How has she grown up so much already?
Watching your child grow up before your eyes is something that makes you feel so happy and yet so sad all at the same time.
Sad because your baby is no longer a baby anymore but massively happy because they are growing up so well and so happy and that is all a mum ever wants.
Just two weeks ago M decided that walking was going to be her main method of transport. She had ben walking before this but there was a turning point and suddenly there was no stopping her. Now she is so confident on her feet (though still struggles on bumpy ground like grass). She plays football, dribbling her ball around the house. She runs round shops (when they are quiet). She wants to walk everywhere. Her pram is not her best friend anymore. It is great to see her walking and growing in confidence with every step.
This week we also decided to see how she would get on with the sides removed from her cotbed. We had expected to be running up the stairs and putting her back to bed all night on the first day but it took just one return to bed and that was her for the night. A fluke we thought. We tried again for another night and this time we did not have to go up and put her back to bed. This is strange as this is the little girl who loves to run around in her cot, talking to her wallpaper and stuffed toys before falling asleep two hours later. Taking away the cot bars seems to have made her bed into a bed rather than a play pen. I am so happy that she has taken the transition so well and hopefully these are not fluke nights. Now I am so excited about going out and buying her first real bed that she can help choose in a few months time when her cotbed is needed by another little human.
Although we still have the high chair in the house, there is no point putting it away as we will beed it soon enough anyways so we may as well use it, M no longer needs to use it and is quite happy sitting on a normal seat and eating her dinner like the rest of us. She doesn't mind being in her high chair so we will use it as long as she doesn't mind being in it but she can be quite head strong so I can see her trying to put an end to this sooner rather than later.
I can not believe how quickly she is growing up but she is growing up to be such a happy and confident little girl and so I can not complain at all. Long may her development continue as well as it does.