The Monkey trying to claw her Mama with those paws:
Two hairy creatures, the one on the right is my daughter, who seems to have decided that Lady is now her favourite cat. I'm waiting for a book on baby signing to come from Amazon, but for now I've been teaching Tilly the sign for 'cat' as it's the only one I know and there are plenty of opportunities to use it.
We've not ventured very far in the last week or so. We stayed at Nanna and Grandad's at the weekend, and Nanna came back with us on Sunday evening to help out. Babe has been projectile vomiting on a regular basis and it's been horrible. I'm pretty sure it's nothing more sinister than her cough causing her to gag, but I can't tell you how much I hate being vomited on. Not that I imagine anyone particularly likes it, but still. As a result of teething and being sick quite a lot, Monkey has lost a bit of weight and is now well off the chart (i.e. below the 0.4 centile). We saw a lovely GP this morning who used to work in the neo-natal unit and remembered the babe from when she was just days old and having antibiotics for her chest infection. He gave her a thorough check-over and faxed the hospital to have our paediatric outpatient appointment brought forward, so hopefully on Thursday we'll see the consultant. Regular readers and forum friends will now that this is an issue that I get particularly anxious and stressed about, and I have unquestionably found it hard to accept that we just have a petite daughter, but I still have this lingering fear that something isn't right and at least at the hospital they can do some blood tests and check her vitamin levels. I know that in photos she looks fine, she has little rosy cheeks, but... she still wears 0-3 month clothes and carrying her feels no different from when she was a few weeks old. She's 9 months old next week!
Enough of that, I'll update when we've had our appointment.
What else? I've just cast-on stitches for an olive green tunic top for the babe, and I'm looking forward to finishing it off with some fancy new buttons I bought online. I'm looking forward to meeting up with Ali and Joxy on Friday, and meeting another GP mama who lives down that way. We plan to do a bit of a knitting and crocheting tutorial, and I'm hoping Ali will show me how to make a felt figure. Tomorrow I'm going to the recycling centre/ local tip. Glamorous, moi?