I can’t find the time and the energy to update the blog. Just too tired for it, but I miss blogging a lot. It’s some sort of therapy.
We are busy bees this month, with Mr. C working long hours and me having loads of projects to finish. But it’s all good; my only regret is my lack of energy to enjoy my life properly.
Laura is great! We missed her 20th month-versary. 4 more months and my baby is 2 years old. I’m so not ready for it!! She is a petit girl, so she still looks like a 1 year old to me. And she is so adorable and funny.
Here are the words she’s been saying (some all the time, some once in a while), at least the ones I heard and remember:
Oh no: when she does something wrong/or something goes wrong
Nao (portuguese for No)
Mamae, mummy, mama (all 3 languages)
Uai/uan (one), tu, tri: she says uan more than the others though
Bye bye (sometimes See ya)
Bi from bird
Uaua: from portuguese (well) au-au, meaning dog
Yes, she speaks more English than Portuguese, but she understands both very well, perfectly.
There’s more, but they are a bit random and not often. I also have the feeling she thinks the phrases above are just one word.
She also makes up words for her favourite songs, like old macdonald, row row row your boat, twinkle twinkle little star, the wheels on the bus…
But what I like the most is to listen to her conversations in her own language – it’s getting better by the day. One of the girls at the nursery is convinced that she really has her own language, as she repeats several “words”.
Speaking of nursery, by the end of the month she will go to a different class. Most of her friends have moved and there are loads of new and young babies in the room.
I carry on breastfeeding but since these bunch of babies arrived to her class, she has been more into cow’s milk. I can alternate my milk with bottle and – oh dear – sometimes she drinks my skimmed milk with Nesquik (I know!).
I think she is skinny for a baby, but I’m fine with it. I know she won’t be a skinny person forever, so let her enjoy this moment of eat as much as she likes without putting on weight while she can. Funnily enough, she has huge cheeks.
It’s silly, but I think it’s supercute that she gets home and “asks” us to take her jacket off – or tries to remove it herself – just like we do with our coats. It’s the same thing at the nursery: she takes her hat off, then gets help to remove her coat, then the dummy. And she knows that she has to put them on to go out. And change the shoes.
What else? She’s teething again, but I’m not sure where it’s coming from. She still wakes up at least once during the night (good ones), but it can go up to 5 (bad ones), normally one or two drinks, usually back to sleep in few minutes.
Things I’m considering in a near future:
Cut her dummy in the evenings. It will be hard, but I really need to do this.
Potty training. I’m really not looking forward to it. I can imagine how hard it will be to go out with her and don’t find a bathroom nearby! Nappies are so handy.
I think that’s all for now. There’s more, but it takes forever to type on this iphone keyboard.