now and we sometimes stay for close to 3 hours. Your talking is also coming along at a great rate – more words, concepts and longer sentences are coming out every single day. Even the carers at your childcare have commented on how quickly you are coming along.
Talking of childcare, you have started spending a bit more time with the “big kids” in their play area in preparation for moving into a new room next year. You are loving it and playing with new toys and people is so much fun. The best part though is that you can always take yourself back to the little kids room when you have had enough and need a bit of space and quiet from time to time.
You are getting braver and more capable when playing at the little playground next door to our place and have even started interacting with some of the other kids there at times. Your cousin Ben visited during the month and the two of you had so much fun playing together on the slide! You are so helpful as well, at childcare, you help with making the cots, passing out morning tea, bringing the other kids their drink bottles. At home you love bringing toys for Sophie to play with or giving her a cuddle when she cries, and if we ever leave our phone within reach you make a grab for it so you can pass it back to us!
Emily, you are our happy, chatty, helpful, bossy little girl who loves being outdoors, going for walks and is obsessed with going to the zoo.
Sophie, you are growing up so quickly now. Not quite walking, but you pull up on things every chance you get and can easily stand unsupported for quite a while now – even while bouncing up and down because you’re so excited at what you’re doing! You constant happiness and joy with everything continues to amaze us. You have your moments when you are tired, hungry or not feeling well and get a bit cranky, but they tend to pass very quickly.
Your appetite continues to grow and we are slowly but surely increasing how much solids you get and adjusting meal times to try and make sure you aren’t hungry. You and your sister are playing together more and more, looking at books together, chasing each other or just smiling and holding hands. You are becoming more aware of your surroundings and the people who visit in your life and it is wonderful to see you getting involved in things. Our favourite ‘stop crying’ distraction is still singing songs to you – especially action songs where you have something to watch as well as listen to.
We have moved bedtime around again and you and Emily both go down in your cots at the same time now. It’s a bit of a struggle as you are both excited to see the other, but it seems to be slowly settling into a routine – early days for this yet though.
Sophie, you are our happy, bubbly, sharing little baby who is growing up so quickly.
Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxo
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