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Mersina’s first shoes

Today we went to Clarks and had Mersina measured for her first shoes. We also bought them. Size 4 1/2 F

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Handy Manny, our new hero

Handy Manny is a cartoon on the Disney Junior channel. With his soft Latino accent, his occasional use of Spanish and his handy tools, he is an inspiring and lovely hero for little children. I think I like him more … Continue reading

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10 months old today

We are only two months away from Mersina’s first birthday and I’ve started to dip into memories of when she was born and of when I was pregnant. I’m going back to work soon so our little lifestyle will change … Continue reading

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Not eating the popcorn

Mersina just discovered my box of Lush bath fizzies and set about taking out each piece of popcorn one by one. Not eating any, though!

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Daddy’s birthday

Mersina’s dad had his birthday a little over a week ago and she helped him celebrate with lunch on the Glassboat. His parenting is a little more liberal than mine and he was happy to chase around as she managed … Continue reading

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Ticking clapping off the list

Mersina has her 8-12 developmental check-up next week and there is a check list of appropriate age related things she is able or likes to do: Likes to watch what is going on around them Sits without support Weight bears … Continue reading

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The phrase ‘good girl’

‘Good girl’ is not a phrase of which I’m particularly fond. Good girl … you haven’t required my attention, you haven’t expressed any need so I haven’t had to attend to you You have kept quiet You have kept still … Continue reading

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Happy things

Fritha, over at Tigerlilly Quinn, posted a lovely happy list which made me happy too so I thought to myself that I would think up lots of happy things and post about them. The baby had just fallen asleep and … Continue reading

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Charting our musical progress

For a couple of months, no matter what I sang to Mersina, would turn into the Yabba Dabba-tastic, theme tune of the Flintstones. I’m not sure why and it has faded a bit but I still have certain phrases which … Continue reading

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First type of walking?

Mersina has started to pull herself up on everything she can find. She has also been falling, a lot, so instead of being excited I’ve been worried. Today I finally got excited enough to film her walking along the couch … Continue reading

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