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Things my toddler can say…

As the weeks go on R is improving so much with her speech, she’s now super expressive and it honestly continues to amaze me how much she’s improving in such a tiny space of time,

It still feels like yesterday that she was a tiny little squeaky newborn but we are now slowly reaching her second birthday and it’s sad but wonderful seeing her grow and learn.

So now that we are at 19 months I felt like it would be great to give an update on what she can say now. To view what she said at 17 months you can find the post here.

  • Loki’ – she used to just say ‘cat’ repeatedly but lately R has started saying the cats actual name which is so cute! She will now stand at the baby gate yelling ‘Loki!!’ to get his attention.
  • Socks‘ and ‘shoes’ – she doesn’t fully say those two words but more of a shuuee sound which is directed at her shoes and socks so it’s pretty clear what she’s attempting to say.
  • Amelia‘ – we never expected this one, much like ‘shoe’ she’s attempting the sound and will say ‘amelma’ which is always directed at our middle child.
  • Dadda‘ – everyone’s first word, but it’s now shouted to get Mr S’s attention and sometimes followed by a ramble of sounds like a conversation.
  • Mumma‘ – another surprising one, not often uttered but is aimed at me, when I prompt her to say it she will say ‘dada’ out of spite but I do get shouted at on occasion haha
  • Nana‘ – Nana is nice and easy, she squeals it when my mum turns up at the house.
  • Taaa‘ – this has been going on for a bit but it’s now obvious what she is saying, said when she’s either wanting something or giving something, manners at their finest.
  • Bye’ and ‘night night‘ – she’s always waved but now she will wave and say bye to anyone who’s getting a coat on, and when it comes to her bed time she will go around the house saying ‘naai’ to everyone which is her way of saying ‘goodnight’
  • Copying us when we count ‘one two three‘ – Mr S got her to start this one, she has no clue what she’s doing but will gladly and proudly repeat back at us ‘un, tooo, feeee, foooor’ she’s happy and the other two children love making her repeat it back to them.
  • Bum‘ – pretty self explanatory, said whenever she sees a nappy because we call nappies ‘bums’ after saying ‘change your bum’ many times.

Each month is something new and I can’t wait for what she will learn to say next which I will of course update you on.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

x

Me, Being Mummy
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Amelia’s ears – Update.

I thought I would give a little update on what’s been going on with my middle child’s ears..

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She reached the end of the 6 week ‘healing’ on the second week of school after the summer holidays so we decided to take them out purely on the days which she had PE at school with the promise to pop them back in once I picked her up… seems like a great idea apart from the fact that I didn’t anticipate her ears semi healing over during the time she was at school..

A little ‘ouch’ here and a ‘ooo’ there, we managed to push them back in, quickly googling I find out that the six weeks is earliest amount of time for a piercing to be healed, frustrated we decided to leave them in for a little longer…

Roll on four weeks later when I notice her ears had bled, they weren’t infected because they didn’t feel hot and she didn’t say they hurt, so once again I googled and found that she may have a nickel allergy, one of the images I found looked extremely similar to a rash she developed after wearing some cheap necklace..

After doing a bit more research, we removed the gold earrings and replaced them with a silver pair and started cleaning them with sea salt..

The very next day, almost over night, they improved, they weren’t bloody and seemed completely healed, so we stopped with the salt water and just cleaned them with regular water..

Unfortunately, during a party I noticed her ears looked bruised, I checked the back of them and she had this huge pus spot where the butterfly sat, I quickly removed them and when we got home started cleaning them again with salt, she asked for them to go back in but we now have to make sure to clean them morning and at bed time until they are completely healed.

I have never experienced this before with my own ears, I don’t think I even bothered ‘cleaning’ my last set which just healed on their own without any trouble..

Honestly, Not sure where we are going from here on, besides constantly cleaning them and hoping for the best.

Who knew ears could be so much trouble!

Have you ever experienced any difficulty with piercings? or is it a lost cause..

Until next time

Mummy Cat.

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Update – Anxiety.


I have talked about my un-diagnosed anxiety quiet a bit on my blog, because its something that is always there and always in the back of my mind..

After what I can only describe as the worst seven weeks of my life, finally ending, well its not ended but its ended up with me dealing with an increase in panic/anxiety attacks, just last week I had three in one week when I usually have one once a month if I’m lucky..

and one of the days I had two back to back of each other.. not good..

So… I am super proud of myself, that I finally picked up the phone and called my GP… to talk to someone about my issues, my mum has recommended that I go see her massage therapist, so that’s probably where I am going to go, if the doctor asks me if I would like treatment, I don’t want to medicate.. I want to try and talk through my problems first before going down the extreme route of medication..

Not that medication is bad, but I don’t think it would be right for me, as I know I find talking much more therapeutic, Mr S has dealt with me talking all the time about my issues, I think its fair that he gets a little break haha.

My appointment is on the 18th of August, my mum is coming with me as I will be alone with the children, offering me support and trying to  make sure that my opinions on being medicated at this second, aren’t ignored.

I feel proud I did it, considering I don’t like talking to people on the phone OR people in general, its a big step for me..

A big step in a much more healthier mind.

I will update you all more later..

Mummy Cat