Dear Emily, this month has seen a huge transformation in your social interactions. You have gone from tears when being dropped at childcare, to being so excited at the mere mention that you will be going. You stop whatever you are doing and start waving bye bye to me, come over and give me a kiss, then find daddy and hurry him along so that you can get going. You are also interacting with other children so much more – at childcare, at the playground – everywhere.
You’ve had your share of colds and fevers this month, finishing the month on antibiotics for tonsillitis. Otherwise you have been happy and active, your confidence is soaring and you are testing your physical boundaries and capabilities more and more every day. It’s resulting in a few bumped heads and tears, but you approach life at a run now and you don’t let anything hold you back.
You have gone up another shoe size, into size 8 now and most of your clothes are a size 2 – they’re a bit long in the arms, but the length of the pants and tops is perfect for you. We went to a party for a 4-yr old the other day and after you got over your initial shyness you had an absolute ball, playing with the hoops and right at the end you got up the nerve to go on the jumping castle – I didn’t think we would ever get you off, you thought it was all a big laugh.
Dear Sophie, you seem to be growing and getting bigger almost every day at the moment. You are sleeping for shorter periods through the day, but you still sleep through the night for us. You had your 4 month immunisations and check up this month and passed with flying colours, although I thought you were going to jump out of my lap with the first needle, you got such a fright!
You are becoming much more alert and aware of your surroundings, watching everything going on with great interest – especially if it involves your big sister. You are enjoying tummy time a lot more and are getting very strong. You have rolled over from front to back a few times now and are trying with all your might to go from back to front but you don’t quite have it yet. I don’t think it will be long now though.
You have become a real chatterbox too and will carry on a gurgly, burbly conversation with us for several minutes at a time. You are still our happy, smiley, chubby little girl and very easy going and happy to fit in with whatever is going on.
Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxoxox
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