My toddler has taken over the ‘mum’ role for Baby M. She shushes her, pats her belly when she’s crying, hugs her, gives her kisses, occasionally licks her head. That kind of stuff. The eye poking has generally stopped though which is good for baby. It’s definitely the kind of stuff I’m trying to catch on video for future laughs!
Little baby M is also not so little anymore. She still seems little to me but she’s over 18lbs of pure butter ball baby. That’s over 100th percentile for weight on the growth chart. That growth chart means nothing to me though. I say that because my babies were both too big to even be marked on the curve. And both were 100% breast fed. I’m not sure why we seem so abnormal in the chart-world!
And speaking of, I see nothing wrong with chubby babies! Funny enough, the hubs and I are both fairly skinny. We’ll often get comments about Little N like this:
“oh, she’s quite big for a 2 & half year old” or
“she’s sure sturdy”, or
“how much you feedin’ that kid”, or
“wow, she’s a big girl”
When I get these comments, I feel like very politely letting them know that SHE CAN UNDERSTAND YOU! Shall we start in on the weight complexes already? Silly people. Even for the 5 month old, my grandma was asking if I was feeding her too much! Ha….ha….not funny.
Anyways! Here’s the latest for baby M:
- She’s doing push ups. Lots of ’em. Straightening her arms right out (while on her belly) and staying in that position. Lookin’ around. Babbling a bit.
- very, very, very slowly….she has started to sleep a bit longer in the morning. She had started with waking up at 5am for quite a long time. Then 515, then 530, and this morning, she slept straight till 6am (from 8pm). Hallelujah! (but because I’m actually writing about it, tonight she’s going to wake up 3 times)
- She started to roll over about a month ago. And for a couple weeks she would wake up crying because she’d roll onto her belly and couldn’t roll back over. Well, the task has been mastered. She is now a two-way-roller!
- She has started to get upset when Little N takes a toy away from her! I’m actually quite surprised that it’s starting this early. It’s all about to blow up in my face isn’t it? All you moms of 2+ children out there – does it really start this soon!
That’s all for the mummy diaries!