Update from April 21st
This was my last update in the baby journal so now I want to start a toddler one
I can't believe the last time I updated this was back in Sept!
Leia has changed SO much. We had a fab Christmas and she was spoilt rotten
She's 21 months now, going on 10 haha. Her vocabulary is amazing and she says things very clearly. My bros wife is called Diane and we thought she'd struggle to say it, but nope, she says it perfectly.
She has a great personality and is constantly trying to make everyone laugh. She'll randomly pick her dummy up in her toes and say 'Mummy look' then starts laughing her head off haha. She'll put her hair clip through a hole in her dummy then put it her her mouth and laugh her head off lol! Quite the comedian.
We had a complete nightmare with her 1st childminder back in Nov. Well, she was actually a friend of mine and offered to look after Leia when I came back to work which was a complete lifesaver for me. She arranged everything ie how much we would pay her and all seemed ok. I started to dislike Leia being there though as her house wasn't the cleanest and sometimes when I picked her up, her and my friends son who is 2 days older would be in the cot whilst she was on the computer. That annoyed me so I started looking for a new childminder.
The one day when I picked Leia her, my 'friend' blew up on me! I was so shocked and she told me not to bring her back...... talk about being left up sh*t street. It must've been fate though because a woman I had called who was on the register and had told me she was retiring, she'd gone into where my Mum works and asked if I still needed someone. Of course I did and so when I called and explained the situation, she let her start that Monday
Leia absolutely loved her and came on leaps and bounds because they actually played with her, painting and reading books and listening to nursery rhymes etc. She also took her out a lot.
She is in nursery now as the new childminder retired last month. Luckily she loves it and has lots of friends already The nursery told me that she never cries, is never naughty and if she does whimper, they think something is wrong with her LOL.
When I get her home it's a different story. She is that tired from playing all day that she does nothing but whinge and is very testing for me. I have no patience whatsoever lol! What can I say, she's like her Mummy and loves her sleep.
At weekends we try and get her out as much as possible and we've just started to explore our glorious island a little more. This weekend we're climbing our tallest mountain. We'll be taking a carrier for DBFs back so when she gets too tired she can be carried.
She now knows her name and will point to everyone saying 'Mummy, Daddy, Nana, leia' so so cute. She also knows what all her body parts are too and has just recently figured out where her cheeks and shoulders are haha.
She can put her own socks on, which she's been doing for at least 2 months now and helps me dress her in the morning and for bed. She still sleeps perfectly, going down awake and falling asleep on her own.
One thing she is doing atm is saying 'no!' and that is winding me up a little. Do I ignore her or let her know it's not nice? I'm sure I will figure it out. Also, she is the biggest attention seeker and cannot really play on her own. My Mum is right in saying that either me or DBF entertain her whilst the other does the tea, or cleans up, so I'm trying to stop this too. She will beg to be picked up and I have to tell her not now. She eventually will walk off to do something else.
I can't quite believe that she will be 2 in 3 months time!!!! It absolutely flies and would never have believed how fast until having her.
I am so desperate for a another, I'd love for her to have a sibling close in age but I will just have to wait and see what happens in the near future.