Rosalie’s Last ever monthly update. I have decided to stop doing monthly updates now as not much changes month to month these days. I will instead do them every year.
My goodness. I really don’t have a baby anymore but an adventurous, little girl, or ‘big’ girl as she likes to be know. Rosalie is forever telling me she is NOT a baby. I’m not sure how I feel about it. A little sad, but mostly excited. She is ready for this, to grow up, to learn to do more things. She loves climbing, riding her bike, exploring. I am amazed every day by the things she can do. It’s the simple things. Last night Rosalie helped me make the dinner and wash up, and she loved it! She is such a pleasure to be around.
Weight: Rosalie weighs 2 stone and 4 ½ lb.
Height: Rosalie is 89 cms tall.
Daily: Rosalie has been waking up at around 7.30am lately.
On days when I am working Rosalie is quite happy to play in her room with her new dolls house whilst mummy finishes getting ready.
Rosalie spends Mondays with Grandma whilst I work. In September, Rosalie will start going to a gymnastics class at a local gym on Mondays. I think she is going to love this. Rosalie was bought a trampoline for her birthday and she has already learnt how to do a seat drop. She’ll be the next Bryony Page before I know it.
On Tuesdays, we spend the day at home. I usually try and do all my cleaning in the morning and then plan a craft type activity for Rosalie in the afternoon. Rosalie received lots of lovely craft activities and games for her birthday so I can’t wait to start playing with these on our quiet days.
On Wednesday and Thursday mornings Rosalie is looked after by her Nannu Tracy as Mama has to work again. They usually got out for the day with Nanny Pat, Rosalie’s Great Grandma. We all for dinner at Nick’s Mum’s house on a wednesday evening which is wonderful.
On Thursday’s I finish a little earlier at 12pm. Rosalie and I usually have some errands to run.On Friday’s Rosalie and I usually go out for the day and catch up with our friends.
Playtime: oh my goodness! Rosalie has so many new toys for her birthday. She seems to love them all. It was her birthday two days ago and she has enjoyed playing with every gift she has received. It’s a little too early to say what her favourites are at the moment. The things that have had the best reaction so far are her dolls house, she plays with this every time she walks past, and her little hamster toy. She calls it ‘mousey’ and spends ages trying to catch the mouse.
Rosalie loves reading and every night we have a story and cuddle before bed. Rosalie was given some lovely new books for her birthday so I can’t wait to start reading those.
Rosalie still loves Play doh egg surprise videos on youtube. Daddy even made Rosalie her very own play doh egg for her birthday. It went down a treat.
Bedtime: We aim to get Rosalie in bed by 7pm but with the warm weather and lots of birthday celebrations bed time seems to have been extended lately. Every evening we have a bath, story and then bed. Rosalie has started to ask for a play doh egg story before bed every night. I made up a story about a play doh egg once and now I have to keep doing it!
Feeding: Rosalie eats everything we eat. Since she was fully weaned I have always given Rosalie the same dinner as us no matter what it is. She nearly always eats it all. If she doesn’t eat it, or says she doesn’t like it, which hardly ever happens, I will offer her fruit. I would say her favourite meals are lasagne, pizza, and macaroni cheese.
Sizes: Since her birthday I have been putting Rosalie in mainly 2 – 3 year clothes. She still fits into size 18- 24 months so I have left both ages of clothes in her drawer for now although it is starting to get a little cramped. I think I will wait to change her drawers over when the weather changes.
Rosalie is wearing size 5+ nappies. Although tomorrow we start potty training. I bought age 2 – 3 year knickers in preparation but they seem a little tight. I will be buying age 3 – 4 year knickers next time. No one wants tight knick-knicks.
Teeth – Rosalie has all but 1 tooth now. She is missing her left, bottom incisor. She is very good at cleaning her teeth and most days, with a little coaxing, she will let you clean her teeth. Although it is still my most hated job!
Talking – Rosalie can say so much now. She repeats everything. I can have a proper conversation with her. It’s so nice to be able to ask her what she wants to do. I love finding out what she enjoys doing.
Potty training – We plan to start potty training tomorrow. Rosalie had some pants on yesterday afternoon and we had 3 accidents with no wees in the toilet or potty #FAIL. I’m sure we will get there.
There we are. I now have a 2 year old! You are a joy, Rosalie June. A little ray of sunshine that lights up my life. You are the reason I keep going. This year didn’t quite go to plan. I had hoped to not go back to work. I am very conscious that every working week that passes, is a week of your life I won’t get back. I hope that it won’t be long till I can quit work and be with you every day. In the meantime, I am going to try an plan fun activities for us to do in the time we do have together. I am looking forward to watching you grow and learn. I love you.