My Sunday Photo for this week is of Hannah’s first Mega Bloks construction This photo represents the reaching of a significant milestone for Hannah. It is a record of the first time that she has successfully constructed something with blocks. She has been playing with blocks for a long time, but that play has involved watching me build things, then knocking […]
Sometimes good parenting comes down to patience. Something that seems hopeless and unachievable for weeks, even months on end, can, all of a sudden be realised. This was our experience with Hannah and the toothbrush. From the moment the first little peg popped through her pink gums, we knew we would have to take good care of it and all […]
Ah milestones. The bringers of great joy and anxiety. Those of you familiar with this blog will know that I try to not take milestones too seriously. I have, more or less, held the view that things will happen with Hannah when they happen, and that I will enjoy the journey along the way. I do, of course, encourage Hannah […]
The most glorious thing happened this weekend – Hannah learnt how to stand on her own two feet. It had been a long time coming. She has wanted desperately to spend most of her life standing, from the moment she realised it was a thing. In the early days she would cry and insist on being placed in the standing […]
My previous post was about finding role models for my daughter in young kids, who are just slightly older than Hannah. My rationale was that they provide her with the example of what she can do next, physically, socially and intellectually. I had made a commitment to myself and to Hannah, that I would make a concerted effort to take […]
Hannah is, at this point in time, an only child. She is also, on both sides of the family, the only grandchild. As a result, she gets plenty of attention from the adults around her. She has adults on tap, to play with her, to read with her, to make silly faces and to cheer her up when she’s feeling […]
Hannah has learnt how to point. So what? I hear you say. Most babies learn how to point a lot earlier than 13 months old.