Wednesday, 17 October 2012


So in less than a month Babykins turns 2

yup i had to pause while I let that sink in, it hardly seems like two seconds since she was born but it obviously has been.

So I got to thinking how I'd seen a list of the 25 words they're supposed to know at 2. we keep saying she's talking up a storm and words are not just frequent but they're in sentances so the 25 with my notes in blue

all gone - yes we get this all the time
baby - it sounds more like bebe and she called every other kid BE!
ball - definately yes and she recognises that an american football is still a ball
banana - sounds more like nanar
bath - I think she's said this
bye bye - again all the time....usually followed by Nigh night
book - yes
car - she calls them a brummm brumm
cat - yup though she usually calls mitzi the Meow she also says Kitty
cookie - yes yes yes, for cookies, for cookie monster.....she definately knows this
daddy - yes and her doc heard this one at the last check up as she was shouting it
dog - doggy..and uff uff, so not quite dog yet
eye - yes, though sometimes she points at her ears
hat - yes we now love hats when once we hated them
hello/hi - everyone gets a hi and she gets upset if another child doesn't say hi back
hot - she recognises hot....she's also saying cold and knows what cold is
juice - yup juice all gone is often heard round here
milk - i think we've said this
mommy - oh yes...though family say she sound more english so mummy
more - one of her favourite words comes with - want some more, can have more
no - lots of no
nose - she knows where it is, but I'm not sure I've heard her say it
shoe - she runs around saying new shoes so she knows this
thank you - she says it...but not as often as we'd like
yes -

but aside from that she says lots of other words and phrases
it's Daddy Here (when daddy gets home from work)
poppy - for her pop
hot cheese (for mac n cheese)
it's pretty
it's loud (with a hand or two to her ears)
it's fine ( when you ask her if she's ok)
mummy we have rain rain - after watching the rain
she points in the mirror and says ME!!
pinkie - for pink
Boo - blue
pupple - purple
eee aaah - when pointing at a monkey
up and down (and demonstrate)
ouchie - while pointing at my gall bladder scar
boob/ boobies
she kinda counts to three but can make it to nine with help....and can point to the number and say 9 without prompting, and she can do some letters
mickey and minnie
bounce - and bounce as she says it
talk to nanny - when she wants me to phone nanny
choo choo - for a train
Chica!!!!usually said with lots of feeling

and the one we hate said in a whiney little voice

It's mine!!!!

yeah I think she's going to be ok at her check up next month, at least on the talking side of things.....

Monday, 8 October 2012

time zooms...

Time does fly, it really does, suddenly Babykins is 23 months old this week and the second birthday is looming ever closer and closer.

Words are just tumbling out of her and more and more she's stringing them together, we often hear 'can i have more?' but Please and Thank you don't trip off the tongue easily yet. It's not that she doesn't know them but well if you ask her to say please before you give her something she shakes her head and says no at you and then grins with her cheek I know but I'm not going to do it grin. She's started blaming others for thing she's not supposed to do.

The other week she drew on the wall, as I told her I knew she had done it she turned round perfectly serious and said, 'No it was the meow!' and she'll often say either mummy did or daddy did when asked who did something. We've also discovered that it's "me" in the mirror.

Her favourite words seems to be okay and awesome. She'll constantly ask for whoever is not here, runs to the door and says go go go as soon as she shoes are on her feet, and she can tell you when daddy is home (and when at grandma's she knows before he gets to the door the poppy is home).

But she's also being a very good helper. She'll help me by putting the washed clothes into the dryer if I hand them to her out of the washer, she'll clean up any spills if you hand her a piece of toweling and tell her to clean up the mess, she'll kinda put her toys away....and then tip them all back out again. She has started building with her blocks, she concentrates very hard and then we get an 'Oh no!!" when they fall down and then she starts again.

we won't get into her habit of stealing knitting needles and yarn and drop spindles........will we....

Thursday, 7 June 2012

The never ending trying to get her to sleep routine

It's ever on going, just when you think you have an nicely established nap time and bedtime, it changes, or the nap disappears, or  she's yawning and rubbing her eyes but two hours later she's still awake and bouncing in the crib.....

It's challenging.

It doesn't help that we're teething long haul style. The canines are taking their own sweet time to come through so we have lots of spiking mild fevers and general crankiness. But apart from the first week of this bout of teething once she's asleep she's asleep.

In the meantime, we went to the Zoo, where babykins got to go play with the very docile goats in the petting area. She loved it so much it was hard to get her to leave. The zoo also proved she has FMS.

FMS - Fear of Missing Something

This does mean -
If anyone is visiting you can forget the nap, unless she's down before they get here.
ditto for bedtime
If going out around nap time, you can hope she'll fall asleep in the car.......but don't expect it every time.

I know she's curious and she loves visitors, she loves exploring things and discovering new things. She talks a mile a minute, but it's difficult so hear the words sometimes, and other times she'll astound you.....Hi Uncle Richard....clear as a bell. We've been practising Animal sounds, If you ask her she'll tell you the noise they make including by name for Mitzi and Angus, and fish go beep beep beep apparently.

All fun on the never ending Adventures of Babykins.......

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


I'm so bad at this blogging thing, i never remember to come here and post the important stuff, i really should set aside a day each week to blog and update the world on the adventures of babykins.

Well we reached the 18 month mark with very little trouble, for babykins, she's had a few growth spurts and is now in the 90th percentile for her height and the 50th for weight, so long and skinny, she's turning into a mini me, i was tall and skinny until i hit about 15 and everyone else grew up and overtook

apart from that, we've just started the potty training, we're climbing everything, feeding ourself except when we're tired, talking up a storm, though she's fast like her daddy so sometimes it's beyond recognition, we're doing the actions to the songs we goes on.

Christmas saw her first trip on an airplane, 7 hours and over the ocean, her first use of her passport (the guy at the other end was all ooo first time, must make sure the stamp is nice and clear then) meeting her cousins and auntie for the first time, and her great grandad. She had a busy busy time.

April was a little crazy because Xero ended up in hospital with cellulitis for a week and had surgery, many weeks of packing and dressing the wound followed and then in the last week he managed to fall and give himself a nasty sprained ankle. Babykins thought the crutches were awesome......

May has so far seen a visit from nanny, which babykins has been loving, she adores her nanny and she's also had a visit from grandma and Pop, whose new house will be ready next month and they'll be nice and close, so Babykins will get nice grandparents time.