To my darling daughter, I have come to realise something recently. It’s something that makes me feel slightly sad. Yet at the same time, it’s uplifting, exciting. I have come to realise that you are no longer my little baby girl. I feel sadness because for the past 16 months, a tiny little helpless baby has been my whole world. […]
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 […]
Every good blog publishes guest posts from time to time. It’s a good way of building networks and adding a more diverse range of voices and opinions to one’s work. It breaks up the monologue, which can become a bit stale, a bit repetitive, even a bit boring. Hannah has been watching me work on my blog for a while […]
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 […]
There’s a baby who knows that all slides are pure gold, and she’s climbing a stairway to heaven… Hannah loves a good slide. She has done so ever since she was first introduced to them on our trip to Queensland. Since that first time, her mobility has developed to the point where she can navigate her way up steps, over […]
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.
Sooner or later everything becomes obsolete. I have fond memories of playing my Sega Megadrive in the 90s. Michael Jackson moonwalked his way across the 30cm screen, Sonic the Hedgehog ran at unfathomably fast speeds and life was good. Nothing could ever top it, or so I thought. And I laughed, oh how I laughed, at my friend with […]