Much better weekend
All sorts of things seem to have improved this weekend. First the babe has gone from being silent to being a veritable can of wriggly worms and i can now feel it, enjoy it and commune with it :~) Had a lovely time today just half asleep on the sofa with my hand on my tummy feeling it move about. Detailed scan is in about 10 days and i think i will feel a lot better then and can hopefully start to look forward to having a new little person about. I really AM looking forward to that actually – i think a lot of my last pregnancy was spoiled by “needing” a girl and “needing” a homebirth – this time i am relatively cool about both boys and c-sections (frankly i am just quite glad its not twins!) and its a much more relaxing experience!
Girls have been good too – i came downstairs yesterday to find Fran doing a maths workbook, she has read loads (for money!), and played lots of good educational games on the computer. Moo got a long way through the Reader Rabbit Year One game today, not bad given she isn’t “Reception age” till September. Yesterday was a bit muggy and fractious but we all did relatively well i think and went to bed friends all round, despite me and the girls having a major face off about their room again! It used to drive my mum MAD that i was so messy but tbh, its not mess so much that bothers me,i don’t go in there a lot, but i hate seeing nice toys split up and trampled on. Still, we agreed on a policy and now i have to try and make it work – Moo is the biggest deal because she just CAN’T cope with a big load of split up mess to put away. It baffles her – so i need to work on both strategies for her, for me and for Fran to help her along. Fran is getting quite good at saying to her to “pick up those bits of lego” etc – in a way its unfair that she has to cope with that, but on the other hand she is just learning very early on that different people need different management styles ;~) And if its not a perfect scenario then tbh its just one we all have to cope with; she and Ammi have a sister with a slight disability, plenty of kids have siblings with far worse – and deep down i also know there is a possibility that this baby could be the same, or worse, in which case its just the scenario within which we all live. It certainly seems to have a genetic implication.
Ammi is just talking LOADS!!!!! She picked up a picture book yesterday and knew every word in it; egg, cake, breakfast, spoon, juice and more – and she is starting to string together sentences – yesterday she said “Poor Maddy, she cry” (“crwy” – her “r’s” are amazingly cute!!!!)Its such a completely different experience from Fran and Maddy too – I do firmly believe (based basically on them walking early and Ammi walking late really) that they are “wired” differently, just different types of children in their skill collecting. Of course its possible Fran was talking this early and the sounds were just garbled but i don’t think so. And i have Moo’s first words (apart from “Oh dear, oh no!” and “I don’t want ANYTHING!” blogged, so she has gone from being non-verbal to frankly excessively verbal in not much more than a year. (Actually – thats incredible, now i think about it!) Anyway – its rather lovely for Ammi to be so clearly talkative – and nice to be blogging it as it happens. She and i are getting on so well since HESFES (i think there must have been magic in Joyce’s gaelic songs) and when i was very upset the other day she sat on my lap, stroking my face and giving me enormous gentle bear hugs.
And on that note, thank you all for your concern and niceness in emails, texts and whatever. It was a bad row but its over now and not done lasting damage.
Sarah – if i can find any vehicle building lego in the morning, i will organise it – i’d forgotten :~(
AND – Max took them all out to the park today, so i got a couple of hours peace… lovely!