You know what? You forget. Already I am forgetting – all the precious little things that Baby Girl did as a baby. Every now and then I come across a picture or video clip of Baby Girl doing something that clearly I, as her mother, thought was totally amazing and I’m like, “Oh, I forgot she did that…” And so this page is here to correct that. I will try – as best I can – to recall her the wonderful achievements she has made in her short life. I will have to look back in my diary (hardcopy), review comments made on Facebook, etc and have one place to record all of this. This will be her blog one day – so she can read it.
Sleep will not be an achievement recorded anywhere – not yet, anyway.
She sat at seven months.
Walked at 12 months.
Spoke her first word at 8 months, which was “pretty”.
Slept in her own bed just after she turned two.
Was fully potty trained at school the October after she turned two (i.e. 2011), and then at home from about February 2012 (she still sleeps with a nappy on, though)
She always used to love jumping on the bed – she would get into a standing position, jump up and land on her bum – then climb into a standing position and repeat. She could do this over and over and over again. And we’d get tired before she even thought about stopping…
- She started sleeping in her own bed just after she turned two (I still have the bed rail on, but I’m thinking it is time to remove that.)
- 14 August 2012 – just over 3, the “Magic Fairy” came to visit our little Madam and take her dummy away. And the “Magic Fairy” left a beautiful present for little Madam for giving her dummy to the “Magic Fairy”.
- She is starting to recognise words – at the age of 4.
- And she is adding and subtracting for a while now already – hubby has this lovely app on his iPad that teaches them all these wonderful things.
- 2015/08/28 – Baby Girl is now six and wonderful and beautiful and I am enjoying her so much. I love this kid to the moon and back. But, now at school, she is learning her numbers, her letters and she has so much fun learning rhyming words. For example, she has to find a word that starts with an “s”. So, she should choose “sun” – and the rhyming words that come from that: gun, run, fun… and sometimes rhyming words that just don’t exist in anyone’s language. She’s very funny! I can’t believe she is in Grade R and next year will be going to Grade 1.
- 2016/09/09 – she is reading. And she does really well at maths. And she still believe in Father Christmas. Such an amazing little darling.
And so I will continue to add as I remember…
The Baby Mama