Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Nine Months on (Six corrected)

I know, I've been tardy, but it is so difficult to share what's new when everything that happens feels new, or on a less cheerful side, as if it's been happening forever. 
My life has never been so structured, which is both a comfort, knowing what is happening all the time, but during bad weather the repetitiveness of doing the same things over and over can drive one a tad....insane.
Thankfully we've had some sunny days recently and finally plonked the kids in the garden for some summer fun, which turned into summer colds (and that was absolutely, definitely not dada's fault for deciding to crack out the paddling pool on what was in fact a decidedly breezy day).

Nine Months On

Jumperoo's are the best thing every invented, ever. In fact, I want one.
Nothing is so bad, or so sad that a quick bounce in a jumperoo cannot right it, and they are now at the age that when you push two jumperoo's together they can bounce and laugh at each other (while mama sneaks into the kitchen to wash up).
Sitting in high chairs has become easy, as has reaching for finger food on the trays,  I can already see the glimmer of a future where I no longer sit and spoon feed and can, perhaps, sit and join in a meal with them. 

Ayla and Zarek can roll over. Ayla is now a pro at rolling back to front and vice versa to reach anything her little heart desires. Zarek has mastered rolling to grab something and then instantly springing back over so it's a real struggle to try convince him to have a little tummy time. 
Gaius....Gaius will not roll, he just shows no interest at all. If a toy is slightly out of reach he'll just lay there quietly and wait for it to maybe be thrown to him by Ayla. He is, however very keen to sit unaided and nearly has mastered it and keen to be bouncing, toddling, rocking but not rolling.
I have no idea if it is corrected but he was always a kicker in my tum and from 14 weeks never rolled from his engaged position whereas the other two wouldn't quit jiving.
I don't think he will roll until he can crawl which, given how well he can weight bear, shouldn't be too much longer.

Gaius has become dubbed as my little Orca baby, he sounds like a baby whale making all kinds of adorable noises. 
Zarek and Ayla sound very similar in their voices and with the ranges of noises they can make, but Zarek is currently enjoying squealing, growling and blowing bubbles where Ayla has moved onto making quiet chattering noises.

They are all getting big, strong, confident and more and more intelligent.

Gaius is playing with a wooden toy, Ayla is playing with a ladybird. Ayla let's go of her ladybird and grabs Gaius' toy out of his hands.
Gaius whimpers, picks up Ayla's ladybird and does his level best to try to give it back to her with one hand, while trying take his toy back with the other hand (plus accompanying whale noises) - smart kid!

Zarek is also obsessed with cloth and nappies, he can even take his own trousers off to shake in the air like a flag before sucking and flailing around with them like he's wrestling a crocodile. He's getting a flag for his birthday.

Yes I have already begun sorting out their birthday gifts, I've bought their big things, much to D's horror as we still have three months yet to go, but I have also begun sewing and building their other gifts!  

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